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The Tide is Turning


This is a presentation based on the book, The Power of Pull, How Small Moves, Smartly Made Can Set Big Things in Motion ( Hagel, Seely, & Davison, 2010). It encourages educators to use the power of …

This is a presentation based on the book, The Power of Pull, How Small Moves, Smartly Made Can Set Big Things in Motion ( Hagel, Seely, & Davison, 2010). It encourages educators to use the power of pull to help students reach their full potential.

Hagel, J., Seely,J., & Davison, L. (2010). The power of pull; how small moves, smartly made, can set things in motion. New York, N.Y., Basic Books

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  • 1. The tide is turning…
    How will we respond?
    Jana Wolfe
    Abilene Christian University
    August 9, 2011
  • 2. Change is all around us
    Can you feel it in the wind?
  • 3. Is it thundering In your ears…
  • 4. …or is it a quiet whisper
  • 5. Are you hiding in fear?
  • 6. Or are you running to embrace it?
  • 7. How you answer, may make all the difference
  • 8. There is a Shift Taking Place:
    According to Hagel, Seely, & Davison, the world is changing around us and the things we did to get where we are now, will no longer keep us there(2010, p.32).
    Please click on the following link to understand the shift that is occurring,
  • 9. Face book
    Web 2.0 Tools
    My Space
    21.2 hours i: the amount of time spent on internet per week
    90% of college students use a social network
    The Cloud
    The rate of change is growing exponentially !
    The rate of change is growing exponentially !
    March 17TH , 2010 more than 24 hours of videos uploaded every minute
    Augmented Reality
    In 2010 2/3rds of college students had a hand held device
    Spreadsheets are the primary tool used in business
    Mobile devices
    Information taken from 2010 ECAR REPORT
  • 10. So as educators what will we do with this Shift?
    Will we let it push us around?
  • 11. Or will we seize the opportunity
  • 12. Our reality is that the world is changing in unprecedented ways, and we must learn how to adapt to these changes in ways that allow us to thrive and not merely survive (Hagel, Seely, & Davison, 2010)
    How will we help students navigate their
    coursein order to access all that is
    available, and capitalize on their rapidly
    changing landscape?
  • 13. We must recognize a New Paradigm Named PULL
  • 14. Seeing what is Happening in the world will allow us to Adapt to this change in education
    The emerging world for our students will involve
    • increasing global competition for talent and knowledge
    • 15. the ability to access greater numbers of people with similar thoughts and interests across unlimited boundaries
    • 16. the necessity to access ways to learn faster
  • How can we use the power of pull to help them thrive in this new world?
    First, WE must see that “access is becoming essential to survival in an increasingly unpredictable world” (Hagel, Seely, & Davison, 2010, p. 69).
    If so...
    We need to help them expand their networks across safe boundaries in the educational setting
    How could we help them connect with other students in our district, our city, other states, other countries?
  • 17. Our students need platforms that allow them to get what they need… in order to create what they want… in tandem with other students …across diverse boundaries.
    (Hagel, Seely, & Davison, 2010,P.79)
  • 18. We Must Teach our Students to be “hunters and Gatherers”
    Students that can “hunt” for new challenges and “gather ” to themselves knowledge flows, resources, and relationships that will be beneficial to their passions and talents.
  • 19. We must also help our students attain their highest potential
    by helping them
    “pull out of themselves the potential that resides within” (Hagel, Seely,& Davison, 2010, p. 123)
  • 20. How do we help students achieve their Potential?
    In a world that has people running faster and faster just to keep up…..
    How do we help them to thrive and not burn out? How do we help them create the desire to be life long learners?
  • 21. Passions
    They need to discover their passions
    Find others that share them
    Develop them with others
    Continue to pursue them
    Keep the cycle going as more passions are discovered
  • 22. Pursuing their Passions
    Will allow them to “harness the power of intrinsic rewards , such as personal growth and satisfaction; and in the process find they are motivated to get better faster at something they love.”
    (Hagel, Brown, & Davison, 2010, p.126)
  • 23. Creation Spaces
    Our challenge as educators is to find ways in which to help our students attract the most useful resources to help them in a safe, yet ever expanding platform.
    The more diversity… the better.
  • 24. Using the Power of Pull also involves defining a trajectory
    Knowing where they are headed allows them to attract more people on their journey and to adjust their path as they grow and gain more knowledge.
  • 25. Often this will involve encouraging them to stretch, grow, and move out of their comfort zones
  • 26. The Power of Pull for our students is not an option
    When we as educators begin to understand the power of pull, we will begin to see the potential in our students. Then, we can help them see a picture of all they can become and help them realize the abundant potential that resides inside each one of them. Isn’t that why we became educators in the first place?
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    Smith, S., Borreson Caruso, J., & Kim, J. (2010) The ECAR Study of Undergraduate
    Students and Information Technology, 2010 (Research Study, Vol. 6). Boulder, CO:
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