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MRA 2011 Keynote Preparing Today's Kids for Tomorrow's World
 

MRA 2011 Keynote Preparing Today's Kids for Tomorrow's World

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Keynote I delivered 3/13/2011 at Michigan Reading Association in which I talked about the need to prepare today's kids for tomorrow's world (which is, I would add, already here!)

Keynote I delivered 3/13/2011 at Michigan Reading Association in which I talked about the need to prepare today's kids for tomorrow's world (which is, I would add, already here!)

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    • “We can tap into 50 million Web sites, 1.8 million books in print, 75 millionblogs, and other snowstorms of information, but we increasingly seekknowledge in Google searches and Yahoo! headlines that we gulp on the runwhile juggling other tasks. We can contact millions of people across theglobe, yet we increasingly connect with even our most intimate friends andfamily via instant messaging, virtual visits, and fleeting meetings that arerescheduled a half dozen times, then punctuated when they do occur bypings and beeps and multitasking. Amid the glittering promise of our newtechnologies and the wondrous potential of our scientific gains, we arenurturing a culture of social diffusion, intellectual fragmentation, sensorydetachment. In this new world, something is amiss. And that something isattention…. The way we live is eroding our capacity for deep, sustained,perceptive attention—the building blocks of intimacy, wisdom, and culturalprogress” (13). ––Maggie Jackson, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark
    • Preparing Today’s Studentsfor Tomorrow’s WorldJim Burkewww.englishcompanion.com
    • What’s the BQ? Who are today’s kids and what do they need to know and be able to do to ensure their success (and ours) in the future?
    • Generate: Words
    • Evaluate: Positive? Negative?
    • Analyze: Causes & Effects
    • Organize: L->M? C/C? Class?
    • Synthesize: Today’s students are like...
    • The Academic Essentials
    • “The 21st century teen, connected and multitasked,autonomous yet peer-mindful makes no great leap forward inhuman intelligence, global thinking, or netizenship. Young usershave learned a thousand new things, no doubt. They upload anddownload, surf and chat, post and design, but they haven’tlearned to analyze a complex text, store facts in their heads,comprehend a foreign policy decision, take lessons from history,or spell correctly. Never having recognized their responsibility tothe past, they have opened a fissure in our civic foundation, andit shows in their halting passage into adulthood and citizenship.” –– Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Dont Trust Anyone Under 30)
    • “They instinctively turn first to the Net to communicate,understand, learn, find, and do many things…You talk on thephone and check your email; to them, email is old-school.They use the phone to text incessantly, surf the Web, finddirections, take pictures and make videos, and collaborate.They seem to be on Facebook every chance they get…Instantmessaging or Skype is always running in the background. Andwhat’s with those video games? How can someone playWorld of Warcraft for five hours straight?”–– Don Tapscott, Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation Is Changing Your World
    • Reflect: Which Gen Are You? Baby Boomers Generation X Generation Y 1946-1964 1965-1978 1979-2000 77 million 45 million 70 million 1979 2009
    • The purposeful (20%)The dabblers (31%)The dreamers (25%)The disengaged (25%)The deeply disturbed––William Damon, from The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life
    • “NetGen” Norms(from Don Tapscott’s Net Generation)FreedomCustomizationScrutinyIntegrityCollaborationEntertainmentSpeedInnovation
    • The survival skills for the new economyDesign, evaluate, and manage one’s own work so it continually improves The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2010)
    • The survival skills for the new economyDesign, evaluate, and manage one’s own work so it continually improvesFrame, investigate, and solve problems using a range of tools/resources The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2010)
    • The survival skills for the new economyDesign, evaluate, and manage one’s own work so it continually improvesFrame, investigate, and solve problems using a range of tools/resourcesCollaborate strategically with others The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2010)
    • The survival skills for the new economyDesign, evaluate, and manage one’s own work so it continually improvesFrame, investigate, and solve problems using a range of tools/resourcesCollaborate strategically with othersCommunicate effectively in many forms The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2010)
