Shift Happens: Education 3.0
Educating for the Unknown- Being proactive to future needs of society is the challenge of educators and students alike. Technology allows for the easy exchange of ideas which melts away distance and time between places and people allowing for communities of practice to develop. Education in the US should abandon outdated industrial models- and find new life. Teachers must guide students to become good citizens of the world in a climate which addresses the ever changing challenges of the future.
The challenge of education is to educate students for the future, a future that holds many unknowns. As teachers we need to shift focus from the daily power struggles within our schools to the larger picture: how we educate students will determine our nation’s path. Teachers are on the front lines; it is up to us to make the discussion student-centric, pushing for curricula and assessments aligned with authentic useful learning. Teaching for the Unknown was established to introduce ideas for reflective thought on education. Short bio: Christine Morano Magee MFA Theatre, University of Virginia; a MA. L.S. in Religious Studies, Georgetown University; Ed. D. Special Education, George Washington University. Employment included: Art Teacher and Curriculum Planner- boys elementary/middle school, Adjunct Professor of Special Education at GW and Director of Education at VSAarts. Founder of Studio Classroom Associates, educational consulting firm providing teacher workshops on studio learning/teaching and converts traditional classrooms into studio classrooms through teacher education, physical space and resource assessment and curriculum planning.