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Activity #1
Getting to Know You
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Poll Everywhere #1
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Poll Everywhere #2
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Connected Teaching and
Learning
Lucy Gray
EF Education
Montreal
July 2013
6
Thank you for the invitation to speak to this ...
Blog	
  
http://www.lucygray.org
(slides	
  will	
  also	
  be	
  posted	
  there	
  and	
  links	
  are	
  clickable)
@el...
#pencilchat
http://goo.gl/rqGxpJ
8
Ode to #Pencilchat
http://goo.gl/9G3Ra
9
Technological
Change
10
So let’s talk technology and its effect on our society...
Fourth Presbyterian
Church
Chicago, IL
11
This is my church where technology is abundant in a new building.
12
This is where Sunday school youth groups meet and play wii games in order to build
community.
13
The teen youth pastor uses technology to engage kids in discussions about real world events.
14
He even uses Facebook to conduct outreach. Our pastor understand that he needs to go
where the kids are and keep them c...
15
Comer Children’s Hospital
University of Chicago
16
I’ve also seen technology used by child life experts in hospitals recen...
17
In order to alleviate anxiety before an MRI, my son was soothed by this machine that used a
Simon like interface to cha...
18
19
The child life expert also gave him an iPad to use.
20
Children’s Pediatric Dental Health, Chicago IL
Delta Terminal
LGA, NYC
21
In your own backyard, technology is abundant. How many of you have gone through this
terminal?
22
You can order your food and sundries to be delivered to you in this lounge.
23
You can check your flight’s status and play games while you pass time in the Delta terminal.
24
There are also many tables with outlets for re-charging devices.
25
Even the NFL is getting rid of paper and leveraging the portability of iPads.
Activity	
  #2
What	
  are	
  other	
  examples	
  of	
  
technological	
  change?
26
Educational Change
• New models of teaching and learning are emerging
• Rigorous content + 21st century themes
• “Sage on ...
The Partnership for
21st Century Skills
28
The Global Achievement
Gap
Critical
Thinking and
Problem-
Solving
Collaboration
Across
Networks and
Leading by
Influence
A...
Creating Innovators
30
Activity	
  #2
How	
  is	
  your	
  school	
  currently	
  
addressing	
  21st	
  century	
  skills,	
  if	
  at	
  
all	
...
Connections	
  are	
  more	
  
important	
  than	
  ever	
  in	
  this	
  
context.	
  
32
Because of technology, we are a...
What is a PLN?
33
Parent Soup on AOL
34
In my case, it has enhanced my life.
2006
35
Tim Lauer
Lewis Elementary, Portland Oregon
36
Serendipity Happens
37
People and places I’ve met along the way have enhanced my work in ways that I never
expected.
Advisor
Content
Developer
Curator
TrainerTeacher
Connector
38
I wear many hats in my work with the Consortium for School N...
Observer
39
More importantly, I am am an observer, visiting schools and interacting with educators from
all over the world.
Experiences
• Chicago Public Schools
• University of Chicago
• Apple Distinguished Educator
• Google Certified Teacher
• F...
41
Julia and Henry
42
My biggest inspirations, however, are my two children. I often think about how I (and their
schools) ar...
Our	
  perspectives	
  need	
  to
E x p a n d
43
Because of my experiences, I feel that our perspectives need to expand. C...
What	
  do	
  we	
  value	
  in	
  schools?
44
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<poll url="http://www.pollever...
Are	
  parents	
  and	
  educators	
  asking	
  for	
  more	
  
high	
  stakes	
  testing,	
  standardized	
  
curriculum,...
This I Believe
• Visionary	
  leadership
• Empowered	
  faculty
• Authentically	
  engaged	
  students
• Progressive	
  te...
Schools	
  where	
  continuous	
  improvement	
  using	
  a	
  wide	
  variety	
  of	
  
criteria	
  is	
  the	
  bottom	
...
Empowered Faculty
Schools	
  where	
  teachers	
  have	
  strong	
  backgrounds	
  in	
  pedagogy,	
  
child	
  developmen...
Engaged Students
Schools	
  where	
  student	
  voice	
  is	
  taken	
  into	
  consideration	
  
throughout	
  the	
  sch...
Progressive Teaching
and Learning Practices
Schools	
  that	
  look	
  beyond	
  Common	
  Core	
  standards	
  to	
  prep...
Authentic Communities
Schools	
  where	
  parents	
  and	
  students	
  are	
  authentically	
  engaged	
  in	
  
the	
  c...
Activity	
  #3
What	
  do	
  you	
  believe?	
  
