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21st Century   LearningIt’s more than technology   that needs to change…     Let’s      get    started!     CASA July 2011...
21st Century Learning•The World has Changed•21st Century Learning•Steps to become a 21st Century Learning School Board•Pro...
“House Keeping” items            Throughout the presentation if you           see this symbol – click on it to either     ...
Kids should learn - like I learned!“I see no hope for the future of ourpeople if they are dependent on thefrivolous youth ...
Help me to understand what we                   are creating
The New / Next Generation   Don Tapscott –Is this the Smartest  or the Dumbest    Generation?
The World is Changing … rapidly                       2 Billion Internet                              Users               ...
Schools - Change? Why?                The Canadian             Education Association                    (CEA)             ...
Information – easily available“If acquiring and retaining information are no   How should schoollonger the fundamental goa...
Why Change? What’s the rush!                     1971 – 25,000                       students in                        En...
Why Change? What’s the rush!                      2004 – Khan                      Academy is                       founde...
Why Change? What’s the rush!                    2011 – There are                    250,000 students                    in...
Why Change? What’s the rush!                    2011 – There are                     now more than                    500,...
Why Change? What’s the rush!                       The Khan                    Academy videos                       have b...
Why Change? What’s the rush!                       Facebook                     Khan Academy                       iTunes ...
The Internet has Global Impact             Where            “Freedom of expression               do the right to          ...
We can’t ignore technological                          changes impacting the World                                        ...
Becoming a 21st Century                    School Board21stCentury          WhereLearningSchool             doBoard       ...
Becoming a 21st Century         School Board       Where     It’s a         do     dynamic        we     process,       st...
Focus on         StudentsWhere  do westart?
Creating a         21 stCenturyLearning Environment          Board Priorities            and Vision
Board Priorities
What does 21stCentury Learningmean to you?Your Turn
1 Minute Timer           End           1:00           1:01           1:02           1:03           1:04           1:05    ...
Keep students as the focus Changesin Teacher Practice                              •   Focus Groups                       ...
Creating a Vision    •   Focus Groups    •   Work with Partners    •   Environmental Scan    •   Inter-Departmental
Some of our Partners        •   Focus Groups        •   Work with Partners        •   Environmental scan        •   Inter-...
Align Vision to Board  Improvement Plans          Our Vision . . .       Our vision is one where all       staff and stude...
Policies – Procedures - PeopleGovernance • Multi- - Support -Policies and dimensional    WhereProcedures   process        ...
Infrastructure StabilityReliable   •   Flexible      WhereNetwork               Implementation do • Network Stability     ...
Re-tool our schools  Mobile Devices      •   Curriculum                                Whereand Digital       integration ...
Leadership and Capacity Building Building Capacity  Focus             •   Importance                                  Wher...
Capacity Building Opportunities                               … not just for teachers21st Century Learning             MEN...
Online Course                       TEACHING AND LEADING IN THE 21st CENTURYStudents and Learning in the          Teaching...
Professional Development              Community
Politics and Literature ReviewLiteratureReview –             • Learn from   Where Political Context               others  ...
Teaching and Learning                                           In a Digital World Ontario: 10 Emerging Themes1. Vision, g...
Transformational Change is                  expensive (time and money)Budget         • Show me     Where           the mon...
21st Century Learning is a Hot Topic
Resources to help along the journey            A free toolkit for change                 Where           • A toolkit devel...
Resources to help along the journey            Comprehensive free guide                Where             for change (123 p...
Check your progress along the way                       Free online tool to             Where    check your progress      ...
21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network                  New community -        Where    with links to teacher          ...
21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network                  Online community        Where      for educational          do ...
21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network                    A community of        Where     educators who are            ...
21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network                   A social network        Where           for those             ...
21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network                  Weekly interviews        Where       and discussion            ...
21st Century Websites              Free tip sheets    Where     on a variety of      do      Web. 2.0 tools     we    start?
21st Century Websites                Key 21st    Where     Century Skills:      do     we           Critical              ...
21st Century Websites                Key 21st                Century               Fluencies:                Creativity   ...
How do you staycurrent witheducationaltechnology?Your Turn
1 Minute Timer           End           1:00           1:01           1:02           1:03           1:04           1:05    ...
White Papers and Research                Free downloads of       Where      industry white                   papers on a  ...
University Research – Stay                                        Current with Trends                                     ...
Trends – Horizon Report                                             Horizon Report –The report helps to                   ...
The New 3 E’s of Education                                         Speak Up 2010The 3 E’s of Education                 Nat...
The New 3 E’s of Education                                                  Speak Up 2010Role of Librarians and           ...
Research and Advocacy                                                            Canadian Education                       ...