    • The survival skills for the new economyDesign, evaluate, and manage one’s own work so it continually improvesFrame, investigate, and solve problems using a range of tools/resourcesCollaborate strategically with othersCommunicate effectively in many formsFind, analyze, and use information for many purposes The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2010)
    • The survival skills for the new economyDesign, evaluate, and manage one’s own work so it continually improvesFrame, investigate, and solve problems using a range of tools/resourcesCollaborate strategically with othersCommunicate effectively in many formsFind, analyze, and use information for many purposesDevelop new products and ideas The Flat World and Education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2010)
    • The Annotated Classroom: Work Unit• Official resume• Prospective resume (for job you hope to have)• References• Google Your Name• Linked In• Business Letter• Interview (Rotarians)• Assigned readings on work• Commonplace Paper: Work• Reflective Essay: On Work (or a related topic)
    • IMAN A. STUDENT 4132 Oak Grove Avenue Burlingame, CA 94321 (650) 342-0234 agoodstudent@gmail.com Jim Burke 10/4/10 9:52 PM Comment: Note appropriate email name EDUCATION Burlingame High School Burlingame, CA High school diploma, May 2011• California Scholarship Federation, Member• Honor Roll College of San Mateo San Mateo, CA• Psychology 101• Advanced Computer Graphics WORK EXPERIENCE Starbucks Burlingame, CA Barista May 2009-Present Jim Burke 10/4/10 9:44 PM Worked as barista; served customers, cleaned and maintained facilities; restocked and completed Comment: Organize from most to least recent inventories of products and food; created all display signs using art and design skills. Jim Burke 10/4/10 9:45 PM Comment: Use precise, active verbs; be sure your KidCare Milbrae, CA description uses good parallel structure. Program Coordinator May–Aug 2008 Organized afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school age students; developed and taught lessons related to food preparation; tutored students who needed additional academic support. Andronico’s Market Burlingame, CA Customer Service Assistant Sept 2006–May 2007 Greeted and helped customers locate products; bagged groceries and helped customers transfer groceries to car; assisted with stocking goods, creating displays, and unloading deliveries. Jim Burke 10/4/10 9:46 PM Comment: Choose words that create the right impression: helpful, responsible, positive! ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS• Varsity Women’s Soccer Team, Captain (2006-2010)• BHS Service Commission, Member (2008-2010) Jim Burke 10/4/10 9:50 PM Comment: Note that all the items in this category• Rising Star Award for Academic Improvement (2009) begin with nouns (good parallel structure)• Relay for Life, Participant (2009)• Know Limits, Facilitator (2008-10) SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS• Certified for adult and child CPR• Fluent in Spanish (spoken and written) Jim Burke 10/4/10 9:51 PM Comment: Note that all the items in this category• Expert user of social media (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace) begin with specific adjectives (good parallel• Effective communication skills with individuals or groups structure).
    • Rotary Club of Burlingame P.O. Box 313, Burlingame, CA 94011 www.burlingamerotary.org Serving our community since 1925 Email: rotaryscsholarship@jumpstartadvisors.com Burlingame High School Senior English—Jim Burke Summary from Mock Job Interviews October 13, 2010 --Rotary Interviewers-- Charles Voltz Jerry Winges Suzanne Juptner John Delaney Bob Davidson Mike Heffernan **** “Manage to the desired result” ****“Generally, the students were prepared, except for 2 who did not know thejob responsibilities. While those 2 did a good job for the rest of theinterview but they lost out in terms of “first impression”—and it’s rare thatyou can ever totally recover.”“Each of them looked me in the eye on more than one occasion. Good!”“I wish they had used my name at least once. I tried the use their nameseveral times, hoping that would encourage them to use my name. Usingthe interviewer’s name is important—you paid attention; it’s respectful.”“One seemed more sensitive to the confidentiality of the position thanthe others. Others seemed willing to talk to peers and/or friends aboutspecifics of a bail bonds workplace.”“All but one were dressed properly for a job interview—again, you paidattention; it’s respectful.”“After telling them that I was interviewing five candidates for the job, Iasked them to convince me that I should hire them. All five did a goodjob.”
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