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EduCon 2.0 -- Dewey's Dream Workshop

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    EduCon 2.0 -- Dewey's Dream Workshop EduCon 2.0 -- Dewey's Dream Workshop Presentation Transcript

    • Building School 2.0: New Tools and Dewey’s Dream Chris Lehmann Principal Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
    • What is School 2.0?
    • My Bias: School 2.0 is Progressive Education updated for today’s world.
    • Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain technologies are not merely additive, They are transformative.
    • Discussion Prompt: What is the purpose of school? (and (how) has that changed?)
    • My Two Cents • Thoughtful • Passionate • Wise • Kind
    • Now What?
    • Have a vision
    • Science Leadership Academy • Inquiry • Research • Collaboration • Presentation • Reflection http://www.scienceleadership.org/mission.php
    • 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
    • High Tech High • Personalization • Adult World Connection • Common Intellectual Mission http://www.hightechhigh.org/about/design-principles.php
    • 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 Prompt: What is your manifesto?
    • Curriculum 2.0
    • 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?
    • Student-Centered It’s not about us.
    • Inquiry-Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
    • Passionate And it has to matter.
    • Meta-Cognitive
    • Project-Based An inversion of what we know.
    • Teaching Toward Understanding Understanding by Design Wiggins and McTigue
    • What about the tools?
    • Discussion Prompts: • What does digital literacy mean? • How do we teach it? • What’s the same? What’s different? •What are the tools we need to accomplish that? • How do we have to change?
    • Chris’ School - Tech Manifesto: Don’t Talk About “What” Before “Why.”
    • Chris’ School - Tech Manifesto: (Part Two) Process Trumps Product.
    • Technology must allow our students to research, collaborate, create and network.
    • Technology Must Be Like Oxygen: Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
    • Information Literacy and The “Prosumer” • Find information • Analyze information Text • Synthesize information • Judge information • Create information • Share information http://www.dhmo.org
    • Transparency What would happen if you invited the world to school?
    • Talking About Tools Building a School Web Portal
    • 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?
    • Professional Development • How do you learn? • 24 / 7 / 365 Just In Time Learning
    • 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?
    • Stay in Touch • Chris Lehmann • chris@practicaltheory.org • http://www.practicaltheory.org • http://www.scienceleadership.org • Twitter: chrislehmann • Skype: chrislehmann • AOL: hubkatt