Teaching Today for Tomorrow

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
John Dewey, 1944

I encourage you to consider Dewey’s quote for learners of all ages. The PBS video Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century premiered Feb. 2011. Admittedly a bit dated, it features innovative examples of 21st century education in several K-12 classrooms and includes comments from thought leaders. Watching this video makes me wonder — How do higher education institutions prepare future educators? The 2013 Higher Education Horizon Report helps describe the impact of key emerging technologies on education and when they are likely to enter mainstream use. Are future educators exposed to technologies identified in the Horizon report? Do we teach for today or for tomorrow? And if you respond with the latter — how?