Experiences• Worked at University of Chicago and in Chicago Public Schools• 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
Julia and Henry
What do we value in schools?Poll Everywhere Question<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?><poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/LTE5MTk1MTU5NDM"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the Poll Everywhere Mac Presenter --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during theslideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, ﬁlled rectangle on your slide and the Mac Presenter willautomatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The Mac Presenter application must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the Mac Presenter toremove it for you. --> <title>If you could create the ideal school, what are some ideas, concepts, or characteristicsthat you would include?</title></poll>
Are parents and educators asking for more high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and seat time? I think not.Click on the hyperlink for a Google Doc containing others’ ideas on this.
• 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 parents and students are authentically engaged in the community.• 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 who encourage honest community dialogue by acknowledging what the do well and what they don’t do so well.• Schools where intellectual curiosity and variety is valued.• Schools where teachers and administrators have ample opportunities to observe each other, visit other places of learning, and to engage in activities that will promote their own growth as learners.
• Schools where teachers have strong backgrounds in pedagogy, child development and in meeting the needs of diverse learners• Schools that see technology as essential to the learning process and use technology in thoughtful and engaging ways.• Schools that believe in raising global citizens.
Another Nation at Risk Moment ?How do we improve teaching and learning? How do we effectively assess students? What is innovation?
NAIS IS NOT IMMUNE
Education Policy Context
U.S Department of Education• Common Core Standards• New Assessments• Personalized Learning• Digital Textbooks• More Accountability
“The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan
Students and Adults...• Content consumers• Content Creators• Content Evaluators• Connected and Networked
Twitter Facebook Diigo YouTube LinkedIn Google+ Flickr SlideShare The Power of Social MediaI’ve also added Pinterest to the mix: http://pinterest.com/lucygray2/.
SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP AT BOARD RETREAT
The New Media Consortium K-12 Horizon Report 2012• 1 year or less • Mobile Devices and Apps • Tablet Computing• 2 to 3 years • Game-Based Learning • Personal Learning Environments• 4 to 5 years • Augmented Reality • Natural User Interfaces
NMC MegatrendsThe world of work is increasingly globaland increasingly collaborative.
NMC Megatrends People expect to work, learn, socialize, and play whenever and wherever they want to.The numbers of cell phone users and those with broadband access continues to skyrocket.We are global and mobile.
NMC Megatrends The Internet is becoming a global mobile network - and already is at its edges.The numbers of cell phone users and those with broadband access continues to skyrocket.We are global and mobile.
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.Think YouTube and Facebook.
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.Authoritative sources are losing their importance; increased need for validation and curation.
NMC Megatrends Legal notions of ownership and privacy lag behind the practices common in society.The cloud is blurring these lines.
NMC Megatrends Real challenges of access, efﬁciency, and scale are redeﬁning what we mean by quality and success.Solutions that scale are very important. Look to other parts of the world for innovations inthis area.
NMC Megatrends The Internet is constantly challenging us to rethink learning and education, while reﬁning our notion of literacy.Think Henry Jenkin’s New Media literacies. Traditional literacies are not enough.
NMC Megatrends There is a rise in informal learning as individual needs are redeﬁning schools, universities, and training.Politically, socially and intellectually. Traditional authority is also being challenged inacademia.
NMC Megatrends Business models across the education ecosystem are changing.Everyone is re-thinking their missions. Look to libraries, colleges, and the publishingindustry.
Project Tomorrow’s SpeakUp Survey
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
Via John Pfluger
U.S Public Schools• Increased pressure via Race to the Top, AYP, RTI • Less instruction in the arts, World Languages, etc.• Less funding • Longer school days• Less Time • Technology seen as• Emphasis on standards and high a content delivery Mechanism stakes testing • Constant seeking of• Teacher Proof curricula silver bullets
Independent Schools• Time • Recognition of the Importance of 21st• Resources century skills• Streamlined • Professional development bureaucracy• Organizational vision • Teacher autonomy• Community Consensus • Prepared students• Administrative and • Commitment to developing the whole collegial support child• Authentic curriculum • Parental support
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 ANY PROGRAM 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
Greene County Schools Snow Hill, NC
Mooresville Graded School District Mooresville, NC
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
Known as “THE”
Don BuckleyDIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
New Tech High Napa, CA
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL farmington Hills, MI
BURLEY SCHOOL Chicago, IL
BrightWorksSan Francisco, CA
Themes and Concepts Worthy of Your Attention
Personalized Mobile 21st century generational Learning Technologies skills Diversity Learning Design Cloud Textbook environments Thinking Computing Revolution Flipping Curated New Media Global The Learning Literacies Collaboration ClassroomAlso think about gamification, OER...
