Right now in Denver the ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education, conference is underway. This global community of educators is at the forefront of the ongoing education revolution to prepare our students for the 21st century. ISTE Standards for Redefining learning in a technology-driven world have just been updated and released. We are happy to report that Pathways High is on point with these new standards.
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku delivered the keynote speech last night. He "showed educators the forest that he and others believe will encircle the classroom of the future." according to EdSurge.
It's hard to imagine the world that he describes. (Check out his similar keynote speech from Integrated Systems Europe Conference this past February.) According to EdTech Magazine "There have been three major waves of technology: steam power and locomotive, electricity and automobile, and high tech, Kaku said. We are about to enter a fourth wave — biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence — that will drive the economy."
“Jobs of the future will require creativity, imagination and experience,” he said. “We have to prepare young people to live in that future.” How this can be achieved? Educators need to be flexible and stay on trend with technology. Real world experiences need to be provided. Dr. Kaku also recommends that educators “stress concepts and principles, rather than the drudgery of memorization.”
Pathways High is committed to preparing students for the 21st century and hope to connect with this global community of educators at next year's conference in San Antonio, TX.