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    1. 1. What Will Help our Students be Globally Competitive?<br />Anna Geitner Yates<br />EDU 274- Global Education<br />July 16, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Primary Influences on Student Performance <br />Teacher Ability<br />Student Ability<br />
    3. 3. Internationally Successful Teachers<br />Singapore<br />Finland<br />Highly competitive. Just 10% of Finnish college graduates are accepted<br />Teachers must have master's degrees<br />College is free in Finland.<br />Ongoing teacher development – minimum one afternoon per week, observation, and classes. <br />Teachers come from the top third of high school classes<br />Full college tuition is paid and receive 60% teacher’s salary while students<br />Teach 12 months a year<br />Beginning pay higher than beginning MD<br />Minimum 100 hours on development activities annually<br />
    4. 4. “Countries that do best on international tests draw teachers from the top third of college graduates. <br />In the United States, most teachers come from the bottom third” <br />Joel I. Klein, <br />Chancellor of the New York City <br />Department of Education<br />U.S.A<br />
    5. 5. What do U.S. Teachers Need?<br />Investment in our Teachers<br />Stringent educational requirements for teachers<br />Government Assistance programs for educating publicly employed teachers<br />Planned professional development<br />Competitive pay and performance management<br />
    6. 6. What do U.S. Teachers Need?<br />Stringent educational requirements for teachers<br /><ul><li>Raise the minimum standards for college performance
    7. 7. Identify teacher candidates in high school
    8. 8. Give priority to high performers in hiring and pay</li></li></ul><li>What do U.S. Teachers Need?<br />Government Assistance programs for educating publicly employed teachers<br /><ul><li>Target promising high school graduates for scholarship opportunities
    9. 9. States pay for college education in exchange for working as a teacher in state school system
    10. 10. Government offered incentives for educational performance –housing, pay, better opportunity, and additional development</li></li></ul><li>What do U.S. Teachers Need?<br />Planned Professional Development<br /><ul><li>Make professional development mandatory
    11. 11. Schedule professional development on a regular basis with annual requirements
    12. 12. Plan specific targeted development that fulfills individualized state and school system needs
    13. 13. All teachers are observed on a regular basis with specific, immediate feedback on performance</li></li></ul><li>What do U.S. Teachers Need?<br />Competitive Pay and Performance Management<br /><ul><li>Simply pay teachers at or above average incomes for college graduates
    14. 14. Competitive Income attracts and retains job candidates</li></ul>Starting salary for a 1st year teacher in North Carolina with a bachelors degree <br />$30,430<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16. Starting salary for a 1st year teacher in North Carolina with a bachelors degree $30,430<br />34% Less than national average<br />
    17. 17. Internationally Successful Students<br />Finland<br />Singapore<br />Preschool emphasizes "self-reflection" and socializing, not academics.<br />Same curriculum for all students <br />Problem solving skills and generalization of concepts<br />Very little standardized testing.<br />Learning a 2nd language mandatory<br />. <br />Preschool emphasizes conceptual learning, i.e., Singapore math<br />Different streaming for different skills<br />Problem solving skills and generalization of concepts<br />Very little standardized testing<br />Learning a 2nd language mandatory<br />
    18. 18. The International Achievement Gap<br />Scientific Literacy <br />One quarter (24.4 percent) of U.S. fifteen-year-olds do not reach the baseline level of science achievement. This is the level at which students begin to demonstrate the science competencies that will enable them to use science and technology in life situations <br />
    19. 19. The International Achievement Gap<br />Mathematics Literacy <br />Over one quarter (28.1 percent) of American fifteen-year-olds performed below the baseline level of mathematics proficiency at which students begin to demonstrate the kind of skills that enable them to use mathematics actively in daily life (OECD 2007b). <br />
    20. 20. The International Achievement Gap<br />Problem Solving <br />Half of American students fell below the threshold of problem-solving skills considered necessary to meet emerging workforce demands (OECD 2004). <br />
    21. 21. What do U.S. Students Need?<br />Investment in our Education<br />Learn how to learn and to study<br />Problem solving and critical thinking skills<br />Deep conceptual understanding of primary subjects<br />People and relationship skills<br />
    22. 22. What do U.S. Students Need?<br />Investment in our Education<br />Learn how to learn and to study<br /><ul><li>Curiosity Quotient(CQ)
    23. 23. Passion Quotient (PQ)
    24. 24. Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
    25. 25. Allow CQ + PQ > IQ</li></li></ul><li>What do U.S. Students Need?<br />Investment in our Education<br />Problem solving and critical thinking skills<br /><ul><li>Teach skills needed in many situations, not to standardized tests
    26. 26. Offer many opportunities to use skills
    27. 27. Test concepts and problem solving, not facts
    28. 28. Formative and sumative assessment</li></li></ul><li>What do U.S. Students Need?<br />Investment in our Education<br />Deep conceptual understanding of primary subjects<br /><ul><li>Teach fundamental principles
    29. 29. Many right ways to answer questions
    30. 30. Thorough understanding of core subjects leads to the ability to use abstract concepts
    31. 31. Ability to generalize in real life </li></ul> situations<br />
    32. 32. What do U.S. Students Need?<br />Investment in our Education<br />People and Relationship Skills<br /><ul><li>Model positive relationships
    33. 33. Encourage peer teaching
    34. 34. Emphasize team and group work
    35. 35. Collaboration rather than competition
    36. 36. Improve communication –
    37. 37. Teach a 2nd language</li></li></ul><li>What does the “Right Stuff” look like in the classroom?<br />Teacher<br />Student<br />High performing and passionate<br />Highly educated and capable<br />Loves to teach<br />Proven track record of success<br />High performing, curious, and passionate<br />Knowledgeable about subject<br />Loves to learn<br />Can exhibit ability in tests, life, and classroom activities<br />
    38. 38. Ultimately the individual student is the key.Dr. David Moursund - Currently Emeritus Professor, University of Oregon <br />

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