No child left behind — easier said than done, right?
In a culture so focused on improving our education system, how do teachers, administrators, educators, and board members cater to the growing education needs of students while providing individualized assessment? Across the country, school districts are working hard to use their shrinking budgets (have we mentioned this before?) creatively and implement technology resources for professional development to cut costs but also results in the ability to reach more educators in more individualized ways. They are using technology to create and share lesson plans, enhance their curriculum offerings, and gain fresh perspectives. Teachers are taking education to new heights with student response systems that help teachers track student progress throughout the year and also affords the opportunity to cater more to the learning needs of each particular child.
Teachers and administrators face a flat world where education is no longer just arithmetic, U.S. History, and biology. We’ve become a society filled with expanding horizons, languages, histories, and a world that is becoming more homogenous demands more from the education system that supports an evolving world. So how do schools adapt to their new and expanding role in education? How can our education system prepare student for jobs that don’t yet exist? The answer lies in new approaches to education. This new approach, which is ever-evolving to keep up with the demands, what is often called 21st century education. 21st Century learning environments when planned for properly and executed with knowledge have positive impacts on education, school district budgets, and the environment.
Want to learn more? NSBA’s T+L Conference will shed light on 21st century education and the vital role that education leaders and decision makers play in the inception, planning, and execution of transforming education for tomorrow’s leaders.