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Travis Lape  @travislape

Travis Lape @travislape

I am a Technology Integrationist who is constantly pushing the newest tools to support creativity and innovation in our classrooms. I am passionate about makerspaces and making in schools.

I earned my B.A. Elementary Education and Master in Leadership at University of Sioux Falls where my research focused on personalized learning models for Elementary and Middle Schools. I believe we must change the factory style learning system and empower our students to take a hold of their learning.

For speaking inquiries please e-mail me at [email protected]

You can connect with me on Twitter via @Travislape

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downloadI had the honor of hearing Ryan Leak speak at @iamembrace.  His message was spot on and drove me to write this post. We have known for quite some time that we need to start to change our 19th Century Factory-Model Education System. We have seen some schools being innovative in how they can change this model. As I was listening to @Ryanleak, it became evident to me that we ALL must make a change NOW. We must be bold and courageous and make necessary changes for our learners and their future.

Let's talk about why our 19th Century Factory-model Education System needs to change.

Let's talk about why our 19th Century Factory-model Education System needs to change.

Do you know what jobs are going to be created for our students when they graduate? The system we currently have was created to prepare students for assembly lines and for working in factories. With the use of technology, we now need people that can run those automated systems to make them better. We need critical thinkers to solve the next big problem in the technology world. 

A book that I love reading is Invent To Learn by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager. In it they say:  “The “jobs of the future” do not need scientists who have memorized the periodic table. In fact, business leaders say they are looking for creative, independent problem solvers in every field, not just math and science. Yet in most schools, STEM subjects are taught as a series of memorized procedures and vocabulary words, when they are taught at all.”

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