Our education system today is still heavily based on students being knowledgeable. Due to high-stakes testing, teachers are constantly measuring what students know, how much they know, and how they can demonstrate what they know. Put simply, too much emphasis is being put on the content, rather than the process.
In this keynote, I will share ideas and strategies for educators to help students become more knowledge-able. By focusing on the process, rather than the content, we can help our students learn how to learn, which is the greatest gift of all. With the right tools, resources, and guidance, we can teach our students to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and creative problem solvers. Thereby, shifting the paradigm of education from one that is knowledgeable, to one that is knowledge-able.
Bradley Lands the Director of Technology at an Independent School in Northern Virginia. In addition, he is also an Instructional Technology Specialist who provides consulting services for educators to help them meaningfully integrate Google Apps and other educational technology in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Brad is available for training, guidance, and support in the field of educational technology and has a background in STEM education. In addition to being a Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer, Brad is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Siemens STEM Institute Fellow, and a National Board Certified Teacher in Technology Education. Brad graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. and a MAT, and graduated from Virginia Tech with an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.