“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzky
The Common Core State Standards arm educators with a powerful tool for rethinking instruction to better prepare American students for citizenry in a global society. The standards implore teachers and administrators to challenge their belief systems about teaching and learning. A redirected focus on application, relevance, and higher-order thinking skills speaks to the changing roles of teachers and the need for innovative learning environments for a new generation of students to achieve.
IDE Corp.’s consulting work is based on the belief that all change must be contextual, linked closely to the local culture and context. We partner with school districts that are looking to bring about lasting, substantive change in instruction to be well positioned for the future.
Team IDE works with educators to shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction. Our training is differentiated and technology-infused, modeling what we are presenting to teachers and administrators. We utilize Web 2.0 tools in our training to demonstrate to teachers and administrators how they can use them in their own work.