Building School 2.0:



Creating the Schools We Need

Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy
Who Is This
  Guy?
Why This Matters
My Bias:
     School 2.0 is
Progressive Education
  with 21st Century
        Tools
More Bias:




  Citizenry, Not Workforce
One Last Bias:
 Public Education = Democracy
What They Say About Us
       Obsolete
        Broken
       Wasteland
       Money Pits
        Failing
The Problem Is...
If we keep down our current path, they’re right.
Our Biggest Problem:
   A Lack of Vision




                http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
Project-Based Learning       Blogs
Web 2.0
                         Student-Centered Learning
     Numeracy
  Differentiat...
We Deny Words Power
    When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
Another Big Problem:
      A Lack of Humility
A Related Problem:
Educators Are Too A-Historical
What the school system needs to understand is that its
 strength lies, not in the strength of the central organization,
  ...
You Can’t Standardize




  Differentiated Instruction,
      Differentiated Schools
A Crazy Thought...
About Math Teaching,Virtual Schools and
       Why Class Still Matters
Things Are Different




   How Do We Deal With That?
If we teach today's students
as we taught yesterday's, we
    rob them of tomorrow.

        John Dewey
If you want creative workers, give them
         enough time to play.

            - John Cleese




                     ...
We Learn Best
When It Matters To Us
The illiterate of the 21st century will
 not be those who cannot read and
 write, but those who cannot learn,
         unl...
Scary Thought:
What are we willing to unlearn and relearn?
What Is Your Vision?




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/Educ...
Coalition of Essential
             Schools
•   Learning to use one’s mind well.
•   Less is More, depth over coverage
•  ...
High Tech High

• Personalization
• Adult World Connection
• Common Intellectual
  Mission


        http://www.hightechhi...
Disrupting Schools
•   Maximize human potential.

•   Facilitate a vibrant, participatory democracy in
    which we have a...
Christian Long’s Learning Manifesto
 •   “Playing Small Does Not Serve The World:” Your Brain Is Your Brand.

 •   What Wo...
Discussion:
What Is Your Vision For Your School?
What Is Your Manifesto For Education?
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?
Relevance?
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       ...
The Killer App:
•Student Information
System
•Student Reporting System
•Parent Interface
•“Walled Garden”
•School / Student...
Hiring
                                  Scheduling
Curriculum
                Administration


  Systems and Structures
 ...
Say What You Do
         And Do What You Say
We Teach Kids,
Not Subjects
Discussion Prompt:
• How do we create curriculum in this
  model?
• What do we teach when THIS is
  available 24/7?
• How ...
Before You Leave For Lunch....
Common Language of
Teaching and Learning
Traditional
Classrooms:
Recall-Based         Tests

                  Homework


                    Projects


          ...
The Schools
  We Need:
Understanding-
   Driven           Projects

                   Homework


             Class Parti...
Common Inputs
Common Process
Common Assessment
     Tools
What is Teacher 2.0?

• How is a teacher’s life
  different in this model?
• What are the skills necessary
  to teach in t...
Break-Out:
Examine Five Other Systems and Structures
of Your School:

How Should They 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...
Creating Change
 What is the action plan to move the systems and
structures of your school / classroom closer to the
     ...
What is the role of teacher
 in the age of Google?
Wisdom.
Keep In Touch:
Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy

