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Academic Programming Education Series

As we embark on the Designing Pathways process with a lens on academic programming, we must ask ourselves what does the future of education look like - both across the nation and locally in Eden Prairie Schools. Our Parent Post newsletter includes a regular educational series on future-focused educational learning and programming. We will pull interesting and engaging videos, TED Talks and other resources for you to view and follow along as we move through this process. Click the headlines of the below articles to learn more.
  • Why the 4 C's Matter

    April 28, 2016 -- Ensuring that our students are prepared for tomorrow's workforce requires an approach involving important skills, specifically communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking- called the 4 C's.

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  • The Foundation of Learning Crucial to Future Innovation

    April 14, 2016 -- In a recent blog post "Learning Before You Innovate", George Couros writes about why the ability to learn is crucial to innovation.

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  • Fundamental Skills Today's Students Will Still Need Tomorrow

    March 31, 2016 -- Author Eric Pauler shares in his article Four Predictions for Students' Tomorrows - fundamental skills students will need to posses in order to be successful today and into their future based on his four predictions.

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  • Transforming Classrooms to Learner-Focused

    March 3, 2016--Technology has changed the world, and classrooms are no exception. Education traditionally has been focused on memorizing and regurgitating content. The teacher was the bearer of all content knowledge, and the only way to gain it was through them or a textbook. Today, content is ubiquitous. It's free, it's on every Internet-connected device, and it's growing exponentially and changing constantly.

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  • K-12 Horizon Report

    February 18, 2016--Last week's school board workshop included a presentation with Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Keith presented the K-12 Horizon Report, which examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning and creative inquiry in schools.

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