The fact you are here with me today means you are interested in moving our county forward in giving our kids the opportunity to learn!\n
Have this quote in folder with a picture of the GRCC and Mott Foundation logos-maybe Kettering, MSU and U of W Georgia?\n
Resume- in folder\nVisionary leaders are the builders of a new dawn, working with imagination, insight, and boldness. \nThey present a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a shared sense of purpose. \nThey work with the power of intentionality and alignment with a higher purpose. \nTheir eyes are on the horizon, not just on the near at hand. \nThey are social innovators and change agents, seeing the big picture and thinking strategically.\n\n\n
City meaning thoughts of education\n\n
discuss study by \n
China experience- we are very similar to china schools (communists)\n\nsum it up with- &#x201C;which in turn precludes any real change&#x201D;\n\n
People in charge of changing our system- are fixed minded- \nwe need growth minded people- visionary leaders- to transform GC into a global learning hub\n
Future 21st century work\n\n
Future 21st century work\n\n
automate vs informate\ntechnology is the vehicle not the destination\n
Genesee County Global Learning HubThinking... Creating... Leading...
GREAT MOMENTS COME FROMGREAT OPPORTUNITIES GC Global Learning Hub THINKING... CREATING... LEADING...
GENESEE COUNTY NEEDS A SMALL THOUGHTFUL GROUP...Michigan State Confucius Institute University of West Georgia: Action Research DepartmentKettering University Mott Community College
GENESEE COUNTY NEEDS VISIONARIES!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 peopleand brings them together around a shared sense of purpose
The Tale of Two Cities: Growth MindsetFixed Mindset
Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset FIXED GROWTH Industrial Model Fluid/Adaptable Adults Control Learners Control Rules are “played” Rules are Followed with Residents are Residents are Consumers Producers
Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset FIXED GROWTH Silos Garden Content Driven Process Driven Focus on Success Focus on Failure “4 Walls of No Walls/No Learning” Ceiling
The Fixed MindsetLearning time is deﬁned by the adults-Students are told-What they will learn that day-How long it will take them to learn it-How they will learn it-What tools they will have access to
The Growth Mindset Learning is deﬁned by the learner-Walls, Time, and Content are not barriers-Students learn through interdisciplinary projects- Incorporate the content and problem solvingopportunities within the community.
The Fixed Mindset Motivation is Extrinsic- Students/Parents/Teachers are worried abouttests grades/test scores-Teachers/Administrators do extra dutiesfor Raises/Promotions-Carrot Sticks are the norm
The Growth Mindset Motivation is Intrinsic -Projects incorporates the learners interests-Students/Parents/Teachers/Administrators arelearners -Learners are not limited to the hub-Carrots sticks are not needed
1995(Standardized Test: The Interpretation of Racial and Ethnic Gaps @ www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com) $38,543 Genesee County Family Median Household Income
The Fixed Mindset Throughout history there have been “Fixed Minded”changes to Education-More Days-More Minutes-Higher Standards for Students/Teachers/Administrators-More Standardized Tests-No Child Left Behind-
NY Times-August 2009Flint and Genesee County Median Family Income $56,500
The Growth MindsetThe growth minded city knows that history repeats itself over and over Growth Minded people do not learn about history They Learn from it!
The Fixed MindsetThe more the “Fixed Minded” city changes, the more it stays the sameThey look to Cities with a similar model for guidance and comparisons
The Fixed Mindset Does NOT knowor realize there is another way
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
Growth Mindset -Research -DesignThe Vision G.C. Global -Development -Marketing and Sales Learning -Global Supply Chain Hub Management The Routine The RoutineNorm Work Work done by teachers Status Quo done by students Fixed Mindset
What Are We Waiting For?“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 Status QuoTypical GCGLH“Pilot” Learning Procedures Fixed memorization Policy Mindset Tradition Facts “Education” Industrial Facts Model Content Rules Facts Driven Homework Facts
The Gravitational Pull of Status Quo GCGLH LearningTypical“Pilot” Procedures Fixed memorization Policy Mindset Tradition Facts “Education” Industrial Facts Model Content Rules Facts Driven Homework Facts
The Gravitational Pull of Status Quo GCGLH Learning Procedures Fixed memorization Policy Mindset Tradition Facts Typical Industrial “Pilot” Facts Model Content Rules Facts Driven Homework Facts
Creativity GC Global Competency Global Learning Hub THINKING... CREATING... LEADING... Learning by DoingService Learning Divergent Thinking Technology Competency
Global Learning I hear and I forget.I see and I remember.I do and I understand. -Confucius
Global LearningSeeking 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
Global Learning 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.
Global Learning @ GCGLHThe data and information gathered by the GCGLH Learners will be converted into real knowledge and will be directly connected to Genesee County Through the action research process... GCLH Learners will attempt to solve REAL world problems that are present in our county and our state
Global Learning @ GCGLH We need to move beyond the ideathat an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.
Global Learning @ GCGLHBuilding a Culture of ACTION RESEARCHERS
A Culture of ACTION RESEARCHERS Students Teachers Administrators Researchers Learners Designers
A Culture of ACTION RESEARCHERS Reﬂecting on our practice, our perspectives, and our failures
A Culture of ACTION RESEARCHERSTo learn relevance, rigor, and to make a real difference in our world.
Technology @ GCGLH Traditional Schools GCGLH Embed Technology Applications Teach Technology Applications into curriculum Teachers Learn First All learners contribute Like an event Like Oxygen Automate Informate
Tear down Silos SocialMATH Science Studies Important in My Life Writing P.E. Art Music
“Create REAL stuff that makes a difference NOW and SHARE it.” “Who is erecting barriers to this and what are those barriers if some people are doing it and others arent.”“If a country can bring down a dictator, why cant teachers and parents and kids initiate an education revolution through action?”
We shouldnt be deﬁned by the amount of content we know but by what we do with the content we know. Purpose of school?Practice working...or practice learning? There is a difference!
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