What	
  are	
  the	
  characteristics	
  of	
  
ideal	
  schools?	
  
52
“The Highly Connected
Teacher”
The National Educational Technology Plan
53
Highly connected teachers are connected to data...
Connected Educator
Month
54
Out of this interest in connections, CEM was born. It will take place this year in October. Fr...
ConnectEd
55
This is the most recent initiative put forth by the Obama administration. Obama recently
traveled to Mooresvi...
Students and Adults...
• Content	
  consumers
• Content	
  creators
• Content	
  valuators
• Connected	
  and	
  networked...
The Power of Social
Media
Flickr
YouTubeTwitter Facebook
LinkedIn Google+
Diigo
SlideShare
57
I’ve also added Pinterest to...
EdSurge
58
EdSurge is an start up co-founded by a friend and their goal is to present information about
the current ed tec...
The New Media Consortium
K-12 Horizon Report
2013
• 1 year or less
• Cloud Computing
• Mobile Learning
• 2 to 3 years
• Le...
NMC Megatrends
The	
  world	
  of	
  work	
  is	
  increasingly	
  global	
  
and	
  increasingly	
  collaborative.
60
NMC...
NMC Megatrends
People	
  expect	
  to	
  work,	
  learn,	
  socialize,	
  and	
  
play	
  whenever	
  and	
  wherever	
  t...
NMC Megatrends
The	
  Internet	
  is	
  becoming	
  a	
  global	
  mobile	
  
network	
  -­‐	
  and	
  already	
  is	
  at...
NMC Megatrends
The	
  technologies	
  we	
  use	
  are	
  increasingly	
  
cloud-­‐based	
  and	
  delivered	
  over	
  ut...
NMC Megatrends
Openness	
  —	
  concepts	
  like	
  open	
  content,	
  
open	
  data,	
  and	
  open	
  resources	
  —	
 ...
NMC Megatrends
Legal	
  notions	
  of	
  ownership	
  and	
  privacy	
  lag	
  
behind	
  the	
  practices	
  common	
  in...
NMC Megatrends
Real	
  challenges	
  of	
  access,	
  efficiency,	
  and	
  
scale	
  are	
  redefining	
  what	
  we	
  mean...
NMC Megatrends
The	
  Internet	
  is	
  constantly	
  challenging	
  us	
  to	
  
rethink	
  learning	
  and	
  education,...
NMC Megatrends
There	
  is	
  a	
  rise	
  in	
  informal	
  learning	
  as	
  
individual	
  needs	
  are	
  redefining	
 ...
NMC Megatrends
Business	
  models	
  across	
  the	
  education	
  
ecosystem	
  are	
  changing.	
  
69
Everyone is re-th...
Why Change?
70
Why Evolve?
71
Project Tomorrow’s
SpeakUp Survey
72
Project Tomorrow
Recommendations
• Un-­‐tether	
  learning	
  and	
  leverage	
  mobile	
  devices	
  to	
  extend	
  lear...
Via John Pfluger
74
U.S Public Schools
• Increased	
  pressure	
  via	
  Race	
  
to	
  the	
  Top,	
  AYP,	
  RTI
• Less	
  funding
• Less	
 ...
Independent Schools
• Time
• Resources
• Streamlined	
  bureaucracy
• Organizational	
  vision
• Community	
  Consensus
• ...
What do effective schools
seem to have in common?
• A	
  wide	
  range	
  of	
  efforts	
  towards	
  cultivating	
  21st	
...
2010 - The Key School -
Annapolis MD
78
So, let’s think about how your institution is going about grappling with education...
Examples of Innovative
Connected Schools
79
Mooresville Graded School
District
Mooresville, NC
80
The School at Columbia
New York, NY
• K-8
• Columbia University faculty and local kids
• Innovation driven
• 1 to 1 laptop...
Known as “THE”
82
83
84
The School uses social media extensively throughout its school, providing real life digital
citizenship experience for ...
85
They even create profiles for historical figures, and tag clouds allow them to see connections
between real and historica...
86
They use Google Sites for reviewing books and commenting on the reviews of others. It is
organized by class so that you...
87
Tools	
  at	
  School
88
Don Buckley
(former) DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
89
90
91
92
Spencer Technology Academy
Chicago, IL
• New Classrooms (School of One)
• IPads
• Gaming in PE Classes
• Classes for Paren...
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Science Leadership Academy
Philadelphia, PA
101
102
Educon 2.5
103
BURLEY SCHOOL
Chicago, IL
104
#playdate13
105
New Tech High
Napa, CA
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107
108
109
110
111
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL
farmington Hills, MI
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113
114
YOUMedia
Chicago, IL
115
Activity	
  #4
What	
  struck	
  you	
  the	
  most	
  about	
  
