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This presentation was delivered on Oct. 20th at the IBM executive conference. The presentation looks at how the Ottawa Catholic School Board is transitioning to a 21st Century Learning and Teaching ...

This presentation was delivered on Oct. 20th at the IBM executive conference. The presentation looks at how the Ottawa Catholic School Board is transitioning to a 21st Century Learning and Teaching District. The focus is on pedagogy and not just technology.

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  • This presentation was delivered on Oct. 20, 2011 at the IBM executive conference
  • The Learning Goals for participants: At the completion of this presentation, participants should: understand one Board’s process for creating a 21 st Century Learning and Teaching District; have access to additional resources for web 2.0 and system transformation; be able to explore further research on 21 st Century Learning; understand ways of expanding professional learning networks
  • Presentation can be downloaded and links are live
  • Presentation can be downloaded and links are live
  • Mid-size School Board, 2 nd largest in Ottawa
  • How do you view today’s generation of learners? Need to base assumptions about the new generation based on research
  • One minute discussion
  • Mention one minute timer will signal the end of the discussion Optional: Ask for some responses
  • How do you view today’s generation of learners? Need to base assumptions about the new generation based on research
  • Starting point for our Districts discussions
  • It would be nice if there were steps to follow to become a 21 st Century Learning School Board
  • Key steps at the beginning of our journey
  • Our vision is simple – it impacts everyone in our Board
  • Example of our Board priorities and framework for 21 st Century Learning
  • We started with a shared vision and linked this to our priorities that are articulated across the system
  • Need to recognize that change is a dynamic process
  • In our Board it is a combination of many factors that are having systemic change and impact
  • Our assumption is that engagement leads to achievement
  • Partners can save you lots of time early in the process and can act as critical friends
  • Lots of factors need to be addressed and with most change processes – relationships and communication are key
  • One minute discussion
  • Mention one minute timer will signal the end of the discussion Optional: Ask for some responses
  • Social media as a key communication channel – relationships and communication are key
  • Sample Blog titles
  • Multiple voices and structures in place to capture the perspectives
  • Parent presentations
  • Infrastructure must be secure and reliable
  • Enterprise Wireless access
  • Equipment is one small piece and curriculum is an important component
  • Share practices by running 21 st Century Teaching/Learning Contest
  • Celebrate and share success stories
  • Celebrate and share success stories
  • Celebrate and share success stories
  • Celebrate and share success stories
  • Transforming our Libraries as part of the process of 21 st Century Learning
  • Lots of role models Model use of Google Docs Demonstrate efficiencies of web 2.0 features such as room booking and Board Calendar Exec meetings using electronic Board meeting tools (Board Book)
  • Don’t just focus on students and teachers
  • Sample courses in our Board
  • Multiple in-service and delivery options
  • Teacher community – open to everyone – anytime and anywhere learning
  • Remember that others are already involved in the process
  • Know your provincial directions
  • Key associations ie. CODE
  • Creative ways to fund change – it won’t happen if it is seen as an add-on and not a priority
  • Beware Information Overload when you introduce new tools and strategies
  • The traditional model no longer applies given the explosion in information and easy access to facts
  • Unesco and basic rights
  • Move from passive recipients of facts to socially active in the creation of knowledge
  • A great place to start
  • More details in this guide
  • Online check and balance
  • Apps such as FlipBoard can be used to quickly review RSS feeds in a user friendly interface
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  • Research and review White Papers
  • Links to university
  • The NMC Horizon Report is a collaboration between The New Media Consortium (www.nmc.org) the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) www.cosn.org and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) www.iste.org
  • The NMC Horizon Report is a collaboration between The New Media Consortium (www.nmc.org) the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) www.cosn.org and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) www.iste.org
  • Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. In fall 2010, Project Tomorrow surveyed 294,399 K-12 students, 42,267 parents, 35,525 teachers, 2,125 librarians, 3,578 school/district administrators and 1,391 technology leaders representing 6,541 public and private schools from 1,340 districts.
