Rapidly Changing the Education Mindset

Contributor: Dr. Rod Berger

“In education, we have an industry that is filled with passionate people who don’t see their situations as jobs,” Ryan Schaaf says. “They see it as the passion of their lives; they see it as their life’s work. They see themselves as really being the architects of civilization.” And yet in the discussion about the difficulty of changing education to meet the needs of the future, teachers seem to get the lion’s share of the blame. Many people fail to understand that the system might need to change, but educators remain our best and most valuable resource and most effective agents of change.

Due to chronic digital bombardment and the emergence of the new digital landscape, today’s youth play differently, process information differently, communicate differently and, most importantly,…Read more here.

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Ryan Schaaf, as a professor and award-winning author, wants to help educators reach all learners. Before higher education, he was a teacher, instructional leader, and mentor. In 2007, he was nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Ryan’s passion is helping teachers, students, and education leaders see the potential of using modern-day pedagogy and tools for instruction and how to leverage their potential for powerful learning experiences amongst diverse learning populations. His mission is to engage audiences in taking the necessary steps to prepare students for their bright futures.

FETC Presentations:

C227 | A Brief History of the Future of Education

C019 | Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Learning and Assessment

C106 | Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies That Work