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  • 1. Technology & Education
    San Ramon Valley Unified School District
    Bruce Chmieleski, San Ramon Valley USD, January 2010
  • 2. Why Change?
    “Any job—blue or white collar—that can be broken down into a routine and transformed into bits and bytes can now be exported to other countries where there is a rapidly increasing number of highly educated ‘knowledge workers’ who will work for a small fraction of the salary of a comparable American worker.”
    -- Tom Friedman, The World is Flat, 2005
  • 3. Changing Expectations of our Students
  • 4. “No cohort in human history has opened such a fissure between its material conditions and its intellectual attainments.”
    -- Mark Bauerlein, Emory University English Professor, 2007
  • 5. Why Change?
    “These are just technologies. Using them does not make you modern, smart, moral, wise, fair, or decent. It just makes you able to communicate, compete, and collaborate farther and faster.”
    -- Tom Friedman, The World is Flat, 2005
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8. User-Created Content
    Over 4 billion available images on
    Hundreds of millions of videos watched daily on . 20 hrs of new video uploaded every minute.
    Over 350 million users.
    Over 14 million Wikipedia articles by over 85,000 contributors.
  • 9. William Kamkwamba
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    Survived famine in Malawi
    Curiosity brought electricity to his family….
  • 10. William Kamkwamba
    ….and now water and schools to villages
    “I try, and I made it.”
  • 11. Why Change?
    “Schools haven’t changed; the world has. And so our schools are not failing. Rather, they are obsolete—even the ones that score the best on standardized tests.”
    -- Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008
  • 12. Why Change?
    “For the first time in history, we're preparing kids for a future that we cannot clearly describe.”
    - David Warlick, Teacher, Author, Innovation Consultant
  • 13. What’s Our Response?
  • 14. Most Important SkillsSurvey of 400+Business Leaders
    • Professionalism/Work Ethic
    • Oral and Written Communications
    • Teamwork/Collaboration and
    • Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving.
    -- The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management, 2006
  • 15.
  • 16. NETS-S
  • 17. Seven Survival Skills
    Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
    Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence
    Agility and Adaptability
    Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
    -- Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008
  • 18. Seven Survival Skills
    Effective Oral and Written Communication
    Accessing and Analyzing Information
    Curiosity and Imagination
    -- Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008
  • 19. Advice to Students
    Major in Learning
    Analytical Reasoning
    Communication Skills
    Willingness to Experiment
    Team Players
    Passion and Leadership
  • 20.
  • 21. Teachers as….
    Providers of context, not content
    Collaborative Learners with Students
  • 22. Model 2.0 Classroom
  • 23. A Caveat….
    “Technology has the shelf life of a banana.”
    -Scott McNealy, Chairman, Sun Microsystems
  • 24. Technology Challenges
  • 25.
  • 26. Infrastructure Challenges
    Bandwidth & Ubiquitous Connectivity
    Video Security
    Aging Servers, Storage, Switches
    Aging User Gear at Schools
    Technology Replacement Plan
  • 27. 1:1
    (wireless classroom)
    Computer Labs
    Video Conferencing
    Projection Equipment
    Computer Teaching Station
    Audio Enhancement
    A 21st Century Teaching and Learning Environment
    Fiber Optic Wide Band Connectivity
    Professional Development
    Student InformationSystem
    Disaster Recovery
    Internet/ Intranet
    Wireless Infrastructure
    Server Management
    Increased Student/Teacher Access
    © Steven Enoch
    21st Century Learning & Teaching
  • 28. Learning to Change….….Changing to Learn
  • 29.
  • 30. 21st Century Education
    Giving students the skills to create lasting ripples….
  • 31. Image & Video Credits
    Globe in hand http://www.flickr.com/photos/veo/493198575/
    Guy with globe http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/2513014001/
    Students with handhelds http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation
    Students with notebook PCs http://www.flickr.com/photos/33609970@N06/3385172794/
    Girl with Kindle reader http://www.flickr.com/photos/gubatron/2256923510/
    Girl with camera in sunset http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisschuepp/2273751973/in/photostream/
    Kids on video conference http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/3571764613/
    Virtual world http://www.flickr.com/photos/vrider/3360565245/
    Hot pink obsolete http://www.flickr.com/photos/niznoz/118139041/
    Einstein with color http://www.flickr.com/photos/avidya/2479192695/
    Project-Based Learning video http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-introduction-video
    All Flickr images in this presentation are licensed under the Creative Commons.
  • 32. Image & Video Credits
    Google Advice http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/joininggoogle/index.html
    Blue fiber http://www.flickr.com/photos/placbo/2401047587/
    CyberSmart green blocks http://cybersmart.org/
    RCA dog http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkadog/3353936487/
    Richard Elmore poster http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/2942564830/
    Three toy apes http://www.flickr.com/photos/neuro74/2789591642/
    House on its head http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinofranchi/2891200283/
    Fortune cookie http://www.flickr.com/photos/unbreakableties/3089271311/
    Refresh logo http://www.flickr.com/photos/splat/105050162/
    Vision of K-12 Students Today video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
    Learning to Change video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahTKdEUAPk
    Freak the Mighty book image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freak_the_Mighty
    Examples from SRVUSD schools were submitted by various school personnel or copied from the schools’ web sites.
    All Flickr images in this presentation are licensed under the Creative Commons.