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
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
“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.”
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
“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.”
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?
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