This column was submitted by Richard Long, Ed.D., Executive Director of Learning First Alliance. Amid the excitement of schools shifting from 20th– to 21st-century learning environments, there are several realities that educators —and their communities—need to manage. These realities highlight key, often overlooked aspects of school transformation: communications and expectations about what students should learn
The following is from our latest white paper on STEM, “Using Science Techbook to Support Great STEM Education,” written by Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Curriculum at Discovery Education. Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity.
Empower Students’ Creativity through a Variety of Web 2.0 tools resources and publishing. Back in the day when I was in school, I was sometimes assigned to conduct research in many classes, demonstrating my knowledge gained through giving a speech, (or presentation) in front of class, or writing an essay. There were not many choices