Thanks to all who attended my webinar on 21st Century Skills, Are We There Yet? We had a great discussion on whether we as educators are providing the skills our students will need in order to be productive citizens when they leave the K-12 setting. A couple of days after this webinar, I received the November 2010 issue of Ed Digest. And low and behold, there's an article, "A Century of Skills Movements" by Diane Ravitch, from American Educator. She mentions the fact that educators have been trying to meet the needs of our students in many of the same ways we are today. The name of the movement may have changed, but the idea is still the same. Teach students by them learning by doing, project based activities and not teaching subjects i,e, algebra, science, etc, in isolation.
So, back to my question, Are We There Yet?