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  • 1. Expanding the Boundaries of Teaching and Learning Graduate Level Course Salem State College/Northeast Consortium for Staff Development NE 9994 October 6, 2008
  • 2. Do Now: Think Write Pair Share Squared
    • Sit at your assigned mixed groups. See John for details
    • Set up your computer and work space
    • Think -By yourself reflect on your blogging experience for the last three weeks. Think about what has worked and what hasn’t worked.
    • Write- Write about your experiences in your blog
    • Pair -Share your blog entry with one other person at your table.
    • Share Squared -Share your experiences with everyone else at the table 5 minutes
    • We will share as a group when everyone is done.
  • 3. Goals for Class 3: October 6, 2008
    • Review revised syllabus
    • Review draft norms for course
    • Solve the Mysteries of Blogging and Google Reader
    • Create a delicious account
    • World is Flat Proposals
    • Informational/Discussion
    • Talk about Assignment #11
    • (Conference Assignment)
    • Talk about January classes
    • Evaluate Day 3 and Next Steps
  • 4. Today’s quote
    • "The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
    • Alvin Toffler
  • 5. Review of Syllabus and Conference
    • http://cianews.wikispaces.com/Documents+for+Course
  • 6. Draft Norms for this Course
    • Start on time and finish on time
    • Provide a safe environment for you to take risks
    • Challenge you to think differently, but provide support
    • Minimize disruption during whole group instruction
    • Encourage risk taking
    • Encourage dialogue
    • Give timely feedback and support
    • Know that I am not an expert
    • Use the resources in this room to improve the course
  • 7. Resolving the Mysteries of Blogging
    • Google Reader
    • Solving Blogging problems
      • Work at your group
      • Expert Bloggers can work Novice Bloggers
  • 8. Rules of Blogging
    • Use Headlines
    • Keep your entries meaningful and exciting
    • Don’t share all of your ideas all at once. Spread it out over several entries.
    • Allow for interactivity
    • Minimize the gimmicks
    • Don’t be afraid of lists
    • Show up and write with a purpose
    • Say it, don’t hide it.
    • Link, Link, Link
    • Source: Jeff Utecht-The Thinking Stick
  • 9. Creating a Del.icio.us Account
    • Go to www.delicious.com
    • Create an account
  • 10.  
  • 11. World is Flat Questions
    • Assuming that you had available resources and you did not have Federal/State restrictions how would you change your classroom/school/district in preparing students for a “flat world”?
    • What part of Friedman’s Concepts do you embrace?
    • What parts of Friedman’s Concepts do you disagree with?
  • 12. Challenge
    • The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has just finished reading The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and have heard Governor Deval Patrick’s Proposal to create 21 st Century Schools in Massachusetts.
    • The Massachusetts House and Senate has just approved funding for a small number of districts to pilot 21 st Century Schools. The funding comes from three sources: Public, University, and Business.
    • Several districts are competing for these resources that will include policies and program changes to curriculum, instruction, technology, and organizational practices.
    • Your school district is interested in applying to become a pilot district and has chosen your team to prepare a proposal for the Massachusetts Board of Education on how to prepare students for a flat world both in each school and in the district.
  • 13. Challenge (Continued)
    • Using your knowledge of The World is Flat and the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills, create a proposal that you will present at the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Meeting on October 20th or November 3rd.
    • You need to be prepared to present at the October 20 th meeting in case you are chosen.
  • 14. Guidelines for Challenge
    • You will have the remainder of this class and one additional hour on October 20 th to prepare for this proposal.
    • The presentation has a time limit of 15 minutes with 10 additional minutes allowed for Board of Education Questions.
    • You reference and quote the The World is Flat , cohort member’s blogs, or the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills a minimum of 5 different times in your presentation when you are substantiating reasons for your proposal.
    • Creativity, Innovation and Use of Technology is Encouraged
  • 15. Next Time
    • World is Flat Presentations
    • Upcoming Assignments
    • Continue Blogging
    • Assignment 5: Complete the online course, Advanced Webliteracy for Educators , from November Learning. Password and user name will be given to participants in June.
    • Due: October 15, 2008 (This assignment will count as 5% of final grade.)
    • Assignment 6 : Read A Whole New Mind and listen to the podcast interviews that Alan November did with the author, Daniel Pink. (Links on iTunes via November Learning Website http:// novemberlearning.com / ) Answer the following in a blog post:
    • “ Look at your school/classroom through the lens of how Pink describes the changes that are occurring. What do you need to change in your classroom and school to prepare your students for a “right-brained world?”
    • Due: November 1, 2008 (This assignment will count as 5% of final grade.)
  • 16. Next Time (Continued)
    • Assignment 11 (Due on November 4th for Students who attended a conference prior to October 15th) : Attend a technology conference sometime between June 1, 2008 and March 1, 2009. Write about the experience in your blog. In addition, make a 10 minute presentation on the workshops that you attended at a staff meeting in your school. Explain how the information that you learned at the conference could impact your school or classroom. Here are some possible guiding questions:
    • What technology applications are currently being used that could transform classrooms?
    • How can we connect our classrooms globally with other classrooms in other parts of the world?
    • How should we rethink the way that teaching and learning occurs in our schools and classrooms?
    • What will tomorrow’s classroom look like?
    • Due: March 9, 2009 Students who attended a conference prior to October 15th will be presenting on November 4th. You may present in pairs if you attended the same conference. (This assignment will count as 5% of final grade.)
  • 17. Refreshments for Next Time
    • Refreshments (Google Docs)
    • http:// spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key =px7YGdPDMLzGGWF7_l_sjDQ&hl=en
  • 18. Dates for Course
    • (All sessions meet from 3:30-6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.)
    • Monday, August 25th (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
    • Monday, September 15
    • Monday, October 6
    • Monday, October 20
    • Monday, November 3
    • Monday, December 1 (12:00-6:30 p.m.)
    • Monday, December 15 (12:00-6:30 p.m.)
    • Monday, January 5
    • Monday, January 12
    • Monday, January 26
    • Monday, February 9
    • Monday, February 23
    • Monday, March 9
    • Monday, March 23
    • Monday, April 6
    • Monday, April 13
  • 19. Goals for Class 3: October 6, 2008
    • Review revised syllabus
    • Review draft norms for course
    • Solve the Mysteries of Blogging and Google Reader
    • Create a delicious account
    • World is Flat Proposals
    • Informational/Discussion
    • Talk about Assignment #11
    • (Conference Assignment)
    • Talk about January classes
    • Evaluate Day 3 and Next Steps
  • 20. 3-2-1
    • Go to your blog
    • Identify three things that you learned today
    • List two questions that you have about today’s class that you would like to know more about.
    • Name one idea that you have to improve today’s class.
  • 21. Final Thought
    • Dalton Sherman Video
    • http://cianews.wikispaces.com/Videos
  • 22. Final Thought
    • Chris Lehmann Video (5 Minutes to Communicate)
    • http://practicaltheory.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/1042-IgnitePhilly-Five-Minutes-To-Communicate.html
  • 23. Have a great week!