GENESEE COUNTY NEEDS VISIONARIES IN EDUCATION! Visionary leaders: -Builders of a new dawn -Work with imagination -Have insight, and boldness -Eyes are on the horizon -Social innovators and change agents -Present a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a shared sense of purpose
There is no better purpose in today’s world than to educate our young men and women
1995(Standardized Test: The Interpretation of Racial and Ethnic Gaps @ www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com) $38,543 Genesee County Family Median Household Income
Moving Forward?-More Days-More Minutes-Higher Standards for Students/Teachers/Administrators-More Standardized Tests-No Child Left Behind-Comparisons to China-add more here
NY Times-August 2009Flint and Genesee County Median Family Income $56,500
“The System” Does NOT knowor envision there is another way
“The System”John Taylor Gatto NY Teacher for 26 years-Left his job “I’m done hurting children” • Teaches children that their worth is determined by other people • Causes children to be dependent on teachers/experts rather than on themselves • Praises total conformity and condemns individuality as a threat to the system • Teaches that schedule, not interesting work, is what has value • Teaches that value is only possible under conditions of competition • Leaves children with almost no private time
If not us...Who? If not now...When?“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones... We are the change that we seek.” -President Obama
The Gravitational Pull of “The System”“Pilot”Program/ Teacher GCGLH Procedures Fixed Policy memorization Mindset Squelched Creativity Conformity “Education” Routine Industrial Model lower order Content thinking Rules Driven Homework Facts
The Gravitational Pull of “The System” GCGLH“Pilot” Program/ Procedures Teacher Fixed memorization Policy Mindset Squelched Conformity Creativity “Education” Industrial Routine Model Content lower Order Rules Driven Thinking Homework Facts
The Gravitational Pull of “The System” GCGLH Procedures Fixed memorization Policy Mindset Squelched Conformity “Pilot” Creativity Program/ Industrial Teacher Routine Model Content Lower Order Rules Driven Thinking Homework Facts
More Developed CountriesNational Center on -ResearchEducation and the -Design Economy -Development (2007) Creative -Marketing and Sales -Global Supply Chain Work Management Routine Work Routine done by people Work done by machines Less Developed Countries
The Vision -Research -Design G.C. -Development Global -Marketing and Sales Learning -Global Supply Chain Hub Management The Routine The RoutineNorm Work Work done by teachers Status Quo done by students The “System”
GC Design Thinking Global Learning Hub Learning by Creating and Doing THINKING... CREATING... LEADING...Service Learning Global and Digital Competency
Design ThinkingSeeking the truth, information, or knowledge...by questioning Learners need to gather information and data through applying all of the human senses Learners convert information and data into useful knowledge
Design Thinking @ GCGLH We are in an informational agewhere information is everywhere and we can get it anytime.We can’t learn everything there is to learn in every content area... but we can develop our skills and nurture the inquiring attitude necessary in today’s world.
In 5 minutes... Text me the name of the Capital of Turkey Tweet me the top 2 exports of TurkeyEmail me the geographical location of Turkey using Google Map That leaves the rest of the time to really learn!
Action Research @ GCGLH The data and information gathered by the GCGLH Learners will be converted into real knowledge and willbe directly connected to Genesee County and Global issues Through the action research process... GCLH Learners will attempt to solve REAL world problems
A Culture of ACTION RESEARCHERS Students Teachers Administrators Researchers Learners Designers
Learning by Creating/Doing I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -Confucius
Creating/Doing @ GCGLHGC GLH If you are lucky Majority of our Theclassrooms “system”
Creativity @ GCGLH Afraid to fail = Afraid to take risks = No CreativityWhat part of the brain are we educating?
Barriers to Real Creativity- Grade levels- Curriculum subject structures- Time block/bell schedule- Students assigned to teachers/classroom- Textbooks as curricula/resources- ABC grading/evaluation/credit system- Learning happens in deﬁned places- Nine month school year/Agrarian calendar- Program tracking- IQ Intelligence
Five Key Conditions for Real learning-Curiosity-Control (on the part of the learner)-Connections-Challenge-Context
Global Competency - The ability to be ﬂuent in more than one language (Spanish/Mandarin) - To become digitally competent-To gain knowledge of the geography, the politics and the cultural history of the world and apply it to our current and future experiences.
Global Competency @ GC GLH GC GLH graduates will show: -Inquisitiveness -Courage -Comfort with uncertainty -Assertiveness-Positive outlook toward adversity - Appreciation of Diversity -Resourcefulness -Adaptability
Digital Competency @ GCGLH Traditional Schools GCGLH Embed Technology Teach Technology Applications into Applications curriculum Teachers Learn First All learners contribute Like an event Like Oxygen Automate Informate
What Education Should (will) Look Like - Google/Bing Wikipedia for content - Hybrid Classrooms - I-Tunes for accessing on-line learning - Notebooks, I-pads, cell phones for accessing the global information - Microsoft Calendar for Scheduling and Coordination - You-Tube for Electronic Portfolios - Face book – for students and teacher networking - Apple/Droid Apps for almost everything
Service Learning The aim of education must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who,however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement. -Albert Einstein
Service Learning @ GCGLH GC GLH Learners will participate in action researchproject learning opportunities that are directly related to the greater good of Genesee County Community Partnerships will provide opportunities forour students to be leaders in community service projects
A Glimpse into the Futurehttp://geeked3000.blogspot.com/
QUESTIONS... NEXT STEPS? GCGlobal Learning HubTHINKING... CREATING... LEADING...
Adam J Hartley Genesee County Learner 248-867-7929 firstname.lastname@example.org twitter:ajhartleybcsBlog: http://geeked3000.blogspot.com/