chris@practicaltheory.org
http://www.practicaltheory.org
Twitter:...
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  1. 1. Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy
  2. 2. Who Is This Guy?
  3. 3. Why This Matters
  4. 4. My Bias: School 2.0 is Progressive Education with 21st Century Tools
  5. 5. More Bias: Citizenry, Not Workforce
  6. 6. One Last Bias: Public Education = Democracy
  7. 7. What They Say About Us Obsolete Broken Wasteland Money Pits Failing
  8. 8. The Problem Is... If we keep down our current path, they’re right.
  9. 9. Our Biggest Problem: A Lack of Vision http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. We Deny Words Power When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
  12. 12. Another Big Problem: A Lack of Humility
  13. 13. A Related Problem: Educators Are Too A-Historical
  14. 14. What the school system needs to understand is that its strength lies, not in the strength of the central organization, but in the strength of the individual school, not in making one school like another, but in making each school a distinct unit. The need of the system is the preservation of its units, so that each school can keep itself alive, wide awake, responsive to its people, easily adaptable, the best of its kind. Angelo Patri -- A Schoolmaster of the Great City
  15. 15. You Can’t Standardize Differentiated Instruction, Differentiated Schools
  16. 16. A Crazy Thought... About Math Teaching,Virtual Schools and Why Class Still Matters
  17. 17. Things Are Different How Do We Deal With That?
  18. 18. If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. John Dewey
  19. 19. If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. - John Cleese http://www.flickr.com/photos/edublogger/ 838786841/ Photo by Ewan McIntosh
  20. 20. We Learn Best When It Matters To Us
  21. 21. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwichary/2225299236/
  22. 22. Scary Thought: What are we willing to unlearn and relearn?
  23. 23. What Is Your Vision? Who Do We Want Our Kids To Be? How Do We Help Them Best?
  24. 24. My Two Cents: Thoughtful Wise Passionate Kind
  25. 25. Science Leadership Academy •Inquiry •Research •Collaboration •Presentation •Reflection
  26. 26. Gates Foundation • Rigor • Relevance • Relationships http://www.gatesfoundation.org/UnitedStates/Education/TransformingHighSchools/
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. High Tech High • Personalization • Adult World Connection • Common Intellectual Mission http://www.hightechhigh.org/about/design-principles.php
  29. 29. Disrupting Schools • Maximize human potential. • Facilitate a vibrant, participatory democracy in which we have an informed electorate that is capable of not being “spun” by self-interested leaders. • Hone the skills, capabilities, and attitudes that will help our economy remain prosperous and economically competitive. • Nurture the understanding that people can see things differently -- and that those differences merit respect rather than persecution. Disrupting Schools, pg. 1
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Discussion: What Is Your Vision For Your School? What Is Your Manifesto For Education?
  32. 32. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  33. 33. Inquiry-Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
  34. 34. Student-Centered It’s Not About Us.
  35. 35. Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
  36. 36. Community-Based We can learn from many
  37. 37. Collaborative Synthesis Works
  38. 38. Passionate And it has to matter.
  39. 39. Integrated The day has to make sense
  40. 40. Meta-Cognitive We need to think about thinking.
  41. 41. Authentic Assessment as Real and Transparent
  42. 42. Transparent We Can Invite the World To Our Schools
  43. 43. What Does Tech Do?
  44. 44. Relevance?
  45. 45. Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
  46. 46. Technology Must Be Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
  47. 47. Research Collaborate Create Present Network
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. The Killer App: •Student Information System •Student Reporting System •Parent Interface •“Walled Garden” •School / Student Publishing Tool •And more... (Library, etc...)
  50. 50. Hiring Scheduling Curriculum Administration Systems and Structures Parent Relations Professional Food Service Development Assessment
  51. 51. Say What You Do And Do What You Say
  52. 52. We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  53. 53. 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?
  54. 54. Before You Leave For Lunch....
  55. 55. Common Language of Teaching and Learning
  56. 56. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
  57. 57. The Schools We Need: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
  58. 58. Common Inputs
  59. 59. Common Process
  60. 60. Common Assessment Tools
  61. 61. 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 do we find new teachers? • How do we help resistant teachers to adapt?
  62. 62. Break-Out: Examine Five Other Systems and Structures of Your School: How Should They Change To Better Reflect Your Values.
  63. 63. 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?
  64. 64. 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
  65. 65. What is the role of teacher in the age of Google?
  66. 66. Wisdom.
  67. 67. 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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