21st Century Skills
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
The Partnership for21st Century Skills
The Global Achievement GapCriticalThinking andProblem-Solving Effective Oral and WrittenCollaboration CommunicationAcrossNetworks and Accessing andLeading by AnalyzingInfluence InformationAgility and Curiosity andAdaptability ImaginationInitiative andEntrepreneurialism
MAKER MOVEMENT• Make Magazine• Maker Faire• Maker Education
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.
From: State of theInternet 2009: PewInternet ProjectFindings andImplications for Active engagement The majority of teens and GenLibraries with social media Y use SNS, but fewer maintain blogs. Online adults older than (visit SNS, create SNS proﬁle, Gen X are less likely to use create blogs) SNS. More advanced online entertainment (download videos, music and podcasts)Online More advanced communication and passive social media useactivity (instant messaging, visit SNS, read blogs)pyramid: bygeneration Basic online entertainment (online videos, playing games) While there are always E-commerce exceptions, older generations (online shopping, banking, and travel reservations) typically do not engage with the internet past e-commerce. Research and information gathering (product research, news, health and religious information searches) The vast majority of online adults from all Email and search generations uses email and search engines.
Beloit College’s Mindset List
2007 K-12 Classroom Internet Connectivity 100% 75% 50% Classroom Internet Connectivity 25% 0% 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002Coming Soon to Campus: The New "FreeAgent" LearnerJulie Evans, CEO-Project Tomorrow CampusTechnology 09Jul 27, 2009
How digitally “native” are these students?Class of 2012 – recently graduated seniors! ! ! ! 7th GradeClass of 2014 – current juniors! ! ! ! 5th GradeClass of 2016 – current freshman class! ! ! ! 3rd GradeWhat are their expectations for learning?
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
1871.com and Illinois Math and Science Academy Chicago, IL
The Third Teacher
A world class education system should call for globally connected schools
Apple Distinguished EducatorsGlobal Awareness 2006• The World is Flat• A Whole New Mind• Berlin & Prague• Rethink. Global Awareness.
Classroom 2.0 Link
The Global Education Conference and Networkhttp://globaleducationconference.com
MissionThe Global Education Conference Network is a community ofpractice where people connect and build the professionalrelationships necessary for effective collaboration acrossborders. Via this social network, educators and organizationsfrom all over the world share conversations, resources, projects,and initiatives with a strong emphasis on promoting globalawareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring actiontowards solving real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to helpprepare students for a rapidly changing and complex world.
Over 600,000 unique visitors
15,000 members from 150+ countries
GEC Network Features• Groups• Searchable member list• Latest activity• Discussion forums and blogs• Links to resources• Events• Project database• Videos and photos
2010 - Brian Mannix
2010 - Polar Bears International
2010 - Catlin Gabel School• Program Information
CCSSO and Asia Society’s PGL• New resource on global competence!• Download a copy here.
From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
THINK Global School
Connect All Schools iEARN
The IEARN Project Book
Photo source WHY NOW?@oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010?
We have urgent problems that needto be addressed and, in order toprepare our students to work onthese problems, we must connectthem globally. We must teach themhow networked learning leads tonetworked problem solving.
So what?• 21st century Skills: The art of teaching comes through via the weaving of 21st century themes into core content. Focus on inquiry and the thoughtful use of technology in classrooms. It is not about the tools.• Learning Environments: There has been emphasis on educating the whole child. Shift the discussion to address the whole learning environment. Personalized learning for both students and teachers is important.• Global Collaborations: It’s so easy to connect classrooms today. It’s essential that we bring the world into our classrooms and inspire students with the possibilities.
ISTE StandardsStudents, Teachers, and Administrators
Various Approachesto Technology Integration• LoTI• University of South Florida Matrix• Arizona matrix• Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works• Challenge Based Learning• TPACK• SMAR
University of South Florida’s Tech Intergration Matrix
EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson Esther Wojcicki and Michael LevineTeaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally
Tips• Have a plan.• You don’t need to be the tech expert in the building; empower others.• Build infrastructure first.• Consider hiring a person for IT and another for academic technology.• Put people on your board that have a technology background.
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