NYC iSchool: Rethinking School for the 21st Century
Cisco’s ongoing commitment to transforming education for the 21st century reached a new milestone May 12, 2009 in America’s largest school district. Cisco Global Education, along side of Chancellor Joel Klein from the New York City Department of Education, and philanthropist and businessman Mort Zuckerman celebrated the successful launch of New York City’s first Model School focused on preparing students for the 21st Century. Just short of completing it’s first school year with the inaugural freshman class, the NYC iSchool has taken a problem-based learning approach to education. Teachers collaborate on thought provoking topics to integrate into the classroom while ensuring they still meet state mandated subjects and testing standards. Students learn in the context of real world problems, and just like the real world, they have access to a host of technology and information anytime, anywhere, and from anyplace. The NYC iSchool is leading the way in creating a culture in education that truly engages students with successful results. We believe that businesses have an unprecedented opportunity in helping to keep America strong, innovative, competitive, with an ability to create jobs, and help our country grow and lead in the 21st century . Chancellor Klein recognized the NYC iSchool as the first of many new schools that will launch in the near future with the common focus of preparing a new generation for the 21st Century and he acknowledged that it was Cisco’s vision that helped them reach the goal of creating these new learning environments.Some news on NYC iSchool here.