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  • 1. Why must we change education?
  • 2. 'The future is unknowable, but not unimaginable' – Ludwig Lachmann
  • 3. Entering the Knowledge Age Agrarian Age Industrial Age Knowledge Age
  • 4. The Knowledge Age
  • 5. More Information More People More Careers Fewer Resources
  • 6. The Age of Change
  • 7. Moore’s Law
  • 8. “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” ― Heraclitus
  • 9. What do we need to change in education?
  • 10. 21st Century Skills Complex Communication Collaboration Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Creativity and Innovation Information and Media fluency
  • 11. From Low-Level Thinking to High-Level Thinking From Analog to Digital From Teacher-Directed to Student-Directed 21st Century Teaching
  • 12. 21st Century Schools Free range learners • Free to choose how they learn • Free to choose where they learn • Free to choose how they process their learning • Free to choose how they evidence their learning • Free to experience learning that is relevant and responsive to their needs not our limitations
  • 13. Universal Design for Learning = Equitable access to learning
  • 14. Learning at HPSS Learning Hubs Project Learning Specialised Learning MyTime With a lot of guided choice!
  • 15. How can we lead change in our schools?
  • 16. “Adaptive experts also know how to continuously expand their expertise, restructuring their knowledge and competencies to meet new challenges.” (Darling-Hammond 2006: 11)
  • 17. NZC Teaching as Inquiry
  • 18. Sigmoid Curve Model
  • 19. How can we be supported to make the necessary changes?
  • 20. The future is not something that is done to us, but an ongoing process in which we can intervene. – Keri Facer
  • 21. Be warm but demanding! We have the infrastructure. We have phenomenal educators. We have spectacular students. We have a stunning curriculum. Have high standards and if you must… …measure results.
  • 22. Provide recognition AND resourcing! Demand high standards. Demand excellent outcomes. But mostly, provide generous amounts of ongoing professional learning and support!
  • 23. Where and when will we make the change?
  • 24. Here and now… …it’s simply a matter of having a growth mindset. http://www.learning-
  • 25. The Future of Education The educational revolution will not be televised. It will be blogged, tweeted and co-constructed in code. The future is unknowable. Change won’t be slowed. So hurry up, build your own map. And whatever you do, at least get on the road.