Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook
I love this article/interview with Will Richardson, so many ideas and thoughts align with my own. Are we moving forward? How can we make this change happen faster?
"And I think we have to move to a more inquiry-based, problem-solving curriculum, because it’s not about content as much anymore. It’s not about knowing this particular fact as much as it is about what you can do with it. What can you do with what you understand about chemistry? What can you do with what you’ve learned about writing? What does it look like? Kids need to be working on solving real problems that mean something to them. The goal should be preparing kids to be entrepreneurs, problem-solvers who think critically and who’ve worked with people from around the world. Their assessments should be all about the products they produced, the movements they’ve created, the participatory nature of their education rather than this sort of spit-back-the-right-answer model we currently have. I mean, that just doesn’t make sense anymore."
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"Welcome to the 21st Century Teaching and Learning page. The purpose of this page is to explain the thinking behind the initiative, outline the plans and answer common questions. The page will continue to be added to as the planning progresses over the next few months.
The initiative has been given the name "iLearn." We feel that this term not only acts as a handy shorter name, it also embodies some of the key aspects of the initiative."