How to get from here to there: An action agenda

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  • How to get from here to there: An action agenda

    1. 1. www.scottmcleod.net/metronet
    2. 2. How to get from here to there: An action agenda Dr. Scott McLeod Director, CASTLE June 15, 2007
    3. 5. Technology is changing us <ul><li>This is about our way of life. An historical analog would be the Industrial Revolution, but compressed into 15 years - not played out over a century. Hang on - this will be quite a ride. </li></ul><ul><li>- Joseph S. Kraemer </li></ul>
    4. 6. 1. Increase understanding <ul><li>Read, talk, show videos, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask tough questions </li></ul><ul><li>Change people’s understanding and thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to confront the brutal truth </li></ul>
    5. 8. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    6. 10. If the leaders don’t get it, it isn’t going to happen
    7. 11. Are schools teaching the right things? <ul><li>While we teach whatever we teach at school, the kids go home and learn the skills they need to survive and prosper in an interconnected global economy. </li></ul><ul><li> - Clarence Fisher </li></ul>
    8. 12. We can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing <ul><li>No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age. </li></ul><ul><li> - David Warlick </li></ul>
    9. 13. 2. Don’t just scare them
    10. 14. Digital natives, immigrants, & refugees
    11. 15. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous </li></ul><ul><li>Freewheeling </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul>
    12. 16. Putting the power in the hands of the users <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Disintermediation </li></ul><ul><li>Reach </li></ul>
    13. 19. 3. Be effective change agents
    14. 20. We need to somehow change faster <ul><li>No one jumps a 20 foot chasm in two </li></ul><ul><li>10 foot jumps. – Miguel Guhlin </li></ul>
    15. 21. Embrace change <ul><li>What do you do when the [world] is moving away from you, not toward you? If you wait too long, it'll be too late to do much of anything at all. Instead, recognize that change is coming, that the reality you operate in is dying out, and start practicing how to do the next big thing. Betting on change is always the safest bet available. </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo, pp. 90-91 </li></ul>
    16. 22. Make sure the change people win
    17. 23. Get the people that others listen to
    18. 24. Spend your energy appropriately The vital few The trivial many
    19. 25. Let people be f’n amazing
    20. 26. Get past the dip
    21. 27. Change your location <ul><li>The trick is to change your organization’s instinctual location on the curve. if you get used to being exceptional, you’ll probably stay there. - Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 90-91 </li></ul>
    22. 28. 4. Invest in smart infrastructure
    23. 29. This is meaningless
    24. 30. This is important
    25. 31. 5. Conquer fear
    26. 32. Avoid death by risk aversion
    27. 33. <ul><li>They say: We can’t handle this much change. </li></ul><ul><li>I say: Your job and career are in jeopardy; what other options do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 49-50 </li></ul>
    28. 34. <ul><li>They say: Times are changing. </li></ul><ul><li>I say: Everything has already changed. Tomorrow is the first day of your revolution . . . or you’re toast. </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 49-50 </li></ul>
    29. 35. <ul><li>They say I’m extreme. </li></ul><ul><li>I say I’m a realist. </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 49-50 </li></ul>
    30. 37. What we need <ul><li>leadership </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>management </li></ul>
    31. 38. What we need <ul><li>anticipatory </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>reactionary </li></ul>
    32. 39. What we need <ul><li>future-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>compliance-oriented </li></ul>
    33. 43. Thank you! <ul><li>Dr. Scott McLeod </li></ul><ul><li>Director, CASTLE </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>www.schooltechleadership.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.scottmcleod.net/metronet </li></ul>

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