In our Selection and Integration of Instructional Technologies class we’ve been discovering how the world is adapting with technology in the 21st century. Schools, however, are having problems following suit (not always their fault!). The need for teachers to teach in 21st century classrooms and not in similar fashion to the Industrial Age, is essential for students to succeed in today’s society.
Our class has reviewed Principal Shawn Holloway’s (from Manson Northwest Webster in Northwest, Iowa) model of assessing effective instruction in his classrooms using a walkthrough procedure . Since I’m not teaching at this time, I chose to review a class I am currently taking to see how well the qualities of an effective 21st century classroom are being met. Check out my 21st century classroom walkthrough.