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.

Terms of Convenience: Building a New Language for Teaching and Learning

Terms of convenience: Building a new language for teaching and learning

Some familiar terms, like library and librarian, will have new meaning. Print and Internet resources will mingle and each will serve the other. A frightening study indicated that schools were cutting library staffs as part of their budgetary problems (Blankinship, 2010). Actually, we will need librarians more than ever to help students and teachers access combinations of print and digital resources.

… Our Reflective Observer

Three key terms, hybrid course, blending, and infusion, drive the school improvement efforts as we build Information Communication Technology (ICT) into our schools. We are not ready to float through cyberspace into virtual schools inhabited entirely by virtual teaching, although some ...

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