A NEW HOPE NCAGT

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Brian Housand, PhD
NC Gifted Conference
March 17, 2011

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  • Video games teach children what computers are beginning to teach adults--that some forms of learning are fast-paced, immensely compelling, and rewarding. The fact that they are enormously demanding of one's time and require new ways of thinking remains a small price to pay (and is perhaps even an advantage) to be vaulted into the future. Not surprisingly, by comparison School strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch.\n
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  • A NEW HOPE NCAGT

    1. 1. Gifted educationa newhopein the 21st Centuryhttp://brianhousand.comNCAGT March 17, 2011
    2. 2. A long time ago in a school far,far away...
    3. 3. a newhope
    4. 4. It is a period of uncertainty.Budget cuts striking from everydirection, but our first victory hasbeen won with the core Textcurriculum and 21 st century skillsthat espouse the strong historyof gifted pedagogy and talentdevelopment for all.
    5. 5. During the battle, gifted ed. hasfaced the ultimate hurdle, NoChild Left Behind, legislationfocused on test scores, but Textmissing the power of effectiveinstructional practices.
    6. 6. Pursued by the challenge ofcontinuous growth for allstudents, gifted ed. fights toremain relevant to renew its Textplace in the galaxy as the leaderof best educational practices.
    7. 7. Critical Thinking / Higher Order ThinkingBenjamin Bloom 1913 - 1999
    8. 8. Creativity E. Paul Torrance1915 - 2003
    9. 9. Acceleration and Advanced Content Julian Stanley1918 - 2005
    10. 10. Critical Thinking / Problem Solving1. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.2. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.3. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.4. Use multiple processes and diverse
    11. 11. Critical Thinking / Problem Solving1. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.2. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.3. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.4. Use multiple processes and diverse
    12. 12. h"p://www.21stcenturyskills.org
    13. 13. www.p21.org Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and InnovationCritical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration
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    16. 16. Keeptechnology inthe hands of students
    17. 17. Why
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    19. 19. Every generation ofteenagers embraces thefreedoms andpossibilities wrought bytechnology in ways thatshock the elders.
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    21. 21. Conner Cohen AGE: 11 iSketch App
    22. 22. Tear down the wall
    23. 23. We welcome changeand openness;for we believe thatfreedom and securitygo together,that the advance ofhuman liberty canonly strengthen thecause of worldpeace.
    24. 24. We welcome changeand openness;for we believe thatfreedom and securitygo together,that the advance ofhuman liberty canonly strengthen thecause of worldpeace.
    25. 25. RE:Search
    26. 26. “Every manshould have a built-in automatic crap detector operatinginside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
    27. 27. NEW LITERACIESIDENTIFY Important QuestionsLOCATE InformationCRITICALLY EVALUATESYNTHESIZE InformationCOMMUNICATE Answers
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    29. 29. Re:Create
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    32. 32. RE:Connect
    33. 33. Computers serve best when they alloweverythingto change.
    34. 34. brianhousand.com

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