Yesterday at LMS 2007, Elliott showed a bit of the "shift happens" presentation about the changing world for learners and the job market. It's been posted and talked about all over the web, but I am re-posting/linking here for the benefit of attendees. Here's a brief summary drawn from the original post and a link to it (PPT available there).
The Fischbowl: Did You Know?:So, instead, I decided to take David Warlick up on his idea of telling the new story. I put together a PowerPoint presentation with some (hopefully) thought-provoking ideas. I was hoping by telling some of these 'stories' to our faculty, I could get them thinking about - and discussing with each other - the world our students are entering. To get them to really think about what our students are going to need to be successful in the 21st century, and then how that might impact what they do in their classrooms. It would also help the faculty that are not currently participating in my staff development join the conversation.
There is also a great, tighter 6 minute version posted here: