Why We Do What We Do
One of the first questions asked when people visit with CHIE is “why do you do what you do?” The simple answer is that education is a complex process and no one should take the journey without a guide. CHIE is that guide.
Whether you consume education (student and family) or provide education (educational organization), the challenges found in the process are many. A quote from Karl Fisch in Did You Know says it best ~
We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
With this quote as a back drop, you can see why a guide is necessary. Too often consumers of education believe their experience is genuinely “best in show” and find out after it is too late that it was not. Likewise, providers of education too often invest in instructional strategies, curricula, resources, and staffs that they believe are “top of game” and find that when put to the tests of authenticity, effectiveness, and market place standards they are not. These disconnects are what make the processes of an educational journey a bumpy road that does not always end in positive outcomes.
CHIE believes that an affirmative and productive educational experience can only be found when informed consumers and skilled providers join together to create a positive energy. Ensuring successful educational experiences for students and families and helping educational organizations remain current and effective are the reasons we do what we do.