Preparing Students for the 21st Century with New Literacies The Massachusetts Curriculum Summit Donald J. Leu, Connie Louie, Mary Ellen Caesar, Kevin Hodgson, Polly Parker, Beth Dichter, Josh Faber December 7, 2010
Viewing the Classrooms of Tomorrow By Visiting the Classrooms of Today
Grade 2: Morning Message of the Day
Grade 7, Language Arts: Online International Projects Yeah! I got some great ideas. Let me send them to Tomas and Ben in the U.S. Jose, Costa Rica We’re on it! Making a web page now. Hey! Let’s do Gary Paulson??? Ben and Tomas, Willimantic, CT Monique, South Africa
Why Are These Classroom Models So Important?
The World Is Flat: Changes In A Global Economy Require Changes In Education The “General Motors” Model of Economic Management Command and control Lower levels of education required. Wasted intellectual capital Highly inefficient Lower productivity Little innovation Little need for higher level and creative thinking. Wasted intellectual capital
In a Flattened World: Opportunities Expand butCompetition Increases How do economic units increase productivity? Flatten The Organization into Problem Solving Teams Greater Intellectual Capital Use = Greater Productivity Define problems Locate information Critically evaluate information Synthesize and solve problems Communicate solutions These teams take full advantage of their intellectual capital to the extent their education system has prepared them for this.
Which Tool Has Been Used By Economic Units To Increase Productivity And Compete? The Internet Recent productivity gains are due to using the Internet to share information, communicate, and solve problems (van Ark, Inklaar, & McGuckin, 2003; Friedman, 2005; Matteucci, O’Mahony, Robinson, & Zwick, 2005). Define problems Locate information Critically evaluate information Synthesize and solve problems Communicate solutions
Implications For Education? Online problem based reading and learning essential Effective online information and communication skills required. New online literacieshave become central. In short: fundamental change.
An Example of Online Reading ComprehensionReading About Martin Luther King The new literacies of online reading comprehension
Online and Offline Reading Comprehension May Not Be Isomorphic (r=0.19, n = 89, N.S.) Online Reading Comprehension = ORCA Blog Offline Reading = Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) of Reading Comprehension Leu, D. Castek, J., Hartman, D., Coiro, J., Henry, L., Kulikowich, J., Lyver, S. (2005).
The New Literacies Of Online Reading Comprehension: Problem based reading and learning Read to identify important questions; Read to locate information; Read to critically evaluate the usefulness of that information; Read to synthesize information to answer those questions; and Read to communicate the answers to others. (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004, p. 1570) The new literacies of online reading comprehension
Massachusetts New Literacies Summer InstituteMicrosoft Training Center, Cambridge
Organizers: The New Literacies Institute Team Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Donald J. Leu, Ian O’Byrne, J. Gregory McVerry, Heidi Everett-Cacopardo University of Connecticut Connie Louie and Mary Ellen Caesar, Mass. DESE Hiller Spires, John Lee, Carl Young, North Carolina State University Jill Castek, University of California, Berkeley Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island Kim Turner, Vanderbilt University
Teacher Leaders Kathleen Buckley, Brockton Public Schools Donna Gath Criswell, Sudbury Public Schools Beth Dichter, Northampton Public Schools Abbey Dick, Millis High School Ann Marie Dlott, Hopkinton Public Schools Kevin Hodgson, Southampton Public Schools Diane Porter, Melican Middle School, Northboro Anne Rutledge, Herberg Middle School, Pittsfield Denise Salemi, Keverian School, Everett Jessica Vezina, Leominster High School
Microsoft Training Center, CambridgeJune 20-25, 2010
Major Goals Prepare 100 Massachusetts educators in new literacies curriculum and instruction. Prepare 10 teacher leaders to continue this institute model for professional development in new literacies next summer. Develop a sustainable model in Massachusetts.
Plenary Sessions Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester Dr. Bridget Dalton, Vanderbilt University Dr. Yong Zhao, Michigan State University Dr. Sara Kajder, Virginia Tech University Dr. Donald J. Leu, University of Connecticut
Digging Deeper Sessions New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension New Literacies of Social Networking for Learning New Literacies of Video/Multimedia
New Tools for Learning Google Lit Trips WordSift Glogster VoiceThread Twitter Zotero Jing and many others….
Continuation Sessions During the Year Organized and Led by the Teacher Leader Team
The Challenges Of Change
As Challenging As Change Appears, We Know This…The Leadership That Massachusetts Provides…
Determines The Future Our Students Achieve! Thank you!