GCT Webinar July 16, 2008
<ul><li>Jim Lerman </li></ul><ul><li>NYC GCT 07 </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator, NJ Consortium for Middle Schools  </li></ul...
This presentation will have   two parts
Part One - about a book
My nomination for book of the decade
Major Points <ul><li>Students learn differently from one another; accordingly we need a customized, modular system, not on...
<ul><li>Most attempts at reform fail to understand the reasons why the system functions as it does: </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
<ul><li>Disruptive innovation does not confront the system head on, it goes around and underneath it - to areas of noncons...
<ul><li>Spaces with the highest current potential for change exist in emerging online user networks.  </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
<ul><li>In my opinion…   </li></ul><ul><li>Christensen’s observations and recommendations tend to be more suitable for sec...
Some good links re:  DisClass <ul><li>How Do We Transform Our Schools? - article  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hoover.org/...
There’s too much of this going on…
 
Part Two - about a presentation
How Google Changed My School <ul><li>Presentation by CIS 339  </li></ul><ul><li>at the  </li></ul><ul><li>High Schools Tha...
All Videos for CIS 339 Preso Are on This Page <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=skimask13&p=r </li></ul><...
<ul><li>As you watch the videos, please think about: </li></ul><ul><li>-What uses of the Google apps do you think might be...
 
 
 
<ul><li>-What uses of the Google apps do you think might be interesting in your setting? </li></ul><ul><li>-What obstacles...
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  1. 1. GCT Webinar July 16, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Jim Lerman </li></ul><ul><li>NYC GCT 07 </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator, NJ Consortium for Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Kean University </li></ul><ul><li>Adjunct, Department of Educational Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>William Paterson University </li></ul><ul><li>Author of 3 books for ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>917-817-0768 </li></ul>
  3. 3. This presentation will have two parts
  4. 4. Part One - about a book
  5. 5. My nomination for book of the decade
  6. 6. Major Points <ul><li>Students learn differently from one another; accordingly we need a customized, modular system, not one focused on batch processing </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Most attempts at reform fail to understand the reasons why the system functions as it does: </li></ul><ul><li>The interdependent structures of the current system tend to force schools to standardize, rather than customize, the ways they teach and test. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Disruptive innovation does not confront the system head on, it goes around and underneath it - to areas of nonconsumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Current examples of nonconsumption areas in our school include AP courses, credit recovery, after-school programs and summer school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Spaces with the highest current potential for change exist in emerging online user networks. </li></ul><ul><li>The current system is paralyzed by competing political forces that make customization impossible. </li></ul><ul><li>What will transform education is personalized learning delivered through online networks. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>In my opinion… </li></ul><ul><li>Christensen’s observations and recommendations tend to be more suitable for secondary level education than for elementary (grade 6 and up), but there is much that applies to elementary </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some good links re: DisClass <ul><li>How Do We Transform Our Schools? - article </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hoover.org/publications/ednext/18575969.html </li></ul><ul><li>Official website for the book </li></ul><ul><li>http://disruptingclass.mhprofessional.com/apps/ab/contact/ </li></ul><ul><li>Clayton Christensen’s website </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.claytonchristensen.com/news/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. There’s too much of this going on…
  13. 14. Part Two - about a presentation
  14. 15. How Google Changed My School <ul><li>Presentation by CIS 339 </li></ul><ul><li>at the </li></ul><ul><li>High Schools That Work conference </li></ul><ul><li>Nashville, TN </li></ul><ul><li>July 10-11, 2008 </li></ul>
  15. 16. All Videos for CIS 339 Preso Are on This Page <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=skimask13&p=r </li></ul><ul><li>Videos shown in this order </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBF8tg-ht0 (5:15) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMvL8-C9zA (4:06) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJpixeZWDFg (7:40) </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>As you watch the videos, please think about: </li></ul><ul><li>-What uses of the Google apps do you think might be interesting in your setting? </li></ul><ul><li>-What obstacles or difficulties do you think might have to be overcome in your setting? </li></ul><ul><li>-Does seeing these uses of the Google apps give you ideas for additional ways to use them? </li></ul><ul><li>-Could these videos themselves be useful to you in your work? How? </li></ul><ul><li>-What questions do you have? </li></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>-What uses of the Google apps do you think might be interesting in your setting? </li></ul><ul><li>-What obstacles or difficulties do you think might have to be overcome in your setting? </li></ul><ul><li>-Does seeing these uses of the Google apps give you ideas for additional ways to use them? </li></ul><ul><li>-Could these videos themselves be useful to you in your work? How? </li></ul><ul><li>-What questions do you have? </li></ul>Thank you!

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