From high performing to low performing school districts, they are all recognizing the need to transform teaching and learning to prepare students for the 21st century.
Today's industries are seeking innovative critical thinkers to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Technology has enabled the rise of global economies and entrepreneurship without limitations. Jobs of today will be replaced with the continually changing industry needs of the 21st century requiring students to develop skills that are flexible and transferable. Important student skills for the future will include multiple languages, technology, interpersonal, problem solving, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Teachers will need to engage students through relevant project-based and student-centered learning where creativity and ownership for learning is encouraged.
The future economic success of countries will depend on developing student 21st century skills through transformation of teaching and learning strategies from traditional to 21st century. Even countries like China with high student test scores are starting to understand their traditional education process of teaching to the test and rote memorization will not create the innovative students they desire.
This seminar outlines the traditional barriers to 21st century education innovation and a pathway to a successful transformation.
Through a review of explosive industry innovations and the lack of similar progress in education, the seminar discusses the upcoming US economic and global pitfalls unless there is a focus on school transformation.
The seminar will help attendees self-determine their current level for 21st century transformation and envision a pathway for moving forward.