Our kids are creating their futures.

Rereading  Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning by Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo. I hit the quote below from John Schaar.  It sure sounds a lot like the world ahead for our students, which then impacts our roles as educators.  We can’t predict the future for our students.  We can recognize the pace of change. Evidence is all around us and in front of us.  We are not doing our jobs if we do not choose to acknowledge these changes.  Of course we can’t possibly distribute all the necessary information to our students.  We need to build opportunities for discovery.  We need to build opportunities to learn how to learn, communicate widely, collaborate broadly, and create new knowledge.

These are good skills with which to arm our students as they create their futures.

Adobe Spark

Author: Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson Fife School District Assistant Superintendent:Teaching-Learning-Innovation 36 years as an educator. 16 years teacher 3 years assistant principal 12 years principal 5 years Assistant Superintendent BA, Washington State University MAEd, Washington State University Previous member of AWSP Legislative Committee Previous member of UW Tacoma PEAB, Administrative Certification Established and maintained Fife’s first website for 7 years Present work includes establishing the first Teaching/Learning/Innovation department in the Fife School District. Examples of responsibilities include: teacher/administrator professional development, assessment, TPEP, curriculum/materials review, 24 credit requirement, technology levy leadership, teacher/administrator bargaining. Initiatives underway in Fife, as a result of new TLI Department: AVID, OER, Curriculum and Materials reviews, Student Perception Pilot with CSTP, Google Expedition Cofounder of Educational Internet Communications, LLC. Marketed and sold one of the first online grade checking programs in the US. Consulted with Seattle Educational Internet Company for 2 years. jnelson@fifeschools.com twitter.com/jeffnelsonTLI

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