external image future-20070831-145355.jpg Yesterday’s education consisted of a set of literacy skills, a body of knowledge and the methods for teaching those skills to mostly willing students. Much is new about our world and our information environment. Meeting students’ needs for adapting to rapid changes means reconsidering what it means to be educated, reinventing where it happens and redefining what it is to be a teacher and a student.

Come for ideas to inspire and energize you, ready to expand your perceptions of teaching and learning and consider our future with optimism and excitement. Explore changes and challenges that hold the clues for retooling 21st century education.

David Warlick has devoted more than 30 years as an educator, working as a class­room teacher, district administrator and staff consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. His Landmarks for Schools Web site hosts some of the most popular online resources in education. Mr. Warlick is the author of 3 books on instructional technology and 21st century literacy. He has inspired audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

Mr. Warlick offers two 75-minute sessions after the keynote, Personal Learning Networks and Video Games As Learning Engines.