21st Century Education
"The world of work has changed dramatically over the past decade. Companies are more global and employee groups more diverse than ever before. Organizational structures are less hierarchical and more collaborative. And today's networked offices are full of technological distractions that would have been unimaginable to the 20th century manager."
Harvard Business Review,
Jan-Feb 2012 issue,
"3 Skills Every 21st Century Manager Needs".
Educators, corporations, technology leaders, government and foundations are accepting the challenge of transforming schools in order to prepare students for the complex world in which they will take their place.
Consensus seems to be building around the need for certain 21st Century skills. These include critical thinking, collaboration, and analyzing information as well as media literacy and comfort as a global citizen.
And yet, traditional core content, as well as personal values and character, are also increasingly valuable.
The Ursuline School understands these needs and is a clear leader in innovative education.
In the spirit of St. Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursuline order, we educate the whole person. The Ursulines have been, and continue to be, leaders in the education of girls. Project based learning has been introduced. Students collaborate in jigsaw groups and via Google Docs. Our rigorous curriculum is enhanced by the thoughtful use of technology. We invite you to read our technology vision, at left.
We understand that after teachers receive training, they benefit from assistance in bringing new information and teaching methods into their classrooms. Our Director of Technology Integration, Edwinna Lucyk, mentors teachers in this process. She empowers teachers to engage students and improve learning through technology. Mrs. Lucyk's biography is presented at left.
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but the ones who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."
Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist