For which century are you preparing your learners?<br />Now Is the Time for Change in American Education<br />
“Our Nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is ...
It has been 27 years since we first received this call to action for the American people.  But what have we done since the...
Are we asking our students to travel back in time each time they come to school?<br />Welcome to<br />1980!<br />Or traver...
What does it take to motivate us to change?  <br />Think of a change you’ve made in the last five years—personally or prof...
What does it take to motivate us to change?  <br />It took September 11, 2001, to get us to look more seriously at securit...
The future ain’t           what it                 used to be.                                        ~Yogi Berra<br />
“Curriculum”	<br />From the Latin meaning, “a path to run in small steps”<br />Where is our path taking our students?  <br />
What Is the Value of Education? <br />Consider the following statistics from the U. S. Department of Labor and Census Bure...
What Is the Value of Education? <br />75% of future jobs are likely to want                 employees with at least a lice...
What Is the Value of Education? <br />On average, a college degree is worth an extra $23,000 a year.<br />$23,000 x 40 yea...
Educators must understand	 . . . <br />Global economic trends and perspective<br />China, India, and Japan represented 18%...
Educators must understand	 . . . <br />Science and technology trends<br />Technology and automation of jobs is taking over...
Is our educational system “broken”?<br />3 in 10 college freshman repeat high school courses.<br />Catching Up or Leading ...
Is our educational system “broken”?<br />1.2 million students drop out of high school every year—a student drops out every...
Is our educational system “broken”?<br />70% of 8th-graders can’t read at grade level.  <br />Catching Up or Leading the W...
Is our educational system “broken”?<br />America’s high school graduation rate ranks 19th in the world.  Forty years ago, ...
The greatest tragedy in America is not the waste of our natural resources.  The real tragedy is the waste of our human res...
13 Principles of Change<br />1.  Decide with data, not opinions.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and H...
13 Principles of Change<br />2.  Enlist passionate people who see the possibilities.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Chang...
13 Principles of Change<br />3.  Focus on fluency in literacy.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How...
13 Principles of Change<br />4.  Grow staff through professional learning.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to...
13 Principles of Change<br />5.  Hold teams accountable for learning results.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What...
13 Principles of Change<br />6.  Inspire innovative instruction—instruction matters more than structure.  <br />“The Proce...
13 Principles of Change<br />7.  Join with the community to form true partnerships.  <br />“The Process of Change—Why Chan...
13 Principles of Change<br />8.  Know your students, know your strengths, no excuses.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Chan...
13 Principles of Change<br />Live lofty expectations.  <br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do ...
13 Principles of Change<br />10.  Measure learning by proficiency.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and...
13 Principles of Change<br />11.  Nurture positive relationships.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and ...
13 Principles of Change<br />12.  Offer multiple pathways to achievement.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to ...
13 Principles of Change<br />13.  Prioritize the curriculum—less is more.  <br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What t...
“We are confident that the American people, properly informed, will do what is right for their children and for the genera...
Consider yourself “properly informed.”<br />What will you do with the information?<br />What do we need to cut, to keep, a...
I’d Like to Teach the World to Think<br />Educational Change . . . It’s the real thing.<br />
A Call to Action<br />by <br />Meredith Hairell<br />University of Houston--Victoria<br />
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  1. 1. For which century are you preparing your learners?<br />Now Is the Time for Change in American Education<br />
  2. 2. “Our Nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world.” <br />A Nation at Risk, April, 1983, http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html<br />
  3. 3. It has been 27 years since we first received this call to action for the American people. But what have we done since then?<br />
  4. 4. Are we asking our students to travel back in time each time they come to school?<br />Welcome to<br />1980!<br />Or traverse oceans to understand our global competitors and colleagues?<br />
  5. 5. What does it take to motivate us to change? <br />Think of a change you’ve made in the last five years—personally or professionally. Write it down.<br />What led you to make the change?<br />List the steps it took you to make the change?<br />What kind of support did you need to make the change? From where did you get the support?<br />Have you been able to sustain the change? If so, how? If not, why?<br />Adapted from Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results by Douglas B. Reeves, 2009, ASCD<br />
  6. 6. What does it take to motivate us to change? <br />It took September 11, 2001, to get us to look more seriously at security measures.<br />It has taken global warming to get us to worry about recycling.<br />How far behind in the global economic race does America have to fall before we figure out what to do to catch up?<br /> Change<br />Knowing<br />Doing<br />
  7. 7. The future ain’t what it used to be. ~Yogi Berra<br />
  8. 8. “Curriculum” <br />From the Latin meaning, “a path to run in small steps”<br />Where is our path taking our students? <br />
