Tomorrow's Innovators: Essential Skills for a Changing World

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Author:   Dennis Adams ,  Mary Hamm
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN:  

9781475800814


Pages:   194
Publication Date:   19 October 2012
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards- Best Foreign Cuisine Book Winner in the UK 2012
  • Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards- Best Foreign Cuisine Book Winner in the UK 2012
  • Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best Foreign Cuisine Book 2012
  • Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best Foreign Cuisine Book 2012.

Overview

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.

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Author:   Dennis Adams ,  Mary Hamm
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield Education
Dimensions:   Width: 15.10cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 22.70cm
Weight:   0.290kg
ISBN:  

9781475800814


ISBN 10:   1475800819
Pages:   194
Publication Date:   19 October 2012
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction: Essential Skills in a Changing World Chapter 2: Thinking and Learning in a technologically-intensive world Chapter 3: Collaborative Learning: A Role for Small Groups in Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Chapter 4: Communication Technologies Chapter 5: Science and Math: Focus, Inquiry, and Creative Problem Solving Chapter 6: Reading and Writing: Literacy and Language Skills in a Changing World Chapter 7: Arts Education: Connections, Knowledge, and Informed Encounters

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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. -- Cindy Mazoch, teacher, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Adams and Hamm provide insight and a new dream for creating a culture for twenty-first-century learning. Tomorrow's Innovators provides a framework for helping teachers transform the fundamental elements in today's experiences that awaken creativity and energy. A must read for developing essential skills in a changing world, this book gives us a view of global competition and of the revitalization of the nation's schools. -- Donna Frenzel, Wisconsin teacher and university lecturer Tomorrow's Innovators offers fresh insight to educators through useful activities which convey critical skills. Collaborative learning is followed to ignite student learning, enhancing their imagination to follow up on individual curiosity. Since knowledge is rarely constructed in isolation, this publication takes in years of experience and presents it in a easy to use format. -- James L. Ring, Teacher, New Brunswick, Canada Tomorrow's Innovators provides a comprehensive overview of current trends in education. It is especially useful for teachers who want a clear idea of where things are going. The book highlights the value of collaborative teaching and provides strategies suited to the modern classroom. The authors draw connections between traditional subjects, today's essential skills, and the evolving technology of tomorrow. -- Meaghan Storey, Teacher, New Brunkswick, Canada Tomorrow's Innovators is a great tool for teachers dealing with a rapidly changing, innovation based world. It highlights how technology can be used effectively for the advantage of teachers and students in developing 21st century skills. It provides teachers with a clean framework to foster creativity and critical thought in the classroom. Overall, an important read for teachers of all students. -- James Strickland, Teacher, Newfoundland, Canada


Author Information

Dennis Adams, Ph.D., is a Canadian educational consultant who has taught classes at McGill University in Montreal. He is author of more than 12 books and a hundred journal articles on various educational topics. Mary Hamm is a Professor at San Francisco State University. Her specialties are science and mathematics. She has worked on both science and math standards project and has published more than 10 books and 80 journal articles on these topics.

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