Technology & Education San Ramon Valley Unified School District Bruce Chmieleski, San Ramon Valley USD, January 2010
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
Changing Expectations of our Students
“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
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
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.
William Kamkwamba The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Survived famine in Malawi Curiosity brought electricity to his family….
William Kamkwamba ….and now water and schools to villages “I try, and I made it.”
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
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
What’s Our Response?
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
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
Seven Survival Skills Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination -- Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008
Advice to Students Major in Learning Analytical Reasoning Communication Skills Willingness to Experiment Team Players Passion and Leadership
Teachers as…. Providers of context, not content Collaborative Learners with Students
Model 2.0 Classroom
A Caveat…. “Technology has the shelf life of a banana.” -Scott McNealy, Chairman, Sun Microsystems
Infrastructure Challenges Bandwidth & Ubiquitous Connectivity Communications Video Security Aging Servers, Storage, Switches Aging User Gear at Schools Technology Replacement Plan
21st Century Education Giving students the skills to create lasting ripples….
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.
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.