The World is Flat and 21st CenturyClassrooms at Rugby Middle School Source: Google Images A Professional Development Session for Rugby Middle School Developed by Katherine A. Jones ITC 5220-375 March 30, 2012
Supplies Needed by Participants• Laptop• Colored pencils (provided)• Tablet paper (provided)• The ISTE NETS and Performance Indicators for Students (provided)• The ISTE NETS and Performance Indicators for Teachers (provided)• RMS School Improvement Plan (provided)
Is your classroom 21st Century-Ready? Performance Performance Indicators for Indicators for Teachers Students Click below Click below Source: Google ImagesSources: NETS for Students [Adobe Reader document]. (2007). Retrieved March 28, 2012 fromwww.krumisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3NETS for Teachers [Adobe Reader document]. (2007). Retrieved March 28, 2012 fromhttp://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers.aspx
The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman• Won Pulitzer Prize three times for his work in the New York Times• Author of bestsellers: From Beirut to Jerusalem, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11• Named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report Source: Google Images
What are the main book topics?1. How theWorld Became 5. You and the FlatFlat World2. America andthe Flat World 6. Geopolitics and3. Developing the Flat WorldCountries andthe Flat World4. Companiesand the Flat 7. ImaginationWorld Source: Google Images
On November 28, 2007 Thomas Friedman gave the keynoteaddress at MIT for Unlocking Knowledge , Empowering Minds a milestone celebration.We will listen to the first 5 minutes of this speech. In this section of the video you will found out what inspired Mr. Friedman to write The World is Flat in 2004. Source: MIT Milestone Celebration/Keynote Address [Video]. (2008). Retrieved March 28, 2012 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcE2ufqtzyk
Globalization Small Group Discussion Policy Medicine Environment Business Technology Globalization Communication Culture Economics EducationEach table has a Globalization concept map. Select a recorder who will jot downideas shared in your small group discussion.
Source: Rugby Middle School webpageHow does The World is Flatrelate to educational issuesat Rugby Middle School?
Educational Issue #1 Effective Teaching and Learning Environments Produce Globally Competitive StudentsSection One: How the World Became Flat One: While I was Sleeping Source: Rugby Two: The Ten Forces That Middle Flattened the World School webpage Three: The Triple Convergence Replica of the one-room log school on campus of Four: The Great Sorting Out Rugby dating back to 1840. The first Rugby school was built in 1840. Friedman describes the early 1800’s as globalization 2.0 when the world shrank for size large to medium.
Activity for Issue #1: Globalization has effects on our students Round Table directions for groups of two–four people: At each table is a 24’ x 32’ piece of paper labeled EducationalIssue 1: Effects of Globalization. Place this sheet in thecenter of your group’s table. Each person select a coloredpencil from the pencil holder at your table. Respond to eachquestion. When you hear the bell rotate the chart clockwiseand respond to the next question. At ending bell, groupmembers will have a group discussion and then each groupwill share with staff. (Post all charts on wall.)
Round Table Card One Source: Google Images Response Topic OneThe playing field is being leveled. Countries like India are now able to compete forglobal knowledge work as never before-and America had better get ready for this.(quote from Nandan Nilekani , p. 5) How can teachers at RMS prepare ourstudents for this competition? What does Nandan Nilekani’s statement say to youabout your curriculum and high order thinking skills?Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Round Table Card Two Response Topic TwoChapter two explains the ten forces that flattened the world.Flattener #4 is Harnessing the Power of Communities.In this section Friedman points out that Apache collaborators did not set out to make freesoftware. They set out to solve a common problem-Web serving-and found thatcollaborating for free in this open-source manner was the best way to assemble the bestbrains for the job they needed done.Use your laptop and go to Google Apps for Education.http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/collaboration.htmlView description and list ideas for using with your curriculum this school year.Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Round Table Card Three Response Topic ThreeThe societies that we are now melding with have a very high ethic of education.Here is a description of an Indian High School:-hundred 12th graders crammed into a room that is well over 100 degrees-students listen, rapt, although it is nearly 10:00 p.m.-students rush to reply to instructors question-students eager to finish before everyone else from a problem posed-return home and complete several more hours of studying (pages 212-213description of an academic-coaching class for 12th graders in Chennai, India)• How can you inspire your students and their families this year in your program of study?• How can you help students and their families realize that there is a world full of young people today who are competing for their future jobs ?• How can RMS collaborate with families to involve technology support at home for school projects?Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Round Table Card Four Response Topic FourIn the old world, where value was largely being created vertically, usually, withina single company and from the top down, its was very easy to see who was onthe top and who was on the bottom. But, when the world starts to flatten outand value increasingly gets horizontally, who is on top and who is on the bottom,who is exploiter and who is exploited, gets very complicated….many players andprocesses are going to have to come to grips with “horizontalization.” (pages242-243)• In what ways is the leadership at RMS vertical? Horizontal?• Can RMS come to the “grips with horizontalization”?• How can we become more “horizontal” in our professional learning communities?Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Education Issue #2 Effective Teaching and Learning Environments Produce 21st Century ProfessionalsSection Two: America and the Flat World Five: America and Free Trade Six: The Untouchables Seven: The Right Stuff What do the “Help Eight: The Quiet Crisis Wanted” Ads look like Nine: This is Not a Test in a flat world?
