“Education is serious, but that doesn’t mean it has to be grim.” “I don’t think we’re in Kansas any more.” “Schools are killing creativity.” These quotes by William Glasser, Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) and Sir Ken Robinson illustrate the philosophy of 21st Century Schools which is incorporated into all our professional development and curriculum design. The way we are educating children worldwide must change, and this is why:
Diversity – Globalization and immigration have created a society of increased diversity. Old and new social issues demand an informed, concerned and empowered citizenry.
Standardized testing mania has made meaningful curriculum an endangered species. Find out why it’s not an “either-or” situation – you can still teach the way you know you should and your kids will excel on their standardized tests! Read the research!
Technologies and Multimedia – our students were born into a media-saturated world. Utilize these 21st century tools as the vehicles to implement your curriculum!
Media Literacies – Rapid developments in technology have brought many exciting changes to life in the new millennium, presenting new challenges for schools. Multiple new literacies are required to navigate the “forest of signs and symbols” of our globalized media culture. (Douglas Kellner, UCLA)
In this workshop we will address these issues, and more, as you . . .
Learn Curriculum Design and Classroom Strategies to:
- Meet the needs of your students – differentiated C&I,
- Bring your classroom into the 21st century,
- Exceed the standards,
- Raise standardized test scores,
- Maintain meaningful, authentic curriculum!
Fee (nonmembers): $349
Fee (TXASCD members): $299
9:00 am - 4:00 pm