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

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