What we want for our children may not be much different than it was a century ago. But the world has changed, and education hasn't kept up. Despite many great people and programs, far too many students in today’s education system are uninspired by school and unprepared for work and civic life.
Rapid cultural changes and breakthrough innovations have opened the door to fundamentally transform the way we approach education. Imagine a system that inspires lifelong learning. Imagine a system that:
Wraps around each learner to provide the education they need, instead of requiring the learner to fit into a one-size-all system with narrow expectations of what you need to know to succeed.
Coordinates resources in new, efficient ways, going beyond the diminishing resources and learning opportunities available in a traditional classroom.
Empowers learners and their families to truly take advantage of the opportunities available in a new era.
Ensures learners are on a pathway that is personally meaningful and fulfilling.
Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart