Gifted Education In the 21st Century a new HOPE Brian Housand, PhD brianhousand.com bit.ly/cag2012
21st A NEW CreatingCenturySkills? HOPE Alliance
A long time ago in a school far,far away...
Benjamin Bloom1913 - 1999
E. PaulTorrance1915 - 2003
Julian Stanley1918 - 2005
“The Nation thatdramatically and boldly led the world into the age of technology is failing to provide its own children with the intellectual tools needed for the 21st century.”
We continue to lead because our best students are still unsurpassed.We we continue to lead becauseour universities, industries,resources, and afﬂuence attractthe ﬁnest talent from throughoutthe world.
BUT this is aPRECARIOUSAdvantage
The world is changing FAST. Technological KNOW-HOW isspreading throughout the world;Along with the knowledge that such SKILLS and SOPHISTICATION are the basic CAPITAL of tomorrow’s society.
Already the QUALITY of our manufactured products, the VIABILITY of our trade, our leadership inRESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, and our standards of living are strongly challenged.
Our children could beSTRAGGLERSin a world of technology.
WE MUSTNOTLET THISHAPPEN
AMERICA MUST NOT BECOMEAN INDUSTRIAL DINOSAUR
WE MUST NOTprovide our childrena 1960s educationfor a 21st Century WORLD.
www.p21.org Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and InnovationCritical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration
Creativity & Innovation1. Apply existing knowledge to generate newideas, products, or processes.2. Create original works as a means ofpersonal or group expression.3. Use models and simulations to explorecomplex systems and issues.4. Identify trends and forecast possibilities.
PK - 2 Identify, research, and collect data on anenvironmental issue using digital resources and propose a solution.
3-5Produce a media-rich digital story about asigniﬁcant local eventbased on ﬁrst-person interviews.
6-8Create original animations or videos documenting school, community, or local events.
9 - 12Design, develop, and testa digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum content.
If your students canthe answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.
“Intelligence in theage of the InternetWhere youre assmart as how quicklyyou can use yoursmart phone.”
Keeptechnology inthe hands of students
Tear down the wall
We welcome changeand openness;for we believe thatfreedom and securitygo together,that the advance ofhuman liberty canonly strengthen thecause of worldpeace.
“Every manshould have a built-in automatic crap detector operatinginside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu/IDENTIFY Important QuestionsLOCATE InformationCRITICALLY EVALUATESYNTHESIZE InformationCOMMUNICATE Answers
The whole process of education should thus be conceived as the process of learning to think through the solution of real problems. -- John Dewey, 1938
Real World Problems Academic RigorTechnology Integration www.ecugifted.com
PianosNOTStereos (Resnick, 1996)
Plugging IntoCreative Outlets Brian C. Housand Angela M. Housand Gifted Education Communicator Spring 2011 Vol. 42, No. 1
Computers serve best when they alloweverythingto change. (Papert, 1993)