Modernizing Education
Lucy Gray
http://lucygrayconsulting.com
Septemeber 2011
1Friday, September 16, 2011
SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
AT BOARD RETREAT
2Friday, September 16, 2011
Experiences
• Graduate of Lake Forest
Country Day
• Worked at University of
Chicago
• Apple Distinguished
Educator
• Googl...
The Power of Social
Media
Flickr
YouTubeTwitter Facebook
LinkedIn Google+
Diigo
SlideShare
4Friday, September 16, 2011
Another Nation at Risk
Moment ?
How do we improve teaching and learning?
What’s Truly Innovative?
How do we assess student...
“The Highly Connected
Teacher”
The National Educational Technology Plan
6Friday, September 16, 2011
The K12 Horizon Report
7Friday, September 16, 2011
The New Media Consortium
Horizon Report 2011
K-12
•1 year or less
• Cloud Computing
• Mobiles
•2 to 3 years
• Game-based l...
Why Change?
9Friday, September 16, 2011
Why Evolve?
10Friday, September 16, 2011
Shift Happens: Iowa, Did You Know?
11Friday, September 16, 2011
http://www.onlineeducation.net/students-love-tech
12Friday, September 16, 2011
The Reality
13Friday, September 16, 2011
Independent Schools
• Time
• Resources
• Streamlined
bureaucracy
• Organizational vision
• Community Consensus
• Administr...
Public Schools
• Increased pressure
via Race to the Top,
AYP, RTI
• Less funding
• Less Time
• Emphasis on
standards and h...
What do all schools
seem to have in common?
• A WIDE RANGE OF EFFORTS TOWARDS
CULTIVATING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS AND
IMPLEMEN...
The School at Columbia
• K-8
• Columbia University faculty and local kids
• Innovation driven
• 1 to 1 laptop program
• 3 ...
Known as “THE”
18Friday, September 16, 2011
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20Friday, September 16, 2011
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23Friday, September 16, 2011
24Friday, September 16, 2011
25Friday, September 16, 2011
26Friday, September 16, 2011
27Friday, September 16, 2011
Science Leadership
Academy
28Friday, September 16, 2011
Educon 2.4
29Friday, September 16, 2011
University of South Florida’s
Tech Intergration Matrix
30Friday, September 16, 2011
Personalized
Learning
Mobile
Technologies
21st century
skills
generational
Diversity
Learning
environments
Design
Thinking...
21st Century Skills
32Friday, September 16, 2011
A Pedagogical Shift
• New models of teaching and learning are emerging
• Rigorous content + 21st century themes
• “Sage on...
The Partnership for
21st Century Skills
34Friday, September 16, 2011
35Friday, September 16, 2011
36Friday, September 16, 2011
The Global Achievement
Gap
Critical
Thinking and
Problem-
Solving
Collaboration
Across
Networks and
Leading by
Influence
A...
Managing
Generational Diversity
38Friday, September 16, 2011
Teachers and Students
• Adults have different learning styles. How
are we taking this into account in terms of
professiona...
Beloit College’s
Mindset List
40Friday, September 16, 2011
Basic online entertainment
(online videos, playing games)
E-commerce
(online shopping, banking, and travel reservations)
R...
Project Tomorrow
Recommendations
• Un-tether learning and leverage mobile devices to extend
learning beyond the school day...
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
1994 1996 1998 2000 2002
K-12 Classroom Internet Connectivity
Classroom Internet Connectivity
2007
Com...
Class of 2011 – just graduated seniors
8th grade
Class of 2013 – your rising juniors
6th grade
Class of 2015 – your curren...
Implications for Schools
• Need for strategic human capital planning
• Need for increased targeted, sustained,
personalize...
Learning Environments
46Friday, September 16, 2011
NYC’s The School of One
• Summer school pilot
• Middle school math
• Flexible space
• Personalized curriculum
• Regular as...
NYC’s The School of One
• Summer school pilot
• Middle school math
• Flexible space
• Personalized curriculum
• Regular as...
Re:Imagine Ed
48Friday, September 16, 2011
The Third Teacher
49Friday, September 16, 2011
So what?
• Networked learning: You must be open to at least letting
your kids drive the technology use in your classrooms....
"...the future belongs to
the nation that best
educates its citizens…"
-President Barack Obama
51Friday, September 16, 2011
A world class education system
should call for
globally connected schools
52Friday, September 16, 2011
53Friday, September 16, 2011
•The influence of new media
•The push for 21st
century skills
•The “highly connected
teacher”
•The urgency presented by
co...
High Noon
• Issues involving
the global commons
• Issues requiring a
global commitment
• Issues needing a
global regulator...
CCSSO and
Asia Society’s PGL
• New resource on
global competence!
• Download a copy
here.
