The Colorado Legacy Foundation produced a great short film that hits the nail on the head when it comes to what’s missing in public education, the possibilities for turning it around, and the mindset necessary to get us there.
Using pithy, common sense questions, the film explores the faulty assumptions that drive public education and lead to the fact that, “Too many of our kids aren’t graduating ready to go to college. Or enter the workplace. Or give back to their community. They are not keeping up with their global counterparts.”
They also propose a simple process for expanding learning opportunities: “Try new things. Measure results. Adjust. Repeat … Because if we’re not moving forward we’re actually going backward.”
Watch the video to get inspired then browse the links below for articles and examples of how schools and individuals are expanding learning opportunities.
- Experts Outline Mobile Learning Tips, eSchoolNews.com
- Learning Resources!, iLearn Project’s page of online tools and resources
- The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning, Innosight Institute
- Education 2.0: A Catalog of Innovation, iLearn Project
- KIPP Empower Academy: Truly Empowering Kindergartners Through Blended Learning, iLearn Project
- Ryan Fox: School to the Beat of his own Drum, iLearn Project
- Automating AND Humanizing Education for the First Time in History, Getting Smart.com
- Why Gamification is Changing the Face of 21st Century Eductation, DigitalTrends.com
[Reprinted from the iLearn Project blog]
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