Research and Advocacy                               AdvancedReview the document        Broadband Enabled                  ...
Questions?                            T. D’Amico                    Twitter: TDOttawaThomas.DAmico@ottawacatholicschools.ca
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What is 21st Century Learning all about? Why should educators care? This presentation is intended to provide some steps to creating a 21st Century Learning School Board or District. @TDOttawa

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  1. 1. 21st Century LearningIt’s more than technology that needs to change… Let’s get started! CASA July 2011, T. D’Amico
  2. 2. 21st Century Learning•The World has Changed•21st Century Learning•Steps to become a 21st Century Learning School Board•Professional Learning Network•Websites and Resources•Research and Advocacy Agenda
  3. 3. “House Keeping” items Throughout the presentation if you see this symbol – click on it to either visit a website or to download a copy of the referenced document. Full source information is available on each website.Source You have permission to copy and share this presentation with others.Link
  4. 4. Kids should learn - like I learned!“I see no hope for the future of ourpeople if they are dependent on thefrivolous youth of today, for certainlyall youth are reckless beyond words.When I was a boy, we were taught tobe discrete and respectful of elders,but the present youth areexceedingly wise and impatient ofrestraint.” (Hesiod, 700 B.C.) (Hesiod, 700 B.C.)
  5. 5. Help me to understand what we are creating
  6. 6. The New / Next Generation Don Tapscott –Is this the Smartest or the Dumbest Generation?
  7. 7. The World is Changing … rapidly 2 Billion Internet Users Over 10 Billion “App” downloads in iTunes 3 Billion searches on Google daily 3 Billion YouTube Videos watched daily
  8. 8. Schools - Change? Why? The Canadian Education Association (CEA) By grade 12 only 45% of students report being engaged!
  9. 9. Information – easily available“If acquiring and retaining information are no How should schoollonger the fundamental goals of the staff adjust?educational system, there are seriousimplications for our beliefs about learning,teaching, and the role of students, teachers,and schools…Technology is an important tool but alonewill not create reformed schools or preparestudents for their future.”Technology for Learning – pg 10
  10. 10. Why Change? What’s the rush! 1971 – 25,000 students in England accessing content via T.V. 1989 - 12 students taking online courses with Phoenix University
  11. 11. Why Change? What’s the rush! 2004 – Khan Academy is founded by Salman Khan – non-profit, free, online educational organization ... For anyone in the world
  12. 12. Why Change? What’s the rush! 2011 – There are 250,000 students in the UK’s Open University – most instruction and learning occurs online
  13. 13. Why Change? What’s the rush! 2011 – There are now more than 500,000 students taking courses at over 200 campuses world- wide with Phoenix University
  14. 14. Why Change? What’s the rush! The Khan Academy videos have been watched more than 41 million times!
  15. 15. Why Change? What’s the rush! Facebook Khan Academy iTunes U School Apps The education landscape has changed!
  16. 16. The Internet has Global Impact Where “Freedom of expression do the right to and we communicate are, in start? ways, being many redefined by the development of and access to new technologies” (UNESCO 2011, Freedom of Connection, pg. 75)
  17. 17. We can’t ignore technological changes impacting the World Moving from what students should We need to know… to what move from… students can doThis is true for Face to Face,Blended, and Online Learning
  18. 18. Becoming a 21st Century School Board21stCentury WhereLearningSchool doBoard we start?
  19. 19. Becoming a 21st Century School Board Where It’s a do dynamic we process, start? not a linear process.
  20. 20. Focus on StudentsWhere do westart?
  21. 21. Creating a 21 stCenturyLearning Environment Board Priorities and Vision
  22. 22. Board Priorities
  23. 23. What does 21stCentury Learningmean to you?Your Turn
  24. 24. 1 Minute Timer End 1:00 1:01 1:02 1:03 1:04 1:05 1:06 1:07 1:08 1:09 1:10 1:12 1:13 1:14 1:15 1:16 1:17 1:18 1:19 1:20 1:21 1:22 1:23 1:24 1:25 1:26 1:27 1:28 1:29 1:30 1:31 1:32 1:33 1:34 1:35 1:36 1:37 1:38 1:39 1:40 1:41 1:42 1:43 1:44 1:45 1:46 1:47 1:48 1:49 1:50 1:51 1:52 1:53 1:54 1:55 1:56 1:57 1:58 1:59 2:00 0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04 0:05 0:06 0:07 0:08 0:09 0:10 0:12 0:13 0:14 0:15 0:16 0:17 0:18 0:19 0:20 0:21 0:22 0:23 0:24 0:25 0:26 0:27 0:28 0:29 0:30 0:31 0:32 0:33 0:34 0:35 0:36 0:37 0:38 0:39 0:40 0:41 0:42 0:43 0:44 0:45 0:46 0:47 0:48 0:49 0:50 0:51 0:52 0:53 0:54 0:55 0:56 0:57 0:58 0:59 1:11 0:11
  25. 25. Keep students as the focus Changesin Teacher Practice • Focus Groups • Work with Partners Increased Increased Student Student • Environmental scanEngagement Achievement • Inter-departmental
  26. 26. Creating a Vision • Focus Groups • Work with Partners • Environmental Scan • Inter-Departmental
  27. 27. Some of our Partners • Focus Groups • Work with Partners • Environmental scan • Inter-departmental
  28. 28. Align Vision to Board Improvement Plans Our Vision . . . Our vision is one where all staff and students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board have the skills they need to excel in the 21st century. We will achieve student success by meeting the diverse needs of 21st century learners.
