Education is NOT prepared for the 21st Century

Today, I’m sending you to read this article “21st Century Learning: ‘We’re Not Even Close‘ from THE Journal. This article summarizes the highlights of a paper published jointly by SETDA, ISTE, and the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, called Maximizing the Impact: the Pivotal Role of Technology in a 21st Century Education System. Here are some highlights (or lows, depending on how you look at it): “education is dead last in technology use compared with all major industrial sectors, and that has to change in order for schools to meet the challenges of 21st century learning” we need to incorporate technology comprehensively to prepare students for 21st century skills technology needs to be used to support innovative teaching & learning educators need training in 21st century skills themselves… our skills have become outdated as our schools have become outdated. Did you catch that last one? TRAINING!!! It took me a while to find a working link to the actual report, but I did find one here. This is a report aimed primarily at K-12, but keep in mind that K-12 students eventually become College students … and some of our community college students are really catching up on skills they should’ve learned in their K-12 eduction. If K-12 catches up with technology, and we don’t… well, you can imagine how that will go down! Possibly Related Posts: Teaching in...

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