- They way we "educate" our students has not really changed much over the last 60 years.
- Technology has not transformed education.
- There has to be a fundamental shift from teaching (I would say education) to learning.
- They way we are doing school is not going to be sustainable.
- There is nothing more predictable as school, and nothing less predictable than life.
So, after he spoke (and as he was speaking) the twitterverse started buzzing with the #edcampwc. They were saying things like:
Ts know what needs to happen to change schools. How do you convince outside interests the need for these changes? #
Vision is articulated at this school! Kids want to learn more because it is REAL! # - Speaking of the norms set out by Mount Vernon High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Can't" and "won't" are different. We need to recognize that difference and what's preventing us from change in our schools. #
How do we let kids organize their learning when we have to teach a basal curriculum at a set pace? # #?
Schools are cultures of teaching. They should be cultures of learning! #
And there were plenty more. Search #edcampwc for the feed.
But, what I saw here were people brave enough to say, "this is the change we need. Now, how are we going to do that?"
That hadn't happened before. So, what happens when professional development develops your teachers? What happens when your teachers now expect action? Isn't action required if you have developed your teachers to need it.?
The answer is yes. Change is needed.
Your comments are welcomed and encouraged,