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  • 1. Modernizing Education The State of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Lucy Gray Midwest Educational Technology Conference February 2013 http://www.lucygray.org
  • 2. All  materials  are  located  at: http://www.lucygray.org Download  the  PDF  and  click  on  pictures  and  hyperlinks  to   visit  cited  resources. Additional  Resources:   http://sg.sg/modernizingedu
  • 3. Mojo
  • 4. Technology is changing everything...
  • 5. Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL
  • 6. Comer Children’s Hospital University of Chicago
  • 7. Delta Terminal LGA, NYC
  • 8. Connectedness is changing everything...
  • 9. Parent Soup on AOL
  • 10. 2006
  • 11. Tim Lauer Lewis Elementary, Portland Oregon
  • 12. Serendipity Happens
  • 13. Advisor Content Developer Curator TrainerTeacher Connector
  • 14. Observer
  • 15. 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
  • 16. Julia and Henry
  • 17. Our perspectives need to E x p a n d
  • 18. What do we value in schools?
  • 19. Are  parents  and  educators  asking  for  more   high  stakes  testing,  standardized   curriculum,  and  seat  time?   I  think  not.    
  • 20. 2010 - The Key School - Annapolis MD
  • 21. Lucy’s Laundry List
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. 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.  
  • 25. 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  its  use.
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. Political Context
  • 28. Another Nation at Risk Moment ? How  do  we  improve  teaching  and  learning? How  do  we  effectively  assess  students?   What  is  innovation?
  • 29. NAIS IS NOT IMMUNE
  • 30. Education Policy Context
  • 31. U.S Department of Education • Common Core Standards • New Assessments • Personalized Learning • Digital Textbooks • More Accountability
  • 32. “The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan
  • 33. Technological Context
  • 34. Students and Adults... • Content consumers • Content Creators • Content Evaluators • Connected and Networked
  • 35. The Power of Social Media Flickr YouTubeTwitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Diigo SlideShare
  • 36. EdSurge
  • 37. Managing Generational Diversity
  • 38. 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.
  • 39. 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
  • 40. Beloit College’s Mindset List
  • 41. 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
  • 42. Class of 2012 – recently graduated seniors ! ! ! ! 7th Grade Class of 2014 – current juniors ! ! ! ! 5th Grade Class of 2016 – current freshman class ! ! ! ! 3rd Grade How digitally “native” are these students? What are their expectations for learning?
  • 43. 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
  • 44. 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
  • 45. NMC Megatrends The  world  of  work  is  increasingly  global   and  increasingly  collaborative.
  • 46. NMC Megatrends People  expect  to  work,  learn,  socialize,  and   play  whenever  and  wherever  they  want  to.
  • 47. NMC Megatrends The  Internet  is  becoming  a  global  mobile   network  -­‐  and  already  is  at  its  edges.
  • 48. 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.
  • 49. 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.  
  • 50. NMC Megatrends Legal  notions  of  ownership  and  privacy  lag   behind  the  practices  common  in  society.  
  • 51. NMC Megatrends Real  challenges  of  access,  efficiency,  and   scale  are  redefining  what  we  mean  by   quality  and  success.
  • 52. NMC Megatrends The  Internet  is  constantly  challenging  us  to   rethink  learning  and  education,  while   refining  our  notion  of  literacy.
  • 53. NMC Megatrends There  is  a  rise  in  informal  learning  as   individual  needs  are  redefining  schools,   universities,  and  training.  
  • 54. NMC Megatrends Business  models  across  the  education   ecosystem  are  changing.  
  • 55. Why Change?
  • 56. Why Evolve?
  • 57. Project Tomorrow’s SpeakUp Survey
  • 58. 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
  • 59. Via John Pfluger
  • 60. The Reality
  • 61. 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
  • 62. 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
  • 63. 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
  • 64. Examples of Modernization
  • 65. Digital Transformation
  • 66. Mooresville Graded School District Mooresville, NC
  • 67. Innovation
  • 68. 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
  • 69. Known as “THE”
  • 70. Don Buckley DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
  • 71. Inquiry
  • 72. Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
  • 73. Educon 2.5
  • 74. BURLEY SCHOOL Chicago, IL
  • 75. Teacher Leadership
  • 76. #playdate13
  • 77. Design + 21st Century Skills
  • 78. MAKER MOVEMENT • Make Magazine • Maker Faire • Maker Education
  • 79. CoderDojo
  • 80. BrightWorks San Francisco, CA
  • 81. New Tech High Napa, CA
  • 82. Leadership + Iteration
  • 83. MERCY HIGH SCHOOL farmington Hills, MI
  • 84. Other Modernizing Themes
  • 85. 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...
  • 86. 21st Century Skills
  • 87. 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
  • 88. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • 89. 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
  • 90. Creating Innovators
  • 91. Learning Environments
  • 92. Wired UK
  • 93. The Edgeless School
  • 94. NYC’s iZone
  • 95. 1871.com and Illinois Math and Science Academy Chicago, IL
  • 96. YOUMedia Chicago, IL
  • 97. The Third Teacher
  • 98. GLOBAL COLLABORATION
  • 99. A world class education system should call for globally connected schools
  • 100. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 • The World is Flat • A Whole New Mind • Berlin & Prague • Rethink. Global Awareness.
  • 101. Classroom 2.0 Link
  • 102. The Global Education Conference and Network http://globaleducationconference.com
  • 103. Mission The Global Education Conference Network is a community of practice where people connect and build the professional relationships necessary for effective collaboration across borders. Via this social network, educators and organizations from all over the world share conversations, resources, projects, and initiatives with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to help prepare students for a rapidly changing and complex world.
  • 104. Over 600,000 unique visitors
  • 105. 15,000 members from 150+ countries
  • 106. GEC Network Features • Groups • Searchable member list • Latest activity • Discussion forums and blogs • Links to resources • Events • Project database • Videos and photos
  • 107. 2010 - Brian Mannix
  • 108. 2010 - Polar Bears International
  • 109. CCSSO and Asia Society’s PGL • New resource on global competence! • Download a copy here.
  • 110. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
  • 111. Connect All Schools iEARN
  • 112. The IEARN Project Book
  • 113. WHY NOW? @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source
  • 114. 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.
  • 115. 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.  
  • 116. Further Explorations
  • 117. ISTE Standards Students, Teachers, and Administrators
  • 118. GETideas.org
  • 119. Design Share
  • 120. GOOD Education
  • 121. Ideas • 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, CoderJojos, etc.
  • 122. Share your ideas on Twitter using the hashtag #METC.
  • 123. http://sg.sg/modernizingedu lucy@lucygrayconsulting.com Twitter:  elemenous