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    • Classrooms for the Future
      • Pennsylvania Department of Education
      • Edward G. Rendell
        • Governor
        • Gerald L. Zahorchak
        • Secretary
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
    • Technology has transformed our society into…
      • A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to
        • Information 24/7
        • Newer and better services and goods
      • A culture that demands that we possess the skills and knowledge to use technology resourcefully as both a consumer and a worker
    • Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market
      • It no longer matters where workers reside.
      • Companies are looking for the highest skilled workers
    • Change is constant
      • Technological exploration and innovation facilitate constant changes to our world and how we inhabit it …
      • we must now redesign education to
      • reflect a new human paradigm.
    • Classrooms for the Future
      • A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century
        • Grantees commit to -
          • Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies
          • Assist us to prepare our students for tomorrow’s postsecondary and workforce opportunities
          • Support models for future classrooms
          • Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic change in organizational and instructional practices
    • Classrooms for the Future
      • Focus:
      • $200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms
      • Additional money for Professional Development
    • Classrooms for the Future
      • Goals:
      • Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies.
      • Change classroom practice.
      • Change student-teacher relationships.
      • Increase student engagement.
      • Students responsible for learning.
      • Students developing 21st century skills.
      • Increase Academic achievement.
    • Professional Development
      • Extensive professional development
        • In class modeling
        • Face to Face workshops
        • On-line courses
        • Just in time learning
        • Leadership
      • A Social Studies teacher might have students create a weblog to identify views on the most significant causes of World War II which can then be used as theses for collaborative multimedia presentations
      • Math teachers might use the design and construction of virtual stair systems as a meaningful, standards-based approach to bridge theory and practice
      • English teachers might develop webquests with rubrics that support critical literacy and advanced research skills through producing digital movies, composing songs, or writing narrative essays on Langston Hughes’s poetry
      • Science teachers might lead students on a NASA eMission where they need to analyze jet propulsion forces and cargo load requirements to outmaneuver a meteorite
    • The Future Classroom
      • For students, it can be about moving
      • from passive listener to active learner
      • through contextual immersion.
      • For example, students might –
    • Social Studies
      • Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists to better understand the cultural exigencies that led to slavery
      • Observe Martin Luther King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech and then digitally produce a presentation that might have similar social and historical ramifications on a group of people today
      • Travel underwater to discover sunken treasures of lost civilizations or the golden scales of a new species of fish through live streaming video from a research vessel
      • Create a ‘virtual’ universe using online Hubble Space Telescope resources and calculate the event horizon around a black hole or the lifespan of a red dwarf star
    • The Future
      • Culture and pedagogical high school reform
      • Early indicators of systemic impact will be changes in
      • performance and perceptions, including:
      • Increases in –
        • Attendance
        • Student engagement
        • Time spent on task
        • Assignment completion
        • Course rigor
      • Decreases in –
        • Classroom disruptions
        • Drop-Outs
        • Overall disciplinary actions
      • Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements. 
    • So What?
    • Professional Development
      • HASD is extending the PD Opportunities to teachers outside high school
    • Teaching in the 21st Century: The Need for Change
      • Course is divided into 5 units
      • District-based facilitator
      • 30 Act 48 hours
      • Possible financial reward for completing course
      • Learn to teach your students using methods by which they will learn actively
    • Upon Completion of Course
      • You will be able to:
        • Identify the needs and preferences of the 21st Century learners
        • Recognize the gap that exists between current instructional practices and the skill set needed by students for success in the 21st Century workplace
        • Understand the role collegial collaboration plays in establishing a 21st Century classroom
        • Establish more effective communication among stakeholders
    • Unit 1
      • Introduction
        • This is where you learn the course management system and become more comfortable learning online
    • Unit 2
      • Rationale for 21st Century Change
        • How do 21st Century students communicate?
        • How do 21st Century students think differently?
        • Why are 21st Century students disengaged?
        • How is the 21st Century workplace different than the 20th Century workplace?
        • What are the 21st Century skills needed by students?
    • Unit 3
      • 21st Century Teacher
        • What is the role of the teacher in a 21st Century classroom?
        • What knowledge and skills are needed by the teacher to meet the needs of the 21st Century students?
        • What are the perceived obstacles to 21st Century teaching?
    • Unit 4
      • Working Together to Accomplish the 21st Century Transformation
        • What is the importance of a shared vision?
        • How is the interaction between teachers different in the 21st Century?
        • How do academic departments transform in the 21st Century?
        • How do you communicate 21st Century approaches to stakeholders?
    • Unit 5
      • Culminating Activity
    • Format of Class
      • Facilitated by district teacher
      • Most of work is self-paced online
      • Periodic meetings with cohort
      • Culminating project to implement in your own classroom
    • I’m Interested
      • Email Kammy
      • Meet November 18 @ 3:00 for further information
      • Make commitment to take course
    • Questions?