Getting Smart

Summary of Chapter 5 - Equalization - by Terry Johnson

Connecting all students to excellence

This chapter states that because of increasingly more affordable on-line learning opportunities that anyone can learn anything almost anywhere from the best of the best teachers. Technology is making richer educational opportunities available through innovative ideas like TED, Edmoto, Khan Academy, Strive for College Collaborative, and Presence TeleCare. The role of the classroom teacher is going to be very different in the very near future. Are we going to be ready for the change?

Questions to think on

How is CISD preparing its teachers for the changing role they are going to be asked to take as they become one of many resources of knowledge in the classroom? Are the students being prepared to be independent learners, especially in the elementary schools?