Foreword Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. What Skills Will Students Need for the 21st Century? 2. Six Ways to Teach for Independent and Higher Learning 3. Teaching Students How to Solve Problems References Index
Ted McCain is coordinator of instructional technology for Maple Ridge Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. He also has taught computer networking, graphic design, and desktop publishing for Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. He is the author of six books on the future, effective teaching, educational technology, and graphic design. In 1997, McCain received the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum that prepares students for employment in technology directly out of high school. For the past twenty years, McCain has done consulting work for businesses and school districts on effective teaching for the digital generation and the implementation of instructional technology. His clients have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Aldus, and Toyota, as well as many school districts and educational associations in both the United States and Canada. He is passionate in his belief that schools must change so that they can effectively prepare students for the rest of their lives.
"Ted McCain gives readers clear, detailed, and readable strategies in order to engage students in active learning. The real-world content for students is key to an authentic, sustainable ability to problem solving." -- Guylene Robertson, Assistant Superintendent "In our current NCLB-test-driven environment, this book provides a guide for teachers who want their students to be life-long learners with real-world problem solving skills." -- Michael A. Burke, Director, District Media and Technology Services "McCain's insights as an educator go way beyond the classroom. He truly grasps the need for schools to prepare young people for life in an increasingly dynamic world. This book continues Ted's tradition as a writer who speaks with great insight and clarity." -- David Thornburg, Director