Chris Lehmann, author of Building 2.0, talks about how he worked with a team to design a student-centered, inquiry-driven learning environment in the District of Philadelphia at the Science Leadership Academy. Learn more about his experience by listening to the TLTalkRadio podcast.
What are the career opportunities for Salisbury graduates in the year 2016? (Check out what Career Builder published in December 2015.) What will this list look like in 12 years? What other careers will be available/needed in the year 2028 when our kindergarten students graduate? Many of these careers may not even exist yet. These students will be part of the Generation Z workforce. US News & Money provides insight for employers. Check out this infographic to learn more! How can we prepare students for all potential careers? How do we teach the knowledge and skills so these students can competitively pursue their interests in the workplace?
What would our students do differently if they were in charge of designing the school? Later starts? More projects? Less testing? What would they say, and how to we hear their ideas? Check out some ideas in this article.
We often ask students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Today, former Salisbury graduate Makenna Lenover reminded us to promote students’ passions in their learning during her keynote presentation at PETE&C. Instead of asking students what they want to be, we need to better understand what they want to do. As we vision for our classrooms, how do we provide opportunities to help students realize what they want to do?
The International Society for Technology in Education is asking the questions, “Do today’s students need to be empowered learners, knowledge constructors, innovative designers? Should they be computational thinkers and global collaborators?”
Read more about the 2016 draft of technology standards for students.
What do we want our Salisbury students to know/be able to do in this digital society?