  • National associations
  • Good leadership activities and summaries
  • Look at what works for your District, some beliefs need to be challenged
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Ibm ontario exec Ibm ontario exec Presentation Transcript

  • 21 st Century Education District Transformation IBM K-12 EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE October 2011
  • Learning Goals
    • At the completion of this presentation, participants should:
    • understand one Board’s process for creating a 21 st Century Learning and Teaching District;
    • have access to additional resources for web 2.0 and system transformation;
    • be able to explore further research on 21 st Century Learning;
    • understand ways of expanding professional learning networks.
  • Presentation Download The full presentation can be downloaded from SlideShare.net http://www.slideshare.net/TDOttawa/ You have permission to copy and share this presentation with others.
  • “ Permissions” click Source Link 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. Review website and document permissions
  • Board Profile
    • 81 Schools
      • 15 High Schools (7-12)
      • 2 Intermediate schools (7-8)
      • 64 Elementary schools (K-6)
    • 39,000 Students
    • 2400 educators
    • Chair of Board: Gordon Butler
    • Director: Julian Hanlon
  • How does your community view today’s learners? Dumbest generation Spoiled generation Self-centered Me generation Cheaters
  • Your Turn
    • How are today’s learners viewed by:
    • Teachers ?
    • Parents ?
    • Administrators ?
    • General public ?
    • You ?
  • 1 Minute Timer 2:00 1:59 1:58 1:57 1:56 1:55 1:54 1:53 1:52 1:51 1:50 1:49 1:48 1:47 1:46 1:45 1:44 1:43 1:42 1:41 1:40 1:39 1:38 1:37 1:36 1:35 1:34 1:33 1:32 1:31 1:30 1:29 1:28 1:27 1:26 1:25 1:24 1:23 1:22 1:21 1:20 1:19 1:18 1:17 1:16 1:15 1:14 1:13 1:12 1:11 1:10 1:09 1:08 1:07 1:06 1:05 1:04 1:03 1:02 1:01 1:00 0:59 0:58 0:57 0:56 0:55 0:54 0:53 0:52 0:51 0:50 0:49 0:48 0:47 0:46 0:45 0:44 0:43 0:42 0:41 0:40 0:39 0:38 0:37 0:36 0:35 0:34 0:33 0:32 0:31 0:30 0:29 0:28 0:27 0:26 0:25 0:24 0:23 0:22 0:21 0:20 0:19 0:18 0:17 0:16 0:15 0:14 0:13 0:12 0:11 0:10 0:09 0:08 0:07 0:06 0:05 0:04 0:03 0:02 0:01 End
  • A different generation of learners Don Tapscott – Is this the Smartest or the Dumbest Generation?
  • What do your stakeholders think about technology? Infusion of technology in classrooms must be combined with research based instructional practices We do not believe that the addition of more technology will automatically result in more engaged students or increased student achievement
  • Becoming a 21 st Century School Board Where do we start? 21 st Century Learning School Board
  • Creating a Vision
    • Focus Groups
    • Work with Partners
    • Environmental Scan
    • Inter-Departmental
  • 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.
  • Board Priorities
  • Creating a 21 st Century Learning Environment
  • Becoming a 21 st Century School Board Where do we start? It’s a dynamic process, not linear… more than one path
  • Don’t let the focus slip away Where do we start?
  • Students are the focus
    • Focus Groups
    • Work with Partners
    • Environmental scan
    • Inter-departmental
  • Work with Partners
    • Focus Groups
    • Work with Partners
    • Environmental scan
    • Inter-departmental
  • Policies – Procedures - People Where do we start?
