Evolving Context

In this video, Tony Wagner discusses our changing society and how schools need to adapt in order to prepare students for this new reality.

Other Relevant Resources:

A very famous TED Talk of Sir Ken Robinson. (Length - 19:11). Ken Robinson makes some provocative statements about how schools currently function and how they should function when students are actively engaged.

A video of Thomas Friedman (Length - 3:44) discussing how globalization is impacting the kind of education that our students need. His Op-Ed New York times piece called Need a Job? Invent It is also an interesting perspective on how the work world is changing and how the knowledge and skills students need are different than those that were needed in the past.

Link to an organization called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills that has a lot of information about creating student readiness for the 21st Century.