Pequot Lakes Schools' 2020 Vision provides each student with a rigorous, relevant and personalized learning experience. This vision is meant to ensure that every student is college and career ready with the knowledge and skills needed in today's 21st century work environment. A personalized learning experience requires differentiating instruction in order to provide instruction tailored to each student's particular needs.
Walking down a high school hallway, I see many things that haven’t changed since my high school days. Students still stop at their lockers to discuss weekend plans with friends and head off to their class with books and notebooks in hand. However, some things have changed. Nestled amongst those books are laptops and iPads, Chromebooks and smartphones. It’s true that today’s students are plugged-in to the digital world, but how prepared are they to capitalize on this technology for future career success?
Building 21st century skills is a major focus in education today. Schools across the country are working to teach students the technology skills that they will need in their post-secondary endeavors. Our graduates will need to be able to leverage the functions of multiple platforms and systems and have the knowledge to be competitive in tomorrow’s job market.