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  • 1. Teaching & Reaching the Millennial Learner New Possibilities for the Information Age Jeremy S. Brueck Office of Catholic Education - Technology Conference 2009 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
  • 2. http://brueckei.org Raised Digital #doctc09
  • 3. Conference wiki http://brueckei.pbworks.com
  • 4. Conference wiki http://brueckei.pbworks.com
  • 5. Educator vs. Student Reality Photo Credit: Sleepy Student by Lee Cohen on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/leecohen/152106075/ Photo Credit: GPS Teacher Workshop – Me by Old Shoe Woman on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/14414495/
  • 6. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE LPDC IPDP CIP NCLB OGT AYP LEP
  • 7. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC IPDP CIP NCLB OGT AYP LEP
  • 8. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP CIP NCLB OGT AYP LEP
  • 9. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP NCLB OGT AYP LEP
  • 10. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP Continuous Improvement Plan NCLB OGT AYP LEP
  • 11. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP Continuous Improvement Plan NCLB No Child Left Behind OGT AYP LEP
  • 12. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP Continuous Improvement Plan NCLB No Child Left Behind OGT Ohio Graduation Test AYP LEP
  • 13. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP Continuous Improvement Plan NCLB No Child Left Behind OGT Ohio Graduation Test AYP Adequate Yearly Progress LEP
  • 14. Educator Reality Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP Continuous Improvement Plan NCLB No Child Left Behind OGT Ohio Graduation Test AYP Adequate Yearly Progress LEP Limited English Proficient
  • 15. Educator Reality ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS Common Education Acronyms OCE Office of Catholic Education LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan CIP Continuous Improvement Plan NCLB No Child Left Behind OGT Ohio Graduation Test AYP Adequate Yearly Progress LEP Limited English Proficient
  • 16. Student Reality Common Student Acronyms
  • 17. Student Reality Common Student Acronyms DVD
  • 18. Student Reality Photo Credit: iPod kid explores by sabellachan on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabellachan/1347262425/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3
  • 19. Student Reality Photo Credit: Night Texting by danorth1 on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/danorth1/2867335794/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3 TXT
  • 20. Student Reality Photo Credit: e.e. cummings would have loved IM by mandiberg on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/2823809196/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3 TXT IM
  • 21. Student Reality Photo Credit: Skype with QA by superkimbo in BKK on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3381384109/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3 TXT IM VoIP
  • 22. Student Reality Photo Credit: Sit up straight, dammit! by broken thoughts on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenthoughts/1120707939/ Photo Credit: Skype to Australia by superkimbo in BKK on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3122707524/ Common Student Acronyms DVD In My Humble Opinion… mp3 TXT IM VoIP IMHO
  • 23. Generational Differences Based loosely on Neil Howe, William Strauss, Millennials Rising : The Next Great Generation , 2000, ISBN 0-375-70719-0  
  • 24. Generational Differences Based loosely on Neil Howe, William Strauss, Millennials Rising : The Next Great Generation , 2000, ISBN 0-375-70719-0  
  • 25. Our Changing Students To truly understand today’s students, we must understand how deeply and pervasively technology has permeated their lives…
  • 26. The Millennial Student
    • Digital Natives
    • Always Connected
    • Immediate Access
    • Multitaskers
    • Social – Enjoy teamwork
    • Visual
    • Engagement and Experience
    Adapted from the work of Marc Prensky. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants -- A New Way To Look At Ourselves and Our Kids
  • 27. Previous generations raised reading books The Millennial Student
  • 28. Books reinforce a linear style of thinking and reasoning The Millennial Student
  • 29. Millennial thought process has evolved around the web The Millennial Student
  • 30. Millennials have developed a “ hypertext ” style of thinking The Millennial Student
  • 31. High level of interaction, online and in person Teaching the Millennial Student
  • 32. Engaged in the learning process, not just passive receptors of learning Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credit: class dismissed by Robert S. Donovan on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/booleansplit/3510951967/
  • 33. Use technology to increase customization , convenience and collaboration Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credit: Mobile Information Technology by Steve Wilhelm on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevewilhelm/2675826564/
  • 34. Teaching the Millennial Student
  • 35. A look at literacy
    • Traditional Literacies
      • Paper
      • Pencil
      • Book
      • Newspaper
      • Magazine
    Photo Credit: child reading by apdk on Flickr.
  • 36. A NEW look at literacy
    • Traditional Literacies
      • Paper
      • Pencil
      • Book
      • Newspaper
      • Magazine
    • New Literacies
      • e-Mail
      • Web & HTML editors
      • Web logs (blogs)
      • Wikis
      • e-Books
      • Video editing
      • Text messaging
      • Instant Messaging
      • Photo and Video Sharing
      • Screencasting
      • Podcasting
      • Virtual Worlds
    Photo Credits: OLPC ebook by misterbisson on Flickr.
