When researching for the prior post I came across a opportunity that I was sure any reader of this blog would be interested in. It is about a unique webinar focusing on 21st century skills and scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 at 5pm Pacific and 8pm Eastern. The webinar, hosted by Steve Hargadon, features Charles Fadel who is co-author an of 21st Century Skills: Learning For Life In Our Time. This is a book that I have read and continue to review and learn from. If you have the opportunity on May 18 be sure to attend, if you can’t check the archive as stated later in the post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter (@mjgormans) and visit my 21centuryedtech Wiki loaded with resources, reflections, and ideas for your journey in 21st Century Education. Now some more detail! – Mike
I have been a long time fan of the 21st Century Skill integration, especially since my first visit to the original New Tech High School in Napa Valley, California. I visited this wonderful school with the thought of seeing awesome technology and walked away with an revelation of an even more amazing school culture dedicated to real learning. I was beginning to understand that educational transformation is not about the technology, it is the process which is made possible due to technology and learning culture. It was after this, and my last round of degree work at Johns Hopkins, that compelled me to begin writing this Blog and Wiki. Charles Fadel, the featured guest on this Elluminate webinar, presented by Steve Hargadon, is a global leader for education at Cisco Systems. He is also the Cisco board member at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Innovate/Educate (an organization dedicated to advocacy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)). His book 21st Century Skills: Learning For Life In Our Times and accompanying DVD co-authored with Bernie Trilling, Global Director For Oracle Education Foundation, is a must for anyone dedicated to 21st Century Learning. A favorite phrase I carry with me from this book is the notion of “Teach Less… Learn More“, a mission developed by the Singapore Ministry of Education. I am certain that Charles Fadel will provide attendees at this webinar plenty to reflect on. If you have an interest in 21st Century Skills, STEM education, and Project Based Learning then be sure you attend the live webinar, or listen to the archive. Be sure to also get a copy of the book and its included DVD! I am sure you will walk away with a better understanding of 21st century learning and a confidence to lay the needed foundation in your school. Please note webinar information below as listed at Steve Hargadon’s Website.
Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
A big thank you to Steve Hargadon and the people at Elluminate and Learn Central for sponsoring such a wonderful opportunity.Thank you for joining me on another journey in the quest of 21st Century Educational transformation! As always you can follow me on Twitter (@mjgormans) and visit my 21centuryedtech Wiki loaded with resources, reflections, and ideas for your journey in 21st Century Education. See you on the road to 21st Century Learning! – Mike