Rethinking Differentiation What is our purpose? What should students take from this academic activity/endeavor/semester/year? What will they know? What skills will they have? How will they have changed? Purpose driven differentiation
Rethinking Technology Task-based What has to be done? Environmentally centered Where, for Who, under what circumstances (are environmental constraints valid?) Student centered Skills, Comfort, Preferences Knowledge based Knowledge of, training with, tools
Rethinking Reading Reading is getting information from a recorded source into your head. In a way which allows you to process and work with that information. Was Homer literate?
Rethinking Writing Writing is getting information from your head into forms which others can access asynchronously. “Literature” is an idea far beyond books, and always has been. Literature is Narrative, and it takes many forms.
Rethinking Space Why do we teach in rectangles separated from the world? Do any of you have this kind of furniture at home? What does space do?
Rethinking Time Is this a “learning schedule” or a “delivery schedule?” What does the “school day” do, good and bad? How do we bring the students’ lives into school and education into the students’ lives.
Rethinking Connections How do we join our students to the world? How do we help them learn to build their own connections? How do we help them learn to build complex networks safely and well?
• Transparent Learning is Visible• Iridescent Learning is Actively Shared• Choice Driven Students Learn to Make Choices by Constantly Making Choices• Connected Learning is Not Constricted by Walls Real, Virtual, or Imagined• Adaptive Spaces Adapt to Students Students Don’t Adapt to Spaces