My head is spinning. I have more questions than answers. This weekend, after having great conversations with some really smart ladies, I discovered Jackie Gerstein and her blog, User Generated Education. It's evident that education needs to make a shift.
Where am I on the continuum from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0? I'd like to think that I'm between 2.0 and 3.0. I've certainly evolved in the last 28 years of teaching.
How do we make the shift? Change is hard!
Does a teacher have to move from 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0, or can she skip right to 3.0?
How do we move to Education 3.0 and still integrate the CCSS? Do the CCSS keep us from doing all we could do?
How do we help parents understand the need for change? How do we ensure parents that as we change, we are still giving their children a quality education?
Where do we find others who are making the shift?
These are just the beginnings of everything swirling around in my head. I ordered two books (even though I was on a self-imposed book buying diet) to help me think through some of these questions.
I'm getting ready to begin my after school digital writing club. It'll give me the opportunity to try some things very purposefully (and give me fodder for Sunday's posts).
What are your thoughts? Your own questions?