the	
  examples	
  given	
  here?	
  Are	
  there	
  
oth...
Further Explorations
117
Personalized
Learning
Mobile
Technologies
21st century
skills
generational
Diversity
Learning
environments
Design
Thinking...
ISTE NETS
Students, Teachers, and Administrators
119
GETideas.org
120
DML Research Hub
121
Moving Ideas Forward
• Work as a school to set goals and to develop a
multi-year innovation plan.
• Administrators can enc...
Connection Tools
123
What is social media?
• “Online	
  technologies	
  and	
  practices	
  that	
  people	
  use	
  to	
  share	
  
opinions,	...
• As	
  a	
  school	
  leader,	
  you	
  need	
  to	
  take	
  charge	
  of	
  your	
  own	
  
professional	
  development...
Your Basic Toolkit
• A	
  school	
  or	
  class	
  communication	
  space
• Edmodo
• A	
  professional	
  learning	
  comm...
Edmodo
• Create	
  an	
  account.
• Join	
  our	
  group	
  by	
  clicking	
  on	
  the	
  +	
  next	
  to	
  the	
  word	...
Twitter
• Create	
  an	
  account.
• Fill	
  in	
  your	
  profile.
• Go	
  to	
  Lucy’s	
  profile	
  page	
  and	
  follow...
Google Drive
Goole Docs
• Create	
  a	
  Google	
  Account.
• Go	
  to	
  http://drive.google.com	
  to	
  see	
  your	
  ...
Google+ (if time permits)
• Google	
  Hangout	
  on	
  Air	
  Demo
• Follow	
  Google	
  in	
  Education	
  page:	
  
