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.

A New Chance to Live Our Dreams

A new chance to live our dreams

A tantalizing wave of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is flowing over us and beckoning us to actualize our most ambitious dreams for schooling—NOW.

… Our Reflective Observer

A Promise Writ Large

The major promise of our present time is to make an education that provides excellence for all. Both parts of the promise—excellence and all— are vital for our citizens, our society, and our place in the world.

As goals they build on the aspirations of our predecessors. Possibly none of them captured the promise better than Ortega y Gasset did in 1930 (1992). Paraphrasing slightly in translation …

The mission of education is to enable people to live at the level of the highest ideas ...

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