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Keynote Presentation for the Microsoft Connected Learning Conference in Washington, DC on November 9, 2011

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Microsoft Education Keynote - Washington DC - November 9, 2011 Microsoft Education Keynote - Washington DC - November 9, 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent of Schools / CEO, West Vancouver School District“Own It, Guide It, Engage With It”Driving innovation in public education Microsoft Connected Learning Conference November 9, 2011
  • Some Thoughts on Digital Literacy,Personalized learningPersonalization and.EngagementIt’s not the tools . . It’s the team
  • Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
  • “...to better prepare students for the future therewill be more emphasis on key competencies likeself-reliance, critical thinking, inquiry, creativity,problem solving, innovation, teamwork andcollaboration, cross-cultural understanding, andtechnological literacy. We can also connectstudents more directly with the world outside ofschool, with increased focus on learning theseskills across topic areas. B.C. Ministry of Education
  • MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CANCHANGE LEARNINGGOOD WRITING STILL MATTERSUSING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TOBE TAUGHTNETWORKS ARE ESSENTIALTHE REAL WORLD IS ADDICTIVE
  • Mobiletechnology is agame changer
  • Don’t let there beany doubt:Literacy might bechanging, butgood writing stillmatters. . . and it maybe more importantthan ever
  • Even if you say students are native to technology, they still need our help
  • Networks matter – for kids and adults
  • No going back . . . they had seen what waspossible with real-world learning
  • Why?
  • “Tell real stories from yourown life in a way that isrelevant and engaging toyour audience.” —Garr Reynolds
  • The evolution of mass communications
  • “If you build it . . . “
  • • Personallyowneddevices• Opensystem
  • For all students,on any device, from anywhere
  • For all students,on any device, from anywhere
  • Communication and collaborationAt home and at school
  • Teachers help students manage the learningTasks, homework, assignments
  • Personalized web spacesDon’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused
  • “Talk less. Listen more.” Daniel Pink
  • Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.cawww.sd45.bc.ca