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  1. 1. embracing Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech technology for positive change • Image Source: • http://bit.ly/embracetech • miguel guhlin • http://mguhlin.orgThursday, January 27, 2011
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  4. 4. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Source: Newsweek, July 26, 2010 Thanks to Doug Johnson, Blue Skunk Blog - http://bit.ly/92U9dMThursday, January 27, 2011
  5. 5. Can we fix our schools? Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech “We’re up against forces that are not the fault of any one...but feed the habits that prevent us from being who we want to be....” --Barack ObamaThursday, January 27, 2011
  6. 6. What habits hold you back? Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  7. 7. Old Habits We Feed Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • Top-down purchases of expensive integrated learning systems • Implementing technology programs –without initial stakeholder support –sustained campus level support • Expecting technology to raise test scores • Lack of vision. • Lack of trustThursday, January 27, 2011
  8. 8. Thursday, January 27, 2011 Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech
  9. 9. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech seen the reports?Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  11. 11. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech if technology is irrelevant to how you communicate and collaborate, then your organization is irrelevant to 21st Century Learners.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  12. 12. Thursday, January 27, 2011 Big Picture Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech
  13. 13. changing national standards Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  14. 14. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech how do we use technology in schools now?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  15. 15. Central Office Purchases: Integrated Learning Systems Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • In a review of 100 studies of ILSes, Henry Jay Becker found that they “provided little evidence of ILS impact on student achievement. • With a traditional instructional use of computers, the emphasis is placed on having students use technology for the reinforcement and remediation of skills. Source: http://tinyurl.com/2flkjo Source: http://tinyurl.com/2xfbym Image Source: http://tinyurl.com/2e4xxvThursday, January 27, 2011
  16. 16. We Expect Technology to Raise Test Scores Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech (by 10%...fairy dust)Thursday, January 27, 2011
  17. 17. How can technology make Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech learning more real? • The resulting inauthenticity of classroom activity makes it difficult for children to see how school learning applies to their lives (Perchman, 1992).Thursday, January 27, 2011
  18. 18. Our children have the untapped capacity to Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech make the world a better place today. How can we use technology to collapse the distance between children in our classrooms and meaningful contributions that they can make? Dr. Tim TysonThursday, January 27, 2011
  19. 19. change isn’t coming, it is here now. build your BRAIN Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
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  21. 21. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Professional Learning Network (PLN)Thursday, January 27, 2011
  22. 22. Learning CAN be Stressful Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Blonde Antelope Video - http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=7tY8Lj0PD10 Yet, keep in mind that brain research says... Stress negatively impacts memory.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  23. 23. Does learning with others lessen stress? Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Follow the conversation - http://www.plurk.com/p/6pg9fdThursday, January 27, 2011
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  25. 25. “Having a Professional Learning Network in advance makes the Difference at a Conference or Learning Event.” http://www.mguhlin.org/2010/07/to-pln-or-not.html Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  26. 26. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Leaders seeking change must abandon the fantasy that human organizations function as hierarchies--and recognize the reality of networks. Source: Of Hubs , Bridges, and Networks (Douglas B. Reeves), page 32, Educational Leadership (May, 2006)Thursday, January 27, 2011
  27. 27. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Learning Source: George Siemens, http://tinyurl.com/2dtxofThursday, January 27, 2011
  28. 28. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech The process of drawing and writing in a series stimulates children to make connections between letters, words and visual symbols. It sparks their interest in acquiring the skills to communicate their ideas through images and words. ( Source: http://bit.ly/bSWRpV ) People remember best when they organize and relate new material in subjective ways. Source: Acts of TeachingThursday, January 27, 2011
  29. 29. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech People remember best when they organize and relate new material in subjective ways. Source: Acts of TeachingThursday, January 27, 2011
  30. 30. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Getting Digitally OrganizedThursday, January 27, 2011
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  33. 33. Approach #3 - Google Reader Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  34. 34. Image Professional Galleries for Learning Classrooms, Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Courses for Departments GT/CPE Discussion Online Forums Literature Grading Circles Find out More: http://moodlemayhem.orgThursday, January 27, 2011
  35. 35. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech the Moodle rushThursday, January 27, 2011
  36. 36. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Moodle Courses ...and lots more.... the Moodle rushThursday, January 27, 2011
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  40. 40. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech A glossary is a Moodle module that allows you--or your students--to create a collection of useful, searchable vocabulary items. People remember best when they organize and relate new material in subjective ways. Source: Acts of TeachingThursday, January 27, 2011
  41. 41. Special thanks to Pam Cranford, White Oak ISD Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Seize your Virtual Space!Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  44. 44. Design an Engaging Inner Space! Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech See more online at http://www.woisd.net/view/ Login: woteacher Password: woteacherThursday, January 27, 2011
