Mission of the NC State Board of Education: Every public school student will graduate from high school globally competitive for work or post-secondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.
Today’s learners have grown up in a digital world. They have cell phones, computers, multi-dimensional video entertainment, iPods, the Internet, and they have never seen a TV without a remote control. Our children are hyper-communicators, goal planners, multi-taskers, experts at figuring out and using technology, and they are active learners.
Yet students experience a huge gap between their everyday lives and activities when they walk into a classroom. They now use paper, pencils, listen to one person lecture them, read dated textbooks, then memorize for a test.
Engaging these students and making education relevant is critical...for our schools to continue to effectively and fully prepare the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.