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  • "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.“Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States
  • In addition to changes in students and technology, we are facing changes in our teaching staffTraditional model of teacher age distributionMost of our content, structures and support systems such as Professional development are based on this model
  • Further work by Michael Horn shows expected growth in disruptive innovations based on technology to drive learning
  • We have seen the explosive growth of smartphones, now it makes sense to look at how that is changing what we are doing with the devicesMany of you may have seen this study and slides from Morgan StanleyDiscuss computing cycles and the evolution of those cycles. The mobile internet cycle is the 5th of its kind and they tend to last 10 yearsIn the 2000s desktop internet reached 1B devices, this study predicts that the mobile internet cycle will reach 10B devices before 2020The study predicted back in 2009 that mobile internet users were going to surpass desktop internet users around 2013/2014in Q4 2010, Smartphone sales exceeded PC sales for the first time (100.9 million smartphones, 92.1 million PC’s shipped; data from IDC). “Smartphones” don't include the tens of millions of tablets and iPods which could be considered mobile smart devices as well.Smartphones have the equivalent computing power, they are essentially providing computing in your hand all the timeanytime, anywhere access
  • "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.“Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States
  • Things need to change
  • We’ve talked to people about how technology can be a key to success. Here is how technology can impact EROI
  • But we also have some ingredients for success that can help make the ed tech investments successful Digital contentPlatformDigital PLC’s
  • Educational technologies have been scattered, not aligned to core mission and mismatchedHow do you (or your organization) view core technologies?HR – Finance - Student InfoCore technology so business can focus on core businessWhat is your Core Mission?(5 words or less)How should you view Core Mission technologies?Core technology so focus is on what matters and not technical issues.Organizational ThinkingIs Online Learning a Strategic/Core Component of your Teaching/Learning Vision or “Something Else”?
  • An effective Core Mission Technology can interface with other Core tools and effectively infuse various educational technologies into a comprehensive and manageable structure. Cost benefitMooreseville
  • We do not provide the educational experience, we provide the tools, resources, training and support so you can build better learning experiences for your students, staff and communityWe are the leader in this work
  • Education in 2011 and Beyond: Trends and Directions

    1. 1. Education in 2011 and Beyond: Trends and Directions <br />John Canuel<br />VP, K-12 Education Strategy<br />
    2. 2. —Michael Fullan, Author<br />Public comment,<br /> Aug. 2, 2007<br />“The organization we currently have is perfectly designed to deliver the results we currently get.”<br />
    3. 3. Achievement Gaps Still Exist<br />Average 8th grade Reading scores<br />National Assessment of <br />Educational Progress<br />(NAEP)<br />$91,700 per student spent for K-12 education <br />from ages 6-15<br />MERCATUS CENTER <br />AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY <br />$63 billion spent on K-12 Education IT in 2010<br />Gartner Research<br />
    4. 4. Teacher Demographics – Age<br />2007-08<br />1987-88<br />National<br />Commission on<br />Teaching and<br />America’s Future<br />Source: Richard M. Ingersoll. University of Pennsylvania, original analyses for NCTAF of Schools and Staffing Survey.<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. <ul><li>Florida to move all content to digital form aligned to Common Core Standards by 2015
    7. 7. South Korea to replace all textbooks with digital content in next 2 years
    8. 8. Smartphones will soon be the prominent device to access web content over laptops and computers
    9. 9. Mobile App downloads are expected to grow by over 600% from 2010 to 2014</li></ul>Digital Revolution<br />
    10. 10. Web Access<br />By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as most common Web access device worldwide<br />
    11. 11. Expanding expectations<br />Decreased Resources<br />Changing demographics<br />External innovations and Competition<br />Digital revolution<br />Perfect Storm of Challenges<br />
    12. 12. —Michael Fullan, Author<br />Public comment,<br /> Aug. 2, 2007<br />“The organization we currently have is perfectly designed to deliver the results we currently get.”<br />
    13. 13. Innovation and Competition <br />Tipping Point<br />Status Quo <br />Decreased Resources<br />Continuation of old practices in these changing times will result in continued gaps in meeting the teaching and learning needs of our staff, communities and students<br />
    14. 14. Educational Return on Investment (EROI)<br />Value of Investment (VOI)<br />
    15. 15. Educational Return on Investment (EROI)<br />Value of Investment (VOI)<br />
    16. 16. <ul><li>Digital teaching and learning organizational belief
    17. 17. “Core mission” educational technology platform
    18. 18. Rigorous digital content
    19. 19. Internal and external partners</li></ul>Ingredients for Success<br />
    20. 20. <ul><li>Closing the gap between the way students live and the way they learn.
    21. 21. Part of your organization’s “DNA”
    22. 22. Leadership = leading, not just endorsing
    23. 23. Technology
    24. 24. Instruction
    25. 25. Organization
    26. 26. All students
    27. 27. All Staff</li></ul>Digital teaching and learning organizational belief <br />
    28. 28. “Core mission” educational technology platform<br />Formative Assessments<br />Live meetings - Admin<br />Content Management<br />Digital Content<br />Device / Mobile Initiatives<br />Credit Recovery<br />Teacher Professional Development<br />Live classroom collaboration<br />Communications<br />Web 2.0 tools<br />Gifted Student Course support<br />Interventions<br />Technology Integration <br />Organizational Core Business and Information Systems<br />Virtual School<br />
    29. 29. “Core mission” educational technology platform<br />Live meetings - Admin<br />Content Management<br />Formative Assessments<br />Digital Content<br />Teacher Professional Development<br />Device / Mobile Initiatives<br />Credit Recovery<br />Live classroom collaboration<br />Communications<br />Web 2.0 tools<br />Virtual School<br />Technology Integration <br />Gifted Student Course support<br />Interventions<br />Core Mission Teaching and Learning Platform<br />Organizational Core Business and Information Systems<br />
    30. 30. Rigorous digital content <br /><ul><li>Best of traditional and digital worlds
    31. 31. Replicable
    32. 32. Consistency across classes/teachers
    33. 33. Ability to refine and reuse
    34. 34. Aligned to standards
    35. 35. Embedded formative assessments
    36. 36. Many sources
    37. 37. Developed internally
    38. 38. Purchased externally
    39. 39. Cooperative sharing
    40. 40. Combinations</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>What internal partners can and should support this work?
    41. 41. What work should you partner so you can focus on your core work?
    42. 42. Keep the main thing the main thing
    43. 43. Collaborative, not transactional partnerships</li></ul>Internal and external partners<br />
    44. 44. Our Mission<br />To Build a Better Education Experience<br />19<br />