“The US Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs by the age of 38.  One in four workers has been with their current employer for less than one year.  One and two has been there less than five years.”

“The amount of new technical information is doubling every two years.  For students starting a four-year technical degree, this means that half of what they learn in the first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.”

“We are living in exponential times.  There are 31 billion searches on Google every month.  In 2006, this number was 2.7 billion.  To whom were these questions addressed B.G. (before Google)?  The first commercial text message was sent in December of 1992.  Today, the number of text messages sent and received every day, exceeds the population of the planet.” 

--Rose, D., Fisch, K., and McLeod, S. “Did You Know 2014.”  Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, February 2014. Date Retrieved May 7, 2014.

Preparing our students to live in a world that is exponentially changing is an ongoing challenge.  The Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Education Innovation Task Force was created to develop a Three-Year Plan to meet this challenge.  

To achieve the goals of the Education Innovation Task Force, WCCS plans to provide students with daily access to technology. This will increase our focus on authentic learning and critical thinking. In addition, increased access to technology will also strengthen our focus on college and career readiness, thereby positioning our students for success after high school.

Shift Happens 2015