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  47. 47. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Source: George Siemens, http://tinyurl.com/2dtxofThursday, January 27, 2011
  48. 48. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech “Your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living of your country. So the organization that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and citizens, that’s who’s going to be the winner.” —adapted from thomas l. friedman, New York Times columnist Facilitator: Miguel Guhlin Image Acknowledgements - http://itls.saisd.net http://sn.im/learningchangequotesThursday, January 27, 2011
  49. 49. Many school systems are still responding to 21st-century parents Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech with 20th-century approaches. Source: http://bit.ly/x3pOe Source: The Washington Post, http://bit.ly/iDdivThursday, January 27, 2011
  50. 50. Parents are discovering that they can make Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech more powerful learning opportunities available to their children in the home than they can in schools. . . .schools are going to be marginalized as learning environments if they do not change dramatically. Source: Carroll, T. G. (2000). If we didnt have the schools we have today, would we create the schools we have today? Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 1 (1). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/ vol1/iss1/currentissues/general/article1.htmThursday, January 27, 2011
  51. 51. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech To Create is NormalThursday, January 27, 2011
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  53. 53. Without technology? Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech If yes, how do we extend creative learning beyond the classroom?Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  55. 55. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Image: Child Tending Broken Baby Seedling http://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/3370498053 Students are impacted by everything in their environment. Give them a steady diet of worksheets, which deaden all stimuli and challenge, put them in a daily threatening situation, and the brains Reticular Activating system (RAS) works overtime to alert the brain to danger and works to avoid that danger at all costs in order to survive. (Source: ACTS of TEACHING)Thursday, January 27, 2011
  56. 56. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech let’s talk about changeThursday, January 27, 2011
  57. 57. Can someone overseas do it Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech cheaper? Can a computer do it faster? Is what I’m offering in demand in an age of abundance? - Daniel Pink, A Whole New MindThursday, January 27, 2011
  58. 58. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 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. --Clarence FisherThursday, January 27, 2011
  59. 59. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech do we need to re-frame our mission and goal statements in light of the present changes?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  60. 60. A learning landscape that Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech is increasingly digital... opportunities to learn are available to us that we cant give our students. • Notes from Dr. Knezek at: http://www.mguhlin.net/archives/2007/09/entry_3637.htmThursday, January 27, 2011
  61. 61. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech shouldn’t we try?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  62. 62. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Our children are digital...Thursday, January 27, 2011
  63. 63. Thursday, January 27, 2011 ...creators Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech
  64. 64. ...communicators Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  65. 65. ...collaborators Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  66. 66. Schooling by Design Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Grant Wiggins and Jay McTigheThursday, January 27, 2011
  67. 67. 1. Begin with an essential question related to real-world issues or problems (needing consideration across many Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech topics). 2. Ask students to brainstorm and do preliminary research related to the question or issue. Introduce the content as a potentially helpful resource for solving the problems. Lecture and drill only as needed to equip students to address the challenge. 3. Frame the unit around a culminating assessment task requiring transfer. Use quizzes only to provide supplementary evidence related to discrete knowledge and skill. Then design the lessons backward from what students will need in order to do well at the task. 4. Frame additional units around other essential questions.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  68. 68. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Solution for Administrators “replicating the conditions of successful change” Fullan, M. (1998). Breaking the bonds of dependency. Educational Leadership, 55(7), 6-11.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  69. 69. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech leadership is about replicating those conditionsThursday, January 27, 2011
  70. 70. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech so…what are the conditions of successful change that you can replicate?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  71. 71. Thursday, January 27, 2011 I don’t know. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech
  72. 72. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech how do you facilitate conversations?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  73. 73. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech http://intouch.saisd.net/campus/whittier take advantage of course management systems like MoodleThursday, January 27, 2011
  74. 74. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech and learning management systems... • take learning onlineThursday, January 27, 2011
  75. 75. facilitate learning conversations Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Source:http://snipurl.com/saisdplstats • face to face...Thursday, January 27, 2011
  76. 76. and online! Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • tap into and collaborate with a global community of teachers and learnersThursday, January 27, 2011
  77. 77. create conditions that promote authorship Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech http://movingforward.wikispaces.com http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.comThursday, January 27, 2011
