Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning
Learners = Getting each of us “plugged into” learning Students Teachers Principals Office staff Central support Parents Community Each of us!
Are You Ready?
To reinvent, redesign and reshape the learning experience for all of us?
Or do you want to……
Do you consider yourself a:
“ The brain is said to be the most important organ in the human body, but we have only the brain’s word for it” – Kurt Vonnegut
Own your learning:
Don’t let technology own you:
belong to a culture where it is unacceptable not to share what you know
contribute to a culture where collaboration is an expected learning practice
"The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." -- Alvin Toffler Learners want to do more than participate in their learning, they want to contribute to the knowledge created and presented by their peers.
Have access to a far greater number of information resources than traditional learning environments provided
Enjoy new opportunities to create, remix, and share digital content thanks to the Internet
What resources do you use?
On the street
At their friends’ homes
On multiple devices
All the time
“ Things that think want to link” Nicholas Negraponte, MIT Media Labs Mall Library School Home
Connecting learners inside schools and classrooms
A Vision of K-12 Learners Today
Owners of their learning
This century we're going to learn a lesson about what it means to be unable to forget anything. (Charles Stross)
Targeted learning experiences
Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Know your reputation
Privacy and security are important…
"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." -- Arthur C. Clarke
Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting each of us “plugged into” learning