Archdiocese Curriculum and Technology in the 21st Century
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to ensuring exemplary educational experiences across all content areas for all its students. To that end, integrating 21st Century Learning skills and practices to improve student learning is an essential component.
Our world and how we live in it has changed dramatically recently; much of this change is due to the influence of technology. Our students have changed too as a result of the bombardment of images, video and ever-present access to information. Schools today need to acknowledge this change and transform the education process to meet the needs of today's learners that we have sitting in our classrooms. We need to move "Beyond the Textbook" and embed 21st century learning resources into our curricula.
The video below gives a great overview of discussion topics for educators. Begin your quest for understanding how teaching and learning is transformed in the 21st Century by watching this video called, "Learning to Change, Changing to Learn." This video was produced by the Consortium for School Networking (COSN).
The ACT 21 Committee, made up of district administrators, library media specialists, and technology coordinators, was formed in 2008 to outline and develop foundational best practices for technology integration into Archdiocesan schools. The results of this committee's work and ideas are presented on these pages.