Thursday, May 17, 2007

21st Century Skills

  • How do we attract teachers to the idea that the World is Flat and that we are living in historical times?
  • How do we generate momentum and build capacity in a Learning Organization?
  • How do we get those interested in an idea that is so important and revolutionary when they do not view it as such?
  • What needs to happen to create real change in a school?
  • Is it possible to create a shared leadership vision that empowers and enables?
  • What is one thing I can do as a teacher that makes the biggest impact in my class?
  • What is one thing I can do as a teacher that makes the biggest impact in the school?

I would love to share what I have learned about the Web 2.0 with the professional teachers I work with. I see what is happening with the Web 2.0 technologies and the incredible impact it is having on the world and find it fascintating that so many people do not see it. This is all I want to talk about. I am saying, "Let's figure out ways to jump on board and help our students, help our community, help our country, help the world." But, to be quit honest I think I sound more like a mad man than a professional teacher at times.

Always more questions than answers. Ahhh.


  1. I think we have to do it much slower than we would like - small steps. I'm working on teaching a staff development class in August on web 2.0 and I'm planning on doing an overview and concentrating on and wordpress blog and tagging to get them started. Then I will have blog posts throughout the year to take things a little deeper and explore separate tools at a slower pace. I will let you know how it goes!

  2. small steps...I would agree. I think it is nice that you are on the staff development end of it all and it sounds like you have a very strategic plan. I wish you well and would be interested to hear how it went.