Part I:

THE WHY: It’s Time to Shake Up Learning

Rapidly-evolving technology and the demands of the digital age are transforming not only the way we live but also the way we learn. One thing is for certain—educators cannot continue the status quo if they expect to equip young people for the world to come. The tools students are using are newer, sleeker, and faster than ever before. In some cases, the medium is even changing the message. Our advanced technology is changing our content—sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. In this section, we will explore why it is time to Shake Up Learning, the historical changes that mirror the advancements and reactions in the twenty-first century. We will dig deeper into the way the Internet age has reshaped learning. We’ll discover shifts in the job market and predictions for our students’ futures, including the growth of entrepreneurship. As educators, we have a chance to use these changes to shake up learning.