The Future Tense of Teaching in the Digital Age The digital environment has radically changed how and what students need and want to learn, but have we radically changed how we deliver education? Are educators shifting and adapting or stuck in the traditional That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It world? In this book, educators will be challenged to take action and adapt to a split-screen classroom--thinking and acting to accommodate today’s learners versus allowing traditional practices by default. Written with a touch of humor and a choose-your-own-adventure approach, the authors built chapters to be skimmed, scoured or searched for interesting, relevant or required material. Readers will be able to jump in where it serves them best.  • Consider predictions about what learning will look like in the future.  • Understand and learn to leverage nine core learning attributes of digital generations.  • Discover ten critical roles educators can embrace to remain relevant in the digital age. Keep things simple, concentrate on how learners learn, and change your approach from present to future tense.

New Roles for Educators

New Roles for Educators

You can’t teach today’s kids with yesterday’s lessons and expect they are prepared for tomorrow.

(tweeted by Justin Tarte, 2015)

The previous two chapters included several forecasts about the relationship between learning and life in the modern world. First, we examined what learning must look like for future success for all our students in modern times. Then, we explored what skills we must teach to help our learners prepare themselves for an ever-changing, globalized world. That said, a crucial question remains—what will teaching look like in the future? In this chapter, we describe eleven critical roles educators must embrace.

11 New Roles Educators Must Embrace

  • Educators must be future-focused.
  • Educators must be lifelong learners.
  • Educators must be learning facilitators, not sages on ...

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