Monthly Archives: May 2011

From Classrooms To Learning Environments

Sydney Center For Innovation in Learning (SCIL) actively seeks to Lead the Change in education. Our vision to engage C21st learners in action. Located in Sydney, Australia, Principal, Stephen Harris, adopts a holistic approach to the process of change across the school, summed up in three words – people, places and pedagogy.

Student Centric Learning Disrupts Traditional Delivery

Dana Middle School piloted a “blended environment” for a 5th grademath class.  With a physical teacher in the room, the curriculum and assessment was all web based – the provider was Apex Learning. This drastically changed delivery – students moved at their own pace (one was done with the course mid year), the teacher was no longer inventing lesson plans or manually correcting work. Continue reading

Schools of the Future Look More Like Starbucks….

Moving from teacher centric to student centric learning environments

Schools of the future look much different than the schools we have today. Think about a Starbucks, comfortable, collaborative and engaging. Technology becomes the enabler of personalized, paced and student centric learning. This is not the school we attended.

The needs of students have changed, and so have the tools we now have to engage them. We know that students learn in many different ways – and the current 1 on 30 model of educational delivery with one teacher, 30 textbooks does not enable a personalized learning experience. Continue reading