Building Your Roadmap to 21st Century Learning Environments: A Planning Tool for Education Leaders
From the Introduction: “Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments is a planning framework intended to bridge the gap between the prescriptive and holistic approaches to 21st century learning. The roadmap highlights the major milestones school districts must achieve, and provides supporting collateral written by five working groups who contributed to this report. The framework embraces the fact that every school and district is unique – one size does not fit all. A given school may judge itself as excelling in one area, and needing improvement in another. This planning tool acknowledges that there is no single, nor optimal pathway. Different schools and school systems will have different goals, depending on their local circumstances. Therefore, the tool has been designed to help schools and school districts plot their own unique course to 21st century learning environments.”
An interactive, online version of the roadmap is available at www.roadmap21.org.
This tool is very detailed and well thought out. It will be helpful for schools and districts as they evolve their local learning environments to address the needs of 21st-century learners (with a focus on technology). It also keeps in mind the needs of diverse learners.