21st Century Learning and Chipper
The Internet has revolutionized how we obtain knowledge and educate our kids. Immersed in the new tech world that is increasingly diverse, globalized, and complex, media-saturated. According to Dr. Douglas Kellner at UCLA this technological revolution will have a greater impact on society than the transition from an oral to a print culture (Kellner, Douglas; New Media and New Literacies: Reconstructing Education for the New Millennium).
Today’s kindergarteners will be retiring in the year 2067! We have no idea of what the world will look in five years, much less 60 years, yet we are charged with preparing our students for life in that world. That is what we aim for with our Let’s Go Chipper Educational Series for kids in 6th grade and under, with new media like apps and music as well as old media, such as books and crafts. Students are facing many emerging issues such as global warming, famine, poverty, health issues, a global population explosion and other environmental and social issues. These issues lead to a need for students to be able to communicate, function and create change personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global levels.
Even kindergarten children can make a difference in the world by participating in real-life, real-world service learning projects. You’re never too young, or too old, to make your voice heard and create change that makes the world a better place! Chipper’s goal is to make sure your future generations will appreciate nature and know how to take care of our precious planet.