I'm going to send out some information today "live" from a workshop I'm attending, sponsored by ADVIS (Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools). The speaker is Steve Hargadon, and the focus of the session is on how technology is now poised to change education fundamentally.
Future of Education -- here you can join the conversation on technology in education, including listening to podcasts of great speakers.
Steve: "There's a crisis in meaning" in today's educational environment. We need new narratives to help us illustrate why we need to do what we need to do.
"We're about to go through the biggest change in education in a long time...perhaps ever."
The learning and creativity that is taking place on the internet is largely taking place outside our institutions. How do we make schools the place for this kind of learning, creativity, innovation?
Realistic View of this change: image of tsunami hitting shore...look out!
Three large cultural shifts that are taking place, that will impact how we think about education:
1. How we find, create and consume information
2. How we connect with others
3. How we get things done