Changes in Education

In order to be prepared to achieve their highest potential after graduation, students must master content while producing, synthesizing, and evaluating information from a wide variety of subjects and sources with an understanding of and respect for diverse cultures. These outcomes move beyond simply understanding reading, writing, and arithmetic to a deeper level of learning that encompasses critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, digital literacy, and problem-solving skills. These are all skills that schools need to teach to help students thrive in today's world. 
 
Highly effective teachers are classroom leaders setting an ambitious vision, rallying others to work hard to achieve it, planning and executing to ensure student learning, and defining the very notion of teaching as changing the life paths of students. 
 
ISD 318 recognizes that no longer does learning have to be one-size-fits-all or confined to the classroom. The opportunities afforded by technology and new teaching techniques should be used to re-imagine 21st Century Learning, focusing on preparing students to be learners for life in a global classroom.