The War of The Learning Worlds: 50 Million K12 Students Remain Stuck In A "World That No Longer Exists"

UnknownRE@L-logo_Corp_TM_New-Tag_8-15-17_CMYK-300x127A self-taught longshoreman who got his education from classic library books, Eric Hoffer left us this legacy:

“In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

Today, even the most learned among us often have no answers for our tech-driven world. Worse, we have fewer learners, period. So, what’s a nation to do? Re-read the 1980 classic, “A Nation at Risk?” (click the graphic below for a link to the Table of Contents).

A_Nation_at_RiskThat call to action, and the billions of dollars that went with it, left K12 learners at greater risk than those generations before them. All these misdirected efforts spawned a “Nation at Even Greater Risk,” and that’s where we are today.

We still ask ourselves what can be done? Fool us once, shame on those who should have known better. Fool us twice, shame on them and shame on those of us who collaborate.

Water-Capture-2We now have new tools for learning that we never had before. RE@L has created new resource-rich learning products for teachers and students everywhere and also for anytime learning.

Yes, it’s time for a major change in K12 EdTech and RE@L is leading the charge with our new RE@LResources™ STEM products: Water Quality Investigations™ (to be released soon).

RE@L and partner Moai will soon release a powerful, needed anti-tobacco-smoking-vaping product of personalized virtual learning-experiences for students, currently called “Nicotine Mysteries.™ Students learn from their personal choices.

On a larger scale, RE@L believes and is committed to the continuing development of new and effective RE@LResources™ that will change our currently stagnant  K12 curriculum.

RE@L believes:

  • Technology must be an integral part of effecting change in the K-12 curriculum; 
  • Technology will quickly be implemented into all facets of the K-12 system;
  • K12 teachers will pick up the tech skills needed to be effective in the classrooms.

STEM-circles1-437x1024One has to only look over the field of what is going in K12 schools because of technology.  The fastest changing variable in the whole complex field of K12 EdTech is the rate-of-change. RE@L can help teachers and Ed Tech specialists keep a keen focus on that variable.  

Our RE@L “Model for Change” and our new RE@LResources™ that go with it are unique, cutting edge learning tools apropos to what K12 needs right now.

RE@L STEM InvestigationsRE@L is ready to release these second-quarter tools to ensure more effective teachers and learners. Over 50 million students are ready for this world that now exists and also the worlds to come in their lives…a tall task to be sure.

Resources for teaching and learning changes can be found in the RE@LPortal™ which is the pathway to our  RE@LResources™, all of which are focused on real-world learning. 

Our RE@LTime Portal is a virtual gateway for teachers and students that help make more learning happen for all learners.

2Dale-with-OT-300x293As our RE@L leader and BlogMeister Dale LaFrenz says, “RE@L brings systemic change in the making…tested change that works in both the classrooms and learning-team rooms across our nation, and world-wide.” We know it works because it’s tested by students and teachers first.”

Dale says, “RE@L calls for Systemic Change in a revolutionary, new way. RE@L will bring that systemic change to K12. Our  new RE@LResources™ will bring a host of new, visionary products, empowering learners of today to become the leaders of a new world replete with new digital technologies that serve mankind.”
We at RE@L are ready, aimed and fired-up to lead K12 EdTech forward!
Help stop ignorance by helping each learner learn!
Stay tuned for more!

Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.