55Friday, September 16, 2011
From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
56Friday, September 16, 2011
From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
57Friday, September 16, 2011
58Friday, September 16, 2011
THINK GlobalSchool
12 countries in 12 trimesters
59Friday, September 16, 2011
Connect All Schools
iEARN
60Friday, September 16, 2011
Take This Survey
http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyskillssurvey
61Friday, September 16, 2011
View Results Here
http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyskillssurveyresults
62Friday, September 16, 2011
Global Education Conference
http://globaleducationconference.com
63Friday, September 16, 2011
Steve Hargadon
64Friday, September 16, 2011
Closing Session
65Friday, September 16, 2011
Polar Bears International
66Friday, September 16, 2011
Catlin Gabel School
Program Information
67Friday, September 16, 2011
The Global Education
Collaborative
68Friday, September 16, 2011
69Friday, September 16, 2011
EXAMPLES
69Friday, September 16, 2011
Earth Day Groceries Project
Mark Ahlness
70Friday, September 16, 2011
Around the World
with 80 Schools
Silvia Tolisano
71Friday, September 16, 2011
Google Lit TripsJerome Burg
72Friday, September 16, 2011
Sample VideoValerie Becker
73Friday, September 16, 2011
WikiValerie Becker
74Friday, September 16, 2011
A Whole New MindKarl Fisch
75Friday, September 16, 2011
WHY NOW?
@oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010?
Photo source
76Friday, September 1...
We have urgent problems that
need to be addressed and, in order
to prepare our students to work on
these problems, we must...
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  1. 1. Modernizing Education Lucy Gray http://lucygrayconsulting.com Septemeber 2011 1Friday, September 16, 2011
  2. 2. SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP AT BOARD RETREAT 2Friday, September 16, 2011
  3. 3. Experiences • Graduate of Lake Forest Country Day • Worked at University of Chicago • Apple Distinguished Educator • Google Certified Teacher • Founder, The Global Education Collaborative • Co-founder, The Global Education Conference • Multiple Opportunities to visit and work with schools 3Friday, September 16, 2011
  4. 4. The Power of Social Media Flickr YouTubeTwitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Diigo SlideShare 4Friday, September 16, 2011
  5. 5. Another Nation at Risk Moment ? How do we improve teaching and learning? What’s Truly Innovative? How do we assess students? 5Friday, September 16, 2011
  6. 6. “The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan 6Friday, September 16, 2011
  7. 7. The K12 Horizon Report 7Friday, September 16, 2011
  8. 8. The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2011 K-12 •1 year or less • Cloud Computing • Mobiles •2 to 3 years • Game-based learning • Open Content •4 to 5 years • Learning Analytics • Personal Learning Environments 2011 Report 8Friday, September 16, 2011
  9. 9. Why Change? 9Friday, September 16, 2011
  10. 10. Why Evolve? 10Friday, September 16, 2011
  11. 11. Shift Happens: Iowa, Did You Know? 11Friday, September 16, 2011
  12. 12. http://www.onlineeducation.net/students-love-tech 12Friday, September 16, 2011
  13. 13. The Reality 13Friday, September 16, 2011
  14. 14. 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 14Friday, September 16, 2011
  15. 15. Public Schools • Increased pressure via Race to the Top, AYP, RTI • Less funding • Less Time • Emphasis on standards and high stakes testing • Teacher Proof curriculua • Less instruction in the arts, World Languages, etc. • Longer school days • Technology seen as a content delivery Mechanism • Constant seeking of silver bullets 15Friday, September 16, 2011
  16. 16. What do all schools seem to have in common? • A WIDE RANGE OF EFFORTS TOWARDS CULTIVATING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS AND IMPLEMENTING ROBUST TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS • THE SUCESS 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 16Friday, September 16, 2011
  17. 17. The School at Columbia • 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 17Friday, September 16, 2011
  18. 18. Known as “THE” 18Friday, September 16, 2011
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  28. 28. Science Leadership Academy 28Friday, September 16, 2011
  29. 29. Educon 2.4 29Friday, September 16, 2011
  30. 30. University of South Florida’s Tech Intergration Matrix 30Friday, September 16, 2011
  31. 31. 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 31Friday, September 16, 2011
  32. 32. 21st Century Skills 32Friday, September 16, 2011
  33. 33. A Pedagogical Shift • 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 • Going global is within reach using current technologies 33Friday, September 16, 2011
  34. 34. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 34Friday, September 16, 2011
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  37. 37. 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 37Friday, September 16, 2011
  38. 38. Managing Generational Diversity 38Friday, September 16, 2011
  39. 39. Teachers and Students • Adults have different learning styles. How are we taking this into account in terms of professional development and human capital? • Baby Boomers • Gen Xers • Gen Yers • Kids have had different levels of exposure to technology. The period of time at which our schools have been wired is fairly short. 39Friday, September 16, 2011
  40. 40. Beloit College’s Mindset List 40Friday, September 16, 2011
