Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond

621
views

Published on

Published in: Education

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
621
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • To better prepare students for the future there will be more emphasis on key competencies like:
  • . . . With the world outside of school
  • We can’t wait for the decisions of others – it is go time . . . now
  • All the necessary infrastructure is in place
  • Do old things better
  • If I'd have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me "A faster horse.” – Henry Ford
  • It is access to the benefits of a digitized world that is the greater goal. For our students to thrive in this world, they need to have ACCESS and DIRECTION.
  • To be clear, one-to-one computing is not the solution to any challenge – it may, though, be part of the answer to going forward.
  • If we think by placing an Internet appliance in a student’s hands alone will create a more creative, innovative, or more intelligent student, we are missing the point. Like the paper and pen of the last generation, it is the “oxygen” to breathe in a digital world.
  • Won’t this further divide our students (and teachers) into haves and have-nots?Given that it is unlikely any grand plan will come together to support all students and staff with technology, implementation will be incremental.
  • If we believe technology is crucial for students moving forward, we need to find a way for all students to have a base level of access.
  • Complex problems often have a simple solution
  • Focus on a web environment / space for learning / personalization that allows a common structure that changes the norm of how we do business
  • Not allow technology to solely report to the business side of the organization
  • More staff (and not just students) will be bringing their own devices to workDistricts will own and store lessTension between formal and informal learning will increase; what matters most is what happens in informal settings – the true learning!Digital content will increase / devices will get cheaper
  • More staff (and not just students) will be bringing their own devices to workDistricts will own and store lessTension between formal and informal learning will increase; what matters most is what happens in informal settings – the true learning!Digital content will increase / devices will get cheaper
  • Moving from a space to a plan – how will we manage personalized learning in the digital space?Use the Khan Academy map of an individual plan – layered into assessment and demonstrations
  • Transcript

    • 1. CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent, West Vancouver School DistrictWhat Our Kids NeedA Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond Engage, Connect, Learn Oct 17 | 2012
    • 2. “A tribe is a group ofpeople connected to oneanother, connected to aleader, and connected toan idea.” —Seth Godin
    • 3. “Tribes need leadership.People want connectionand growth andsomething new.” —Seth Godin
    • 4. Why?
    • 5. Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
    • 6. SELF-RELIANCE
    • 7. CRITICAL THINKING
    • 8. INQUIRY
    • 9. CREATIVITY
    • 10. PROBLEM-SOLVING
    • 11. INNOVATION
    • 12. TEAMWORK
    • 13. COLLABORATION
    • 14. CROSS-CULTURAL
    • 15. TECHNOLOGICALLITERACY
    • 16. CONNECT
    • 17. ACROSSTOPIC AREAS
    • 18. Whatcould be
    • 19. DO OLD THINGSBETTER
    • 20. “Students today depend toomuch upon ink. They don’t knowhow to use a pen knife tosharpen a pencil. Pen and ink willnever replace the pencil.”National Association of Teachers, 1907
    • 21. DO NEW THINGSYOU COULDN’TDO AT ALL
    • 22. “If I’d asked mycustomers what theywanted, they wouldhave told me ‘A fasterhorse.’” Henry Ford
    • 23. 5 obstaclesNo needNo moneyNo hurryNo desireNo trust
    • 24. People prefer things that are easy to think about
    • 25. Thegoal
    • 26. Relevant, connected, unlimitedWhat many want for their children is thebenefits of personalized learning
    • 27. Create a newnorm for how teachers andstudents learn
    • 28. Can’t scale and sustainwithout technology
    • 29. AccessDirection
    • 30. What does this mean?Moving to one-to-one opportunities
    • 31. What aboutequity?
    • 32. Technology can help overcomebarriers of access andgeography
    • 33. For all students,on any device, from anywhere
    • 34. TRENDS
    • 35. • Will make it easier Teachers for students... • Will make it easier Schools for teachers... • Will make it easier Districts for schools... • Will make it easierGovernments for districts... To be FLEXIBLE
    • 36. NEXTCHALLENGE
    • 37. Under deliver Overpromise
    • 38. PERSONALIZED=XINDIVIDUALIZED
    • 39. No going back . . . they had seen what waspossible with real-world learning
    • 40. Luke: I can’t believe itYoda: That is why you fail
    • 41. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.cawww.sd45.bc.ca