Teaching for the 21st Century We offer technology integration workshops each summer in Boston, and we travel to schools around the country and abroad. Our 'T21' program provides cohorts of teachers the opportunity to develop their technology integration skills over a one year period.
"Deborah Meier (an educational reformer, writer, and activist) believes that schools should teach students a specific set of skills in order to be highly effective. The skills, also known as ‘habits of mind,’ include:"
"The 2013 NJEA Convention will be held Nov. 7-8, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The NJEA Convention draws tens of thousands of members from around the state who experience hundreds of workshops, a massive exhibit floor, and an ever-expanding High Tech Hall, which provide rich opportunities for teachers and educational support professionals to grow professionally."
"he school, called 42, was founded by a telecom magnate who says the French education system is failing young people. His aim is to reduce France's shortage in computer programmers while giving those who've fallen by the wayside a new chance.
In the hallways of 42, suitcases and sleeping bags are piled, and people are stretched out on mattresses in some of the corners. There are showers and dozens of colorful bath towels.
Living here for the next month are some of the 4,000 potential students who already made the first cut by passing cognitive skill tests online.
Now they have to clear another hurdle. They're thrown together and challenged with computer problems for 15 hours a day. Only 800 students will get a place, "
"“The school has an unconventional take on the iPad’s purpose. The devices are not really valued as portable screens or mobile gaming devices. Teachers I talked to seemed uninterested, almost dismissive, of animations and gamelike apps. Instead, the tablets were intended to be used as video cameras, audio recorders, and multimedia notebooks of individual students’ creations."
"There seems to be much conversation around the future of textbooks and worries regarding the digital landscape. Publishers are unsure of which direction to focus and are working to define the needs of the constantly changing educational market. Schilling, a publishing management consultant company, has produced a white paper focused on the educational publishing market. Schilling conducted qualitative interviews asking for the most important challenges facing educational publishers in the coming years. There are four general, value-creating areas: didactics, market focus, technology, and politics."