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 12: Direct, Performance-Based, Formative Assessment: Watching Learning Grow
Direct, Performance-Based, Formative Assessment: Watching Learning Grow
Formative evaluation and action research walk hand in hand. Gain is the key—gain in knowledge, skill, and attitude.
We emphasize again that the incorporation of more ICT technology is not the only change that will fulfill the promise of the 21st century. Further, many aspects of the technology will not find education to be a hospitable home unless several dimensions of educational practice are changed. A vastly enlarged and focused professional development is one of them. The development of hybrid courses of study is another. For teachers, formative study of progress provides information to use to shape the learning environment. For students, knowledge of progress helps them celebrate growth and ...