"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." -Albert Einstein
Technology has transformed nearly all aspects of society, and education needs to support this transformation. Schools and communities are faced with the challenges of preparing our youth for the societal challenges ahead of them. As society becomes more technological and globally connected, students must become more techno-
logically literate, flexible, creative, computational, and collaborative -- in addition to the traditional knowledge and skills that have been valued in schools for over a century.
A Look at Workforce Challenges
As new technologies have emerged, demands of the workforce have drastically shifted. For example, manufacturing used to be manually repetitive and regimented, but technology has made modern manufacturing and factories far more automated. Human work in those environments is more creative nowadays and less repetitive. Workers also need to be able to communicate and collaborate well and make informed decisions. Since technology has been integrated into these environments, workers need to understand technology well enough to support it.