Organizing Literacytm Campaign
EDUCATION FUTURES PROGRAM(EFP) (download PDF)>>Partner with us
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The k-12 education space is under increasing pressure to improve teaching effectiveness, improve learning efficiency,and allow for natural improvements in student performance through more creative and empowering means of student learning.
As teachers are being challenged to handle more students with fewer resources, they are under additional pressure to excite and motivate their students and take direct responsibility for increasing student performance.
Teachers are also expected to understand on a more personal level, the skills, strengths and weaknesses of each student, while improving communication with families so that significant others outside the direct educational fabric can contribute as partners to the overall learning experience and intended outcomes. At the same time, a key trend, if not a transformation, that is impacting both teachers and students is their need to deal with and comprehend large amounts of information that is no longer provided dominantly in paper but increasingly in digital form on computers and the internet. While that transformation is under way, each student is expected to take a more proactive and personal responsibility for their own learning experience. Couple this with the reduction in funding for teacher staffing, causing teacher/student ratios to head in the wrong direction, there is increased risk that students will become alienated and disenfranchised in the process.
The Education Futures Program(EFP) is proposed as a partnership between university, industry, philanthropists, educational institutions, educators, families, and students that will
(a.) take a leadership role in developing best practices for classroom operations that supports the change in k-12 teaching methods, curriculum delivery, and content acquisition arising out of the shift from paper and pencil based information delivery systems to the use of digital information delivery systems on computers and the internet
(b.) provide a consistent model and frame work for improving teaching efficiency and enhancing the ability of teachers to deliver and students to gather, process, learn, and reference curriculum specific content
(c.) encourage students to naturally extend their personal learning styles and curriculum independent skills in critical thinking, “thinking about thinking about learning”, and the generalized skill of being self-organizing
(d.)increase the success each student has in taking responsibility and personal control over their own learning experience.