Learning for Life in Our Times

As global director for the Oracle Education Foundation, Bernie Trilling has been deeply involved in the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  Together with colleague Charles Fadel, Bernie authored 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, an essential resource that maps the skills needed to survive and thrive in today’s complex and connected world.

In this episode of Radio TICAL, Bernie and Michael visit some of the key ideas from the book as well as some of the story behind how the Partnership came to its ultimate recommendations.

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Discovering Their Own Way—Students Using Technology to Help Their Community

The Environmental And Spatial Technology (EAST) Project is an elective program in many high schools and middle schools across the country.  EAST focuses on student-driven service projects using the latest  technologies.  Students find problems in their local communities, and then use these tools to solve them.  Lindsey and Morgan, two high school seniors from a small rural farming community in Harrisburg, Arkansas share how EAST has prepared them to be life-long learners and active community members.  They also discuss projects they have worked on including a water conservation project that resulted in saving the farms thousands of gallons of water.

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