About 21st Century Education


"Education is the single most important job of the human race."

George Lucas

See article What is 21st Century Education?at www.21stCenturySchools.com. 21st Century Schools initiated this project, and is joined in the full organization, planning and implementation of the project by collaborators Educational Information and Research Center (EIRC), the Automotive High School of Brooklyn, NY, and the John Marshall High School of Glen Dale, West Virginia. Please see our Advisory Board for information on a very talented group helping to make this project a reality for students worldwide.

Must see videos:


According to filmmaker George Lucas, education is the single most important job of the human race. See this introduction to the George Lucas Education Foundation; their web site, www.Edutopia.org, is a rich resource offering examples of the best ideas for creating and implementing 21st century education.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 11 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues. Visit their wiki at http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/

Do Schools Kill Creativity? A talk by Sir Ken Robinson at TED.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). www.TED.com

A Vision of Students Today -

a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.