GENESEE GLOBAL LEARNING HUBTHINKING CREATING LEADING
Who-What-Why?THINKING CREATING LEADING
Genesee County Needs a Thoughtful Group...To Transform Education!Michigan State- Confucius Institute University of West Georgia: Action Research DepartmentKettering University Mott Community College
Genesee County Needs Visionaries! Adam Hartley Principal, Birmingham Covington School Birmingham Public School District The meaning of our life is the road, not the goal. For each answer is elusive, each fulﬁllment melts away between our ﬁngers and the goal is no longer once it is attained. -Arthur Schnitzler
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Who?The Tale of Two Cities: Which one will we lead?
The “Fixed Minded” City Industrial Model Control resides with adults Rules of city must be Followed People are Consumers Four Walls of learning Silos Content Driven Focus is on Success
The “Growth Minded” CityNot a Model...but a part of the community Control resides with learners Rules of city are adjusted People are Producers Learning has no walls & no ceiling Silos are torn down Process Driven Focus on Failure
The “Fixed Minded” CityLearning time is deﬁned by the adults Students are told What they will learn that dayHow long it will take them to learn it How they will learn it What tools they will have access to
The “Fixed Minded” City Motivation is Extrinsic:Students/Parents/Teachers are worried about tests grades/test scores Teachers/Administrators do extra duties for Raises/Promotions Carrot Sticks are the norm
The “Fixed Minded” CityThroughout history there have been changes to the “Fixed Minded” city More Days More Minutes Higher Standards for Students Higher Standards for Teachers Higher Standards for Administrators More Standardized Tests
The “Fixed Minded” CityBut the more the “Fixed Minded” city changes... the more it stays the same They look to other Fixed Minded Cities for Guidance and Comparisons
The “Fixed Minded” CityDoes NOT know any other way
The “Growth Minded” City Learning is deﬁned by the learner Walls, Time, and Content are not barriersStudents learn through interdisciplinary projects that incorporate the content and problem solving opportunities within the community.
The “Growth Minded” City Motivation is Intrinsic: Projects include learners of all ages, learners from all over the globe,and incorporates the learners interestsStudents/Parents/Teachers/Administrators are learners Carrots sticks are not needed
The “Growth Minded” City The growth minded city knows that history repeats itself over and overGrowth Minded leaders do not learn about history They Learned from it!
Genesee Global Learning Hub THINKING CREATING LEADING Many people in positions to change education were born, raised, and live in the ﬁxed mindset city.Let’s create an environment where growth mindset leaders allow our future leaders to control what they learn and how they learn.
Is This the Future of Education?
Is This the Future of Education?
Education in America Are we in a crisis? Newsweek 1958 (get pic)The crisis is how we are reacting to the crisis
Education in Michigan project re imagine new tech highwhere does mi rank in the country?
Education in Genesee County MEAP scores others tests scores state rankings etc...