Transcript of "Personalization, Backpacks Full of Cash, and Rock Star Teachers: The Intersection of U.S. Education Policy, Technology and Media Hype"
Personalization, Backpacks full of Cash, and Rock Star Teachers:The Intersection of U.S. Education Policy, Technology, and Media Hype Justin Reich Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
"I do not believe in the institutionalstructure of public schooling anymore,"Richard Elmore said, noting that his long-standing work at helping teachers andprincipals professionalize their practice is"palliative care for a dying institution." Elmore predicted "a progressivedissociation between learning andschooling.“Elmore on C-Span
Edward Thorndike John DeweyEducation as Science of Education as Life Delivery
“One cannot understand the history ofeducation in the United States during the 20 thcentury unless one realises that Edward L.Thorndike won and John Dewey lost.”-Ellen Lagemann
Personalization as:• An individualized, optimized pathway through a standardized curriculum• A rejection of standardized curriculum and an exploration of personal pathways• A modification of standardized curriculum “skinned” with personalized content.• The experience of students making personal meaning of a shared curriculum
School Vouchers on SteroidsBACKPACK FULL OF CASH
• Will market competition force schools to improve in value and cost?• Will all voters have equitable access to school information?• Will middle class voters support “weighted- backpacks” for students from poor families?• Will communities thrive without central institutions?• Can a school serve its civic mission without a consistent school body?
Unbundling the Teaching ProfessionROCK STAR TEACHERS
Rockstar Teachers Unbundling the Teaching Professionhttp://youtu.be/PNUQInUkfoU
Unbundling the Teaching Professions Developing Curriculum Direct Instruction Answering QuestionsPastoral Care Tutoring Students Designing Lessons Observing Other Teachers Assessing Student Understanding Providing Physical Security of Translating Assessments Children and School Property to Actionable Follow-up