  • 37. Adapted from J. Utecht’s ‘ Model of Literacy Education Toda y’ read/write with participatory, social media Source Credit: Model of Literacy Education Today by jutecht on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jutecht/3360286194/ What are New Literacies? read/write with multiple media forms
  • 38. Identify important questions Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: Questions by Oberazzi on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/
  • 39. Locate information Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: Locate by Wetsun on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wetsun/39604670/
  • 40. Critically evaluate the usefulness of information Photo Credits: Useful by Your Pal Dave on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourpaldave/395098449/ Using information & communication technologies to:
  • 41. Synthesize information to answer questions Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: transformation by brilho-de-conta on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/_brilho-de-conta/400937249/
  • 42. Communicate the answers to others Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: Communicate by aturkus on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aturkus/2569696486/
  • 43. Why integrate New Literacies? Photo Credit: http://www.wordle.net/
  • 44. Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies Why integrate New Literacies?
  • 45. To make classroom instruction more engaging & more meaningful to life in a digital world Why integrate New Literacies?
  • 46. Educators must understand the shifts in that are taking place in literacy and consider how these shifts should inform our practices and pedagogy . New Literacies & 21 st century education
  • 47. Millennial Pedagogy How do we shift? Photo Credits: Shift by Alan Hudson Photography on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanhudson/492154587/
  • 48. Shift Happens… Used with permission from Dr. Alec Couros, University of Regina, http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/
  • 49. Take traditional pedagogy to web 2.0 Transform your teaching practice Photo Credits: Lovely web 2.0 icons by tobiaseigen on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobiaseigen/434264025/ Image Source. http://home.moravian.edu/students/d/stged01/
  • 50. Enable students to call on their ability to work in teams Design multidisciplinary instruction Photo Credits: Supporting the Liberty (fries?) by Omar Eduardo on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_eduardo/127707517/
  • 51. Enable students to call on their ability to understand the context Design multidisciplinary instruction Photo Credits: memphians006 by brandondillphoto on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigdilldigital/2488693258/
  • 52. Enable students to call on their artistic and creative abilities Design multidisciplinary instruction Photo Credits: 8:51 AM by Old Shoe Woman on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/7229034/
  • 53. Checklist for 21 st century instruction Photo Credits: Probably the best checklist in the world by mistersnappy on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistersnappy/2282846520/
  • 54. asks students to find and validate information online 21 st century instruction: Photo Credits: Google Classic by dullhunk on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/3389581452/
  • 55. asks students to synthesize information they find online into something new 21 st century instruction: Photo Credits: Students Presenting to Upper Elementary Students by Galvez on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/togawanderings/3121450351/
  • 56. asks students to collaborate and problem-solve with new information 21 st century instruction: Photo Credits: Middle School Students Doing an Activity at a Display by Galvez on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/togawanderings/3121450891/
  • 57. asks students to communicate their new ideas and information 21 st century instruction: Photo Credits: Students Presenting to Upper Elementary Students by Galvez on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/togawanderings/3121451365/
  • 58. Know your students Designing millennial instruction Photo Credits: Double Bubbles - 2 by cobannon on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobannon/2949481490/ Integration tips What mobile devices and web apps are they using? Take advantage of cell phones, don't ban them. Use student surveys to gather email, IM and social networking data. Find out what students want to know and harness their enthusiasm.
  • 59. Be efficient Designing millennial instruction Photo Credits: Logo 2.0 part I & Logo 2.0 part II by Stabilo Boss on Flickr. Integration tips There is too much out there to use every web-based tool. Focus time & energy on devices your students have access to and are using. Critically evaluate each web 2.0 tool before implementing. Focus on available resources & steer professional growth towards those areas.
  • 60. Communicate in multiple modes Designing millennial instruction Photo Credits: Flat Classroom Skype by superkimbo in BBKon Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3122642792/ Integration tips Communicate through a variety of means AND allow them to do the same. Synchronously - Face-to-face conversations, Skype, iChat, Elluminate. Asynchronously - Blog comments, wikis, discussion boards, web forums, podcasts. Nearly Now - IM, text messaging, micromedia.
  • 61. Designing millennial instruction Photo Credits: Moviefest pics by mangee on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mangee/207097425/in/set-72157594312412006/ Integration tips Foster content development in students using social networks, blogs and wikis. Encourage students to be communicators through email, IM, text messaging and micromedia. Focus learning on relationships, community, connectivity & access to information. Take advantage of that "Nearly Now" time that students are interacting in to question, probe and enrich student thoughts.
