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Staff Introduction To Cff

  1. 1. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Pennsylvania Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Edward G. Rendell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerald L. Zahorchak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Pennsylvania Students <ul><li>Our children will compete in a global market. </li></ul><ul><li>It no longer matters where workers reside. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technological Exploration and Innovation… <ul><li>facilitates constant changes to our world and how we inhabit it … </li></ul><ul><li>we must now redesign education to </li></ul><ul><li>reflect a this new human paradigm. </li></ul>Give the kids a digital sandbox to play in.
  4. 4. Wow!!! <ul><li>2003: </li></ul><ul><li>Five exabytes of information were added to the sum of all human knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(one exabyte = 2,500 x’s all US research libraries) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>0.01% was printed – all the rest cyberspace. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>They have never: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Played Pac Man or Pong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listened to an 8-track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased a vinyl album </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seen a TV with less than 100 channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heard “Where’s the Beef?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or “de plane, de plane.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They were born after: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The walkman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Reagan era </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compact Discs had been around for a decade. </li></ul></ul>They’re Smart & Connected And very few have any formative recollection of the 20th century David Warlick The Landmark Project Kids Today…
  6. 6. Hmm… <ul><li>For the first time in history our job as educators is to prepare our children for a future that we can not clearly define. </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to help our students? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>$200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Additional money for Professional Development </li></ul>
  8. 8. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Year 1 (2006-07) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>103 Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>79 Districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban, Suburban Rural schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All areas of Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year 2 (2007-08) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>358 Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>304 Districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban, Suburban Rural schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All areas of Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. “Smart” Classrooms <ul><li>Each public high school and AVTS/CTC core </li></ul><ul><li>subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>classroom the following: </li></ul><ul><li>One laptop per student desk </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher laptop </li></ul><ul><li>A printer/scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Imaging software </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity software </li></ul><ul><li>A web cam </li></ul><ul><li>An electronic whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>A computer projector </li></ul><ul><li>Up to three digital still cameras (per eligible school) </li></ul><ul><li>Up to five digital video cameras (per eligible school) </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (wireless network, servers) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul>
  10. 10. Professional Development Support <ul><li>In addition to the funding to acquire technology, infrastructure, and support, PDE will provide: </li></ul><ul><li>An on-site Classrooms for the Future Coach to guide – </li></ul>
  11. 11. The 9 Roles of a Coach <ul><li>Resource Provider </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>School Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Data Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Supporter </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst for Change </li></ul> A Coach is Not an Administrative Observer!!!
  12. 12. What Will You Do? <ul><li>Social Studies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a weblog students can post the causes of World War II. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the weblog as theses for collaborative multimedia presentations. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use interactive design and construction software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards-based approach to bridge theory and practice. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>English: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop webquests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support critical literacy and advanced research skills on Langston Hughes’s poetry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Producing digital movies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Composing songs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing narrative essays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Science: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead students on a NASA eMission to outmaneuver a meteorite. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze jet propulsion forces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze cargo load requirements </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What Will They Do? <ul><li>For students, it can be about moving </li></ul><ul><li>from passive listener to active learner </li></ul><ul><li>through contextual immersion. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, students might – </li></ul>
  15. 15. Other Ideas <ul><li>Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists to better understand the cultural exigencies that led to slavery </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  16. 16. So Much You Can Do <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Future <ul><li>High School Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Early indicators suggest changes in student performance and perceptions, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time spent on task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment completion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decreases in – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom disruptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-Outs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall disciplinary actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements.  </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions?