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ICT Outdoor education and ODID

  1. 1. ICTOutdoor Education & IDODI
  2. 2. ICT• Fibre Pricing was shocking• Inet pricing was also very high• Exploring a hardwired alternative to Inet – Depending on school size we are looking at 2X to 20x the bandwidth – Some fibre some copper – Our own managed wireless between in town schools is also possible • Possible links to WayWay and Decker??? – For basically the same price that we are paying now
  3. 3. ICT• Concerns over vandalism we are going to track and put a price tag onto the damage – For example to replace a damaged screen including parts and labour $80.00+• Ipads are now in HCI• Kahn as a math center 6:45 – 14:32• Power School – Started looking for library software – Closed door is now open!!! – PD is online – Will start working with Pearson ASAP
  4. 4. Grade 6 Outdoor EdMay 28-30 School girls boys total Teacher BES 6 10 16 Jen HCI 11 10 21 Julie Miniota 3 0 3 Trevor RES 6 9 15 Rebecca total 26 29 55 55May 30-June1 School girls boys total shoal lake 7 10 17 Leanna strath 8 6 14 Kathy WayWay 5 9 14 Mariellia Inglis 5 1 6 Nadine KeeSee 3 3 6 Christine 28 29 57 57June 13-15 School girls boys total Ochre River 6 5 11 Not sure yet? MPS 11 11 22 Gord Bins 5 3 8 Ed WayWay 7 8 15 Leona 29 27 56 56 168total
  5. 5. Letter for Parent ChaperonesMarch 6, 2012Dear Parent and Guardians:As you are aware (your school) grade six class will be participating in the Park West School Division’s Outdoor education program in May/Juneof this year. The grade six outdoor education program is fully supported and funded by the Park West School Division and its partners. Otherthan providing their own clothing, sleeping bags and personal items, there are no additional costs for students. Students from our school willbe going on the following dates:May 28 to May 30 - (Birtle Elem, HCI, Miniota, Rossburn Elem)May 30 to June 1 – (Shoal Lake, KeeSee, Strathclair, Inglis, WayWay – Mrs. Cote)June 13 to June 15 – (Ochre River, MPS, Binscarth, WayWay – Mrs. McKay)Parent Chaperones are an integral part of the Park West School Division’s grade six outdoor education program. If you are interested in beinga parent chaperone on the trip for our grade six class, please contact me as soon as possible. Parents are required to have criminalbackground checks and complete child abuse registry forms, if they are going on the trip. These two checks can take quite a few weeks tocomplete, so it is important that you indicate your desire to go on the trip as soon as possible. There is no charge for getting the formscompleted, and they are available on the division web site (http://www.pwsd.ca/Parents/pforms.html) for download. If you do not haveinternet access etc., please let me know and I can print off copies of the forms for you and have them sent home for you to process/fill in.If you have any questions, please contact me at the school (your school number) at your earliest convenience.Yours,Your Name
  6. 6. Welcome toDestinationImagiNation
  7. 7. What Is Destination ImagiNation? • The world’s largest creativity, teamwork, problem solving program for K-16 students • 29 years of success: – 47 US states – 9 Canadian provinces/NWT – 30+ countries worldwide – English, French, Portugese, Mandarin, Korean, Turkish, Spanish… • Non-profit, HQ New Jersey • World leader – Innovation/21st Century skills development© 2009 Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
  8. 8. • Millions of kids kindergarten through university have participated in its community-based, school-friendly program • Is supported by tens of thousands of active volunteers • Typically ‘after school’… ‘in-school’ growing • Parent/volunteer/teacher driven • 350+ Tournaments held annually • Fun!!! Affordable!!!© 2009 DestinationImagiNation, Inc.
  9. 9. ‘In class’ Value• Participation cost as little as $12/student/year• Teachers ‘facilitate’ (Declaration of Independence) – Minimal incremental workload – Experiential learning at its best• High student engagement (fun)• Rubrics/Lesson plans/Online training (DI University)• Proven 21st Century skill development and SCALEABLE!!!• New every year/‘Connecting the standards’• Tournaments/competition ‘real life’• Significant ROI – ‘at risk/special ed’/Aboriginal’ students
  10. 10. Destination ImagiNation Team Challenges Teams of 2-7 students (K-2, E, M, HS, U) use science, engineering, improv’, technology, fine arts and service learning as they tackle one of seven Team Challenges. Team Challenge solutions can take from several weeks to several months to develop. (STEAMS) Teams must do the research and experimentation needed to solve every aspect of the Team Challenge and develop a performance-based presentation demonstrating the team’s solution…with NO outside assistance New every year!!!© 2009 DestinationImagiNation, Inc.
