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Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

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  • 1. Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Board of Visitors October 2, 2009 Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 2. 9 YEARS Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 3. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 4. CURRENT THINKING AROUND 21st CENTURY TEACHING & LEARNING Panel Discussion “What is the purpose of school?” • Joel Arquillos -- Executive Director, 826LA • Dr. Molefi Asante -- Professor, African American Studies, Temple University • Kendall Crolius -- Founding Partner, The Sulevia Group • Jeff Han -- Founder, Perceptive Pixel and inventor of the multi- touch screen • Prakash Nair -- Co-Founder, Fielding Nair International -- Architects and Change Agents for Education • Dr. Stephen Squyres -- Principal Investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Mission, NASA • Moderated by Frederic Bertley -- Vice President of the Center for Innovation in Science Learning, The Franklin Institute Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 5. Photo Credit: Flickr @laffy4k Creativity Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 6. Collaboration Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 7. Courage Photo Credit: Flickr @CarbonNYC Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 8. Generate Original IDEAS Photo Credit: Flickr @juhansonin Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 9. “capture and harness student energy in order to shape it.” Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 10. Photo Credit: Flickr @ricardoalvarez Communication Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 11. What Do These Companies Have in Common? Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 12. Source: BusinessWeek “The Top 100 Most Innovative Companies Ranking “ Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 13. These companies contain environments that cultivate and foster creativity, innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, and real world problem solving. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 14. HOW IS THE 21st CENTURY STUDENT DIFFERENT? Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 15. 1970’s • Floppy Disc • Microprocessor • Apollo 17 • VCR • Atari • Jumbo Jets • Barcodes • Apple IIE, Commodore, TRS-80 • InkJet Printers Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 16. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 17. 2000’s • iPod • Affordable Digital Cameras • USB Flash Drives • Hybrid Vehicles • Blogs, portals and wikis • Blu-Ray Discs • VOIP Skype/Vonage • DVR’s/Tivo • Netflix Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 18. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 19. The use of social media – from blogging to online social networking to creation of all kinds of digital material – is central to many teenagers’ lives. Source: PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT “Teens and Social Media” December 19, 2007 Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 20. Photo Credit: Flickr @edans Plugged In Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 21. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 22. UNIQUE Photo Credit: Flickr @pshutterbug Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 23. Worcester Academy 81 Providence Street Worcester, MA 01604 Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 24. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 25. Always On Photo Credit: Flickr @Neil T Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 26. Authentic Roles Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 27. collective intelligence negotiation transmedia navigation visualization multitasking distributed cognition simulation appropriation judgement performance play Source: MIT New Media Literacies Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 28. A FOCUS ON SKILLS Twenty-First Century Skills In order to thrive in a digital economy, students will need digital age proficiencies. It is important for the educational system to make parallel changes in order to fulfill its mission in society, namely the preparation of students for the world beyond the classroom. Source: 21st Century Workforce Commission National Alliance of Business Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 29. Our Spaces Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 30. Classroom Walker Hall Worcester Academy Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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  • 36. Classroom Walker Hall Worcester Academy Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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  • 40. Photo Credit: Flickr @Plutor Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 41. United Nations Security Council Chamber Photo Credit: Picassa NickMcW Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 42. Photo Credit: Flickr @ccarlstead Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 43. Smart Crosstown Hybrid Concept Car @ Geneva Auto Show 2006  Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 44. Photo Credit: http://www.eastportny.com/Classrooms/classroom 2 Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 45. Photo Credit: Flickr @jschuur Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 46. MIDDLE SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 47. Sonia Sotomayor Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 48. MIDDLE SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 49. Miles Davis Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 50. Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 51. Albert Einstein Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 52. Miles Davis Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 53. J.K. Rowling Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 54. Our Teachers Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 55. Source: (@courosa on Flickr.com) Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 56. (@courosa on Flickr.com) Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 57. Creativity Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 58. Courage Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 59. Collaboration Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 60. Generate Original IDEAS Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 61. Communication Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 62. Change Agent Learning Architect Connected Learning Incubator Modeler Synthesizer Facilitator Learning Concierge Network Sherpa Source: Wendy Drexler Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 63. Final Thoughts “It is a world in which comfort with ideas and abstractions is the passport to a good job, in which creativity and innovation are the key to the good life, in which high levels of education—a very different kind of education than most of us have had—are going to be the only security there is.” Nearly every segment of the workforce now requires employees to know how to do more than simple procedures—they look for workers who can recognize what kind of information matters, why it matters, and how it connects and applies to other information.” Source: “Measuring Skills For The 21st Century” E. Silva, Education Sector Reports 11/08 Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 64. Sources •“The 21st Century Learner” Presentation by Kim Cofino (http:// www.slideshare.net/mscofino/the-21st-century-learner) •“The Networked Teacher” Created by Alec Couros (http://www.flickr.com/ photos/courosa/2922421696/) •“The Networked Student” Created by Wendy Drexler (http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA) • “The Top 100 Most Innovative Companies Ranking “ Business Week 2006 •“The New Media Literacies” MIT Comparative Media Project (http:// newmedialiteracies.org/) •“Measuring Skills For The 21st Century” E. Silva, Education Sector Reports 11/08 •21st Century Workforce Commission National Alliance of Business Wednesday, October 14, 2009