    • Support of Trustees
    • Support of Executive team
    • 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
  • Your Turn What Barrier Practices exist in your Board?:
  • 1 Minute Timer 2:00 1:59 1:58 1:57 1:56 1:55 1:54 1:53 1:52 1:51 1:50 1:49 1:48 1:47 1:46 1:45 1:44 1:43 1:42 1:41 1:40 1:39 1:38 1:37 1:36 1:35 1:34 1:33 1:32 1:31 1:30 1:29 1:28 1:27 1:26 1:25 1:24 1:23 1:22 1:21 1:20 1:19 1:18 1:17 1:16 1:15 1:14 1:13 1:12 1:11 1:10 1:09 1:08 1:07 1:06 1:05 1:04 1:03 1:02 1:01 1:00 0:59 0:58 0:57 0:56 0:55 0:54 0:53 0:52 0:51 0:50 0:49 0:48 0:47 0:46 0:45 0:44 0:43 0:42 0:41 0:40 0:39 0:38 0:37 0:36 0:35 0:34 0:33 0:32 0:31 0:30 0:29 0:28 0:27 0:26 0:25 0:24 0:23 0:22 0:21 0:20 0:19 0:18 0:17 0:16 0:15 0:14 0:13 0:12 0:11 0:10 0:09 0:08 0:07 0:06 0:05 0:04 0:03 0:02 0:01 End
  • Policies – Procedures - People Where do we start?
    • Professional Learning Network
    • Student/Parent communication
    • Emergency broadcasts
    • Advertising / promotion
    • Classroom engagement
    • Teacher / School Blogs
    • Developing strategic communications social media framework
    • Counter union position
  • Sample Blogs Where do we start? Principal Blogs Teacher Blogs Department Blogs Superintendent Blogs School Council Blogs Student Blogs Learning Commons Blogs
  • Multiple Voices Where do we start?
    • 21 st Century Learning Committee
    • Budget Committee
    • 21 st Century School Design Committee
    • Learning Commons Committee
    • Student Voice
    • Catholic School Parent Association (CSPA)
  • Parent Presentations Where do we start?
  • Infrastructure Stability Where do we start?
    • Network Stability
    • Increased Bandwidth
    • Enterprise Wireless
    • Bring Your Own Device
    • Support to VPs and Ps
    • Parent Presentations
    • Information to Trustees (WiFi research summary)
    Flexible Implementation
  • Our Wireless Story Where do we start? BYOD success Snapshot May 28, 2011
  • Re-tool our schools Where do we start?
    • Laptops / SmartBoards / LCD projectors
    • Link to Numeracy and Literacy - goals
    • 21 st Century Learning contest and pilot projects
    • Innovation fund
    • Digital resources budget (2 year cycle review)
    • Learning Commons transformation
  • Share EdTech Practices Where do we start?
  • Individual Stories Matter Where do we start? “ In September when we had our 'meet the teacher night', one mother walked around with her iPhone in hand talking to teachers. Through Skype, her husband, a soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan, was able to fully participate in the various meetings. I chatted with him myself. In addition to talking to everyone, he could see and be seen by staff”. High School V.P. “ Students are doing patterns, they start at the Smart Board, the kids arrange a pattern then ask another in the class what is the pattern, just as if they were running the class. After several patterns, the kids are equipped with iPods, iPads and digital cameras with the objective of finding patterns in the school. It was a fun day at school” Gr. 1 teacher
  • Individual Stories Matter Where do we start? “ I am part of a pilot project using 15 Apple iPod touches in grade 9 applied Geography at St. Patrick's High School. The use of these devices has included applications of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google research types of maps. In just the past week alone, the class has completed assignments that involve use of Google Earth to learn about latitude and longitude, map types and geographic features of parts of Canada. Each student was able to view numerous sites that highlight maps and graphs about weather and climate data. None of this would have been possible using overbooked computer labs and text based/wall map resources”. Teacher of grade 9 applied geography
  • Individual Stories Matter “ I have used Smart phones to allow instant research in the classroom... If the information is not crucial that they memorize but is background information on a text, it can be quite powerful. For example, we are currently looking at Animal Farm, and I needed to provide some context regarding the Russian Revolution. Some of the students were not getting it, so in 2-3 minutes they had looked up relevant information on the topic (example: Leon Trotsky) and were able to give some background immediately. As the students found the information, this will be more relevant than me telling them the information” H.S. teacher “ I have used Smart phones to allow instant research in the classroom... If the information is not crucial that they memorize but is background information on a text, it can be quite powerful. For example, we are currently looking at Animal Farm, and I needed to provide some context regarding the Russian Revolution. Some of the students were not getting it, so in 2-3 minutes they had looked up relevant information on the topic (example: Leon Trotsky) and were able to give some background immediately. As the students found the information, this will be more relevant than me telling them the information”
  • Individual Stories Matter   “ A number of our students with learning disabilities use their cell phones to set alarms for reminders of assignments and tests”   “ Lots of students use their cell phones and iPods as agendas”   “ In our Math classes many students use them for doing mathematical problems, no longer any excuse that they don't have calculators in their classroom”   “ I have used IPODs with a splitter in the classroom, so that students can listen to a lesson, a movie, etc. together”   “ I have used IPODs/smart phones to have students record their voice responses to questions/tests after broken arms. They then download it or have me listen to it directly ” H.S. teachers
  • Learning Commons Initiative Where do we start?
