21st Century Learning

5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

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Discover the ways social media can be a force for good in the lives of kids and teens and help them maximize the benefits.

Research is shedding light on the good things that can happen when kids connect:

1.  It strengthens friendshipsScreen Shot 2015-06-15 at 9.03.43 PM

2.  It offers a sense of belonging

3.  It provides genuine support

4.  It helps them express themselves

5.  It lets them do good

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Personalized Learning – Designing for the Extremes

The MYTH of Averages

We are losing our most gifted students to disengagement because we are designing learning activities for an average learner.  At the same time, those students with jagged learning profiles – high abilities and interests in science or content areas, but lower than average reading abilities are lost in reading expectations before they begin.

In fact, the use of averages fails to meet the needs of a diverse population and human abilities, talents and interests.