Tomorrow's Innovators

Essential Skills for a Changing World

By (author) Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm

Publication date:

18 October 2012

Length of book:

194 pages

Publisher

R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781475800807

Profound societal changes in the economic, technological, social, and educational fronts pose challenges for educators in their ability to equip young students with the skills and capabilities needed to navigate a digitally connected and complex world. Tomorrow’s Innovators: Essential Skills For A Changing World focuses on approaches and methods to help teachers infuse their basic subject matter lessons with creativity, innovation, and adaptability. On a broader scale, we provide elementary and middle school educators with insights into current educational issues and suggestions for converting new ideas into practical classroom applications.

Teachers need to transform the classroom or school into a contemporary learning environment by paying attention to consistent classroom routines, using assessment data for improvement, and having a coherent organizational structure. The old foundations of reading, writing, and mathematics and the new basics of science, technology, and the arts will be at the core of schooling. More than ever, thinking about curriculum and instruction has to occur as the traditional boundaries between politics, technology, culture, education, and ecology disappear.
Tomorrow's Innovators is a highly informative book for teachers, administrators, and involved parents. This book recognizes the fact that new research, standards, and technologies challenge the teacher to generate new ways of thinking, learning, and interacting with students. Dennis Adams and Mary Hamm also provide teachers with ideas and strategies that will help with the curriculum changes required in a digitalized and innovation-based world.