• ht...
Activity	
  #5	
  
How	
  could	
  the	
  tools	
  discussed	
  
during	
  this	
  workshop	
  be	
  used	
  to	
  
enhanc...
Carry	
  on	
  the	
  conversations!
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  1. 1. You will need... • An  internet  connected  device • Accounts  in  these  services: • Edmodo:  http://edmodo.com • Google:  http://tinyurl.com/efgoogleaccount • Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ • A  scribe  in  each  group • A  willingness  to  experiment  and  talk  about  technology!   1
  2. 2. Activity #1 Getting to Know You 2
  3. 3. Poll Everywhere #1 3 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/McHvK96kAK0qW4X"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>What is your current role?</title> </poll>
  4. 4. Poll Everywhere #2 4 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/aAVAKKZtrmA99kg"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>Which statement best applies to you?</title> </poll>
  5. 5. Poll Everywhere #3 5 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/GRcovDU1Of6NIkI"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>What's your favorite technology device, resource, or web site for personal or professional use?</title> </poll>
  6. 6. Connected Teaching and Learning Lucy Gray EF Education Montreal July 2013 6 Thank you for the invitation to speak to this audience today. My primary goal today will be to share some thoughts and ideas inspired by my work with a variety of institutions. Each one of you is or has the power to be an influencer or leader in your own buildings, and I hope you will think about how your school can incorporate some of these ideas and share innovations that perhaps you’ve already developed as a school community.
  7. 7. Blog   http://www.lucygray.org (slides  will  also  be  posted  there  and  links  are  clickable) @elemenous  on  Twitter LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/lucygray   7 All slides are available through these links.
  8. 8. #pencilchat http://goo.gl/rqGxpJ 8
  9. 9. Ode to #Pencilchat http://goo.gl/9G3Ra 9
  10. 10. Technological Change 10 So let’s talk technology and its effect on our society...
  11. 11. Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL 11 This is my church where technology is abundant in a new building.
  12. 12. 12 This is where Sunday school youth groups meet and play wii games in order to build community.
  13. 13. 13 The teen youth pastor uses technology to engage kids in discussions about real world events.
  14. 14. 14 He even uses Facebook to conduct outreach. Our pastor understand that he needs to go where the kids are and keep them connected to the church through multiple means.
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. Comer Children’s Hospital University of Chicago 16 I’ve also seen technology used by child life experts in hospitals recently.
  17. 17. 17 In order to alleviate anxiety before an MRI, my son was soothed by this machine that used a Simon like interface to change the colors of this lava lamp machine. It also projected images on the ceiling.
  18. 18. 18
  19. 19. 19 The child life expert also gave him an iPad to use.
  20. 20. 20 Children’s Pediatric Dental Health, Chicago IL
  21. 21. Delta Terminal LGA, NYC 21 In your own backyard, technology is abundant. How many of you have gone through this terminal?
  22. 22. 22 You can order your food and sundries to be delivered to you in this lounge.
  23. 23. 23 You can check your flight’s status and play games while you pass time in the Delta terminal.
  24. 24. 24 There are also many tables with outlets for re-charging devices.
  25. 25. 25 Even the NFL is getting rid of paper and leveraging the portability of iPads.
  26. 26. Activity  #2 What  are  other  examples  of   technological  change? 26
  27. 27. Educational Change • New models of teaching and learning are emerging • Rigorous content + 21st century themes • “Sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” • New literacies need to be taught strategically • Examples: • developing a search mentality • Student personal learning networks (PLNs) • Standards and accountability still are important; assessments need revision 27
  28. 28. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 28
  29. 29. The Global Achievement Gap Critical Thinking and Problem- Solving Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneuri alism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination 29
  30. 30. Creating Innovators 30
  31. 31. Activity  #2 How  is  your  school  currently   addressing  21st  century  skills,  if  at   all  ? 31
  32. 32. Connections  are  more   important  than  ever  in  this   context.   32 Because of technology, we are all becoming increasingly connected, for better or for worse.
  33. 33. What is a PLN? 33
  34. 34. Parent Soup on AOL 34 In my case, it has enhanced my life.
  35. 35. 2006 35
  36. 36. Tim Lauer Lewis Elementary, Portland Oregon 36
  37. 37. Serendipity Happens 37 People and places I’ve met along the way have enhanced my work in ways that I never expected.
  38. 38. Advisor Content Developer Curator TrainerTeacher Connector 38 I wear many hats in my work with the Consortium for School Networking, Illinois Computing Educators, Edmodo, the Global Education Conference, the STEMx Global Education Conference etc.
  39. 39. Observer 39 More importantly, I am am an observer, visiting schools and interacting with educators from all over the world.
