At the very time we are talking about the value of developing students who are able to create and innovate, the arts are being threatened. Minimizing the arts makes no sense but neither does preserving them as a separate and apart from academics, especially in this time of focus on STEM subjects.
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February 23, 2014
February 13, 2014
The real problem with education is we need to shift into this century. We have been trying to do it for years, through hard work and effort. It all has resulted in a tinkered with ailing system that is struggling along with phenomenal teachers and leaders who are exhausted from trying.
February 09, 2014
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.
February 06, 2014
We need an organizing platform for an informed voice. Throwing money at education won't solve our challenges unless we have a real voice in promoting the innovations we need.
November 10, 2013
As leaders, teachers and consumers of these technologies, we must get ahead of this tidal wave and maximize their use in our schools. We hope to lead with this technology, not be led by it.
October 08, 2013
If we change what we teach our children, we can do far more than make them 'college and career ready.' We can change our nation and its future.
September 08, 2013
If we consider STEM to be separate from the arts and humanities, then all we are talking about is subject areas. If we are talking about subjects, we aren't changing anything.
August 15, 2013
It is possible that to legislate that schools not only be required to teach academics, but to teach academics harnessing these games.
August 08, 2013
Educational leaders and policy makers continue to cross their arms, dig in their heels, and frown over their glasses at the mere mention of video games in school.
August 01, 2013
Games-based learning affords students agency and autonomy in an authentic situated learning platform.