Our school is currently using the ISTE Essential Conditions to evaluate our 1:1 iPad program and move it forward. We are currently working towards coming up with a shared vision. I’m excited about where the future lies!
I would love any input on our two draft visions! Feel free to comment here or add a comment to the google doc. Please share about your experiences or any advice! Thank you! 🙂
2 thoughts on “Shared Vision – Input Appreciated!”
Like #1 better than #2 although I think it needs some wordsmithing. For example I would change
Technology can improve communication, enhance thinking skills, make instruction more efficient and effective, and develop life skills critical to success.
Technology improves communication, enhance thinking skills, make instruction more efficient and effective, and develops life skills critical to success.
Taking out ‘can’ makes a statement that we believe these things not that we think they can help.
#2 “21st Century Skills” don’t like that……as those will continue to change and we really don’t know what that means…and we’re 14 years into this century. Using “Future Skills” I think allows us to focus on what those skills might be. Presentation, coding, sharing, etc.
Just my thoughts….
Lissa – I agree with Jeff regarding the avoidance of “21st Century Skills” because the term has become over used and vague. I might also reconsider the phrasing that implies that the only reason you are integrating tech is to prepare students for university and work. Perhaps focusing on the idea of preparing students to become life long learners is the goal?