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Some Iowa students weigh in on what classes they need for 21st century jobs

Some Iowa students weigh in on what classes they need for 21st century jobs

The students shall lead the way. The drawing is similar to the responses I get from high school, elementary students, and some college students who take a course I teach in strategic and creational thinking when I ask the question: “Who are your heroes and why are they your heroes?” Have done this with hundreds...

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Reconciling convergence and divergence

How do you reconcile… principles of standards-based grading; “begin with the end in mind and work backwards;” understanding by design; and other more convergent learning ideas with… project-, problem-, challenge-, and/or inquiry-based learning; creativity; innovation; collaboration; and our need for more divergent thinkers? Yesterday was the final day of our Next Generation Leadership Institute, an...

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21st century education: Flaws, fixes, further thoughts [SAIS/MISBO NOTES]

21st century education: Flaws, fixes, further thoughts [SAIS/MISBO NOTES]

[Warning: long post] I’m at the SAIS/MISBO conference in Atlanta, Georgia. My keynote and workshops aren’t until tomorrow so today I’m just a learner. Right now I’m sitting in a session titled 21st century education: Flaws, fixes, further thoughts, facilitated by Matt Gossage and David Streight. David is the director of the Center for Spiritual...