What “Home and School” Role will you choose in advocating for your child?
This 3 article series discusses the new role that 21st century learning creates for parents. Present day classrooms no longer see a teacher instructing a class of passive students as in the past, and have parents have to do their part by taking on new roles as schools making the shift to 21st century learning. Today students are required to learn a new set of skills that will prepare them for the challenges and changes ahead. Students can be fully ready for college and careers if along with academic knowledge, they also know about how to collaborate, think critically and creatively, and use technology tools to communicate. Rote learning and memorization won’t help students become the actively involved,creative thinkers they need to be to work collaboratively and think critically with others. To embrace 21st century learning, there is a need to create opportunities for students to practice these critical skills through technology-rich experiences.