  40. 40. Experiences • Chicago Public Schools • University of Chicago • Apple Distinguished Educator • Google Certified Teacher • Founder, The Global Education Collaborative • Co-chair, The Global Education Conference • Project Director, The Consortium For School Networking, Leadership For Mobile Learning • Multiple Opportunities to visit and work with schools • Advising Corporate entities 40 Here’s a list of some of the experiences that I bring to the table. While most educators are silo’d in their school buildings, I’ve been very fortunate to visit a wide variety of institutions. My favorite thing to do is to tell stories of the work and initiatives that I find inspiring.
  41. 41. 41
  42. 42. Julia and Henry 42 My biggest inspirations, however, are my two children. I often think about how I (and their schools) are preparing them for a brave world. How can I nurture them to grow up to be innovators?
  43. 43. Our  perspectives  need  to E x p a n d 43 Because of my experiences, I feel that our perspectives need to expand. Continuous improvement is a worthy goal as we try to navigate educational change.
  44. 44. What  do  we  value  in  schools? 44 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/wxleeWgruYYHZin"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>What would you like to see in an ideal school?</title> </poll>
  45. 45. Are  parents  and  educators  asking  for  more   high  stakes  testing,  standardized   curriculum,  and  seat  time?   I  think  not.     45 There seems to be a societal disconnect between the national narrative for educational improvement and what we know and desire based on our work with children.
  46. 46. This I Believe • Visionary  leadership • Empowered  faculty • Authentically  engaged  students • Progressive  teaching  and  learning  practices • Authentic  school  communities   46 Based on my travels and conversations, these are the things I believe in and want to see more of in our schools.
  47. 47. Schools  where  continuous  improvement  using  a  wide  variety  of   criteria  is  the  bottom  line. Schools  that  see  their  role  is  to  educate,  enlighten,  and  support   kids  and  their  families. Schools  where  intellectual  curiosity  and  variety  is  valued,  where   educating  for  compliance  is  not  the  norm.   Visionary Leadership 47
  48. 48. Empowered Faculty Schools  where  teachers  have  strong  backgrounds  in  pedagogy,   child  development  and  in  meeting  the  needs  of  diverse  learners. Schools  faculty  have  ample  opportunities  to  observe  each  other,   visit  other  institutions,  and  to  engage  in  activities  to  benefit  their   own  learning. Schools  where  professional  development  is  personalized  and   supportive  of  teachers. 48
  49. 49. Engaged Students Schools  where  student  voice  is  taken  into  consideration   throughout  the  school  culture. Schools  where  students  are  encouraged  to  identify  and  pursue   their  passions. Schools  that  show  evidence  that  their  faculty  really  knows  and   understands  their  students.   49
  50. 50. Progressive Teaching and Learning Practices Schools  that  look  beyond  Common  Core  standards  to  prepare   kids  for  a  new  world.   Schools  that  provide  ample  opportunities  for  hands-­‐on,  project   and  passion-­‐based  learning  during  and  after  school. Schools  that  view  technology  as  essential  to  the  learning  process   and  thoughtfully  plan  for  integration. 50
  51. 51. Authentic Communities Schools  where  parents  and  students  are  authentically  engaged  in   the  community. Schools  that  provide  a  multitude  of  means  for  parents  to  get   involved. Schools  who  encourage  honest  community  dialogue  by   acknowledging  their  strengths  and  areas  targeted  for   improvement. Schools  that  educate  their  parents  and  community  members   about  what  it  means  to  be  a  21st  century  learner. 51
  52. 52. Activity  #3 What  do  you  believe?   What  are  the  characteristics  of   ideal  schools?   52
  53. 53. “The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan 53 Highly connected teachers are connected to data, to resources, and to each other.
  54. 54. Connected Educator Month 54 Out of this interest in connections, CEM was born. It will take place this year in October. Free activities are available to educators from around the world.
  55. 55. ConnectEd 55 This is the most recent initiative put forth by the Obama administration. Obama recently traveled to Mooresville NC to announce new efforts to upgrade connectivity, train teachers, and build on private-sector innovations.
  56. 56. Students and Adults... • Content  consumers • Content  creators • Content  valuators • Connected  and  networked 56 Many of my peers in education are doing these things. I would argue that to be successful in our rapidly changing world, adults and kids must be proficient in creating and analyzing digital media in addition to learning to leverage learning networks.
  57. 57. The Power of Social Media Flickr YouTubeTwitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Diigo SlideShare 57 I’ve also added Pinterest to the mix: http://pinterest.com/lucygray2/.
  58. 58. EdSurge 58 EdSurge is an start up co-founded by a friend and their goal is to present information about the current ed tech bubble that is growing.
