Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Convene, Connect, Transform

Ideas presented by CEO of ISTE Don Knecek
at NECC2008, San Antonio

We need to transform schools into global learning portals

ISTE could stand for the
Society for

• Schools can't continue as if the world hasn’t
changed and that there is a globalization of
• Imperative for all to think and innovate
• Whole new meaning to competitiveness
• Sprinkling of tech literacy is no longer enough
• Command digital environment
• Collaborate and communicate
• Innovate projects and solutions
• Be co-learners with students and colleagues
• Learning with and from students is imperative
• Teachers come from all over the world- virtually and literally
• Teaching and learning as isolated endeavors is no longer

We are entering "The World is Flat" era of education.

We must build capacity for transformation
build Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships in education,
across stakeholder groups
and up and down levels.

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