In Due Season We Shall Reap

Plenary Presentation

Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
Tom Woodward (Henrico County Public Schools)

Abstract

The result of 12 years of formal education enters your classroom each fall.  These students are influenced by more than the Internet and video games. Far more powerful is their conceptualization of education and the skills and knowledge they have gained in those 12 years.  Since 2002, No Child Left Behindhas played a major role in shaping the educational experiences of the students you see today. What are the results of implementing high stakes testing and accountability? How does the prevalence of standardized tests impact the instructional expectations students bring to college?  What role should educational leaders in higher education play in determining their community’s educational future?   A dystopian future looms but it can be avoided if action is taken now.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)

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