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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Disrupting Class Book Discussion

October 20, 2008
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar we will be engaging in a detailed discussion of Clayton M Christensen, Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson's Disrupting Class - How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Some additional resources are provided below. Fellows will read the book and be prepared to discuss the big ideas presented by Christensen, Horn and Johnson. We are excited to be able to schedule a thorough discussion of Disrupting Class prior to the December 3 seminar sponsord by Michigan Virtual University. The ideas presented will provide us with a 21st Century construct for our ongoing learning around educational policy and leadership. In addition, we will be doing some prep work on developing Learning Teams that will be responsible for leading our learning after the first of the year. As part of your preparation for the Learning Teams, begin focusing on particular areas of interest around which small teams of 4 or 5 Fellows could do some in-depth learning and sharing. These areas could include current policies in the making that will impact education, studies of leadership issues in education, analysis of current policy issues in education, or other. On the 17th, you will have a chance to share your area(s) of interest for learning teams as we begin the process of selecting the final choices for the '08-'09 teams.

Resource Persons:

Fellows and Coordinators


12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm

Overview of Disrupting Class and Implications for Michigan Education

Jamey Fitzpatrick (EPFP 1990-91)
President & CEO, Michigan Virtual University

1:45 pm

View DVD Segment of Professor Clayton Christensen's Remarks on "Disruptive Innovation".

Delivered to the Annual Conference of the Education Commission of the States, July 2005

2:00 pm Discussion of Disrupting Class
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Summarize Discussion
3:45 pm Preliminary Development of EPFP Learning Teams
5:00 pm Adjourn

Resource Materials:

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson and Michael B. Horn - McGraw Hill 2008

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning 2008 (Excerpt used with permission


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