college and career readiness
All of the great high schools that I visit have a strong distributed counseling system and advisory structure--a souped up homeroom that promotes a sustained relationship with an advisor, academic monitoring and management, and links to services.
“All courses are designed and led by experienced New Tech facilitators, and offer students an opportunity to develop global awareness, online communication, technology, and agency skills-- all critical attributes for success in college and careers.”
A state policy maker called and asked how a next-gen state university would work. They had spent lots of money with a brand name consultant that had given them predictable advice (create a consortium or start a new institution) and the policy maker had the sense that they weren’t pushing hard enough. Given the pressure for lower costs, better outcomes, and expanded access, there’s a new conversation about further and higher education (as they’d say in the Eurozone).
Getting Smart® today launched “How Digital Learning Contributes to Deeper Learning,” a white paper that examines how key aspects of personal digital learning – common standards, next-generation assessments, blended learning, and affordable devices – can provide deeper learning opportunities for students.
The demands of colleges and careers have changed over the last several years. There's an increase need of technological skills that may include coding, cyber security, IT, and design. In addition, fluency in ready, writing, and critical thinking is as important as ever. College admissions and employers are saying that the typical student today is coming into college and the workforce with deficits in their knowledge and skills. So, what does it mean to be ready for college today?
"What's new and different is bringing in an adult ed instructor and teaching elements within the [vocational] program," said Dr Jay Box, Chancellor of Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) where eight colleges are involved in Accelerating Opportunity. "All of the general education type of teaching is contextualized to the technical program."
Good Work: Future Project Pushes Passion-Driven Learning #url#