Keeping Up with the 21st Century Learner
A passionate student is a learning student. Using digital media students are building their own learning experiences, constructing meaning, and collaborating in teams to solve authentic content-based problems. Teachers who use these empowering technologies are discovering we can have rigor without sacrificing excitement. The secret: Focus on student passion and interest. Come listen as Sheryl stirs a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that unleash the passion that lies within each learner.

Resources Mentioned in Presentation

Journal of School Improvement, Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2002

Podcasts of Tom Carroll and Peter Vaill

Andrew Churches' Blog

Mark Treadwell's Web site**

Second Life

Articles / Reports

Additional Resources

21st Century Teaching and Learning Project

Powerful Learning Practice

Blog Posts




Lisa Duke's students at First Flight High School in the Outer Banks in NC created this video as part of a service project in her Civics and Economics course curriculum.

To hear directly from her students on how this project impacted them and their learning go to and search for Bonner Bridge.

Laura Stockman
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