Maybe it’s all a bunch of hogwash. I have this crazy notion that some way/somehow we need to change the way we educate young people… mostly because EdWorld just isn’t producing graduates who can actually […]
Change Must Start With The Need
Ask most students why they attend school and you will probably hear any of the following:
‘Because mom and dad make me.’
‘I like to hang out with my friends.’
‘Being at home gets boring after awhile.’
Ask most students if they would attend school if they didn’t have to and you would likely hear:
Would you rather…
Let’s play a game of Would You Rather? Here we go…
If you were an employer in charge of hiring new employees, would you rather have candidates capable of answering questions OR candidates capable of solving problems?
I Bet You Can’t
Did your parents ever play this game with you? They would say “I bet you can’t… run to the refrigerator and get me a soda in less than 10 seconds.” You got into your best trackster stance and waited until they said On-Your-Mark-Get-Set-Go! Away you sprinted to the fridge while they pretended to count.
Almost every kid has done this… and if you didn’t learn it from your parents, then chances are good an older brother or sister tried it out on you. It probably worked a few times, maybe more, until you wised up and said something like “Go get your own soda!”
What do you know about Generation Z?
These are the kids who are in currently in elementary and middle school. Gen Z is uniquely different than any previous generation and the advances in technology have a large part to do with that. We call them ‘digital natives’. They have never known a world without computers or internet. That alone is a mind-blowing-crazy-idea for anyone over 25.
How do analog parents cope with digital kids?
How do veteran teachers handle the lightning-fast learning needs of this new generation of student?
Students: Time for d_camp!
Come and join the fun! It’s time for Kinetics 2015!
Students entering grades 6 thru 12 in Fall 2015 are invited to register for d_camp. d_camp: Kinetics 2015 is a 4-day design camp at Morgan Community College/Ameritowne Center in Wray, Colorado. Camp will meet Monday through Thursday, July 20-23 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm each day.