“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.”
Sir Ken Robinson
Schools need to create learning environments that are equipped to meet the needs of all students and ensure they graduate prepared for college and the workplace. Students need to be critical thinkers of information. They need to be able to evaluate what they are learning, and create new knowledge using the skills they develop. They need to be self-motivated, self-directed and quick to respond to others’ needs. They need to communicate and collaborate in a variety of settings.
Research suggests that the skills that will be in high demand in 2020 are the skills noted above (Anderson and Gantz, Oct. 2013). However, most teachers and school leaders still struggle to understand what that means for students, and how to implement these modern skills effectively into an already overcrowded curriculum (Innovative Teaching and Learning Research, 2011). Curriculum and development, school improvement leaders, and professional learning specialists also need to work to understand how these modern skills will be taught.
We work with district and school leaders interested in creating a comprehensive professional learning plan as part of their overall strategy for technology deployment into schools. Preparing schools for 21st century learning is essential in today’s classroom.
Our instructional design team has worked at the school and district level deploying One to One initiatives, designing comprehensive profressional learning plans, and working directly with both teachers administrators to fundamentally change how instruction is delivered to students. We take a constructivist approach with a realistic lens on transformative teaching and learning.
- Develop instructional design plans for technology integration initiatives
- Work with professional learning teams to create strategies for delivering effective online and face to face instruction to adult learners
- Work with teaching staff to integrate technology into teaching and learning
- Work with school leadership teams to develop a plan for yearlong professional learning based on the needs of their staff and students