Beyond Tools:



  Thoughtful 21st Century School Reform

Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy
Philadelphia, PA
Why This Matters
The World In Which We Live:
The Maddening Paradox of Education 2010.
Things Are Different




 Know The Difference Between
    Change and Innovation
Neil Postman:

Certain Technologies Are
 Not Additive, They Are
     Transformative
Technology Like Oxygen




Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
Technology Transforms:

       Creation
       Research
     Collaboration
     Presentation
      Networking
A Convenient And Reasonably False Taxonomy

 Research     Collaborate     Create        Network     Present

   RSS       ...
Tell A Better Story:
We Must Have Vision




              http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
Caring Institutions




We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
Inquiry Driven




What are the questions we
can ask together?
Student Centered




 It’s Not About Us.
Teacher-Mentored




  Kids Need Adults
Community-Based




          We can learn from many
Collaborative




Synthesis Works
Passionate




             And it has to matter.
Integrated




             The day has to make sense
Meta-Cognitive




                 We need to think
                  about thinking.
The Goal
 Thoughtful   Passionate
 Wise         Kind
Discussion:

What Is Your Vision
For Your School?
How Do We
 Innovate?
Be Humbled By
   The Task
Ideas Must Live In Practice




Build Systems and Structures that Reflect Your Vision
Common Language of
Teaching and Learning
Common Inputs
Common Process
Common Outputs
Traditional
Classrooms:
Recall-Based         Tests

                  Homework


                    Projects


          ...
SLA:
Understanding-
   Driven             Projects

                    Homework


                 Class Participation


...
ILPs and Capstones
The Schedule
Hiring
Discussion:
Examine One System or Structure of
Your School or Classroom.

How can you change it to better reflect
your valu...
Continue the
Conversation

Dream big in every community
Empower
           the Kids

It is their education, and it will be their world
Conversations:
• Who are the stakeholders?
• How can they be brought into this
  vision?
• What fears do you need to addre...
Keep Asking
   Questions

And Don’t Settle For Easy Answers
Hard Questions:
• What is the worst consequence of your
  best idea?
• How can you mitigate them?
• What are the obstacles...
Don’t Forget to
   Slow Down
Be intentional in the use of tools and time
Life Questions:
• How are the lives of teachers different
  in this model?
• How are the students’ lives different?
• How ...
Be Willing to Be
 Transformed



 We Have So Much Left to Learn
Keep In Touch:
Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy

chris@practicaltheory.org
http://www.practicaltheory.org
Twitter:...
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Beyond Tools - Thoughtful 21st Century School Reform
Chris Lehmann
Principal - Science Leadership Academy

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  • A great model presentation to intoduce new aradigm
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  • Chris,

    I was at your session and voted it one of the top three that I attended. Considering the size of the crowd and the type of hall, your session went very well. It would have been nice to spend six hours or 5 days on the topic and I think that we would have done well by it. However, I felt very pleased by the hour you had to give us.

    Between your session, the Leadership Development workshop that I attended, I came away from the conference with several solid goals (and will probably develop more as I have time to reflect).

    I was especially touched by your desired learning outcomes, kind and loving spouses, good neighbors; what a breath of fresh air. This is the direction that we need to be taking.

    Cheers, Steve
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  • Totally agree with this view of assessment! Having worked on various projects (problems) with students in middle school, (one example: http://wekey.wiki.zoho.com/OBB-Dominicana.html) I can say from experience that providing students the opportunity to work on real issues gives a real rich and nuanced picture of their understanding of the issue. Thanks for these slides. Off to try to find the accompanying talk.
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  • Beyond Tools - Thoughtful 21st C. School Reform

    1. Beyond Tools: Thoughtful 21st Century School Reform Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
    2. Why This Matters
    3. The World In Which We Live: The Maddening Paradox of Education 2010.
    4. Things Are Different Know The Difference Between Change and Innovation
    5. Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
    6. Technology Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
    7. Technology Transforms: Creation Research Collaboration Presentation Networking
    8. A Convenient And Reasonably False Taxonomy Research Collaborate Create Network Present RSS Wikis Blogging Twitter uStream Google Del.icio.us Docs Drupal Skype Flickr Google Moodle Podcasting Facebook iTunes U Wikipedia Digital Films IM Voicethread Email
    9. Tell A Better Story: We Must Have Vision http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
    10. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
    11. Inquiry Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
    12. Student Centered It’s Not About Us.
    13. Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
    14. Community-Based We can learn from many
    15. Collaborative Synthesis Works
    16. Passionate And it has to matter.
    17. Integrated The day has to make sense
    18. Meta-Cognitive We need to think about thinking.
    19. The Goal Thoughtful Passionate Wise Kind
    20. Discussion: What Is Your Vision For Your School?
    21. How Do We Innovate?
    22. Be Humbled By The Task
    23. Ideas Must Live In Practice Build Systems and Structures that Reflect Your Vision
    24. Common Language of Teaching and Learning
    25. Common Inputs
    26. Common Process
    27. Common Outputs
    28. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
    29. SLA: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
    30. ILPs and Capstones
    31. The Schedule
    32. Hiring
    33. Discussion: Examine One System or Structure of Your School or Classroom. How can you change it to better reflect your values / mission?
    34. Continue the Conversation Dream big in every community
    35. Empower the Kids It is their education, and it will be their world
    36. Conversations: • Who are the stakeholders? • How can they be brought into this vision? • What fears do you need to address? • How will the student voice be part of the discussion?
    37. Keep Asking Questions And Don’t Settle For Easy Answers
    38. Hard Questions: • What is the worst consequence of your best idea? • How can you mitigate them? • What are the obstacles to this change? • How can you overcome them?
    39. Don’t Forget to Slow Down Be intentional in the use of tools and time
    40. Life Questions: • How are the lives of teachers different in this model? • How are the students’ lives different? • How will you deal with the change?
    41. Be Willing to Be Transformed We Have So Much Left to Learn
    42. Keep In Touch: Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy chris@practicaltheory.org http://www.practicaltheory.org Twitter: chrislehmann Skype: chrislehmann EduCon 2.3 -- Jan. 28-30, 2011 http://educon22.org
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