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Keynote Presentation at OPSOA Conference in Toronto, Ontario - April 29, 2011

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Chris yyz presentation april 2011 final

  1. 1. CHRIS KENNEDYSuperintendent, West Vancouver School District<br />X<br />Leading the Learning Revolution<br />It’s not the tools . . . It’s the team<br />OPSOA<br />2011<br />Apr 29 | 2011<br />
  2. 2. We’renot waiting for Superman . . .<br />
  3. 3. 3distinct communities<br /><ul><li>West Vancouver
  4. 4. Lions Bay
  5. 5. Bowen Island</li></ul>West Vancouver School District<br />The premier place for learning.<br />
  6. 6. Our Vision<br />We aspire to be the finest education system in the country—for our children, our employees, our community, and our world.<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Highest graduation rate in Canada
  8. 8. Graduates attending schools around the world</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Center of teaching and learning innovation
  9. 9. Focus on academic and social goals
  10. 10. 21st century skills embedded throughout the district
  11. 11. Highest achievement levels on all local, regional and provincial measures</li></li></ul><li>Choice<br />and <br />Competition<br />Collingwood School<br />Mulgrave School<br />Today’s provincial landscape . .. <br />
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  16. 16. Culture of YES<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li> Assessment for Learning
  18. 18. Professional Development
  19. 19. Staff Collaboration
  20. 20. Technology to support learning</li></ul>Supporting teachers<br />
  21. 21. Every teacher from K to Grade 12 has participated in digital literacy staff development <br />Additional support for teachers looking to go beyond this<br />
  22. 22. “Just-in-time” solution<br />
  23. 23. Some Thoughts on Digital Literacy, Personalization and Engagement<br />Personalized learning It’s not the tools . . . It’s the team<br />
  24. 24. Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.org<br />Our kids have tasted the honey<br />
  25. 25. Personalized Learning takes a structured and responsive approach, providing experiences that enable students and their parents to make choices around what, when and where to learn. It strengthens the link between learning and teaching by actively engaging students and their parents as partners in learning.<br />B.C. Ministry of Education<br />
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  27. 27. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN CHANGE LEARNING<br />GOOD WRITING STILL MATTERS<br />USING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT<br />NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL<br />THE REAL WORLD IS ADDICTIVE<br />
  28. 28. Mobile technology is a game changer<br />
  29. 29. Don’t let there be any doubt:<br />Literacy might be changing, but<br />good writing still matters <br />. . . and it may<br />be more important <br />than ever<br />
  30. 30. Even if you say students are native to technology, they still need our help<br />
  31. 31. Networks matter – for kids and adults<br />
  32. 32. No going back . . . they had seen what was possible with real-world learning<br />
  33. 33. The next 12 months<br />
  34. 34. <ul><li> Personally owned devices
  35. 35. Open system</li></li></ul><li>For all students, on any device, from anywhere<br />
  36. 36. For all students, on any device, from anywhere<br />
  37. 37. Communication and collaborationAt home and at school<br />
  38. 38. Teachers help students manage the learningTasks, homework, assignments<br />
  39. 39. Personalized web spacesDon’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>For your students
  41. 41. For your parents
  42. 42. For your staff
  43. 43. For your trustees</li></ul>What do the next 12 months look like for you?<br />?<br />
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  48. 48. “Talk less. Listen more.”<br />Daniel Pink<br />
  49. 49. Technology is not kryptonite . . . <br />
  50. 50. Superman is inside all of us . . . <br />We’re helping him learn to fly<br />
  51. 51. Where you can find me:<br />ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca<br /> 604-202-4379<br /> @chrkennedy<br />chrkennedy<br /> cultureofyes.ca<br />www.sd45.bc.ca<br />

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