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Tradition vs. Innovation: Is it a battle of beliefs?
How do we find the balance?
How do we meld a school that hasgreat traditions with theinnovations in education that seemto be coming into fruition alla...
Do we throw thebaby out with the  bath water?              We’re looking for balance between the              things that ...
All items onceconsidered innovative that we couldn’t live        without.
Name the innovation        Thomas Edison        predicted that, thanks        to this innovation,        “books will soon ...
Name the innovation New York City’s Board of Education was actually the first organization to send lessons to schools via d...
Goal: Successful LearnersTradition                   Innovation
Digit?
Digit?      Ditch it?
Digit?What are some traditional classroom staples?           Ditch it?
m.socrative.com  Room: 0525
Digit?      True      Ditch it?                 False
A (mostly) rhetorical questionDoes it mean that something needs to get crossed offthe traditional list in order to make ro...
What does innovation mean?
What does innovation mean?       Innovation is the creation of better or more effective       products, processes, service...
What does innovation mean?       Innovation is the creation of better or more effective       products, processes, service...
What does innovation mean?       Innovation is the creation of better or more effective       products, processes, service...
What do we value?     The Bryn Mawr School is an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls from pres...
How do we use our new tool to do thosethings we value?
Where do we go from here?
We also go to our break out sessions                       iLife for your    Mac OS-- oh my!                       eBooks,...
Tradition vs. Innovation
Tradition vs. Innovation
Tradition vs. Innovation
Tradition vs. Innovation
Tradition vs. Innovation
Tradition vs. Innovation
Tradition vs. Innovation
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  • My main question today: How do we find the balance? How do we meld a school that has great traditions with the innovations in education that seem to be coming into fruition all around us?\n
  • My main question today: How do we find the balance? How do we meld a school that has great traditions with the innovations in education that seem to be coming into fruition all around us?\n
  • My main question today: How do we find the balance? How do we meld a school that has great traditions with the innovations in education that seem to be coming into fruition all around us?\n
  • My main question today: How do we find the balance? How do we meld a school that has great traditions with the innovations in education that seem to be coming into fruition all around us?\n
  • Baby with the bath water\n\n
  • Think about all the things that used to be so innovative and we used to use on a regular basis: white out, floppy disks, a payphone. We really don’t have a need for those things too much anymore. this is because newer tools have come to take their place. New tools are consistantly being made available to make these former inventions useless.\n\n
  • Think about all the things that used to be so innovative and we used to use on a regular basis: white out, floppy disks, a payphone. We really don’t have a need for those things too much anymore. this is because newer tools have come to take their place. New tools are consistantly being made available to make these former inventions useless.\n\n
  • Think about all the things that used to be so innovative and we used to use on a regular basis: white out, floppy disks, a payphone. We really don’t have a need for those things too much anymore. this is because newer tools have come to take their place. New tools are consistantly being made available to make these former inventions useless.\n\n
  • Think about all the things that used to be so innovative and we used to use on a regular basis: white out, floppy disks, a payphone. We really don’t have a need for those things too much anymore. this is because newer tools have come to take their place. New tools are consistantly being made available to make these former inventions useless.\n\n
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  • We’re looking for balance between the things that are innovative that make students successful learners and those traditions that do the same.\n\n
  • Create a list as a large group—“traditional” things in the classroom. For example, cursive. We all have memories of cursive—but it’s something that is being eliminated from some curriculums or is debated as “old-fashioned” This is not a list of necessarily things we don’t like, even though we may have opinions on it now, we’re just looking at tradition.\n\nOther ideas: pencil/paper, multiplication tables, literary canon, five paragraph essay, desks in rows, memorization of state capitals, paper dictionaries, textbooks, lecture, teacher-centered classroom, pull down maps, homework, set schedule, spelling, planners, research papers, character education, report cards/grades, school day (8:00-3:30)\n\n\n
