Gates Foundation • Rigor •
Relevance • Relationships http://www.gatesfoundation.org/UnitedStates/Education/TransformingHighSchools/
Coalition of Essential Schools •
Learning to use one’s mind well. • Less is More, depth over coverage • Goals apply to all students • Personalization • Student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach • Demonstration of mastery • A tone of decency and trust • Commitment to the entire school • Resources dedicated to teaching and learning • Democracy and equity http://www.essentialschools.org/pub/ces_docs/about/phil/10cps/10cps.html
Christian Long’s Learning Manifesto •
“Playing Small Does Not Serve The World:” Your Brain Is Your Brand. • What Would Socrates Do? • Nobody Cares That You Walked Uphill Both Ways in the Snow. • Got Passion? If Not, I’ll Tell You What To Care About. • My Memory Is Only As Big As My Heart, Otherwise I’ll Stick With Google. • Look It Up Or Die. • Collaboration Ain’t About Holding Hands. It’s About Going Places Fast. • This Will Go Down On Your Permanent Record. • It Ain’t About the Technology, It’s About Being Inside the Story • Nobody Knows the Answer. Get Comfy With the Questions. http://thinklab.typepad.com/think_lab/2007/01/the_future_of_l.html
Discussion Prompts: • How do
we create curriculum in this model? • What do we teach when THIS is available 24/7? • How do you establish a link between your manifesto and your curriculum? • What does assessment look like in your model?
The Killer App • Student
Information System • Student Reporting System • Parent Interface • “Walled Garden” • School / Student Publishing Tool • And more... (Library, etc...)
What is Teacher 2.0? •
How is a teacher’s life different in this model? • What are the skills necessary to teach in this world? • How will you ﬁnd new teachers? • How will you help older teachers to adapt?
Big Questions: • How will
you create the time and space for your teachers to learn? • How will you make your faculty meetings part of a running, constant dialogue? • How will that manifesto we wrote earlier inform every thing you do?
Returning to Big Thoughts •
Who do we want our students to be? • Who do we want our teachers to be? • What do we want our schools to be?
Take-Aways • What could you
do in your school / district immediately? • What could you do in your school / district this year? • What could you do in your school / district over the next ﬁve years?