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A challenge from the Apple training session

A challenge from the Apple training session

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    • Group 1
    • New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce
      • Commissioned by NECC
      • National Center for Education and the Economy
      • Published Dec 2006
    • What Does it Say?
      • Levels of education falling
      • Education model is failing
      • Our global position is falling
    • Some Specifics
      • Successful firms depend upon CREATIVE work vs ROUTINE work
      • Most successful workers are
        • Top academic performers
        • Creative and innovative
        • Able to learn quickly
    • Other specifics
      • Quality of college graduates is “mediocre” in terms of global competitors
      • 68 percent graduation rate - from HIGH SCHOOL!
      • 40% of those go to college
      • 27% are still in college the second year
      • 18% earn associates or BA degree
    • Other points
      • We’ve tried…
        • More money
        • More programs
        • More initiatives
      • The problem is the SYSTEM
    • How do we use the Document?
      • Blueprint for radical change!
    • How does it relate to standards?
      • Doesn’t mesh with NCLB
      • Difficult to measure
      • Vitally important
      • Perfect for CFF (using technlogy to enhance critical thinking skills and creative expression
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