Closing The Global Achievement Gap

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Closing The Global Achievement Gap

  1. 1. Closing the Global Achievement Gap Jonathan Martin Head of School St. Gregory College Preparatory School
  2. 2. A Year in My Life <ul><li>A blog project: 21 st century education </li></ul><ul><li>What do Students need to Learn? </li></ul><ul><li>What learning environments are working best to teach 21 st century skills? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The 21 st century challenge <ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Information Availability </li></ul>                
  4. 4. Tony Wagner, the Global Achievement Gap <ul><li>Our High School Students are not learning what they need to learn </li></ul><ul><li>We need new expectations, new learning environments & new measurements. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Skills Students Need Many iterations
  6. 6. My distillation: <ul><li>Leadership and effective collaboration </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inquiry, perseverance, & resilience,
  8. 8. Innovation and Creativity
  9. 9. Real-World Problem solving
  10. 10. Shadow-Blogging 2008 21 High Schools Wagner: The important question is what’s going on in classrooms?
  11. 11. The findings <ul><li>Majority of schools and classrooms are stuck in the 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Some schools, however, are paving a way to new models highly congruent with learning 21 st century skills </li></ul>
  12. 12. 21 st c. schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  13. 13. Qualities of 21 st c. Schools That Work
  14. 14. Purpose and Real-World Pertinence
  15. 15. Problem-Based Learning
  16. 16. Time and process
  17. 17. Technology in student hands
  18. 18. Product and Publishing (On-line)
  19. 19. Faculty collaboration
  20. 20. Serious about the Results that Matter
  21. 21. Putting it into Practice
  22. 22. Actions <ul><li>Close study of Wagner’s book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing Wagner to Tucson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Institutes for teaching leadership and innovation, and new, unique, diploma programs in leadership and innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>New Measurements of Learning, tests and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing classroom technology </li></ul><ul><li>Much, much more…. </li></ul>
  23. 23. www.21k12blog.net

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