  • 62. Assess using multiple formats Designing millennial instruction Photo Credit: 070305 by COCEON on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cocoen/411960476/ Integration tips Provide choice to students in the way they wish to be assessed. Create assessments that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in different ways. Does this mean in every assignment?  No. Is there room for freedom for both teachers AND students? Yes.
  • 63. Where do I start? Shifting to millennial pedagogy Photo Credit: Hurdles start. by Robert/Says/Hi on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/robert_voors/774926895/
  • 64. With your own personal learning Photo Credit: http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html
  • 65. http://bit.ly/11XpdG
    • Teachers need a place where they can gather and share ideas.
    • A safe environment in which they can share their practice, swap ideas, talk about evidence and test hypotheses.
    • The beauty of the web today is that it has grown into this place where you can communicate across space and time to and share video, audio and text. 
    Personal Learning Networks
  • 66. Immerse yourself in the ed tech world Benefits of a PLN Photo Credit: Bloggers Café at NECC2008 by teachandlearn on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/teachandlearn/2619646544/
  • 67. Engage in professional learning outside your school and district Benefits of a PLN Photo Credit: Farm silos by NIOSH on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/niosh/2492855260/
  • 68. Reach out to others in and encouraging and empowering way Benefits of a PLN Photo Credit: Reach Out! by ~diP on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dip108/388012741/
  • 69. 3 ways to grow your PLN Photo Credit: three_feet by sillydog on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillydog/72697229/
  • 70. Join Twitter or Plurk 3 ways to grow your PLN
  • 71. Join Twitter or Plurk 3 ways to grow your PLN Microblogging platforms
  • 72. Join Twitter or Plurk 3 ways to grow your PLN Build an online community of learners w/ other educators
  • 73. Join Twitter or Plurk 3 ways to grow your PLN Ask questions, get feedback, share thoughts, ideas & important resources
  • 74. Join Twitter or Plurk 3 ways to grow your PLN Start by picking 5 well-known edubloggers to follow & learn from their experience
  • 75. Use RSS Aggregators 3 ways to grow your PLN
  • 76. Use RSS Aggregators 3 ways to grow your PLN R eal S imple S yndication
  • 77. Use RSS Aggregators 3 ways to grow your PLN Feed readers like Google Reader, Netvibes, Pageflakes pull in RSS feeds to central location
  • 78. Use RSS Aggregators 3 ways to grow your PLN Streamline the online reading process by eliminating the clutter and pulling in the good stuff
  • 79. Use RSS Aggregators 3 ways to grow your PLN Pick a feed reader and subscribe to 5 well-known edubloggers. Read regularly!
  • 80. Join a Social Network 3 ways to grow your PLN Connect and share with educators from around the globe http://globaleducation.ning.com/
  • 81. Join a Social Network 3 ways to grow your PLN Find a niche network that appeals to your professional learning interests http://podstock.ning.com/
  • 82. Join a Social Network 3 ways to grow your PLN Expand and build professional relationships outside the walls of your own building http://www.classroom20.com/
  • 83. Professional learning is increasingly LESS about this… Parting shots Photo Credit: TypicalTeacherNetwork by courosa on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832659/in/set-72157615129270288/
  • 84. … and increasingly MORE about this Parting shots Photo Credit: Networked Teacher Diagram - Update by courosa on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/in/set-72157615129270288/
  • 85. … must become tomorrow’s networked teacher Today’s typical teachers… NETS for Teachers (NETS•T): http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/Nets_for_Teachers.htm Photo Credit: Networked Teacher Diagram - Update by courosa on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/in/set-72157615129270288/
    • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and 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
    • SOURCE: NETS for Teachers (NETS•T)
  • 86. … today’s students for their future In order to prepare… Photo Credit: What a Child Sees by Thomas Hawk on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/176785431/
  • 87. http://brueckei.pbworks.com Breakout Sessions Time Title 10:45-11:30 Digital Storytelling Using VoiceThread 11:45-12:30 New Literacies for Early Elementary: Web 2.0 Tools to Support Literacy
  • 88. Ongoing Professional Learning
    • 21 st Century Professional Learning Framework
      • Face-to-Face Learning
        • Keynote address to focus on setting the stage for professional learning in the 21 st Century
      • Web Conferencing
        • Synchronous collaboration and learning in a virtual meeting environment.
      • Online Learning Environment
        • Asynchronous collaboration and learning in a virtual learning community that provides hands-on learning in a self-paced environment.
  • 89. Thank You! Jeremy Brueck e-Read Ohio Web Services Manager, University of Akron, OH President, Brueck Educational Innovations [email_address] http://brueckei.org http://brueckei.pbworks.com This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.