Keys to building a new generation of courses and schools
While many futurists tout the value of teaching students 21st-century skills, bridging the concept with the practice is best accomplished by professional educators. Authors Bruce Joyce and Emily Calhoun know how to actualize the critical reforms that enable schools to prepare students for today's workforce. They outline a clear vision for advancing school reform that emphasizes infusing technology across the curriculum. Specific steps include: Providing technology access to all students to promote equity and engagement; Developing hybrid courses that prepare students to meet 21st-century needs; Designing professional development that connects technology to teaching; Improving literacy instruction; Changing the high school paradigm; Involving teachers, parents, and community members in school leadership
We have a tremendous opportunity to bridge education with the information and communications technology revolution. Joyce and Calhoun show how to deliver on the promise of a 21st-century education by teaching students the skills they need to achieve in their careers and in life.
Part III: The New Basics of Embedded School Reform: Responsible Parties, Watching Learning Grow, Research and Development
We can't just stand still and let technology wash over us like a rejuvenating spa experience. If we stand still, it will just puddle around us. This century begins with a call to make a serious effort to change how we conduct education so that our kids will have what they deserve—an excellent beginning.
The next three chapters deal with several aspects of the school improvement process. Chapter Eleven offers a scenario of a K–8 school where the Responsible Parties are bringing ICT and inductive teaching into reality for students, teachers, parents, and community. ...