Read and Move ActivityOn your table is a folder labeled FLAT WORLD JOB DESCRIPTORS. There is a paper foreach person to read. After reading all the descriptions, stand up and move under thesign that you feel best suits your personality and strengths. Great Collaborators and Orchestrators (page 285)Good horizontal interaction, comfortable working for a global company and translatingits services for the local market wherever that may be. Great Synthesizers (page 287)Creating value by combining disparate parts into an integrated whole, designedaround consumer needs and demands. Great Explainers (page 288)Selling “advice” such that the product becomes a secondary focus. Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Great Leveragers (page 290)Combining the best of what computers can do with the best of what people cando and then constantly reintegrating the new best practices the humans areinnovating back into the system to make the whole – the machines and thepeople – that much more productive. Great Adaptors (page 293)These are the “versatalists” - applying a depth of skill to a progressivelywidening scope of situations and experiences, gaining new competencies,building relationships, and assuming new roles. Green People (page 297)There will be lots of jobs involving the terms “sustainable” and “renewable”,focusing on bio-derived or bio-inspired solutions to our looming energy andenvironmental problems.
Passionate Personalizes (page 298)The new middle jobs will require a personal touch, producing a revival in humaninteractive skills, skills that have atrophied to some degree because of theindustrial age and the internet. Great Localizers (page 303)Small and medium-sized firms will need to learn how to take all the globalcapabilities that are out there and tailor them to the needs of a local community. Math Lovers (page 300)More and more of what we design, what we write, what we buy is built on the foundation ofmath. “Whether it is the search engine guys, or the Goldman Sachs guys, everything is boilingdown to who can make those complex computations to get the little edge, to be just two weeksahead of everyone else.” (quote from Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani)There is a need for people who can execute the sorts of algorithms that drive search enginesand Wall Street derivative strategies, proficient in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Rugby Middle School Upstairs Computer LabIn your small groups review the technology goals in the RMS School Improvement Plan. Are we preparing the students at RMS for employment in a flat world? Write suggestions on the notecards and place in SIP Suggestion Box or email suggestions toSIT chair. You will have further discussions in grade level meetings for researching bestpractices to use with your subject matter.
Education Issue #3Effective Teaching and Learning Environments Produce Leaders who act responsible for greater interest of communitySection Three: Developing Countries and the Flat World Chapter TenSection Four: Companies and the Flat Word Chapter ElevenSection Five: You and the Flat World Chapters 12-14Section Six: Geopolitics and the Flat World Chapters 15-16Section Seven: Imagination Chapter 17 Source: Google Images
Examples of leaders in The World Is Flat Source: Google ImagesExamples of leaders found in The World Is Flat• Muhammad Yuns, a Bangladeshi and social entrepreneur-activist won Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Yunus founded the Grameen Bank, which granted small loans, without collateral, to the very poorest members of his society. He helped inspire a whole new banking industry-microfinance. (Read details to group from pages 493-495.)• Andrew Rasiej, founded MOUSE.org to bring more technology to New York city schools and was Democratic candidate for New York City’s Office of Public Advocate. “One elected official alone cannot solve the problems of eight million people, but eight million people networked together can solve one city’s problems. (Read details to group pages 503-505.) Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Two more examples of leaders in The World is Flat Source: Google ImagesRob Watson, CEO of EcoTech International most respected environmentalists workingin China started own company : “I saw the need for new green frameworks forbusiness-where the clean path is the most profit…We need to realign these humanlaws with natural law unless we want to be a dad biological experiment of the planet.”(Read details to group pages 512 -514.)Abraham George, Indian man born in Kerala who graduated from NYU startedsoftware firm that specialized in international finance, sold it in 1998 to return back toIndia and use his American-made fortune to try to change India from bottom-theabsolute botton up. (Read details to group pages 630-632.) Source: Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. Picador
Curriculum goals, Indicators, and Leadership Curriculum ISTE NETS and ISTE NETS and How can we Goal Performance Performance incorporate all Indicators for Indicators for three to Students Teachers develop effective leaders?
Flat Classroom ProjectsHow can these projects help our students at RMS?• Gives students experience of in-depth global learning• Allows for cross-curricular units of study• Enriches cultural diversity• Allows for collaborations and global awareness• Participation in a social cultural environment
Flat classroom ResourcesHere is your chance to embed a flat classroom experience into yourcurriculum!Use the RMS Flat Classroom Wiki for sharing ideas with each other.Generate ideas from links: http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/ http://www.flatclassroombook.com/
Alternate Considerations to GlobalizationWith so much focus on globalization, we sometimes loose sight that acommunity can meet many of their needs locally.Examples:• Henderson county is the largest grower of apples in NC. However, you can purchase apples grown in China at our local Wal-Mart.• Western NC has a significant number of trout farms. However, most seafood in the frozen section of Ingles is produced and shipped from Asia. Shipping these products from China and Asia to NC greatly increases thecarbon footprint for bringing these products to market, thus possiblycontributing to global warming.
Local Awareness at RMSRMS teachers are making students aware of the local produced products and localbusinesses through units of study and projects:• Fieldtrips to Mineral Museum• Math in Our World: Local business representatives explain how they use math in their career• Apples in Education Unit (guest speaker a local apple farmer and research specialist) Source for Image : http://www.cityofhendersonville.org/
Activities teachers can Use to Incorporate Technology, Cultural Awareness, Global Awareness, and Community Support
Works CitedFlat Classroom Projects. [Website]. Retrieved April 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.flatclassroomproject.org/Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat . New York, N.Y. PicadorGoogle Apps for Education [Google Document]. Retrieved March 28, 2012 fromhttp://www.google.com/educators/p_apps.htmlGoogle ImagesMIT Milestone Celebration/Keynote Address [Video]. (2008). Retrieved March 28, 2012from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcE2ufqtzykNETS for Students [Adobe Reader document]. (2007). Retrieved March 28, 2012 fromwww.krumisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3NETS for Teachers [Adobe Reader document]. (2007). Retrieved March 28, 2012 fromhttp://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers.aspxRugby Middle School website. Retrieved March 28, 2012 from www.rug.henderson.k12.nc