School leaders share tips for becoming 'Future Ready'

Dec 1, 2016

When Principal Lourenco Garcia set out to transform Revere High School, he focused on structure. Revere, MA, about five miles northeast of Boston, is home to a large international population, with almost one-third of residents in 2010 identified as foreign-born in the U.S. Census. Garcia’s goal was a transformation. One key to the school’s future, he knew, would be making sure that his students were prepared for the 21st century with the technology skills they needed to succeed. He wanted to support a culture shift, and first he looked at structure.

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Whether they are teaching multiplication facts with the video game Minecraft or exploring engineering concepts in a Lego-themed makerspace, educators in Pennsylvania’s Montour School District always ask themselves, “Is this best for children?”—not just for today, but for the future students will face as adults. “Our entire school community, led by our superintendent and school…

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