  59. 59. The New Media Consortium K-12 Horizon Report 2013 • 1 year or less • Cloud Computing • Mobile Learning • 2 to 3 years • Learning Analytics • Open Content • 4 to 5 years • 3D Printing • Virtual and Remote Laboratories 59 For additional verification on trends that are emerging in adoption horizons, please take a look at the 2013 K-12 Horizon Report. These recommendations come with concrete examples of how these technologies are manifested in education.
  60. 60. NMC Megatrends The  world  of  work  is  increasingly  global   and  increasingly  collaborative. 60 NMC also identified megatrends at its Horizon Report anniversary summit in 2012.
  61. 61. NMC Megatrends People  expect  to  work,  learn,  socialize,  and   play  whenever  and  wherever  they  want  to. 61 The numbers of cell phone users and those with broadband access continues to skyrocket. We are global and mobile.
  62. 62. NMC Megatrends The  Internet  is  becoming  a  global  mobile   network  -­‐  and  already  is  at  its  edges. 62 The numbers of cell phone users and those with broadband access continues to skyrocket. We are global and mobile.
  63. 63. NMC Megatrends The  technologies  we  use  are  increasingly   cloud-­‐based  and  delivered  over  utility   networks,  facilitating  the  rapid  growth  of   online  videos  and  rich  media. 63 Think YouTube and Facebook.
  64. 64. NMC Megatrends Openness  —  concepts  like  open  content,   open  data,  and  open  resources  —  is  moving   from  a  trend  to  a  value  for  much  of  the   world.   64 Authoritative sources are losing their importance; increased need for validation and curation.
  65. 65. NMC Megatrends Legal  notions  of  ownership  and  privacy  lag   behind  the  practices  common  in  society.   65 The cloud is blurring these lines.
  66. 66. NMC Megatrends Real  challenges  of  access,  efficiency,  and   scale  are  redefining  what  we  mean  by   quality  and  success. 66 Solutions that scale are very important. Look to other parts of the world for innovations in this area.
  67. 67. NMC Megatrends The  Internet  is  constantly  challenging  us  to   rethink  learning  and  education,  while   refining  our  notion  of  literacy. 67 Think Henry Jenkin’s New Media literacies. Traditional literacies are not enough.
  68. 68. NMC Megatrends There  is  a  rise  in  informal  learning  as   individual  needs  are  redefining  schools,   universities,  and  training.   68 Politically, socially and intellectually. Traditional authority is also being challenged in academia.
  69. 69. NMC Megatrends Business  models  across  the  education   ecosystem  are  changing.   69 Everyone is re-thinking their missions. Look to libraries, colleges, and the publishing industry.
  70. 70. Why Change? 70
  71. 71. Why Evolve? 71
  72. 72. Project Tomorrow’s SpeakUp Survey 72
  73. 73. Project Tomorrow Recommendations • Un-­‐tether  learning  and  leverage  mobile  devices  to  extend  learning  beyond  the   school  day  and  meet  all  learners  in  their  own  world • Create  new  interactive,  participatory  learning  spaces  using  tools  such  as  online   classes,  gaming  and  simulations,  online  tutors,  and  virtual  reality  environments • Incorporate  Web  2.0  tools  into  daily  instruction  especially  those  that  develop   collaborative  or  social-­‐based  learning  and  provide  unique  opportunities  for   students  to  be  content  developers • Expand  digital  resources  in  the  classroom  to  add  context  and  relevancy  to  learning   experiences  through  new  media  tools • Get  beyond  the  classroom  walls  and  make  learning  truly  experiential  such  as  using   high  tech  science  instrumentation  and  creating  podcasts  with  content  experts 73
  74. 74. Via John Pfluger 74
  75. 75. U.S Public Schools • Increased  pressure  via  Race   to  the  Top,  AYP,  RTI • Less  funding • Less  time • Emphasis  on  standards  and   high  stakes  testing • Teacher  proof  curricula • Less  instruction  in  the  arts,   world  languages,  etc. • Longer  school  days • Technology  seen  as  a   content  delivery  mechanism • Constant  seeking  of  silver   bullets 75
  76. 76. Independent Schools • Time • Resources • Streamlined  bureaucracy • Organizational  vision • Community  Consensus • Administrative  and  collegial   support • Authentic  curriculum • Recognition  of  the  Importance   of  21st  century  skills • Professional  development • Teacher  autonomy • Prepared  students • Commitment  to  developing  the   whole  child • Parental  support 76
  77. 77. What do effective schools seem to have in common? • A  wide  range  of  efforts  towards  cultivating  21st  century  skills   and  implementing  robust  technology  programs.   • The  success  of  these  programs  depends  on: • Visionary  leadership • Strategic  planning   • Commitment  to  continuous  improvement • The  degree  to  which  the  school  is  pressured  to  prepare  students  for  a   changing  world 77
  78. 78. 2010 - The Key School - Annapolis MD 78 So, let’s think about how your institution is going about grappling with educational change...
  79. 79. Examples of Innovative Connected Schools 79
  80. 80. Mooresville Graded School District Mooresville, NC 80
  81. 81. The School at Columbia New York, NY • K-8 • Columbia University faculty and local kids • Innovation driven • 1 to 1 laptop program • 3 technologists plus tech staff • Extensive Google Apps for Education and new media use • Other: field trip guides, computer programming, robotics, conference 81
