A few years ago, I was invited to the White House Future Ready Summit to deliver a short speech on what it meant for a student to be future-ready. I shared a story of what happened in my classroom when students used design thinking and leveraged the creative and connective power of technology to create something meaningful to them.
The truth is that the project I described didn’t go perfectly. We ran into issues with global collaboration. Students struggled with aspects of the research. But for all the failures in the project, it was different.
It’s no secret that our education system is based on an obsolete, archaic factory model. I want to re-imagine schools to go beyond this model. I also want to share ideas, systems, tools, and resources that make that future a reality. We can complain about how broken the system is, but I want to be a part of the solution in my everyday actions. We can be the future of education.
The Future of Learning Series
In this series, we dive into the big changes happening in our connected world and explore what this means for our students.
A Changing World
- Seven Technology Trends That Will Transform Learning in the Next Five Years
- Critical Questions For Making Sense out of a Connected World
- Why Vintage Tools Totally Belong in the Future Classroom
Mindsets for the Future of Learning
- Think Like a Maker
- Think Like a Philosopher
- Think Like an Entrepreneur – Also check out The Food Truck Mindset
- Think Like an Original
Skills for the Future of Learning
- Helping Students Leverage the Connective Power of Research
- Why Content Curation is Vital in a Place of Instant Information
- 10 Tips for Helping Students Engage in Global Collaboration
- Why Deep Work Is Vital in an Distracted World