    • Digital and Print Resources
    • Re-culture school libraries
    • School focus – committee
    • Application process
    • Resources and Programs
    • Web 2.0 training focus
    • New web 2.0 LMS
    Not in our schools
  • Leadership and Capacity Building Where do we start?
    • Senior Leadership Team use of Technology
    • Google Docs – collaborate on Board Improvement Plan
    • 21 st Century Learning Course(s)
    • Board-wide 21 st Century Learning PD day focus
    • Variety of training and in- service opportunities – respect generation differences
    • Director’s System Address
  • Capacity Building Opportunities … not just for teachers MENTORSHIP – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS 21st Century Learning An overview of learning in the 21st Century INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP PART 1 Developing 21st Century Leaders MENTORSHIP – EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS You, Your Students and Technology Part II: Great ideas for using technology to support you in supporting your students
  • Online Course TEACHING AND LEADING IN THE 21st CENTURY Where do we start? Current System What are some of the characteristics of the current education system? What is 21st Century learning? What needs to be in place to allow for change and move to a system that supports 21st Century learning? - Google Students and Learning in the 21st Century Who are the students we are teaching? What defines their generations? Do they need 21st Century learning? - Adobe Connect Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century What do teachers need to know to teach and learn in the 21st Century? How do they effectively grow professionally? - Skype Leading for Education in the 21st Century What does leadership look like in the 21st Century school environment and how do we lead the change? Sharing What were you able to accomplish in your schools to affect change and move towards 21st Century learning?
  • Staff training and in-service Where do we start? Summer Sessions Online Directed Sessions (Adobe Connect) Virtual Learning (ie. SmartBoard – Mrs. Blossom) Recorded Tutorials Weekend Sessions Parent Forums (Saturdays) Teacher Forums (SummIT) PD Day(s) Principal/VP Training sessions Executive training sessions Daily in-service at schools
  • Professional Development Community
  • Politics and Literature Review
    • Learn from other Boards
    • Review your provincial directions
    • Learn from other provinces
    • Learn from other Countries
    New Brunswick 21 st Century Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning … in a Digital World
    • Vision, guidelines and expectations
    • Learning: How does it help and what do kids need to learn?
    • Privacy, rules of use and digital citizenship
    • Teaching practice and teacher preparation
    • Assessment
    • Digital media and content
    • Access and equity
    • Infrastructure
    • Innovation
    • Community involvement
    Ontario: 10 Emerging Themes
  • Association Summaries
  • Transformational Change is expensive (time and money) Where do we start?
    • Prioritizing – refresh cycles
    • Cancelling programs not aligned with Board priorities
    • Over $1 million per year from cancelled initiatives
    • Transitioning teacher resource centre
    • School councils and school funds
    • Grants and Vendor rebates
    • Reserves
  •  
  • Information – easily available How should school staff adjust? “ If acquiring and retaining information are no longer the fundamental goals of the educational system, there are serious implications for our beliefs about learning, teaching, and the role of students, teachers, and schools… Technology is an important tool but alone will not create reformed schools or prepare students for their future.” Technology for Learning – pg 10
  • Globalization Where do we start? “ Freedom of expression and the right to communicate are, in many ways, being redefined by the development of and access to new technologies” (UNESCO 2011, Freedom of Connection, pg. 75)
  • We can’t ignore technological changes impacting the World Moving from what students should know… to what students can do We need to move from… This is true for Face to Face, Blended, and Online Learning
  • Resources to help along the journey Where do we start?
