Curriculum 2.0 - A 21st century literacy curriculum

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  • Seen the video or the presentation?
    Can show if lots of non-viewers.
  • How do we respond to change?
    “You have to admire schools’ ability to resist change.” – Alan November
  • Have groups talk together (pair share or groups) – 2 mins
    Anything to add to this list?
  • Teacher resistance
    Resource availability
    Parent understanding and buy-in
    Admin buy-in
    Teachers with too much on their plate.
    Tech people stretched too thin – if you have them.
    A curriculum that is accessible to anyone, not just techies
    The saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
  • Scope and sequence of computer use skills.
    Focus on presentation, meant focus on bells and whistles of PowerPoint.
    We made the “dead document”
    Technology has embedded itself in our lives.
    Months ago, Justin and I asked, why can’t the way we learn with technology agree with the way we live with it?
    Presented in Shanghai
    ISTE has since re-vamped their’s as well.
  • Let’s look at how we learn with technology.
    When do you learn how to do something “digital”?
  • When do students learn? How?
    Why?????
  • Today’s kids may be fluent with using the tools but not
    don’t really understand
    Audience
    The power of different mediums
    The power at their finger tips
    How to collaborate
    How communicate
    How to learn in this new age - HAVE TO BE TAUGHT
  • They need us.
  • We should answer the same UBD quality standards of good curricular design.
  • Appropriate for this conference!
    Think of the tech skills that we focused on only a few years ago – where do they fit on this?
    What are the Enduring Understandings we want for our kids? Less about how to do things and more about how to think. Learn and Unlearn.
  • So we asked ourselves this question
  • Which became this question under good curricular design
  • And this is what we came up with.
    Presented this work in Shanghai in September 2007
    Shared this work on Dangerously Irrelevant blog as guest bloggers in mid-February 2008.
    Positive feedback
  • Go to site…share some bolded quotes from Home and Info Lit and Communication
    THIS IS ABOUT TEACHER ACCESSIBILITY.
    Teachers can do this. They can talk about truth and safety and good communicating. They understand the importance of sharing, which becomes collaborating, which become global.
  • But this is an IT curriculum right?
    When do those happen?
  • How do we measure and map it.
    Assessment…details of when this happens…how it happens.
    Be involved in co-planning…
    Grade level team meetings.
    Department meetings…what do you do? How do you do it….
    SUPPORT.
    Rubrics to help assess.
  • Will Richardson Weblogg-ed blogger and presenter on education and the Read/Write web.
  • From our wiki.
    Just in time learning
    Infused with conversation
    Not a separate skill
  • So how to affect change at your schools?
    We started with two concerned Tech Facilitators
    Then presented.
    Team in China has picked it up from here.
    Then shared with more invested people like our 21st Cent. Learning Specialist and our curriculum office and our teacher-librarians
    At stage 2 we refined.
    Leadership has trust and buy-in – two different things.
  • The new 3 essential roles of the 21st Century Learner
  • Note the enduring understandings and the strands below.
  • In 2007, ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education – released a reworking of their standards for students
    This year they released teacher standards – they are currently working on the Nets for Administrators (NETS = National Educational Technology Standards)
  • Similar framework to ours.
    We have now adopted their wording to fit under our main headlines.
  • ISB now looking at this framework as bigger than tech and more about what a learner needs
    Our new team ISB21 focuses on creating a curriculum and support for this model.
    This came from presenting to L.T., building understanding and developing shared vision and value in these ideas
  • I did not work alone. Dennis has been a huge inspiration and a co-presenter on this…as much his work if not moreso.
  • My blog, Justin’s blog, Kim’s blog, Jeff’s blog, Rob
  • Curriculum 2.0 - A 21st century literacy curriculum

    1. Justin Medved CAIS Best Practices Conference Technology, Teaching and Learning Specialist The York School
    2. “You have to admire schools’ ability to resist change.” – Alan November
    3. Collaborate Communicate Speak another language Independently learn Manage information Creative Global Be safe Critical thinker
    4. What are the obstacles to a su ccessful embedd ed I.T. curriculum?
    5. IT’s broke.
    6. How/when do you learn to use technology?
    7. How/when do our students learn to use technology? When they need it.
    8. Our students are Digital Natives. - Mark Prensky
    9. Our students are Digital Captives. - Jamie McKenzie
    10. The great myth is that these “digital natives” know more about this new information environment than we do. But here’s the reality: they may be experts in entertaining themselves online, but they know almost nothing about educating themselves online. Michael Wesch Professor of Digital Ethnography Kansas State University
    11. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    12. Why should Technology be different?
    13. IT shouldn’t be.
    14. Good curriculardesign
    15. Good curriculardesign Worth being familiar with Important to know and do Enduring Understanding From “Understanding by Design”, Wiggins and McTighe
    16. What is a successful 21st Century Learner?
    17. What is a successful 21st Century Learner? What are the Essential Questions that a 21st Century Learner needs to ask?
    18. What are the Essential Questions that a 21st Century Learner needs to ask?
    19. So where are the Technology skills?
    20. “It is a real focus of this embedded curriculum, that the skills of using technol ogy become the habits of students and te achers - that technology is called upon wh en needed the same way a dictionary or p encil has been in the past.”
    21. This is not something that we teach in the 3rd grade, check it off, and go on. It’s not a skill. It’s habit. …an d it needs to be a part of almost every conversation t hat we have in our classrooms. -David Warlick “2 Cents Worth” It needs to be the way schools do business. -Will Richardson, Learning 2.0 Conference, Shanghai
    22. “It is our goal in developing an integrated curriculum to ensure that th e way students learn with technology agrees with the way they live with tech nology.”
    23. Making it happen (aka “Don’t Skip the Conversations”)
    24. Effective Learner Effective Global Collaborator Effective Communicator
    25. The Essential Questions for a 21st Century Learner How do I find and use information to construct meaning and solve problems? How do I responsibly use information and communication to positively contribute to my world? How do I effectively communicate?
    26. 21st Century Literacy Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings
    27. Our vision of the 21st Century Learner http://isb21.wikispaces.com
    28. Images found @ Flickr Creative Commons Thanks to the following Flickr users for use of their images under Creative Commons found via flickr storm •ChrisL_AK •mobil_homme •Patrick.T •Chinua000 •wanderinghome •Bouzz •Manuel Atienzar •Willie Chiang •Ross McGinnes
    29. Thanks to the amazing collaboration of: • Dennis Harter • Kim Cofino • Jeff Utecht • Chad Bates • Stephen Lehmann • Ann Straub • Teresa Belisle • Rob Rubis • Ida Kelsey
    30. Medagogy http://medagogy.edublogs.org TYS Tech Sessions http:/blogs.yorkschool.com/tystechsessions QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    31. www.isb21.wikispaces.com

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