We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exsist, using technologies that haven't been invented, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet. ~ Karl Fisch
They are called "Digital Natives." Your child has grown up with technology all around them. To them, it is not magic. It does not wow them or intimidate them. Whether it is a new phone, online tool or iPod, they are not afraid they will "break it" if they hit too many buttons, or need to ask others how it works. Instead, these digital natives jump in head first, trying to see for themselves, "What does this do for me?"
The world is changing at a tremendous pace and has been since your child has been born. It is our goal to get students ready for the world of THEIR future, by coaching them towards mastery of 21st Century Skills such as:
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~Alvin Toffler
In the grade 8 classes at St. Anne School, we are trying to foster authentic learning by all students, by engaging them in the curriculum and by modeling for them what it means to be a true life long learner. Together we will accomplish this by using digital webtools that allow students to create, personalize and share their learning with an audience. We will try to breakdown the school walls and let the real world enter our classroom, so students will no longer ask, "Why am I learning this and how will it help me in the real world?