Susan D. Patrick President and CEO North American Council for Online Learning North American Council for Online Learning NACOL is the premier K-12 nonprofit organization in the field of online learning.
Susan D. Patrick
President and CEO
North American Council for Online Learning
The future will demand people who can express themselves effectively with images, animation, sound, and video, solve real world problems that require processing and analysis of thousands of numbers, evaluate information for accuracy, reliability, and validity; and organize information into valuable knowledge, yet students are not learning these skills in school.
Apex= Apex Learning, IncFLVS= Florida Virtual School VHS=Virtual High School
Apex= Apex Learning, Inc FLVS= Florida Virtual School VHS=Virtual High School
Transformation vs. Integration
“We have technology in our blood.”
-- High School Student
"Changes in our lives may not come as abruptly as for the young; yet we grow and change, and enter upon new journeys or new seasons, and are withal as much at sea (at least, much of the time) as any novice facing the world."
Risk-taking "...is an old-fashioned theme, for nowadays we go to great lengths to avoid risks.
....Yet something of an older bias lingers, and we are reminded now and then of times ... when it seemed better to put all save honor in jeopardy than to look too long before taking a leap. Somehow these seem to have been the best of times, and we would fain recapture their zest and assurance."
People may "plod along without vision, being naively surprised when things turn out well, and disillusioned or cynical if they go ill. They might be standing on the edge of a cliff while remarking on how solid the road is; or they arrive at a little Eden and assume it is only one more motel along the highway of life.“
August Heckschel, "The Risk-takers," C. S. Monitor, 6-19-81, p. 20.
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