1 Education Nation The Arts as Leading Edges of  Innovation in our Schools   “ Transforming Urban School Systems  Through ...
Imagine an Education Nation… A learning society where education of children is the highest priority, on par with a strong ...
The U.S. an Education Nation?   •  Of 50 1st-grade students behind in reading,  44 still behind in 4th-grade •  A HS stude...
“ The New Australia: Most Advanced Educational System in the World?” Broadband.  1:1 Programs. Asian Proximity.  English-s...
Redesigning a New Educational System: Schools Can’t Do It Alone A “ladder of learning” from pre-K through “gray” blending ...
•   Innovation: The Key to an Education Nation •  A  “Must Do, ”  Not Just “Nice to Know” •  Internet Time: Google 13 Year...
 
 
 
 
“ Average students learn subject matter in a third or less of  present time, pleasurably rather than painfully.” George Le...
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6 Leading Edges of K-12 Innovation 1. Thinking 2. Curriculum & Assessment  3. Technology 4. Time/Place 5. Co-Teaching 6. Y...
<ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The arts are not something to add to the plate. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The arts ...
 
<ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Thinking Edge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Arts & 4 th -Grade Reading Crisis </li></ul><ul><li...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. The Technology Edge •   Weapons of Mass Instruction, 1:1  edutopia.org/maine-project-learning- schools-that-work •   iP...
 
 
<ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. The Technology Edge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Mentoring:  </li></ul></ul>...
4. The Time/Place Edge •   Schools as  “ Prisoners of Time ” www2.ed.gov/pubs/PrisonersOfTime/Prisoners.html •   A New Day...
 
5. The Teaching Edge: Co-Teaching •   Parents as Co-Educators •   Linking Home, School, Many Learning  Places •   Experts ...
6. The Greatest Edge: Today ’ s Youth •   95% of Stakeholders •   Digital Natives Carrying Change in their Pockets •   Gen...
 
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What ’ s your definition of  a great school? Make it short and measurable!
Do the kids run in at the  same rate they run out?
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  1. 1. 1 Education Nation The Arts as Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools “ Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts” Arts Education Partnership San Francisco, CA • September 16, 2011 Milton Chen, Ph.D. Senior Fellow George Lucas Educational Foundation [email_address]
  2. 2. Imagine an Education Nation… A learning society where education of children is the highest priority, on par with a strong economy, high employment, and national security. Education is the critical investment for a nation’s future, not a cost.
  3. 3. The U.S. an Education Nation? • Of 50 1st-grade students behind in reading, 44 still behind in 4th-grade • A HS student drops out every 26 seconds, 6,000 each day (Tough Choices or Tough Times, 2006) • CA students 1 year behind U. S. average, 2-3 years behind best states (NAEP 2007, 8th-gr. math) • Closing the gap could contribute $2 trillion per year in GDP (McKinsey & Co., 2010)
  4. 4. “ The New Australia: Most Advanced Educational System in the World?” Broadband. 1:1 Programs. Asian Proximity. English-speaking. Democracy. Rule of Law. Respect for IP. Mark R. Anderson Strategic News Service, 2009
  5. 5. Redesigning a New Educational System: Schools Can’t Do It Alone A “ladder of learning” from pre-K through “gray” blending formal and informal learning through schools, universities, media, museums, libraries, companies, churches, youth groups, parks, and more
  6. 6. • Innovation: The Key to an Education Nation • A “Must Do, ” Not Just “Nice to Know” • Internet Time: Google 13 Years Old, YouTube 6 Years • Every Minute, 24 Hours of New YouTube Video
  7. 11. “ Average students learn subject matter in a third or less of present time, pleasurably rather than painfully.” George Leonard, Education and Ecstasy , 1967
  8. 12. 4
  9. 13. 6 Leading Edges of K-12 Innovation 1. Thinking 2. Curriculum & Assessment 3. Technology 4. Time/Place 5. Co-Teaching 6. Youth
  10. 14. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The arts are not something to add to the plate. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The arts are the plate! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The key to student engagement. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And communicating what students know and can do. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Thinking Edge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Arts & 4 th -Grade Reading Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA), Tucson </li></ul>
  12. 25. 3. The Technology Edge • Weapons of Mass Instruction, 1:1 edutopia.org/maine-project-learning- schools-that-work • iPod, iListen, iRead sites.google.com/a/eusd.org/eusd-iread/ • Online Learning edutopia.org/stw-online-learning- new-breakthroughs • Wiki-Based 8th-Gr. US History • Intelligent Text • Assistive Tech/Universal Design
  13. 28. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. The Technology Edge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Mentoring: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acme Animation, Los Angeles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 29. 4. The Time/Place Edge • Schools as “ Prisoners of Time ” www2.ed.gov/pubs/PrisonersOfTime/Prisoners.html • A New Day for Learning, Beyond the Bell www.newdayforlearning.org • Plac e-Based Learning: Museums, Libraries, Parks, Gardens
  15. 31. 5. The Teaching Edge: Co-Teaching • Parents as Co-Educators • Linking Home, School, Many Learning Places • Experts as Co-Educators: Artists, Librarians, Scientists, Historians, Architects, Writers • Students as Peer Teachers
  16. 32. 6. The Greatest Edge: Today ’ s Youth • 95% of Stakeholders • Digital Natives Carrying Change in their Pockets • Generation YES: Students as TAs genyes.org • Edutopia ’ s Digital Generation edutopia.org/digital-generation
  17. 34. edutopia.org/digital-generation
  18. 35. edutopia.org/digital-generation
  19. 36. edutopia.org/digital-generation
  20. 37. edutopia.org/digital-generation
  21. 38. What ’ s your definition of a great school? Make it short and measurable!
  22. 39. Do the kids run in at the same rate they run out?

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