  9. 9. What Is the Value of Education? <br />Consider the following statistics from the U. S. Department of Labor and Census Bureau: <br />College graduates made an average of $51,554 in 2004. Those with advanced degrees made $78,093.<br />Adults with a high school diploma made $28,645<br />High school dropouts averaged $19,169<br />http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/needtoknow/Pages/Valueofeducation.aspx <br />
  10. 10. What Is the Value of Education? <br />75% of future jobs are likely to want employees with at least a license or certificate. <br />Occupations that require a bachelor&apos;s degree are projected to grow the fastest, nearly twice as fast as the national average for all occupations.<br />http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/needtoknow/Pages/Valueofeducation.aspx <br />
  11. 11. What Is the Value of Education? <br />On average, a college degree is worth an extra $23,000 a year.<br />$23,000 x 40 years = $920,000<br />http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/needtoknow/Pages/Valueofeducation.aspx <br />
  12. 12. Educators must understand . . . <br />Global economic trends and perspective<br />China, India, and Japan represented 18% of the world’s gross domestic product in 2004. That figure is expected to reach 50% of the world’s GDP within 30 years. <br />One in five U.S. jobs is tied to international trade and increasing. <br />Over 400,000 U.S. income tax returns were processed in India last year. <br />Teachers need a deep understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all human beings—cultural knowledge; linguistic abilities.<br />Multiple sources, including Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs, 2010, ASCD; Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao, 2009, ASCD<br />
  13. 13. Educators must understand . . . <br />Science and technology trends<br />Technology and automation of jobs is taking over the labor market, saving employers salaries and benefits. <br />Jobs are being moved to the worker, such as the case with Jet Blue airlines using at-home workers for reservations. <br />34% of doctoral degrees in natural sciences and 56% of engineering PhDs in the U.S. are awarded to foreign-born students.<br />In how many classes is keyboarding, typing a paper in Word, and creating a Powerpoint presentation considered peak technology implementation? <br />Multiple sources, including Thomas Friedman in his 2005 speech at MIT; “Jobs and the Skills Gap” by Willard R. Daggett; Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao, 2009, ASCD<br />
  14. 14. Is our educational system “broken”?<br />3 in 10 college freshman repeat high school courses.<br />Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao, 2009, ASCD<br />
  15. 15. Is our educational system “broken”?<br />1.2 million students drop out of high school every year—a student drops out every 26 seconds. <br />Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao, 2009, ASCD<br />
  16. 16. Is our educational system “broken”?<br />70% of 8th-graders can’t read at grade level. <br />Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao, 2009, ASCD<br />
  17. 17. Is our educational system “broken”?<br />America’s high school graduation rate ranks 19th in the world. Forty years ago, we were first. <br />Strong American Schools, 2008<br />
  18. 18. The greatest tragedy in America is not the waste of our natural resources. The real tragedy is the waste of our human resources.~Oliver Wendell Holmes<br />
  19. 19. 13 Principles of Change<br />1. Decide with data, not opinions.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  20. 20. 13 Principles of Change<br />2. Enlist passionate people who see the possibilities.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  21. 21. 13 Principles of Change<br />3. Focus on fluency in literacy.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  22. 22. 13 Principles of Change<br />4. Grow staff through professional learning.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  23. 23. 13 Principles of Change<br />5. Hold teams accountable for learning results.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  24. 24. 13 Principles of Change<br />6. Inspire innovative instruction—instruction matters more than structure. <br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  25. 25. 13 Principles of Change<br />7. Join with the community to form true partnerships. <br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  26. 26. 13 Principles of Change<br />8. Know your students, know your strengths, no excuses.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  27. 27. 13 Principles of Change<br />Live lofty expectations. <br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  28. 28. 13 Principles of Change<br />10. Measure learning by proficiency.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  29. 29. 13 Principles of Change<br />11. Nurture positive relationships.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  30. 30. 13 Principles of Change<br />12. Offer multiple pathways to achievement.<br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  31. 31. 13 Principles of Change<br />13. Prioritize the curriculum—less is more. <br />“The Process of Change—Why Change, What to Do, and How to Do It” by Dr. Richard Jones, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2008<br />
  32. 32. “We are confident that the American people, properly informed, will do what is right for their children and for the generations to come.”<br />A Nation at Risk, April, 1983, http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html<br />
  33. 33. Consider yourself “properly informed.”<br />What will you do with the information?<br />What do we need to cut, to keep, and to create to prepare our learners for the century in which they will live?<br />
  34. 34. I’d Like to Teach the World to Think<br />Educational Change . . . It’s the real thing.<br />
  35. 35. A Call to Action<br />by <br />Meredith Hairell<br />University of Houston--Victoria<br />

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