Why I joined Big Picture Learning:
I’ve been implementing this kind of learning for over six years and believe in the power of the design. I’m excited about reaching a wider audience and impacting learning on national and international levels.
Schools are strategically placed to truly impact the life trajectories of their students. Unfortunately, they are the institutions most resistant to change. It is a worthwhile journey to push against this and to help create educational practices that are more empowering to our youth.
More about me:
I love running up hills and stairs, particularly in Los Angeles where I live. I hold degrees from St. Francis College and Brooklyn College, including a master of fine arts in poetry.
Why you should listen to me:
I rode Route 66 on a mountain bike carrying 30 lbs of gear.
Some of my work:
Below is a link to a video of New Village Girls Academy, a wonderful school in Los Angeles where I was principal and worked alongside a talented and committed group of individuals to implement the Big Picture Learning model.
Contact me at: @bigpicjavier on Twitter