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.
Chapter 10: The School as a Platform for Professional Development: The Reciprocal Concept
The School as a Platform for Professional Development: The Reciprocal Concept
Action research is a rejuvenating way of doing business in education and all other productive enterprises. The backbone of professional development models is an action research cycle: studying the current situation, figuring out how to make it better, taking promising actions, studying the effects of these actions, and continuing the inquiry cycle that renews our work and helps us determine whether the desired effects are being attained.
Imagine that we want to use the promise of the ICT revolution to generate a nationwide network of inquiring educators—teachers and principals who study the core curriculum areas and study how to implement innovations in ...