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.

Educating at the Level of the Highest Ideas of Our Time: Enlarging Moral Purpose in the Pursuit of Equity and Excellence

Educating at the level of the highest ideas of our time: Enlarging moral purpose in the pursuit of equity and excellence

Civilization did not begin the day we were born. Ideas thought out and fought for long ago are the wind beneath our wings.

As we lean our backs and minds into the job of building the finest possible education, we can look behind us in time and find a powerful community of spokespersons for an education vigorous both socially and intellectually. Plato, Aristotle, Aurelius, Aquinas will come to everyone's mind. And Comenius, Rousseau, Locke, the Encyclopedists, Jefferson, Mann, Barnard, Du Bois, Whitehead, Dewey.… As women ...

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