Don Knezek Global Education conference KeynotePresentation Transcript
ISTE Takes Technology Leadership GlobalforDigital-Age Learning November 15, 2010World Wide Don Knezek, ISTE® CEO - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Challenge?Preparing a Digital Generation . . .
Building capacity for transformation “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
What is different today in schooling and learning compared to a decade ago?
What’s New? Globalization, multiculturalism, competitiveness Different expectations and learner styles A learning landscape that is increasingly digital New tools and new structures Implications of the continuing digital divide Accountability and competition
What do we know? National Boundaries Don’t Matter: • Expectations for Technology are Global • A Shared Vision is Critical • Knowledgeable Shared Leadership is Key • Essential Conditions are Essential • Skilled Teachers are Necessary • Planning and Monitoring Must Inform and Ensure Transformation
When organizations collaborate in education, children win!
Digital learning environments enable more effective strategies … each of which engages more students more deeply in learning ...
Transforming Learning Environments Traditional Environments One-to-One Environments Teacher directed, memory-focused instruction Student-centered, performance-focused learning Isolated work on invented exercises Collaborative work on authentic, real-work projects Factual, literal thinking for competence Creative thinking for innovation and original solutions Expanded focus including digital global citizenship Primary focus on school and local community Integrated assessment for learning Isolated assessment of learning Learner-constructed knowledge from multiple information sources and experiences Knowledge from limited, authoritative sources
Opportunities Expand in Digital Learning Environments Information & Expertise – From wide array of online sources Learning Time – Expands to anytime students have access and connectivity Learning Teams – Less restricted, more accessible, nurture global competence Relevance – Authentic projects & problems that matter, real data, in a digital-age context & in digital-age work & learning environments New-Century Literacies & New Skills – Learners employ new knowledge and competencies Equity
Many Faces of Innovation Innovation around the edges … • Length of the school year • Class size • Learning management/content management systems • Data systems and data usage • Virtual schooling and online learning • Assessment of learning
Essential Conditions are Critical ...www.iste.org/nets
Essential Conditions Shared Vision Implementation Planning Consistent and Adequate Funding Equitable Access Skilled Personnel Ongoing Professional Learning Technical Support Curriculum Framework Student-Centered Learning Assessment and Evaluation Engaged Communities Support Policies Supportive External Context
Many Faces of Innovation Innovation at the heart of student learning … • Students use tools available to them outside of school • Students with tools, resources and strategies used by contemporary professionals in the discipline • Students learn and work collaboratively in teams for authentic project-based, problem-based, and challenge-based learning • Students learn through simulations and serious games • Teachers model 21st Century work and 21st Century learning • There is a culture of co-learning and personal relevance • Assessment is for learning; enriched accountability • Learning, teaching, and assessment are no longer isolated, individual endeavors
Changing the Student Learning Experience...
Many Faces of Innovation Innovation at the heart of student learning … Using their tools for learning Working like contemporary professionals Learning in teams Using games, simulations, competitions Complex, authentic problems and projects Teaches modeling as 21st Century professionals Culture of co-learning; personal relevance Rich assessment for learning Learning, teaching and assessment as social activities
Shame on us if we fail to take advantage of technology and connectivity to change the learning experience!
ISTE’s Work Globally
Consultancy for Defining ICT Expectations
Development of PD Leaders and ICT Mentors
Leadership Development for Technology
Strategic Planning for Digital-Age Education
Networking Events & Community Building
ISTE’s Global Digital-Age Learning, Teaching, and Education Leadership Skills ...
Adopted in the U.S. as ISTE’s NETS
ISTE’s Global Digital-Age Learning Skills
“What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world …”
ISTE Global Digital-Age Learning Skills • Creativity and Innovation • Communication & Collaboration • Research & Information Fluency • Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, & Decision-Making • Digital Citizenship • Technology Operations and Concepts
NETS•S: Student Expectations 1998 •
Basic Operations and Concepts
Social Ethical and Human Issues
Technology Productivity Tools
Technology Communications Tools
Technology Research Tools
Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools
Paradigm shift in focus from“learning to use the technology”to “using the technology to learn”
New focus - “What students need to know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world”
ISTE’s Global Digital-Age Learning SkillsThe Next Generation Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Adapting ISTE’s NETS Around the World ISTE Standards Work Outside the US: • Brazil • Canada • Costa Rica • China • India • Malaysia • Mexico • The Philippines • UAE & Gulf Region • UNESCO Collaboration
NETS (U.S.) - SOL (Australia) • Creativity and Innovation • Creating with ICT • Communication and • Communicating with ICT Collaboration • Research and Information • Inquiring with ICT Fluency • Critical Thinking, Problem- • (See National Goals for Solving & Decision-Making Schooling in 21st C) • Digital Citizenship • Ethics Issues and ICT • Technology Operations • Operating ICT
NETS – National Goals
A Process of National Consensus in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Student Performance Standards in Digital Technology-Enhanced Learning Properties Creativity Logical Reasoning Collaboration Ethics Proactivity Dimensions Problem-Solving and Investigation Productivity Citizenship and Communication
A Broad-Based Development Team in Malaysia
An Inclusive Process of Consensus-Building
Seven Pillars of Student ICT StandardDRAFT Use ICT in an accountable and ethical manner Select and apply appropriate ICT resources Use ICT to seek, gather, process and utilize information Use ICT to acquire and share knowledge Use ICT for solving problems and making decisions Use ICT to enhance productivity and learning Use ICT to express ideas and information creatively and innovatively
Teaching Digital-Age Learners ...
