"Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world. Is sticking to content standards still appropriate?"
Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past.
....how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) teacher.
But PBL is the near-term solution. The ultimate destination is to align education with the requirements of a process-based world.
Via Stephanie Sandifer