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Why Schools Need to Change
Why Schools Need to Change

Today’s learners face an uncertain present and a rapidly changing future that demand far different skills and knowledge than were needed in the 20th century. We also know so much more about enabling deep, powerful learning than we ever did before. Our collective future depends on how well young people prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century life.

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April 2019

Use this tool from the NGLC MyWays project to reflect on your own personal experiences with real-world learning; to inventory your school's, district's, or network's existing Wider Learning Ecosystem offerings; and to identify potential assets and opportunities aligned to the 5 Zones of the Wider Learning Ecosystem: school-based extracurriculars, college-based learning, career-related learning, community-mediated learning, and everyday informal & formal learning.

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