“Your partner in transforming lives through education, leadership and service.”
It is especially incumbent upon public education employees, as public servants, to seek and learn those skills and knowledge which are transforming our lives in the 21st Century.
Resources for New Learning and Perspective
Based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) and Administrators (NETS-A): These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess. In the process, educators will develop their own skills and discover what students need in order to meet the NETS for Students, as well as the MMC Online Experience requirement.
The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory's (NCREL) "enGauge" A Web-based framework that describes six essential conditions, or system-wide factors critical to the effective use of technology for student learning…This publication describes a set of 21st century skills that will be increasingly important to students entering the work force. These skills are not at odds with traditional educational skills, but are, in fact, extensions of those skills, adapted to new technologies and new work environments… The first section, "Digital-Age Literacy,"…The second section, "Inventive Thinking," focuses on adaptability/ability to manage complexity; Section three, "Effective Communication," deals with teaming, and collaboration; The fourth section, "High Productivity," discusses the ability to prioritize, plan, and manage for results; Section five, "Information Technology," identifies possible social effects with regard to information technology.
Sugata Mitra: “Education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon…”
The child-driven education: Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, Sugata Mitra gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
The_Child-Driven_Education by Sugata Mitra (Ted Talk)