by Mike Ribble
For countless years in education, the process of teaching has been largely one-directional. The idea was to have students sit and absorb as much information from the instructor as possible. Then after collecting the information share it back for the test.
by Dr. Luvelle Brown
Contemporary learners deserve learning spaces that meet their individual and collective needs. To meet this challenge, educational leaders must provide physical and cultural environments that are empowering and engaging.
Tampa Prep had embarked this year on a total remaking of two floors of one of their buildings, to stand as a one-of-kind, tech-forward (middle school) environment of limitless learning opportunities, allowing equal access for all students to information.
In 1982, The US Department of Education created The National Blue Ribbon Program, a celebration of high standards in which schools in each state are honored for their excellence. There are numerous criteria for a school to be honored, and a lot of public schools are up for consideration. No more than six may be chosen, however.
The other day, I made the mistake, or perhaps had the good fortune, of telling someone I met that I help my company design products for educators by collaborating with teachers and students in classrooms. This guy fired back, “How could you possibly develop complex devices by working with educators and kids who know nothing about designing technology products?”
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