    • A free toolkit for change
    • A toolkit developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, to help with the implementation of 21st Century Learning
    • Self Assessment Tool :
    • Knowledge and Skills
    • • Education Support Systems (e.g., curriculum, assessment, etc.)
    • • Education Leadership
    • • Policy making
    • • Partnering
    • • Continuous Improvement
  • Resources to help along the journey Where do we start?
    • Comprehensive free guide for change (123 pages)
    • Topics include:
      • Understanding technology
      • 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!
  • Check your progress along the way Where do we start? Free online tool to check your progress towards becoming a 21st Century Learning School Board or District
  • Professional Learning Network: The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter There is no longer a need to go looking for information … let the “sorted” information come to you
  • Where do we start? New community - with links to teacher resources 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  • Where do we start? Online community for educational leaders Over 2300 educators 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  • Where do we start? A community of educators who are using social networking to share information, create resources, and create online communities of practice to improve teaching and learning Free Webinars 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  • Where do we start? A social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education A large variety of special interest groups that you can join for free 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  • Where do we start? Weekly interviews and discussion groups on topics related to transformational practices in education 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  • EdLeader21 PLC for 21 st Century Educational Leaders 7 Steps to becoming a 21 st Century District 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  • 21 st Century Websites Where do we start? Free tip sheets on a variety of Web. 2.0 tools
  • 21 st Century Websites Where do we start? Key 21 st Century Skills: Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity
  • 21 st Century Websites Key 21 st Century Fluencies: Creativity Information Collaboration Media Solution
  • 21 st Century Websites Pearson 21 st Century Learner Resources Experts Videos School examples And more…
  • 21 st Century Websites IBM K-12 Resources White Papers
  • 21 st Century Websites Edutopia Tutorials Strategies Project Based Learning Instructional Practice Focus
  • White Papers and Research Where do we start? Free downloads of industry white papers on a variety of 21st Century Learning topics
  • University Research – Stay Current with Trends Critical Review and Analysis of “ Skills, Technology and Learning”
    • Trends
    • Open Source
    • Adaptive and Assistive Technologies
    • Engaging Parents
    • Themes
    • Digital Naifs
    • Computers in Schools – still underused
    • Environmental Impact of ICT
  • Trends – Horizon Report Horizon Report – 2011 K-12 Edition The report helps to describe emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on teaching and learning around the world. New Media Consortium (NMC) Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • The New 3 E’s of Education Speak Up 2010 National Findings K-12 Students & Parents (April 2011)
    • Enabled
    • Engaged
    • Empowered
    The 3 E’s of Education The 3 Trends
    • Mobile Learning
    • Online and Blended Learning
    • E-textbooks
  • The New 3 E’s of Education Speak Up 2010 National Findings K-12 Teachers, Librarians & Administrators (May 2011) Role of Librarians and Technology Coordinators: To enable student use of the emerging technologies Role of Classroom Teachers: To engage students in rich, compelling learning experiences Role of Administrators: To empower both teachers and students to creatively envision the future of digital learning, and to provide opportunities for exploring the elements of a new shared vision for learning
  • Research and Advocacy Canadian Education Association … influencing educational transformation in Canada “ The most powerful thing teachers do to engage students is to design engaging, meaningful, and authentic work and technology-enhanced learning experiences.”
  • Research and Advocacy Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Participate in Leadership Forums Review the document See the section entitled “ Leading Education in a Digital World Valuable Web Sites” Canadian Perspective
  • Re-tool our schools Where do we start?
    • What’s right for your Board?
    • =====================
    • our goal is not 1:1 program
    • myth of digital natives
    • 21 st Century Learning does not rely on technology
    • Library transformation to Learning Commons with skilled library staff
    • our new elementary school – no desks!
    • Still lots of challenges!
    Teach for their future, not our past
  • Questions? Tom D’Amico Twitter: @TDOttawa [email_address] 21 st Century Learning / Teaching Blog 21 st Century Learning Curated Resources