An Introduction To Modern Learning

There is a longstanding mindset for how teachers teach. The challenge is that this approach was developed for a world that increasingly does not exist. The future will have very different challenges and learner requirements and necessitate very different learning tools. To help our students prepare themselves for the future that awaits them once they leave school, educators must keep one eye on the present; and the other on where the world is headed. How do we equip students with a new and fundamentally different set of skills needed to thrive in the new global economy, while simultaneously ensuring that they continue to be successful on the tests required to demonstrate that they have learned the content in the curriculum? This presentation outlines a new approach to teaching, learning, and assessment that introduces nine essential skills all students will need for success in the modern world. Attendees will be provided with access to an extensive digital library of resources aligned to the An Introduction to Modern Learning presentation.

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Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

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Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes is the founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international educational leadership consulting firm. Born in Victoria and raised in West Vancouver, he has been a classroom teacher in Delta and the Gulf Islands. He has taught at every grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and been a school administrator, a BCTF PD Associate, a provincial coordinator, a university instructor, a national and international consultant, and a keynote speaker. To date, he has worked with clients in more than 80 countries and has made more than 9,000 presentations. He has authored or co-authored 18 books and 9 educational series. His most recent publications are the award-winning Reinventing Learning For the Always-On Generation, Leadershift, Where IT Meets ET, Teaching the Digital Generation, Living on the Future Edge, Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy Is Not Enough. First and foremost, Ian is a passionate educator. From the beginning his focus has been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become more relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generations - and to help students prepare themselves for their future and not just our past. Ian can be reached at

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