CHRIS                                                     KENNEDY                                                     Supe...
“A tribe is a group ofpeople connected to oneanother, connected to aleader, and connected toan idea.”          —Seth Godin
“Tribes need leadership.People want connectionand growth andsomething new.”             —Seth Godin
Why?
Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
SELF-RELIANCE
CRITICAL THINKING
INQUIRY
CREATIVITY
PROBLEM-SOLVING
INNOVATION
TEAMWORK
COLLABORATION
CROSS-CULTURAL
TECHNOLOGICALLITERACY
CONNECT
ACROSSTOPIC AREAS
Whatcould be
DO OLD THINGSBETTER
“Students today depend toomuch upon ink. They don’t knowhow to use a pen knife tosharpen a pencil. Pen and ink willnever r...
DO NEW THINGSYOU COULDN’TDO AT ALL
“If I’d asked mycustomers what theywanted, they wouldhave told me ‘A fasterhorse.’” Henry Ford
5 obstaclesNo needNo moneyNo hurryNo desireNo trust
People prefer things that are easy to think about
Thegoal
Relevant, connected,                   unlimitedWhat many want for their children is thebenefits of personalized learning
Create a newnorm for how teachers andstudents learn
Can’t scale and sustainwithout technology
AccessDirection
What does           this mean?Moving to one-to-one opportunities
What aboutequity?
Technology can help overcomebarriers of access andgeography
For all students,on any device, from anywhere
TRENDS
• Will make it easier Teachers       for students...              • Will make it easier  Schools       for teachers...    ...
NEXTCHALLENGE
Under deliver   Overpromise
PERSONALIZED=XINDIVIDUALIZED
No going back . . . they had seen what waspossible with real-world learning
Luke: I can’t believe itYoda: That is why you fail
Where you can find me:       ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca       604-202-4379       @chrkennedy       Chris Kennedy       cultureofy...
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond
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  • 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
  • What Our Kids Need – A Look at Innovation in Education on Bowen Island and Beyond

    1. 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. 2. “A tribe is a group ofpeople connected to oneanother, connected to aleader, and connected toan idea.” —Seth Godin
    3. 3. “Tribes need leadership.People want connectionand growth andsomething new.” —Seth Godin
    4. 4. Why?
    5. 5. Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
    6. 6. SELF-RELIANCE
    7. 7. CRITICAL THINKING
    8. 8. INQUIRY
    9. 9. CREATIVITY
    10. 10. PROBLEM-SOLVING
    11. 11. INNOVATION
    12. 12. TEAMWORK
    13. 13. COLLABORATION
    14. 14. CROSS-CULTURAL
    15. 15. TECHNOLOGICALLITERACY
    16. 16. CONNECT
    17. 17. ACROSSTOPIC AREAS
    18. 18. Whatcould be
    19. 19. DO OLD THINGSBETTER
    20. 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. 21. DO NEW THINGSYOU COULDN’TDO AT ALL
    22. 22. “If I’d asked mycustomers what theywanted, they wouldhave told me ‘A fasterhorse.’” Henry Ford
    23. 23. 5 obstaclesNo needNo moneyNo hurryNo desireNo trust
    24. 24. People prefer things that are easy to think about
    25. 25. Thegoal
    26. 26. Relevant, connected, unlimitedWhat many want for their children is thebenefits of personalized learning
    27. 27. Create a newnorm for how teachers andstudents learn
    28. 28. Can’t scale and sustainwithout technology
    29. 29. AccessDirection
    30. 30. What does this mean?Moving to one-to-one opportunities
    31. 31. What aboutequity?
    32. 32. Technology can help overcomebarriers of access andgeography
    33. 33. For all students,on any device, from anywhere
    34. 34. TRENDS
    35. 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. 36. NEXTCHALLENGE
    37. 37. Under deliver Overpromise
    38. 38. PERSONALIZED=XINDIVIDUALIZED
    39. 39. No going back . . . they had seen what waspossible with real-world learning
    40. 40. Luke: I can’t believe itYoda: That is why you fail
    41. 41. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.cawww.sd45.bc.ca

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