What exactly does the word innovation mean? Is it technology, is it teaching strategies or is it just doing something new and different; something you have never tried before. In today's educational environment, it is imperative that we look to a vast array of ways in which we can become innovative, ways in which we can better engage our students in the learning process and better prepare them for the unknown future, whatever it may be.
What would a truly innovative school look like, how would the classrooms be set up, what would the instruction look like and how would technology play a role. Join us on Sunday night at 8 PM for #edchatri as we look at these questions and more and we determine what it takes to develope a Culture of Innovation.
Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World Is Flat, refers to a twenty-first century world that will be very different from the one in which we were educated. To survive in a new, globally competitive world, today's children will need creativity, problem-solving abilities, a passion for learning, a dedicated work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities. Students can develop these abilities through instruction based on Best Practice teaching strategies.
Join us Sunday night at 8 PM on #edchatri as we look at what Best Practice Teaching Strategies are and how we can implement them to affect change in our students and schools.
As rigor and global competition increase in education, so too does accountability and the need to change or transform the work that we are doing. There is a strong focus on closing the Achievement Gap, a gap that has existed for much longer than this educator has been alive. Whether we are talking about the Socio-Economic, Racial, LEP or IEP Achievement Gap, the gap still exists. In some areas of our country certain schools, both public and charter have been able to greatly reduce or diminish these gaps, but unfortunately these achievements are not common enough. Then of course their is the Global Achievement Gap which places our country, one that used to top the World's Educational list, somewhere in the middle.
What can we do or are we doing to close these gaps and transform our educational system as a whole to one where all of our students are given the chance to meet with success and be highly competitive in this global economy.
Join us Sunday night at 8 PM on #edchatri as we discuss these issues and share many of the ideas that we are using to close these gaps and transform our students' future.
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