  29. 29. Policies – Procedures - PeopleGovernance • Multi- - Support -Policies and dimensional WhereProcedures process do • Support of Trustees we • Support of Executive team start?Social Media Policy • • Decrease Filtering (YouTube access etc.) • Remove “Barrier” practices • Change title of Superintendent of IT to Learning Technologies • Re-align departments – Organization chart changes
  30. 30. Infrastructure StabilityReliable • Flexible WhereNetwork Implementation do • Network Stability we • Increased Bandwidth start?Enterprise Wireless • • Bring Your Own Device • Support to VPs and Ps • Parent Presentations • Information to Trustees (WiFi research summary)
  31. 31. Re-tool our schools Mobile Devices • Curriculum Whereand Digital integration • Laptops / SmartBoards /Resources do LCD projectors we • Link to Numeracy and start?Literacy - goals • 21st Century Learning contest and pilot projects • Innovation fund • Digital resources budget (Discovery Education / DreamBox Math K-3) • Learning Commons transformation
  32. 32. Leadership and Capacity Building Building Capacity Focus • Importance Where Groups, of role modelsModelling,In-service do • use of Technology Team Senior Leadership we • 21st Century Learning start?Course(s) • Board-wide 21st Century Learning PD day focus • Variety of training and in- service opportunities – respect generation differences
  33. 33. Capacity Building Opportunities … not just for teachers21st Century Learning MENTORSHIP – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS AND OFFICEAn overview of Where ADMINISTRATORSlearning in the 21stCentury do we INTRODUCTION TODeveloping 21stCentury Leaders start? LEADERSHIP PART 1You, Your Students MENTORSHIP – EDUCATIONALand Technology ASSISTANTSPart II: Great ideas forusing technology tosupport you in Buildingsupporting your Capacity Focus Groups,students Modelling, In-service
  34. 34. Online Course TEACHING AND LEADING IN THE 21st CENTURYStudents and Learning in the Teaching and Learning in the 21st21st Century CenturyWho are the students we are Where What do teachers need to know to teachteaching? What defines their and learn in the 21st Century? How do dogenerations? Do they need 21st they effectively grow professionally? -Century learning? - Adobe Skype weConnect start? Leading for Education in the 21st Century What does leadership look like in the 21stCurrent System Century school environment and how doWhat are some of the we lead the change?characteristics of the currenteducation system? What is 21stCentury learning? What needs to Sharingbe in place to allow for change and What were you able to accomplish in yourmove to a system that supports schools to affect change and move21st Century learning? - Google towards 21st Century learning?
  35. 35. Professional Development Community
  36. 36. Politics and Literature ReviewLiteratureReview – • Learn from Where Political Context others do • Learn from other Boards we • Review your provincial directions start? • Learn from other provinces New Brunswick 21st Century Leadership
  37. 37. Teaching and Learning In a Digital World Ontario: 10 Emerging Themes1. Vision, guidelines and expectations2. Learning: How does it help and what do kids need to learn?3. Privacy, rules of use and digital citizenship4. Teaching practice and teacher preparation5. Assessment6. Digital media and content7. Access and equity8. Infrastructure9. Innovation10. Community involvement
  38. 38. Transformational Change is expensive (time and money)Budget • Show me Where the money do • Prioritizing – refresh cycles we • Cancelling programs not aligned with Board priorities start? • Over 1 million per year from cancelled initiatives • Transitioning teacher resource centre • School councils and school funds • Grants and Vendor rebates • Reserves
  39. 39. 21st Century Learning is a Hot Topic
  40. 40. Resources to help along the journey A free toolkit for change Where • A toolkit developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, to help with the do implementation of 21st Century Learning we start? Self Assessment Tool : • Knowledge and Skills • Education Support Systems (e.g., curriculum, assessment, etc.) • Education Leadership • Policy making • Partnering • Continuous Improvement
  41. 41. Resources to help along the journey Comprehensive free guide Where for change (123 pages) do Topics include: we • Understanding technology start? • Planning for eLearning • Establishing policies and procedures • Driving effective leadership • Creating professional development systems • Using digital content in curriculum • Employing a sustainable infrastructure … and much more!