  82. 82. Known as “THE” 82
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  84. 84. 84 The School uses social media extensively throughout its school, providing real life digital citizenship experience for kids. They develop their own profiles and avatars in a school-run social network. These profiles are archived each year, so that everyone has a fresh start and numerous opportunities to practice the skill of establishing a digital footprint.
  85. 85. 85 They even create profiles for historical figures, and tag clouds allow them to see connections between real and historical figures in terms of interests.
  86. 86. 86 They use Google Sites for reviewing books and commenting on the reviews of others. It is organized by class so that you can see the reading habits of kids throughout their time at the School at Columbia.
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  88. 88. Tools  at  School 88
  89. 89. Don Buckley (former) DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION 89
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  93. 93. Spencer Technology Academy Chicago, IL • New Classrooms (School of One) • IPads • Gaming in PE Classes • Classes for Parents 93
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  101. 101. Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA 101
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  103. 103. Educon 2.5 103
  104. 104. BURLEY SCHOOL Chicago, IL 104
  105. 105. #playdate13 105
  106. 106. New Tech High Napa, CA 106
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  112. 112. MERCY HIGH SCHOOL farmington Hills, MI 112
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  115. 115. YOUMedia Chicago, IL 115
  116. 116. Activity  #4 What  struck  you  the  most  about   the  examples  given  here?  Are  there   other  examples  you  would  point   people  towards?     116
  117. 117. Further Explorations 117
  118. 118. Personalized Learning Mobile Technologies 21st century skills generational Diversity Learning environments Design Thinking Cloud Computing Textbook Revolution Curated Learning New Media Literacies Flipping The Classroom Global Collaboration Also think about gamification, OER... 118
  119. 119. ISTE NETS Students, Teachers, and Administrators 119
  120. 120. GETideas.org 120
  121. 121. DML Research Hub 121
  122. 122. Moving Ideas Forward • Work as a school to set goals and to develop a multi-year innovation plan. • Administrators can encourage experimentation by awarding small innovation Grants. • Consider adding a Year of Innovation theme to your PD efforts (H/T to Don Buckley). • Attend and host EdCamps, Playdates and other informal unconferences. • Leverage informal learning opportunities. • Consider using after school time to experiment with Maker Spaces, Coderdojos, etc. 122
  123. 123. Connection Tools 123
  124. 124. What is social media? • “Online  technologies  and  practices  that  people  use  to  share   opinions,  insights,  experiences,  and  perspectives  with  each   other.” • “Social  media  are  works  of  user-­‐created  video,  audio,  text  or   multimedia  that  are  published  and  shared  in  a  social   environment,  such  as  a  blog,  wiki  or  video  hosting  site.” 124
  125. 125. • As  a  school  leader,  you  need  to  take  charge  of  your  own   professional  development  and  model  learning  for  colleagues  and   students. • Traditional  models  of  pd  need  to  evolve.  By  developing  a  PLN,     you  can  investigate  best  practices  and  target  your  needs  and   interests.  Anytime,  anywhere. • Our  student  are  networking  already  and  we  need  to  leverage   their  interest  and  skills.   Why is social media essential to Educators? 125
  126. 126. Your Basic Toolkit • A  school  or  class  communication  space • Edmodo • A  professional  learning  community • Twitter   • Google+   • Google  Hangouts   • Collaborative  work  tools • Google  Docs • Other  suggestions?   126
  127. 127. Edmodo • Create  an  account. • Join  our  group  by  clicking  on  the  +  next  to  the  word  Groups.  Use   this  code:  3zzo2t • Practice  creating  an  assignment,  quiz,  poll  or  alert. • Join  a  couple  of  communities  of  interest.   127
  128. 128. Twitter • Create  an  account. • Fill  in  your  profile. • Go  to  Lucy’s  profile  page  and  follow  accounts  of  interest  in  her   lists: • https://twitter.com/elemenous/lists • Do  a  search  for  a  topic  of  interest  or  hashtag.  Example:  #gtachi • Send  a  tweet  using  the  hashtag  #efmontreal 128
  129. 129. Google Drive Goole Docs • Create  a  Google  Account. • Go  to  http://drive.google.com  to  see  your  GDrive  home  page. • Visit  this  link  (http://goo.gl/vvnimo)    and  add  your  favorite   technology  tools. • Visit  this  link  and  take  the  Google  Form  survey:   • http://goo.gl/UJmV7y • Results  can  be  seen  here:  http://goo.gl/xpUHCY 129
  130. 130. Google+ (if time permits) • Google  Hangout  on  Air  Demo • Follow  Google  in  Education  page:   • https://plus.google.com/+GoogleinEducation/posts • Google+  Communities  to  try  out: • Mystery  Location  calls    http://goo.gl/SH5l8I • Chromebook  EDU    http://goo.gl/ynVWP • #SSChat    http://goo.gl/LvI33Z 130
  131. 131. Activity  #5   How  could  the  tools  discussed   during  this  workshop  be  used  to   enhance  EF  trips?   131
  132. 132. Carry  on  the  conversations! 132

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