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  • 1. Classrooms for the Future
    • Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • Edward G. Rendell
      • Governor
      • Gerald L. Zahorchak
      • Secretary
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market
    • It no longer matters where workers reside.
    • Companies are looking for the highest skilled workers
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Classrooms for the Future
    • Focus:
    • $200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms
    • Additional money for Professional Development
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Professional Development
    • Extensive professional development
      • In class modeling
      • Face to Face workshops
      • On-line courses
      • Just in time learning
      • Leadership
  • 9.
    • 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
  • 10.
    • 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
  • 11. The Future Classroom
    • For students, it can be about moving
    • from passive listener to active learner
    • through contextual immersion.
    • For example, students might –
  • 12. 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
  • 13.
    • 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
  • 14. 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. 
  • 15. So What?
  • 16. Professional Development
    • HASD is extending the PD Opportunities to teachers outside high school
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Unit 1
    • Introduction
      • This is where you learn the course management system and become more comfortable learning online
  • 20. 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?
  • 21. 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?
  • 22. 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?
  • 23. Unit 5
    • Culminating Activity
  • 24. 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
  • 25. I’m Interested
    • Email Kammy
    • Meet November 18 @ 3:00 for further information
    • Make commitment to take course
  • 26. Questions?