Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Five Realities/Challenges

From Will Richardson's discussion at a workshop last night.

5 Realities or Challenges to Education:

  1. The ability to learn anytime, anywhere is pushing the boundaries of education. Students are "nodes in a broad network of distributed learning."

  2. There is a movement to privitize education (online learning). If your goal is to pass the test, companies will reign over traditional schools.

  3. Standardized tests are problematic and catastrophic to education and demeaning to the profession.

  4. Technology is happening so fast! Teachers have no context for what to do with that different learning.

  5. There is a disruption in thinking about higher education. Don't simply focus on "college readiness."

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PBL Journey

We have been on a Project Based Learning (PBL) journey this spring! My 7th grade team is working through creation of PBL units for 6th 6-weeks. We just spent three days discussing, planning, plotting, researching, and making rubrics. I am so impressed with their determination and their inherent need to drive on and make it to the end! The excitement and fear they feel will be the same as their students!!!
Way to go, BDJH!