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The Neshaminy community empowers students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. Neshaminy - We build futures!

Where is the Shift?

  • How are you using technology to empower students? Are you promote deep rigor and critical thinking skills? Are you using your technology resources to promote global connections and collaborations?
  • Are you creating productive digital citizens who understand good and right in a fast changing world?
  • Do you balance the celebration of individual achievement with empowering students to live and succeed in a participatory culture-- one that shifts the focus of literacy from individual expression to community involvement?
  • Are you maximizing the opportunities of collective action to underscore what a life of purpose and lifelong learning can entail in the 21st Century?
  • Are you building skills that will serve students in their future or yours?

AGENDA for Literacy Day

Keeping Up with the Net Generation

Time: 08:15 am to 09:15 am
Today's changing world challenges us to re-envision what we do in our schools and classrooms or risk a growing irrelevance in our students’ lives. Come listen as Sheryl discusses how schools have changed and how they need to change to meet the demands of a modern world and remain relevant in the lives of the students they teach.

Leading in the 21st Century

Time: 9:25-11:00
How do we promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning among all teachers in our schools? As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the 'real world' of teaching and learning, virtual exchanges, online mentoring and other Web-based environments will play increasingly important roles in educational reform. The "new" Web affords us an amazing opportunity to pursue our passions within online communities of like-minded learners from around the globe. And at the core of this challenge is how well we realize the potentials of today's emerging technologies in our own professional and personal learning practice as educational leaders.

Schooling for the 21st Century-Unleashing Student Passion

Time: 12:15-1:30 & 1:40-3:00
A passionate student is a learning student. As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Come join in a discussion of why we should all have a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that unleash the passion that lies within each learner.