  42. 42. Check your progress along the way Free online tool to Where check your progress do towards becoming a we 21st Century Learning School start? Board or District
  43. 43. 21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network New community - Where with links to teacher do resources we start?
  44. 44. 21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network Online community Where for educational do leaders we Over 2300 start? educators
  45. 45. 21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network A community of Where educators who are using social do networking to we share information, create resources, start? and create online communities of practice to improve teaching and learning Free Webinars
  46. 46. 21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network A social network Where for those interested in Web do 2.0 and Social we Media in education start? A large variety of special interest groups that you can join for free
  47. 47. 21st CenturyProfessional Learning Network Weekly interviews Where and discussion groups on topics do related to we transformational practices in start? education
  48. 48. 21st Century Websites Free tip sheets Where on a variety of do Web. 2.0 tools we start?
  49. 49. 21st Century Websites Key 21st Where Century Skills: do we Critical Thinking start? Communication Collaboration Creativity
  50. 50. 21st Century Websites Key 21st Century Fluencies: Creativity Information Collaboration Media Solution
  51. 51. How do you staycurrent witheducationaltechnology?Your Turn
  52. 52. 1 Minute Timer End 1:00 1:01 1:02 1:03 1:04 1:05 1:06 1:07 1:08 1:09 1:10 1:12 1:13 1:14 1:15 1:16 1:17 1:18 1:19 1:20 1:21 1:22 1:23 1:24 1:25 1:26 1:27 1:28 1:29 1:30 1:31 1:32 1:33 1:34 1:35 1:36 1:37 1:38 1:39 1:40 1:41 1:42 1:43 1:44 1:45 1:46 1:47 1:48 1:49 1:50 1:51 1:52 1:53 1:54 1:55 1:56 1:57 1:58 1:59 2:00 0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04 0:05 0:06 0:07 0:08 0:09 0:10 0:12 0:13 0:14 0:15 0:16 0:17 0:18 0:19 0:20 0:21 0:22 0:23 0:24 0:25 0:26 0:27 0:28 0:29 0:30 0:31 0:32 0:33 0:34 0:35 0:36 0:37 0:38 0:39 0:40 0:41 0:42 0:43 0:44 0:45 0:46 0:47 0:48 0:49 0:50 0:51 0:52 0:53 0:54 0:55 0:56 0:57 0:58 0:59 1:11 0:11
  53. 53. White Papers and Research Free downloads of Where industry white papers on a do variety we of 21st Century Learning topics start?
  54. 54. University Research – Stay Current with Trends Critical ReviewTrends and Analysis of1. Open Source “Skills, Technology2. Adaptive and Assistive Technologies and Learning”3. Engaging ParentsThemes1. Digital Naifs2. Computers in Schools – still underused3. Environmental Impact of ICT
  55. 55. Trends – Horizon Report Horizon Report –The report helps to 2011 K-12 Editiondescribe emergingtechnologies that arelikely to have animpact on teachingand learning aroundthe world.New Media Consortium (NMC)Consortium for SchoolNetworking (CoSN)International Society forTechnology in Education (ISTE)
  56. 56. The New 3 E’s of Education Speak Up 2010The 3 E’s of Education National Findings K- 12 Students & 1. Enabled Parents 2. Engaged (April 2011) 3. EmpoweredThe 3 Trends1. Mobile Learning2. Online and Blended Learning3. E-textbooks
  57. 57. The New 3 E’s of Education Speak Up 2010Role of Librarians and National Findings K-Technology Coordinators: 12 Teachers,To enable student use of the Librarians &emerging technologies Administrators (MayRole of Classroom Teachers: 2011)To engage students in rich,compelling learning experiencesRole of Administrators:To empower both teachers andstudents to creatively envision thefuture of digital learning, and toprovide opportunities for exploringthe elements of a new sharedvision for learning
  58. 58. Research and Advocacy Canadian Education Association …influencing educational transformation in Canada“The most powerful thing teachers do to engage studentsis to design engaging, meaningful, and authentic work andtechnology-enhanced learning experiences.”
  59. 59. Research and Advocacy AdvancedReview the document Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL)See the section entitled Participate in“Leading Education in Leadership Forums a Digital World Valuable Web Sites”Canadian Perspective
  60. 60. Questions? T. D’Amico Twitter: TDOttawaThomas.DAmico@ottawacatholicschools.ca
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