Discovery Keynote - Ignite, Inspire, Innovate!

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Presentation given as part of the Discovery Education Virtual Conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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Discovery Keynote - Ignite, Inspire, Innovate!

  1. 1. Archives are available following each presentation at http://virtconlive.com Certificate of attendance: http://dlc.com/springvirtcon14 Share your learning! #DENVirtCon
  2. 2. DENblogs.com Get connected, Stay connected! #DENVirtCon
  3. 3. WinAWirelessLab.com
  4. 4. DEN Spring VirtCon! CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent of Schools WestVancouverSchool District WestVancouver, BC April 26, 2014 #DENVirtCon Inquire, Inspire, Innovate! Leading LearningTransformation
  5. 5. “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea.” —Seth Godin
  6. 6. “Tribes need leadership. People want connection and growth and something new.” —Seth Godin
  7. 7. Twitter and Facebook and group meetings and newsletters are allTOOLS.Tools matter, because tools impact the way you interact.You don’t need to use every tool, but every tool you use you must use well. —Seth Godin
  8. 8. MOBILETECHNOLOGY CAN CHANGE LEARNING GOOD WRITING STILL MATTERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDSTO BETAUGHT NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL THE REALWORLD IS ADDICTIVE
  9. 9. Why?
  10. 10. “Tell real stories from your own life in a way that is relevant and engaging to your audience.” —Garr Reynolds
  11. 11. The evolution of mass communications
  12. 12. For all students, on any device, from anywhere
  13. 13. Communication and collaboration At home and at school
  14. 14. Teachers help students manage the learning Tasks, homework, assignments
  15. 15. Personalized web spaces Don’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused
  16. 16. What?
  17. 17. •Blog •Twitter •Supporting Tools
  18. 18. • Home baseBlog
  19. 19. • Amplify the messageTwitter • Your home baseBlog
  20. 20. • Slideshare • Linkedin • Facebook • YouTube Supporting Tools • Amplify the messageTwitter • Your home baseBlog
  21. 21. How are you using digital tools in your class and in your school today??
  22. 22. Blog Options
  23. 23. News stories
  24. 24. Educational Issues
  25. 25. Journal
  26. 26. The Risks
  27. 27. Twitter is a loaded gun . . .
  28. 28. OverpromiseUnder deliver
  29. 29. 1 x week 3 x day
  30. 30. Personal vs. Corporate vs. Professional Individual
  31. 31. Be personable without being too personal (bffs 4eva) Relationship between
  32. 32. More on Blogs...
  33. 33. •Build it inside or outside your system? •Create a manageable expectation •Determine what it replaces . . .
  34. 34. More on Twitter...
  35. 35. Partner GroupsColleagues Reporters News Outlets Lists HashtagsColleaguesColleagues Who to follow?
  36. 36. Best professional learning available
  37. 37. More on the rest...
  38. 38. Slideshare post PowerPoints to share publicly or embed
  39. 39. YouTube post videos
  40. 40. Facebook everyone is on it
  41. 41. Linkedin a professional Facebook
  42. 42. Google+ Google’s answer to FB allows targeted sharing
  43. 43. More advice
  44. 44. Leaders lead – we need to model the way
  45. 45. For anyone, on any device, from anywhere
  46. 46. Conclusions
  47. 47. “You have to be the leaders—the storytellers beyond these walls” —Kevin Carroll
  48. 48. “Don’t talk about it... BE about it”
  49. 49. He says the problem with teachers is What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?
  50. 50. He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s true what they say about teachers: Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
  51. 51. . . . I mean, you’re a teacher, Taylor. Be honest. What do you make?
  52. 52. This is . . .
  53. 53. OUR WORLD
  54. 54. OUR LIVES
  55. 55. OUR CHILDREN
  56. 56. OUR CURRICULUM
  57. 57. OUR CHALLENGE
  58. 58. OUR WORK
  59. 59. OUR ART
  60. 60. OUR JOY
  61. 61. You want to know what I make? I make kids wonder,
  62. 62. I make them question.
  63. 63. I make them criticize. I make them apologize and mean it.
  64. 64. I make them write. I make them read, read, read.
  65. 65. I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful over and over and over again until they will never misspell either one of those words again.
  66. 66. . . . and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you by what you make, you give them this.
  67. 67. . . . Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true:
  68. 68. Teachers make a goddamn difference! Now what about you?
  69. 69. Excerpts from poem: What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali
  70. 70. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.ca www.sd45.bc.ca

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