Dr. Robert Dillon shared a variety of ideas and action steps that schools are taking to grow the connectedness of their classrooms. Connected classrooms amplify learning through the use of technology tools, while helping provide students with choice, voice, and an authentic audience, as they showcase their new learning about the interconnectivity of people, place, and planet.
Engaging students in their learning is more difficult than ever. With a flood of information available for children 24 hours a day, how do we make learning at school a compelling piece of their day? Students have opportunities to learn throughout television, technology, and their community in greater ways than any prior generation.
Today’s learners, or Millennials, want to rewrite the rules, and collaborate to solve problems. They see institutions as irrelevant, but they also want structure and boundaries. This presents an interesting challenge for school leaders as we attempt to provide creative learning environments for today’s students and staff.