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  • 1. Because Sometimes Size Does Matter Presented by: Dr. Vonda Swartz from The Power of 1 “ Increasing the Probability that SUCCESS Will Occur”
  • 2. The Department of Education has asked that educators prepare our students for career pathways which will keep the United States competitive. (Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008) Do you know why?
  • 3. Because sometimes size does matter.
  • 4. China will soon become the number one English-speaking country in the world.
  • 5. During the course of this presentation . . .
  • 6.
    • 60 babies will be born in the U.S.
    • 244 babies will be born in China.
    • 351 babies will be born in India.
  • 7. If you’re one in a million in China . . .
  • 8. there are 1,300 other people just like you.
  • 9. In India, there are 1,100 other people just like you.
  • 10. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs . . .
  • 11. is greater than the total population of North America.
  • 12. Translation for educators: China has more honors kids than we have kids.
  • 13. High School and undergraduate College programs should promote globally competitive high wage / high demand / high skill / and emerging career pathways. Do you know why?
  • 14. If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .
  • 15. it still would have a labor surplus .
  • 16. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs . . .
  • 17. by age 38 .
  • 18. According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .
  • 19. 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company for whom they have been employed less than 1 year .
  • 20. More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company for whom they have worked less than 5 years .
  • 21. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .
  • 22. the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004. It is now 2011.
  • 23. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
  • 24. using technologies that haven’t yet been invented . . .
  • 25. in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet .
  • 26. The knowledge of current and future technology is critical for ALL educators (Pre-K through Graduate Studies) if we improve the academic and technical skills of our students ? DO YOU KNOW WHY?
  • 27. The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband Internet penetration (Luxembourg just passed us).
  • 28. Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development in 2002 alone.
  • 29. The U.S. federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation in education.
  • 30. 1 of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online .
  • 31. There are over 106 million registered users of MySpace (as of September 2006).
  • 32. If MySpace were a country, it would be the 11th-largest in the world (between Japan and Mexico).
  • 33. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day. My son checked Sunday 2-25 Kenny Chesney’s page has been visited over 7.9 million times
  • 34. The Department of Education is mandating that our education programs modernize and utilize current and future technology based on nationally recognized credentials and certifications. Do you know why?
  • 35. We are living in exponential times.
  • 36. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.
  • 37. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.
  • 38. There are about 540,000 words in the English language . . .
  • 39. about 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
  • 40. More than 3,000 new books are published . . .
  • 41. daily .
  • 42. It is estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .
  • 43. contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
  • 44. It is estimated that more unique new information will be generated worldwide this year than in the previous 5,000 years .
  • 45. The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years .
  • 46. For students starting a four-year technical or college degree, this means that . . .
  • 47. half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
  • 48. It is predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.
  • 49. 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.
  • 50. Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the human brain.
  • 51. By 2023, when 1st-graders will be just 23 years old and beginning their (first) careers . . .
  • 52. it only will take a $1,000 computer to exceed the capabilities of the human brain.
  • 53. And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to make . . .
  • 54. predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race .
  • 55. Why the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008)? The 2011-2012 academic year is here. Three years have passed. And where do we as a nation stand? And now you know!
  • 56. That sometimes size* does matter. *Information was gathered from sources dated in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
  • 57. References
    • Dr. Vonda Swartz, Chief Executive Officer, Power of 1
    • www.powerof1.co
    • Kim Green –National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Ed.
    • Karl Fisch/Scott Mcleod-Did you Know
    • Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) – Department of Education
    • John L. Davidson, Deputy Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education