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Changing the Culture of Learning

Learning is social –collaborate and connect. Learning needs to be purposeful. Learning is about making a contribution. Learning occurs when the learner is “truly” engaged. Learning occurs in an environment built on strong relationships. Learning should be about innovation, generation of ideas, creation. Learning is not simply about the transfer of knowledge from one individual … Continue reading Changing the Culture of Learning

Innovation, Change and Ed Reform For The Future Of Our Children

Educators across the country and world-wide are grappling with educational reform and what schools need to become for our students and all stakeholders.  Often the conversations focus on embedding technology and web 2.0 applications.  As stated in an earlier post, seemless integration of technology is important but we need to keep reminding ourselves that ed reform is not … Continue reading Innovation, Change and Ed Reform For The Future Of Our Children

Getting Started With Technology Integration – Important Thoughts

As we reflect on how to integrate technology into the currlculum and provide our students with opportunites to develop 21st century learning skills, it’s important to understand the NETS (National Educational Technology Standards for students) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education.  The standards do well at combining technology with critical thinking skills.  Examples of how to integrate … Continue reading Getting Started With Technology Integration – Important Thoughts

Critical Thinking Skills Are Critical

In Tony Wagner’s book, The Global Achievement Gap, critical thinking and problem solving skills are listed among the main skills the 21st century learner needs to be a productive, successful member of society and to compete with students in a global world.  The Partnership for 21st Century Skills  also lists critical thinking skills as one of the … Continue reading Critical Thinking Skills Are Critical

Catching Up or Leading the Way – Post to WallWisher (see link below)

Catching Up or Leading The Way, written by Michigan State University professor, Yong Zhao, is definitely worth reading.  His conclusion is that “American Education is at a crossroads” and “we need to change course” to maintain leadership in a rapidly changing world.   The book addresses the strengths of the American school system and the following questions/topics: Are schools … Continue reading Catching Up or Leading the Way – Post to WallWisher (see link below)