Wightman presents internationally recognized education leader as part of virtual town hall series on October 21, 2020

As virtual learning and new distancing and health precautions for in-person learning take center stage during the COVID-19 pandemic, education models are being reshaped in ways few could have imaged just a year ago. To assist educators with the rapidly changing landscape, Wightman’s education design team began offering a Zoom series, Wednesdays with Wightman – a Town Hall for Best Practices in Education, in April. 

For its next installment of this town hall series, Wightman has scheduled internationally recognized educational expert Ian Jukes on Wednesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. EST His presentation, Welcome to the Digital Revolution: Education in the Age of Disrupted Learning, is designed for school administrators, teachers, school board members, and others who participate in educational decision making.

In today’s digital landscape, we are witnessing the Age of Disrupted Learning, an incredibly turbulent time driven by technology and pandemic where every part of society is experiencing upheaval as the result of the pervasive nature of disruptive change. To thrive in these chaotic times, our schools, like our businesses, communities, and families, must continuously adapt to changing conditions.

This presentation examines the changing nature of our world; identifies the critical 21st-century skills not currently being addressed by our educational system; and specifically identifies how we can effectively engage learners so that they can perform exceptionally well on traditional exams, while simultaneously learning the critical new basics needed to excel in both school and life beyond school.

Participants will be provided with access to an extensive digital library of resources aligned to the Education in the Age of Disrupted Learning presentation.

About the speaker

Ian Jukes is the co-founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international educational leadership consulting firm. Jukes has been a classroom teacher; a school, district, regional, and provincial leader; a writer; an international consultant; a university instructor; and a keynote speaker. He has worked with clients in more than 80 countries and made more than 13,000 presentations.

To date, he has written or co-written 22 books and 9 educational series, and 200 articles that have been published in various journals around the world. His most recent books include the award-winning Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation, Learning Without Classrooms, Teaching the Digital Generation, Living on the Future Edge, Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy Is Not Enough. He is currently working on three books – A Brief History of the Future of Education, LeaderShift 2020: Reinventing Our Schools for Extraordinary and Uncertain Times, and Tomorrow Is Here Today: Learning for Modern Times.

But, first and foremost, Jukes is a passionate educator. His focus has consistently been on the compelling need to prepare children for their future, not our past.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE, online event. Those wishing to attend may register at https://gowightman.com/events.