In today’s digital world, we are witnessing the evolution of an incredibly turbulent new age. It’s the Age of Disrupted Learning—an age where every part of society is experiencing a complete upheaval due to the chronic and pervasive nature of disruptive change. In order to thrive, our schools, like our businesses, communities, and families, must continually adapt to these changing conditions. This presentation examines the changing nature of our world; identifies the critical 21st-century skills not being addressed by our current educational system; and specifically identifies how we can effectively engage learners so that they can perform exceptionally well on exams while simultaneously learning the critical new basics needed to excel in both school and life beyond school.
Ian Jukes is the founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international educational leadership consulting firm. He has been a classroom teacher - teaching every grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12, a school, school district, and Ministry director, a writer, an international consultant, a university professor, and a keynote speaker. To date, Ian has worked with clients in more than 80 countries and made more than 12,000 presentations.
He has also written 17 books and nine education series. His most recent books include the award-winning Reinventing Learning For the Always-On Generation, Learning Without Classrooms, Teaching the Digital Generation, Living on the Future Edge, Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy Is Not Enough. He is currently working on three books - A Brief History of the Future of Education. LeaderSHIFT, and Where IT Meets ET.
First and foremost, however, Ian is a passionate educational evangelist. From the beginning, his focus has been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generation - and to prepare them for their future and not just our past.
Ian was the creator of the 21st Century Fluency Project; and is the catalyst behind the Springboard21 Diagnostic and Reporting Tool. In keeping with modern times, Ian has created a vast digital library of educational resources and best practices that he shares with his many clients through his blog and extensive Twitter following. He is also a great believer in paying things forward and acts as a mentor to other educational professionals, supporting them to write books, develop workshops and presentations, and grow professionally.
First and foremost, Ian is a passionate educational evangelist. From the beginning, Ian’s focus has been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generations - and to prepare them for their future and not just our past.