  11. 11. Destination ImagiNation® Instant Challenges Instant Challenges teach participants to take what life is handing them moment to moment. These Challenges spark and quickly capture the team members’ wild imaginations by requiring them to solve a challenge quickly and decisively.© 2009 DestinationImagiNation, Inc.
  12. 12. • INSTANT CHALLENGE - Flying Feather• Challenge: To build the tallest possible structure, place a feather on the top and then blow the feather off to land as far away as possible.• Time: You have 5 minutes to use your teamwork, creativity and innovation skills to build the structure with the materials provided. You will then have one chance to blow the feather as far as you can.• The Scene: You have been asked to build a new prop for the sequel to Forrest Gump. The structure must be as tall as possible so that the feather can fly a long distance. (Note: the structure must be free-standing on the table top) After the 5 minute build-time, the height of the structure will be measured. You will then place the feather on the top of the structure and with one large puff of air, see how far the feather will fly.• Materials: aluminum foil/2 paper clips/4 straws/3 sheets paper/4 pipe cleaners/3 mailing labels/ 1 feather /2cm fun tack/3 sticks
  13. 13. Canada: • Conference Board of Canada “Innovation…Canadas greatest economic weakness” (‘D’) – “Canada ranks 14th out of the 17 major industrialized nations…in terms of innovation” • The World Economic Forum “Innovation and Sophistication…15th” (49th on Competitiveness) Productivity…15th… 75 % of comparable US worker • ‘Creativity’ (Torrance) scores declining since 1990© 2009 Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
  14. 14. Why is Canada so far behind? • Complacency • Size/critical mass • Too much reliance on natural resource wealth • Lack of commercialization success • Limited R&D investment • Lack of tax incentives/venture capital • Spoiled by US market potential© 2009 DestinationImagiNation, Inc.
  15. 15. ‘…We should be hearing footsteps’ • China: – 2100+ Universities – ‘A new University opening every week’ – Graduated more engineers in 2011 than the entire English speaking world combined! (600K+) – ½ billion Chinese make < $2 US/day – Unlimited access to capital – 2011 English Proficiency Exam stats – 2014…‘world leader’ in patent filings (Thomson Reuters)© 2009 Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
  16. 16. The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner The Seven Survival Skills for Teens Today Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination© 2009 Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
  17. 17. Innovation Realities • ‘Seeds’ of Innovation are best planted in grades 3-7* – Curiosity, inquisitiveness, experimentation, risk taking, interest in science and math • Grade 8-12, roots take hold/skills are developed* • University and beyond – bear fruit* * Dr. Don Treffinger/Dr. Scott Isaksen© 2009 DestinationImagiNation, Inc.
  18. 18. Kaiser Family Foundation Media Study• 2005 (Feb/2011)• 8-18 year olds• 8.33 hrs/day ‘media’ now 12 hrs/day• Bedroom content: – 68% TV – 49% Video Games – 54% DVD• Book reading 43 mins/day now 23 minutes/day• TV 3hrs 51 mins/day ***now 6 hrs/day*** – (Childhood obesity crisis)
  19. 19. Directors/Supts Feedback • ‘Student engagement a key concern’ (#1 issue – high school completion rates) (Quebec/Aboriginal) • ‘We’re educating the creativity ‘out’ of children’ • ‘Kids are afraid to take risks/make mistakes’ • ‘Creative skills often de-valued’ • ‘Little ‘team’ problem solving skill development’ • ‘Academic achievement/success only measured by one set of rules…grade point average’ • ‘Doing little to develop the ‘total’ child’ • ‘System inflexible/out of date’ • ‘We need to add the 4 ‘Cs’ (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication) to the 3 ‘Rs’© 2009 Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
  20. 20. Alberta ‘Inspiring Education’ Outcomes/Goals: Improved… • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Creativity and Innovation • Social Responsibility & Cultural, Global and Environmental Awareness • Communication • Digital Literacy • Life-long learning, Self-Direction and Personal Management • Collaboration and Leadership© 2009 Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
  21. 21. IBM Interview Guide• Demonstrated leader• Ongoing learner• Self starter• Creative problem solver• Team player• Effective communicator• Academic Achievement (degrees/university)• Work experience