Teaching in the Digital Age
Teaching is no longer an isolated endeavor
New teachers have to motivate and inspire
New teachers are digital learners and digital workers
Teachers today must model behaviors of a 21st Century professional
Successful teachers are co-learners (with students and with colleagues)
Teachers in the digital age continue to grow professionally, and they lead
ISTE NETS•T 2008 Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning & Creativity Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
ICT-CFT: the Matrix of Skill Sets Tarek Shawki, UNESCO
ICT-CFT Phases and Outputs Phase 1: Policy framework, modular structure, syllabus in 6 languages http://www.unesco.org/en/competency-standards-teachers Tarek Shawki, UNESCO
ISTE and Teaching in the 21st Centuryin México
Agreement with the Subsecretary for Basic Education, Spring 2010
Development of criteria for multi-level digital teaching credential (ISTE and UNESCO standards)
Collaborate with CONOCER (Mexico’s liscensing agency) for program implementation
Support the development and alignment of student learning objects to the ISTE standards
Lead pilot projects in six states for credential-aligned teacher development
Toward Digital Age Leadership ...
School Leaders Leading and Modeling…
A Digital- Age Learning Culture
Excellence in Professional Practice
Modeling Digital Citizenship
Skills for Digital-Age Leaders Visionary Leadership - Inspire and lead the transformation of learning Culture of Digital-Age Learning - Create a culture, guarantee innovation Excellence in Professional Practice - Ensure professional learning and innovation Systemic Improvement -Improve continuously Digital Citizenship - Model
School Leaders Supporting and Participating in Models of Professional Learning Leaders Modeling Professional Learning Culture of Co-Learning ICT Coaches or Mentors Virtual Communities of Practice
Relevant ISTE activities worldwide
Development of standards in Costa Rica, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Gulf Region of the Middle East, Brazil and other countries and states.
Hosting and organizing conferences in Singapore, China, Dubai, the Neatherlands, the Czech Republic, Qatar and the United States.
Supporting strategic planning in Mexico, Panama, Switzerland, the Neatherlands, Germany, Canada, Jamaica, the Philippines and U.S. States such as Arizona and Nevada.
Supporting the development of ICT mentors in Singapore, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. State of Pennsylvania.
Relevant ISTE activities worldwide
Development for technology leadership among education leaders in Germany, Canada, the Neatherlands, Bermuda and in very large systems in the United States including Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles.
Recently added affiliates in India, the UK, Australia, and we have others is the process of applying from Latin America.
Doubled our non-US individual membership in three years; significant non-US & multinational corporate representation
Collaborated with ISTE Corporate Members to explore and enter other markets around the world with conference exhibit, presentation, and sponsorship opportunities, with trade missions abroad, and through hosting of education buyer delegations in the U.S.
And, a bit about ISTE and how wecan help …
Who is ISTE? Premier International Organization for ICT in Primary and Secondary Schools
Worldwide Network of Leaders in Education and Technology
20,000+ Direct Individual Members
80+ Geographic Affiliates (ATLE, MassCUE, ACCE, CA CUE)
Reach of 150,000+ Individuals with Affiliates
Corporate Partners; ISTE Corporate Relations Program
Special Interest Groups (20)
Array of Strategic Allies (UNESCO, Ministries of Ed, Associations)
Advocate for Digital-Age Schooling Worldwide
ISTE Members Individuals Affiliates Institutions Corporate Solution Providers
Member Academic Specialization ISTE Members
ISTE Non - U.S. Online Memberships Individual Membership
Institutional Membership – Starting at $ 599 USD
Special Interest Groups
Special education technology
Games & simulations
Innovative learning technologies
ISTE Corporate Members Adaptive Curriculum Apple Cisco Systems Discovery Education HP Intel Promethean SANAKO Smart Technologies
What does ISTE do? Premier International Organization for ICT in Primary and Secondary Schools ISTE Vision: ISTE advances excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology.
The Resources Keep Coming
Barnes & Noble’s Nook
Books in Translation
Learning & Leading with Technology
ISTE’s Flagship Magazine
Practical, usable ideas for improving educational outcomes with technology
Professional Research Journal Articles The Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) and the Journal of Computing in Teacher Education (JCTE) each have a broad international audience.
Networking and Communitywww.iste2010.org
ISTE’s Annual Conference and ExpositionLate June
Learn, exchange, and survey the field of ed tech
Largest educational technology program globally
Largest ed tech exhibition in the Americas (450 exhibits)
18,000 + attendees and exhibitor representatives
70 + countries represented this year
Your window on the world for ICT in learning
ISTE 2011 - Conf and Expo - Philadelphia - June 26-29
ISTE 2011 - Philadelphiawww.iste2011.org
MEET ISTE F2F in Your Region of the Worldwww.iste.org iCTLT2010 March 3 - 6 Singapore www.ictlt.com ACEC 2010 April 6 - 9 Melbourne http://acec2010.info
ISTE Webinar Series 2008-2009 Schedule Includes: Technology for Non-readers/K-2 Project-based Learning Open Source Collaborative Applications Introduction to Web 2.0 and much more!
ISTE Members are here
ISTE Island in Second Life
Virtual Networking Opportunities “You have no idea what ISTE’s Second Life has meant to me—here in Macedonia, professionally-speaking.” -- Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Bitola, FYR Macedonia aka “Janita Collins”
Advocacy • ISTE Government Affairs • Grassroots Efforts • Policy-Bodies, Agencies • Association & Coalition Ldrshp • Media, Summits, Speaking • Consultancy, Advisory Advocate for resources and policies supporting the effective use of technology to improve teaching, learning, and leadership. www.iste.org/about-iste/advocacy.aspx
Challenges for Education Leaders • Study digital-age learners and what engages them … Foster creative and inventive thinking for innovation … Understand what tools and strategies are available and why they are important… Sustain our own learning and R&D … Prepare to support an increasingly digital, connected, and multicultural setting … Nurture innovation at the heart of learning – in the student experience …
What’s Better? For Whom?
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