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  • Making America globally competitive
    Kristen Davis
  • Key to Being Globally Competitive
    “In the future, how we educate our children may prove to be more important than how much we educate them.”
    - T.I. Friedman (The World is Flat, p. 302)
  • According to Friedman
    There are FOUR important skills to becoming a global learner
  • Enhancing Global Learners
    Be an independent learner
    know HOW to learn
    Have a passion and curiosity for all things
    Interact positively with people
    Nurture your Right brain as well as your Left
  • Learning HOW to Learn
    Constantly absorb new information
  • Learning HOW to Learn
    Learn a new way to do things
  • Learn HOW to Learn
    Be motivated to teach yourself
  • Learn HOW to Learn
    Learning
  • CP + PQ > IQ
  • Curiosity Quotient (CQ) + Passion Quotient (PQ) is greater than
    Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
    **Passionate teachers create kids with higher CQ’s and PQ’s**
  • Positive Interactions
    People skills will be and are MORE valuable than computer skills
    In the global world, you need to be able interact with people daily
  • Positive Classroom Environment
    Classroom should be a safe, loving environment
    Students need to be able to trust their teachers
    Teacher-student connection is KEY: more information will be learned
  • Nurture your Right brain as well as your Left brain
  • LEFT BRAINRIGHT BRAIN
    - analysis - synthesis
    - sequence - context
    - literalness - emotional expression
  • Globally Competitive Classrooms
    Should integrate:
    Project- based learning
    Technology
    21st Century Skill
  • Project Based Learning
    Assessments through other means than tests:
    Presentations
    Labs/Investigations
    Research Projects
    Reports
    Create Products
    etc.
  • Technology
    Integrate technology in lessons through:
    Podcasts
    Smartboards
    Classroom Response System (CRS)
  • 21st Century Skills
    Learn independently
    Analyze and synthesize data
    Communicate well in different forms
    Apply learning to new situations
    Work in teams
    Find and organize information to problem solve
    Conduct investigations
    Self-monitor to improve one’s learning
  • “Right Stuff”
    These skills and abilities combined make up the “Right Stuff”to make America’s classrooms globally competitive.
  • Sources
    Friedman, T.L. (2006). The World is Flat. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Gircox.
    Darling-Hammond, L. and McCloskey, L. Assessment for Learning Around the World. Phi Delta Kappan 90.4 (2008): 263-72.