“Ted Dintersmith, a specialist in innovation, traveled around the country in an unusual way during the 2016–17 academic year. He visited all fifty states to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for the career and citizenship demands of an increasingly-innovative world.
However, as he traversed the nation, Dintersmith encountered creative educators who were doing exceptional things in everyday situations and building cutting-edge classrooms where students could learn deeply and joyfully. These students’ teachers engage and excite them every day, and in turn, they support the growth of children’s deep knowledge, purpose, agency, and fundamental skill sets and mindsets. These educators’ observations provide a picture of what a school could be and a guide for helping schools get there.”