Where Does It Live: Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe

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Where Does It Live: Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe

  1. Where Does It Live? Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy
  2. My Bias: School 2.0 is Progressive Education with 21st Century Tools
  3. More Bias: Citizenry, Not Workforce
  4. One Last Bias: Public Education = Democracy
  5. Project-Based Learning Blogs Web 2.0 Student-Centered Learning Numeracy Differentiated Instruction 21st Century Literacy Edu-Speak Direct Instruction Authentic Assessment Standards-Driven Instruction Twitter Accountability Life-Long Learning Wikis
  6. We Deny Words Power When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
  7. Our Biggest Problem: A Lack of Vision http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
  8. Who Do We Want Our Kids To Be? How Do We Help Them Best?
  9. My Two Cents: Thoughtful Wise Passionate Kind
  10. Science Leadership Academy •Inquiry •Research •Collaboration •Presentation •Reflection
  11. Gates Foundation • Rigor • Relevance • Relationships http://www.gatesfoundation.org/UnitedStates/Education/TransformingHighSchools/
  12. 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
  13. High Tech High • Personalization • Adult World Connection • Common Intellectual Mission http://www.hightechhigh.org/about/design-principles.php
  14. 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
  15. Discussion: What Do You Believe Your School Should Be?
  16. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  17. Inquiry-Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
  18. Student-Centered It’s Not About Us.
  19. Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
  20. Community-Based We can learn from many
  21. Collaborative Synthesis Works
  22. Passionate And it has to matter.
  23. Integrated The day has to make sense
  24. Meta-Cognitive We need to think about thinking.
  25. Authentic Assessment as Real and Transparent
  26. Transparent We Can Invite the World To Our Schools
  27. What Does Tech Do?
  28. Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
  29. Technology Must Be Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
  30. Research Collaborate Create Present Network
  31. 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
  32. The Killer App: •Student Information System •Student Reporting System •Parent Interface •“Walled Garden” •School / Student Publishing Tool •And more... (Library, etc...)
  33. Hiring Scheduling Curriculum Administration Systems and Structures Parent Relations Professional Food Service Development Assessment
  34. Say What You Do And Do What You Say
  35. We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  36. Common Language of Teaching and Learning
  37. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
  38. The Schools We Need: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
  39. Common Inputs
  40. Common Process
  41. Common Assessment Tools
  42. Discussion Prompt: • 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?
  43. 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?
  44. Break-Out: Examine Five Other Systems and Structures of Your School / District: How They Must Change To Better Reflect Your Values.
  45. 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?
  46. 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 your values inform every thing you do?
  47. Creating Change What is the action plan to move the systems and structures of your school / classroom closer to the values you espouse? • One month plan • One year plan • Three year plan
  48. Keep In Touch: Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy chris@practicaltheory.org http://www.practicaltheory.org Twitter: chrislehmann Skype: chrislehmann EduCon 2.2 -- Jan. 29-31, 2010 http://educon22.wikispaces.com

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