Personalizing Learning for the 21st Century School District 23
A Few Things About Me Jon Rever Husband, Dad & Soccer Coach Marni Jenna (15), Keaton (13), Ben (10) Career (20 Years Public Education) Academic Background B.SC Biochemistry, B. Ed Secondary, MA Admin & Curriculum, Diploma Dimensions of Practice (Royal Roads) Experience in Education Teacher (Math & Science), Vice-Principal (Middle & Secondary), Principal (Middle), District Principal (Technology and Ed Services), Ministry of Education - Accreditation, PLAP, FSA, Applied Mathematics, BCeSIS COTA Executive (Pro D), COPVPA (Pro D & Finance), SMC Executive, BCSSA Current Position Director of Instruction K -12 – Rutland Zone Schools Responsible for Technology, Mathematics, Science and Education Services System-wide Implementations First Class, BCeSIS, iLearn 1 to 1 Laptop Project, Technology Refresh Program, The Learning Centre, K- 12 Assessment Plan, District Data Warehouse, SD23 Show and Share Video Portal
Presentation Objectives To engage you in a conversation about teaching and learning in the 21st century. To provide a brief overview of our School District To describe some of the thinking and directions that our school district is considering.
Think – Pair - Share Individually 2 minutes – reflect on the video Write down 3 ideas that were meaningful for you Pairs 5 minutes – discuss you ideas with your partner and explain WHY you chose them Group Share some of your thoughts with the whole group
School District No. 23 Serves 173,000 citizens from Lake Country to Peachland 4% of provincial enrolment of 538,636 students 6th largest district in the province Schools
School District No. 23 Student achievement results show performance significantly above both the national and provincial norms on almost every measure. Our goals continue to focus on improvement in the areas of Numeracy, Literacy and Graduation. General Information: Students 22, 298 H/C Educators 1,557 H/C Non Teaching Staff 1,268 H/C Operating Budget $ 176 M Special Purpose Funding $ 4.9 M Partners Include: Central Okanagan Teacher’s Association (COTA) Canadian Union of Public Workers (CUPE) Central Okanagan Principal’s/Vice Princ. Assoc. (COPVPA) Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) District Student Council
Why are 21st Century Skills so Important? Conference Board of Canada Employability Skills 2000+
The requirements of the workforce are changing Why are 21st Century Skills so Important?
21st Century Skills in BC LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY Programs and Services That the Ministry of Education work with the Boards of Education to create a realistic plan for expanding the one‐to‐one computer programs around the province and to determine the costs. (Recommendation 10.4) School of the Future That the Ministry of Education work with a school district to pilot a ‘school of the future that combines the elements of a modern learning environment. (Recommendation 10.8)
21st Century Learning In The News “This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad, or speak a language other than English.” TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
BC – A Vision for 21st Century Education From Learning Information to Learning to Learn From Data to Discovery From One Size Fits All to Tailored Learning From One Size Fits All to Tailored Learning From Classroom Learning to Lifelong Learning: From Passive Student to Active Learner From Parent as Supporter to Parent as Participant: From Teacher as Lecturer to Teacher as Guide
SD 23 Direction and Focus Emphasis on Early Learning Early Learning Profile – Literacy and Numeracy skills Full Day K – play based curriculum Focus on Quality Assessment K – 12 Assessment Plan School Improvement Planning Data Warehouse and Educational Intelligence Tools Teacher dashboards and Profile Identifying problems of learning and informing instruction. SD23 Attributes of a Learner Learner, Thinker, Innovator, Collaborator and Contributor Student Engagement Project Based Learning Technology Infused Curriculum Varied Program Options and Schools of Choice
SD23 Attributes of a Learner in the 21st Century A Learner is one who is engaged, resilient and seeks to understand through: Literacy, Numeracy and Subject Competencies Information, Media, and Technology Literacy Self-Direction, Work Ethic and Accountability Healthy Lifestyle Financial Literacy
A Thinker is one who analyzes, makes connections, inferences, asks questions, and transfers knowledge through: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Open Mindedness and Reflection Flexibility and Adaptability An Innovator is one who sees possibilities and generates original ideas with value through: Curiosity and Imagination Creativity, Design and Performance Initiative and Entrepreneurship A Collaborator is one who excels at working with others to create new understanding through: Appreciating Diversity Effective Communication Interdependence Relationship Building A Contributor is a citizen who participates in the local and global community through: Finding, Following, and Sharing Passions Respect, Empathy, and Kindness Integrity and Ethical Behaviour Civic and Environmental Responsibility Embracing Diverse Cultures and Lifestyles
Technology - What You can Expect A district issued wireless laptop Wireless connectivity at all sites Access to a variety of online systems BCeSIS, First Class, Teacher Profile - Skopus Data Warehouse, Show and Share Video System, Curriculum Resource Centre Booking System Projectors and Smartboards in many classrooms Use of Social Media Applications
Questions/Comments Jon Rever Direction of Instruction K – 12 – Rutland Area Schools Tel: 250-860-9729 x 4103 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @jonrever