21st Century Learning
The shifting policy landscape provides a historic opportunity for school systems to engage educators, parents, business leaders, and communities in redesigning the educational experience to better meet the needs of today's learners. There is a compelling intersection around the vision and aspirations of each of these groups. We know that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful, authentic work aligned to real-world challenges and their unique interests. We know that teachers want to be able to focus on the design of learning that is interesting, inspiring, and nurtures student growth. Parents want their children to be engaged and excited about learning as part of an experience that prepares them for future success. And, the business community wants to hire employees who can communicate, collaborate, innovate, and solve problems.
Like school systems across the country, Battelle for Kids is also rethinking how we engage in this important work. We want to contribute in a meaningful way to help school systems—in partnership with educators, parents, business leaders, and communities—inspire passion and purpose in learning for every student. As we shape our future, we have been actively listening to school leaders across the country. We are also bringing together Ohio districts through SOAR to connect, collaborate, and innovate around high-impact strategies for fostering a 21st century learning environment. We will share more about what we have learned from the field and our future approach in the coming months.