  41. 41. Basic online entertainment (online videos, playing games) E-commerce (online shopping, banking, and travel reservations) Research and information gathering (product research, news, health and religious information searches) Email and search Active engagement with social media (visit SNS, create SNS profile, create blogs) More advanced online entertainment (download videos, music and podcasts) More advanced communication and passive social media use (instant messaging, visit SNS, read blogs) From: State of the Internet 2009: Pew Internet Project Findings and Implications for Libraries The vast majority of online adults from all generations uses email and search engines. While there are always exceptions, older generations typically do not engage with the internet past e-commerce. The majority of teens and Gen Y use SNS, but fewer maintain blogs. Online adults older than Gen X are less likely to use SNS. Online activity pyramid: by generation 41Friday, September 16, 2011
  42. 42. 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 42Friday, September 16, 2011
  43. 43. 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 K-12 Classroom Internet Connectivity Classroom Internet Connectivity 2007 Coming Soon to Campus: The New "Free Agent" Learner Julie Evans, CEO-Project Tomorrow Campus Technology 09 Jul 27, 2009 43Friday, September 16, 2011
  44. 44. Class of 2011 – just graduated seniors 8th grade Class of 2013 – your rising juniors 6th grade Class of 2015 – your current incoming freshman 4th grade How digitally “native” are these students? What are their expectations for learning? 44Friday, September 16, 2011
  45. 45. Implications for Schools • Need for strategic human capital planning • Need for increased targeted, sustained, personalized and thoughtful professional development • Need for long range planning for students’ use of technology. Requires schools to think of skills sets needed by students at various points in their academic careers while gauging the future of technology. 45Friday, September 16, 2011
  46. 46. Learning Environments 46Friday, September 16, 2011
  47. 47. NYC’s The School of One • Summer school pilot • Middle school math • Flexible space • Personalized curriculum • Regular assessments • Variety in delivery of instruction • Lesson plan bank • Partnered with publishers 47Friday, September 16, 2011
  48. 48. NYC’s The School of One • Summer school pilot • Middle school math • Flexible space • Personalized curriculum • Regular assessments • Variety in delivery of instruction • Lesson plan bank • Partnered with publishers 47Friday, September 16, 2011
  49. 49. Re:Imagine Ed 48Friday, September 16, 2011
  50. 50. The Third Teacher 49Friday, September 16, 2011
  51. 51. So what? • Networked learning: You must be open to at least letting your kids drive the technology use in your classrooms. Be willing to engage them in the ways that they learn best. • Generational diversity: Change is not going to happen without schools working as teams to examine at longitudinal goals. • 21st century skills: The art of teaching comes through via the weaving of 21st century themes into core content. You need to provide guidance and be thoughtful when designing classroom activities. • Learning environments: Just as we’ve looked at the whole child, we need to start emphasizing the whole learning environment. Personalized learning for both students and teachers is important. 50Friday, September 16, 2011
  52. 52. "...the future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens…" -President Barack Obama 51Friday, September 16, 2011
  53. 53. A world class education system should call for globally connected schools 52Friday, September 16, 2011
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  55. 55. •The influence of new media •The push for 21st century skills •The “highly connected teacher” •The urgency presented by complex global problems 53Friday, September 16, 2011
  56. 56. High Noon • Issues involving the global commons • Issues requiring a global commitment • Issues needing a global regulatory approach 54Friday, September 16, 2011
  57. 57. CCSSO and Asia Society’s PGL • New resource on global competence! • Download a copy here. 55Friday, September 16, 2011
  58. 58. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World 56Friday, September 16, 2011
  59. 59. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World 57Friday, September 16, 2011
  60. 60. 58Friday, September 16, 2011
  61. 61. THINK GlobalSchool 12 countries in 12 trimesters 59Friday, September 16, 2011
  62. 62. Connect All Schools iEARN 60Friday, September 16, 2011
  63. 63. Take This Survey http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyskillssurvey 61Friday, September 16, 2011
  64. 64. View Results Here http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyskillssurveyresults 62Friday, September 16, 2011
  65. 65. Global Education Conference http://globaleducationconference.com 63Friday, September 16, 2011
  66. 66. Steve Hargadon 64Friday, September 16, 2011
  67. 67. Closing Session 65Friday, September 16, 2011
  68. 68. Polar Bears International 66Friday, September 16, 2011
  69. 69. Catlin Gabel School Program Information 67Friday, September 16, 2011
  70. 70. The Global Education Collaborative 68Friday, September 16, 2011
  71. 71. 69Friday, September 16, 2011
  72. 72. EXAMPLES 69Friday, September 16, 2011
  73. 73. Earth Day Groceries Project Mark Ahlness 70Friday, September 16, 2011
  74. 74. Around the World with 80 Schools Silvia Tolisano 71Friday, September 16, 2011
  75. 75. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg 72Friday, September 16, 2011
  76. 76. Sample VideoValerie Becker 73Friday, September 16, 2011
  77. 77. WikiValerie Becker 74Friday, September 16, 2011
  78. 78. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch 75Friday, September 16, 2011
  79. 79. WHY NOW? @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source 76Friday, September 16, 2011
  80. 80. We have urgent problems that need to be addressed and, in order to prepare our students to work on these problems, we must connect them globally. We must teach them how networked learning leads to networked problem solving. 77Friday, September 16, 2011
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