  78. 78. build professional learning communities... Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech http://saisdtilt.pbworks.com • Technology Integration Lead Teachers (TILT) ProgramThursday, January 27, 2011
  79. 79. establish partnerships Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • Partner with organizations (like PBS) to develop SCORM compliant modules for use in a learning management system and MoodleThursday, January 27, 2011
  80. 80. recognize everyone can publish at will.... Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech http://bit.ly/diivvhThursday, January 27, 2011
  81. 81. recognize everyone can publish at will and create platforms for sharing.... Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  82. 82. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech how do you start?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  83. 83. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Source: http://www.jimcollins.com/lab/hedgehog/p3.html collect data and analyze centered around core valuesThursday, January 27, 2011
  84. 84. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Source: http://www.exploringthefuture.com/pr01.htm consider the implicationsThursday, January 27, 2011
  85. 85. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech assess technology...Thursday, January 27, 2011
  86. 86. Face the brutal facts... Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetechThursday, January 27, 2011
  87. 87. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Achieve Level 5 of LOTI Technology extends learning BEYOND the classroom....Thursday, January 27, 2011
  88. 88. "We sometimes feel that what we are doing is just a drop in Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." Quoted by Darren Kuropatwa, Canadian EducatorThursday, January 27, 2011
  89. 89. Culture change starts with personal change. We become Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech agents by first altering our own maps. The process returns us to the power of one and the requirement of aligning and empowering oneself before successfully changing the organization. --Robert E. Quinn, Deep ChangeThursday, January 27, 2011
  90. 90. once you know what to do, follow Jan Van Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Dam’s advice... unleash the power within every facet of an organization to make [change] happen.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  91. 91. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech There is a process....Thursday, January 27, 2011
  92. 92. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 1. Create a sense of urgency.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  93. 93. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 2. Pull together a guiding team.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  94. 94. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 3. Develop change vision and straegy.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  95. 95. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 4. Communicate for understanding and buy-in.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  96. 96. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 5. Empower others to act.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  97. 97. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 6. Produce short-term wins. (or, as Wiggins and McTighe share, long-term goals that are manifest in short- term work)Thursday, January 27, 2011
  98. 98. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech http://www.beatbob.com/images/dont-quit.jpg 7. Don’t let up.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  99. 99. http://www.brainbasedbusiness.com/uploads/fire%20CEO-thumb.gif Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 8. Create a new culture.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  100. 100. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Research says....Thursday, January 27, 2011
  101. 101. 1. Actively Participate Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • Participate in District’s Technology Committee as Chair Person • Engage in active discussions with your district educational technology team • Use team-friendly technologies like wikis with your staff • Expect principals to take the lead in ensuring teachers include technology goals in their professional development plansThursday, January 27, 2011
  102. 102. 2. Encourage Reflection on Instructional Practice. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • Expect administrators and teachers to keep Moodles/blogs/wikis, not web pages, up to date with content. • Reflect what you’re doing, what works and what hasn’t.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  103. 103. 3. Model Technology as Tool to Global Skills and Strategies Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • use technology as a tool for communication, • collaboration, • creation of information, as well as • accessing, analyzing and organizing information.Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  108. 108. http://skypeauthor.wetpaint.com Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech How are you using available tools to engage your students?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  109. 109. what does it mean to “equip them to contribute to the Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech community?” Source: http://snipurl.com/ sierraleonehero This movie was made by a group of Grade 4 students in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. It is about a former child soldier, Sidibay, from Sierra Leone.Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  111. 111. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Thanks to Diane Hammonds for providing this image of collaboration. Source: http://iss07.yesican-science.ca/Thursday, January 27, 2011
  112. 112. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech • Ysleta ISD’s Award-Winning “TechRap” video available at TeacherTube.comThursday, January 27, 2011
  113. 113. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech 5 Steps to Digitizing the Writing WorkshopThursday, January 27, 2011
  114. 114. Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Some people hesitate to take action because they are waiting to become "good enough" to make a difference. In fact, we never will have all the answers. It is impossiple to be correct all of the time. So take a new attitude this year and join the discussion! http://team8bluesavestheworld.wikispaces.com/ Thanks to Robin Ellis http://connectedtalk.wordpress.com/Thursday, January 27, 2011
  115. 115. Make contact... Visit online - http://bit.ly/embracetech Miguel Guhlin • Email: mguhlin@ gmail.com • Skype/Plurk/Twitter: mguhlin • Edublog: http:// mguhlin.orgThursday, January 27, 2011

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