Which is more information than the library of Congress 518,000 times
3 networks x 24 hours x 365 days x 60 years = over 1.5 million hours Has produced more in 6 months
165 million blogs in November of 2008 (which is about 165 million blogs more than in November of 2003)
Our world is changing Our job market is changing Our technology is changing Our way to access information is changing Our ability to contribute is changing Our classroom is… changing?
Answer: 1978 (But could just as easily be 2008)
“ What we are facing in education is a Crisis of Significance .” - Michael Wesch
Of 2007 HS Graduates nationwide… • 28% found school meaningful • 21% found school interesting • 39% said school will lead to success in their future And those were the students who graduated…
What do your classrooms say? <ul><li>To learn is to acquire information </li></ul><ul><li>Information is scarce </li></ul><ul><li>Gather your information from the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Trust the authority of the information </li></ul><ul><li>Follow along </li></ul>
Content Assessment Instruction Instruction Assessment The “What” The “How” The “How Well” 21st Century Skills 21st Century Teaching & Learning Authentic Assessment
How are schools different in the 21st century?
<ul><li>Look at the Core’s Essential Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose, Place, Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Start Having Critical Conversations about 21st Century Teaching & learning </li></ul>
Evan Abbey Professional Leadership and Learning Consultant Heartland Area Education Agency [email_address] 515-270-9030
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