Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Start With "The Why" - Student-Centered Learning Enhanced by Technology

Our school district has made the Future Ready District Pledge. Neuqua Valley High School has also been focusing on improving student-centered learning connected to the ISTE Standards. The Future Ready Initiatives give us another set of resources to learn and grow as educators.

In my building, when we talk about student-centered classroom enhanced by technology, we always start with "The Why" before ever considering the "How or How Much".

The new ISTE Standards for Students are a great foundation for "The Why".

I recommend that all educators take a look at the ISTE Standards for Students as they evaluate teaching and learning in their classrooms to be more "Future Ready".

Simon Sinek's TED Talk: How great leaders inspire action is another great place to start thinking about "The Why".