The Artifacts Academy presents a methodology that meets the challenges of the 21st century classroom. We live in a new time. It is the Age of Innovation and Information. Digital technologies, not coal and steel, fuel our economy. The rules have changed. Expectations are different. Success requires a new set of “21st century skills.”
Business, industry, education and government need young people who can work with others to solve problems, make evidence-based decisions, and communicate both their process and their conclusions, not only to their peers, but also to wider, global audiences. As professional educators, we need to prepare our students to analyze, synthesize, discuss, decide and communicate. The Artifacts Academy demonstrates the methods that meet the challenge.
Through short, topic-focused video presentations, classroom teachers who have incorporated artifacts into their lessons demonstrate the methodology involved in teaching with artifacts. The process is simple. The methodology flows through four interrelated steps that begin when you place an object in front of a class and ask the question, “What is this and why is it important to us right here, right now?”
This process occurs each and every time an artifact is introduced into a classroom. It is the natural way in which we learn from the time we put that first finger, toe, or toy into our mouths as babies in the crib.
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