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  1. 1. West Muskingum Local School District Presents
  2. 2. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Did you know that the first graders of 2008 are the West Muskingum class of 2020? </li></ul><ul><li>We need to start laying the foundation now for the skills these young children will need to prosper not in 2008, but 2020. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Our first graders were born after… </li></ul><ul><li>The dawn of the new millennium </li></ul><ul><li>The tragic events of 9/11 </li></ul><ul><li>The I-phone is new to us, but old to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital music is now the standard, what is a… </li></ul><ul><li>CD? </li></ul><ul><li>Cassette? </li></ul><ul><li>8-Track? </li></ul><ul><li>Vinyl Record? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision 2020 <ul><li>The US Department of Labor projects that people on average hold 10.2 different jobs between the ages of 18 and 38. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vision 2020 <ul><li>“ The world (is) being flattened. It is now possible for more people than ever to collaborate and compete in real time with more other people than ever; doing different kinds of work for more people from more different corners of the planet and on a more equal footing than at any previous time in the history of the world using computers, email, networks, teleconferencing and dynamic new software.” excerpt from “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman </li></ul>
  6. 6. Vision 2020 <ul><li>How can we ensure that our children are ready to compete and succeed in this new flat world? Obviously, education is key, and Friedman says as much. He tells his own daughters, “Girls, when I was growing up, my parents used to say to me, ‘Tom, finish your dinner—people in China and India are starving.’ My advice to you is: Girls, finish your homework—people in China and India are starving for your jobs.” excerpt from “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vision 2020 <ul><li>“ 30 years ago, if you had a choice between being born a genius on the outskirts of Bombay or Shanghai or being born an average person in Poughkeepsie, you would take Poughkeepsie, because your chances of thriving and living a decent life there, even with average talent, were much greater. But as the world has gone flat, and so many people can plug and play from anywhere, natural talent has started to trump geography.” Bill Gates </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vision 2020 <ul><li>“ To succeed in today’s workplace, young people need more than basic reading and math skills. They need substantial content knowledge and information technology skills; advanced thinking skills; flexibility to adapt to change; and interpersonal skills.” – J. Willard Marriott Jr., CEO of Marriott International </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vision 2020 <ul><li>“ We don’t know what the jobs of the future will be. We need nimble thinkers and learners in the workplace.” - Mike Schmidt, Ford Motor Company </li></ul>
  10. 10. Vision 2020 <ul><li>“ For the first time in history, our job as educators is to prepare our students for a future that we cannot clearly describe.” David Warlick, educational technology consultant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Do you Blog? <ul><li>86% of our High School students regularly read blogs </li></ul><ul><li>56% of our High School students post to blogs </li></ul>
  12. 12. How Many Computers do West Muskingum Students have in their home? <ul><li>5% do not have a computer </li></ul><ul><li>37% have one computer </li></ul><ul><li>32% have two computers </li></ul><ul><li>26% have three or more computers </li></ul>
  13. 13. What do our students primarily do while using their computer at home? <ul><li>60% are using the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>6% are using productivity tools such as Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>17% are using it for gaming </li></ul>
  14. 14. What percentage of our students own cell phones? <ul><li>44% at Hopewell Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>46% at Falls Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>73% at the Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>86% at the High School </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do you use Social Networking such as MySpace or Facebook? <ul><li>Our students certainly do </li></ul><ul><li>82% of High School students </li></ul><ul><li>61% of Middle School students </li></ul><ul><li>35% of Falls students </li></ul><ul><li>29% of Hopewell students </li></ul>
  16. 16. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Today’s student are digital natives. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital natives are people who have grown up in a digital world and are innately accustomed to using current technology. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Today’s parents and educators are digital immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>We have immigrated to the use of technologies to varying degrees and have incorporated their uses into our daily lives to varying degrees. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Today’s teachers are teaching the same way they were taught as students. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to move from teaching methods in which their role is that of knowledge disseminators to the role of knowledge contributor, collaborator, and creator. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Today’s students cannot be taught the same way they have always been taught. </li></ul><ul><li>Students also need to be encouraged to become knowledge contributors, collaborators, and creators. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Key Question #1 </li></ul><ul><li>What skills are our children going to need to succeed in the global economy when they graduate from West Muskingum High School now and in they years to come (2020)? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Key Question #2 </li></ul><ul><li>What role is technology likely to play in our students world and education throughout the next 10-15 years? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Key Question #3 </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do we need to make to our technology infrastructure and support system to enable our teachers and students to effectively use technology in the instructional process? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Key Question #4 </li></ul><ul><li>What professional development activities and training do our teachers need to be able to effectively teach our students to succeed in the global economy and maximize the use of technology? </li></ul>