Barnett Berry Video
I gather that some people have had trouble with the embedded video so I am instead making it a link to the Edutoipia site where you can view his video as well as other resources related to education reform. Thanks for letting me know!
Barnett Berry is the president and CEO of the advocacy organization Center for Teaching Quality. In the preceding video he clarifies for all of us just who is going to reform our current system and outlines ways in which that can be done. He bases his ideas on what he calls the Four Emergent Realities:
The Four Emergent Realities include:
1. A new learning ecology that provides a “24-7, just-in-time” learning environment with specific assessment tools.
2. Having teachers trained and working both in and out of Cyberspace.
3. Teachers working as teams with a structure to support differentiated teaching careers over time.
4. Teacher-preneurs (we used to refer to these progressive educators as mentors) who teach but are also allowed time, space, geography (connecting in person or online) and reward to spread expertise in and out of Cyberspace.
I think Barnett may be onto something.