The 21st Century Classroom
According to the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (2007), preparing students for academic success, personal success, and global competition requires educators to use a comprehensive and innovative framework. The framework would also require educators to understand the challenge of instructional technology; change perceptions and pedagogy regarding curriculum, instruction, and technology; understand how information, communication, and technology connect to support 21st century teaching and learning.
Our Challenge: “Engage students who are used to texting on phones, using social networks (Facebook, MySpace) and playing complex games” Congress on the Future of Content Summary of Hearings
Project-based Learning/Student-directed learning: “Business Leaders want job applicants who have strong skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving; know how to gather, organize, and analyze information; communicate well; work successfully in collaborative teams; and be able to learn effectively.” The Digital Classroom - Myths and Realities about Technology in K-12 Schools
Information, Communication, and Technology: “Learning must take place 24/7/365.” Julie Christopher, Assistant Superintendent Information Services, Bibb County School District