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Professional Development at Faith Lutheran.

Professional Development at Faith Lutheran.



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  • The Why and How
  • Why are we here?
  • Who are the kids we are teaching?
  • Who Are We?
  • Who ARE these people, anyway!
  • not “ little us’s” anymore!
    • Today’s younger learners
    • are NOT the ones our
    • systems (and teachers)
    • were designed and trained
    • to teach!
  • © 2007 Marc Prensky Today’s Kids
  • Are Different!
    • 5-10,000 hours Video Games
    • 250,000 emails and IMs
    • 10,000 hours on cell phones
    • 20,000 hours TV (incl. You tube)
    • 500,000 commercials
    © 2007 Marc Prensky Why?
    • < 5,000 hours book reading
  • Digital Natives
    • 2 billion ring tones per year
    • 2 billion songs per month
    • 6 billion text messages per day
    © 2007 Marc Prensky
  • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY © 2007 Marc Prensky
  • Is their BIRTHRIGHT! © 2007 Marc Prensky
  • “ You look at technology as a tool. We look at technology as a foundation – it’s totally integrated into what we do.” – a student at Faith © 2007 Marc Prensky
  • “ Why do we have to adapt to the past? Why shouldn’t we be taught to in different ways! ” – A student © 2007 Marc Prensky
  • What are Digital Immigrants?
    • Assume that learners are the same as they have always been.
    • Assume the same methods that worked for the them when they were students will work for their students now.
    • That assumption is no longer valid.
    • Today’s learners are different.
  • Digital Immigrant Accent
    • Printing out our e-mails
    • Knowing phone numbers
    • Not Going to the Internet First for info
    • Thinking “Real Life” happens only off-line
    • Thinking we know what our students want and need
    © 2007 Marc Prensky
    • One size fits all
    • Doing & Gameplay
    learn from © 2007 Marc Prensky teach by
    • One Thing at a Time
    • Linear Stories
    • Presenting & Telling
    • Multi-tasking
    • Personalized to them
    • Random Access &
    • Exploring Options
    • Delivering content
    • Being Engaged
    • Face-to-face
    • Going Online
    Digital Natives Digital Immigrants
  • Our Digital Natives Need to be Engaged
    • Even if you are the most engaging old-style teacher in the world, you are not going to capture most of our students’ attention the old way.
    • “ Their short attention spans,” as one professor put it, “are [only] for the old ways of learning.”
    • They certainly don’t have short attention spans for their games, movies, music, or Internet surfing. More and more, they just don’t tolerate the old ways—and they are enraged we are not doing better by them.
  • “ Teachers think they are so cool with their PowerPoint Slides … The fact is, it is just like writing on the white board.”
  • The Importance of Creativity
    • Dan Pink – A Whole New Mind
      • Can someone overseas do it cheaper?
      • Can a computer do it faster?
      • Is what I’m offering in demand in an age of abundance?
  • Skills For the Future
    • relationships
    • collaboration
    • creativity
    • innovation
    • problem-solving
    • pattern detection
    • synthesizing
    • adding value
  • Web 2.0 Tools for the Future
    • Blogs
      • Anatomy Blog
    • Podcasting
      • AP Blog/Podcast
    • Wiki's
      • Faith Lutheran Tablet PC Wiki
      • Anatomy Wiki
      • Flat Classroom Project
    • RSS
      • Google Reader
  • Web 2.0 Tools for the Future
    • Google Earth
      • LitTrails
    • Social Bookmarking
      • Del.icio.us
    • Media Sharing
      • Flickr
    • Collaborative Documents
      • Google Docs
  • What If . . .
  • Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!
  • Teacher’s Conference 1703
  • Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?
  • Principal’s Association 1815
  • Students today depend too much upon ink. They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.
  • National Association of Teachers 1907
  • Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.
  • The Rural American Teacher 1928
  • Students today depend on these expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib. We parents must not allow them to wallow in such luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world which is not so extravagant.
  • PTA Gazette 1941
  • Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.
  • Federal Teachers 1950
  • You can’t use those calculators on the test. If I let you do that, you wouldn’t ever learn how to use the tables in the back of the book and use interpolation to figure out your trig ratios.
  • High School Math Teacher 1980
  • We can’t let them use calculators in middle school. If we do, they’ll forget how to do long division or how to multiply three digit numbers by three digit numbers. What will they do when they don’t have access to a calculator?
  • Middle School Math Teacher 1989
  • Why are you writing a grant for a classroom set of graphing calculators? We’ll never be allowed to use them and – even if we can – that’s only one class, and parents in other classes will never buy them for their students.
  • High School Math Teacher 1993
  • Why would you ever want the Internet for student use? It’s just the latest fad – have them use the library.
  • District Employee 1995
  • You don’t need a web page. Who’s ever going to look at it?
  • District Employee 1995
  • Teachers will never use email.
  • Teacher on a District Committee 1996
  • Why do you want network drops at every teacher’s desk? You’re not thinking of getting a computer for all of them are you?
  • Building Administrator 1999
  • What can you do with an LCD Projector that you can’t do with an overhead projector?
  • Member of School Accountability Committee 1999
  • Why are we talking about students having laptops in high school? I don’t think most parents will even give their kids their old computer, much less buy them a new one.
  • Member of Laptop Committee 2000
  • Why would I want to put my grades on the web? Who’s going to look at them?
  • Teacher 2001
  • I don’t think we’ll have a wireless network anytime soon.
  • Network Administrator Spring 2005
  • Turn off and put away all Cell Phones, iPods, and Electronic Devices during class!
  • Faith Lutheran Student Handbook NOW
  • What If . . . We’d listened?