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

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



Workshop at the PLP BootCamp - 7/17/09

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

    • Where Does It Live? Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy
    • My Bias: School 2.0 is Progressive Education with 21st Century Tools
    • More Bias: Citizenry, Not Workforce
    • One Last Bias: Public Education = Democracy
    • 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
    • We Deny Words Power When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
    • Our Biggest Problem: A Lack of Vision http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
    • Who Do We Want Our Kids To Be? How Do We Help Them Best?
    • My Two Cents: Thoughtful Wise Passionate Kind
    • Science Leadership Academy •Inquiry •Research •Collaboration •Presentation •Reflection
    • 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: What Do You Believe Your School Should Be?
    • 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.
    • Authentic Assessment as Real and Transparent
    • Transparent We Can Invite the World To Our Schools
    • What Does Tech Do?
    • Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
    • Technology Must Be Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
    • Research Collaborate Create Present Network
    • 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
    • The Killer App: •Student Information System •Student Reporting System •Parent Interface •“Walled Garden” •School / Student Publishing Tool •And more... (Library, etc...)
    • Hiring Scheduling Curriculum Administration Systems and Structures Parent Relations Professional Food Service Development Assessment
    • Say What You Do And Do What You Say
    • We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
    • Common Language of Teaching and Learning
    • Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
    • The Schools We Need: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
    • Common Inputs
    • Common Process
    • Common Assessment Tools
    • 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?
    • 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?
    • Break-Out: Examine Five Other Systems and Structures of Your School / District: How They Must Change To Better Reflect Your Values.
    • 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?
    • 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?
    • 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
    • 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