A group of educators from the Littleton, Colo., school district, spearheaded by Karl Fisch, director of technology at Arapahoe High School, put together a PowerPoint slide show at the beginning of the school year to help the teachers envision how the work they do impacts the world and the future. The slide show, Did You Know? is a thought-provoking look at globalization and the lightning speed of the information age. It challenges us to prepare for a future we can barely glimpse, it's morphing so fast. It warns us that we can't afford to live life as we have.
What does that mean for the small communities of west central Minnesota? For our schools and employers? For our region's youth? Think about it as you watch the slide show.