Monday, January 09, 2012

Live Interview Tuesday, January 10th - Ian Jukes on Restructuring Education and 21st-Century Fluencies

Join me Tuesday, January 10th, for a special live and interactive webinar with the incredibly prolific and dynamic Ian Jukes--who describes himself as a "registered educational evangelist," and says that his mission in life is "to ensure that children are properly prepared for the future rather than society's past."  Ian's focus has consistently been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of children. We'll talk about the practical issues related to ensuring that change is meaningful, and about the pragmatic issues that provide the essential context for educational restructuring.

Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is available at and a portable .mp3 audio recording will be available soon after the show.

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor and keynote speaker. As President of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and on-line training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations.

Over the course of the past 10 years, Ian has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 9,000 presentations. He typically speaks to between 300,000 and 400,000 people a year. In August 2002 Consulting Magazine Online named him one of the top ten educational speakers in America.

Ian has written twelve books, 9 educational series and had more than 100 articles published in various journals. Ian is also the publisher and co-editor of the Committed Sardine Blog which is electronically distributed to more than 90,000 people in 60 plus countries.

He is also the creator and co-developer of TechWorks, the internationally successful K-8 technology framework; and was the catalyst of the NetSavvy and InfoSavvy information literacy series; he has been a Contributing Editor for several journals and magazines. His published books include Teaching the Digital Generation: No More Cookie Cutter High Schools, Windows on the Future, and Net.Savvy: Building Information Literacy for the Classroom. He has currently released on four new books as part of the 21st Century Fluency Series:
Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape
Living on the Future Edge
Literacy Isn't Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age
Getting it Right: Aligning Technology for 21st Century Learning.

Ian has also worked for several years with architectural firms to help facilitate planning new learning environments by taking the groups through a visioning process to help them align the thinking of the community (school board, administration, parents, students, community) about what new facilities should look like and how its design should align with the learning and instructional intentions of the school/district. Over the course of the past 20 years he has been involved in the design process for more than 60 new schools.

He also works with organizations and communities that have lost their market or economic base and wish to explore possibilities for preferred economic futures. When Ian is not travelling and speaking, he spends his time sailing in the Gulf Islands on the west coast of British Columbia aboard his boat, appropriately named "The Committed Sardine".

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