“Beyond the Traditional School:Education and Healthcare- The New Normal” DR. JOSEPH (JODY) BARROW SUPERINTENDENT, WARE COUNTY SCHOOLS Waycross, Georgia
When the rate of change outside anorganization is faster than the rate of change inside the organization, the end is near.
“Success by Chance” What does that mean? Every period was a different set of requirements Every period was a different set of standards Every period was a different grading system No consistency across the school No consistency across the districts Success depended upon whether or not a student was lucky enough to get a particular teacher. Unwritten contract: “If you pass me… I won’t bother you”.
We must continue our move from Success by Chance to… Success by Design! We must move from beating the odds to changing the odds.
New Connections1. Kathy Menanke and Matthew Conforth; Passaic Valley Around the World studentconference; Little Falls, New Jersey2. Laura Frasher of the Columbus Zoo; Underwater Expedition; Columbus, Ohio3. Anna Von Fange and Christie Rickert; Pack Your Suitcase; Kyle, Texas4. James Donohoe; Irish Tin Whistler; County Westmeath, Ireland5. Sean Beavers of SOITA (Southwestern Ohio Instructional TechnologyAssociation); Sound: Here, There, and Everywhere and The Life Cycle of Plants;Franklin, Ohio6. Mark Mooneyhan; Gleek, the Science Geek and Santa Claus; Waycross, Georgia7. Kathy Craine of the National Parks Service; Ellis Island: A Distant Shore; EllisIsland, New York8. Kari Sauer; DUSEL (Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory);Lead, South Dakota9. Patty Dees; Center for Puppetry Arts; Atlanta, Georgia10. Dr. Bret Apthorpe; Fairport Central School District; Rochester, New York11. Dr. Les Smee; Georgia Tech/Direct to Discovery; Atlanta, Georgia12. David Alexander; NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center; Edwards, California
New Connections13. Brad Niessen and Kattie Turkle; Unidentified Alien Project at PetersonElementary; Wichita, Kansas14. Indianapolis Zoo; Earth Day; Indianapolis, Indiana15. Dr. Mike McConnell, Pediatric Cardiologist; Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta,Georgia/Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth; Atlanta, Georgia16. Dr. Jud Ready, Dr. Michelle Dawson, Dr. David Gottfriend, and Dr. JenniferCurtis; Georgia Tech; Atlanta, Georgia17. Sue Bull and Sarah Fitzgerald; Priors Field Primary School; WarwickshireCounty Schools, England18. Don Reece; Pembina Trails School Division; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada19. Dr. Debra Lister and Paula Guy; Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth; Douglas,Georgia and Waycross, Georgia20. Jim Demmers; Georgia Aquarium; Atlanta, Georgia21. Dr. David McKinnon; Charles Sturt University; Bathurst, Australia22. Dr. Rolph Landau; CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research);Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland23. David Klevan; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Washington, DC24. Ashley King and Jason Lanier; Read Around the Planet; Milaca, Minnesota
New Connections25. Nathaniel Krueger; Monster Madness with Adjectives; Spotsylvania, Virginia26. Martin Jennings; Read Around the Planet; Flint, Michigan27. Deanna Henry; Read Around the Planet; La Fargeville, New York28. Carol Druga; Read Around the Planet; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania29. Judy Mako and Kay Hauck; Read Around the Planet; Clare, Michigan30. Cindy Esser; Read Around the Planet; Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania31. Jessica Vige of DeQuincy High School; Cultural Food Exchange; DeQuincy, Louisiana32. Interlingo Spanish in Columbia, South America connected with 7th grade Consumer HomeEconomics class at Ware Middle for a discussion of the latest fashion and design theories in a programcalled Latin Fashion.33. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Texas connected with Kindergartners at Waconaand Williams Heights and Pre-K at Daffodil so students could learn about life on a dairy farm in aprogram entitled Live at the Dairy Farm.34. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science connected with 6th graders at Ware Middle for studentsto learn about climate change from scientific researcher in a program called Drilling for Climate Change.35. Georgia Tech professors connected with high school teachers to talk about various offerings andpotential partnerships. Dr. Lisa Yaszek (GT) and Ms. Christin Bush (WCHS) are already working on aplan to grow the Literary Studies department offerings.36. Ware Middle 6th grade will connect with Priors Field in Warwickshire, England for a penpalexchange.37. Memorial Drive 1st graders in Mrs. Dills class will be videoconferencing with various school districtsas well as participating in a wiki exchange for a Flat Stanley project.(https://mdflatstanley.wikispaces.com/)