  • Create a list as a large group—“traditional” things in the classroom. For example, cursive. We all have memories of cursive—but it’s something that is being eliminated from some curriculums or is debated as “old-fashioned” This is not a list of necessarily things we don’t like, even though we may have opinions on it now, we’re just looking at tradition.\n\nOther ideas: pencil/paper, multiplication tables, literary canon, five paragraph essay, desks in rows, memorization of state capitals, paper dictionaries, textbooks, lecture, teacher-centered classroom, pull down maps, homework, set schedule, spelling, planners, research papers, character education, report cards/grades, school day (8:00-3:30)\n\n\n
  • Create a list as a large group—“traditional” things in the classroom. For example, cursive. We all have memories of cursive—but it’s something that is being eliminated from some curriculums or is debated as “old-fashioned” This is not a list of necessarily things we don’t like, even though we may have opinions on it now, we’re just looking at tradition.\n\nOther ideas: pencil/paper, multiplication tables, literary canon, five paragraph essay, desks in rows, memorization of state capitals, paper dictionaries, textbooks, lecture, teacher-centered classroom, pull down maps, homework, set schedule, spelling, planners, research papers, character education, report cards/grades, school day (8:00-3:30)\n\n\n
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  • If you think we should keep it and it’s important then you dig it, if you think that’s it we’re done, we’ll ditch it. We’ll ask some people to defend, then perhaps re-vote if people are interested. These votes are not binding, it will not change anything at BMS!\n\n
  • (rhetorical? Whole group?) Does it mean that something needs to get crossed off the traditional list in order to make room for innovation? Does innovation exist to make our lives easier?\n\n
  • Click- nothing\nClick- song\nClick-What does innovation mean?\nWhat does innovation mean? What does it mean in education? (quick share with a small group)\nEXAMPLES:\n-innovation doesn’t mean what we’re doing up until now is wrong, things have just changed. \n-Anything is innovative: if it doesn’t work, is it still innovative? Innovation doesn’t have to be positive, it’s just trying to change\n-There has to be a benefit to society\n-Innovative can enhance and help if we use it correctly\n\nClick: Definitions\nInvention is the creation\nInnovation is what we do with the creation\nThe tool itself is not innovative until we make it so\n(and please know my definition of tool doesn’t mean technological—think about the Cyborgs video, a tool is an extension of self to allow us to do something better!)\n\n\n
  • Click- nothing\nClick- song\nClick-What does innovation mean?\nWhat does innovation mean? What does it mean in education? (quick share with a small group)\nEXAMPLES:\n-innovation doesn’t mean what we’re doing up until now is wrong, things have just changed. \n-Anything is innovative: if it doesn’t work, is it still innovative? Innovation doesn’t have to be positive, it’s just trying to change\n-There has to be a benefit to society\n-Innovative can enhance and help if we use it correctly\n\nClick: Definitions\nInvention is the creation\nInnovation is what we do with the creation\nThe tool itself is not innovative until we make it so\n(and please know my definition of tool doesn’t mean technological—think about the Cyborgs video, a tool is an extension of self to allow us to do something better!)\n\n\n
  • Click- nothing\nClick- song\nClick-What does innovation mean?\nWhat does innovation mean? What does it mean in education? (quick share with a small group)\nEXAMPLES:\n-innovation doesn’t mean what we’re doing up until now is wrong, things have just changed. \n-Anything is innovative: if it doesn’t work, is it still innovative? Innovation doesn’t have to be positive, it’s just trying to change\n-There has to be a benefit to society\n-Innovative can enhance and help if we use it correctly\n\nClick: Definitions\nInvention is the creation\nInnovation is what we do with the creation\nThe tool itself is not innovative until we make it so\n(and please know my definition of tool doesn’t mean technological—think about the Cyborgs video, a tool is an extension of self to allow us to do something better!)\n\n\n
  • Click- nothing\nClick- song\nClick-What does innovation mean?\nWhat does innovation mean? What does it mean in education? (quick share with a small group)\nEXAMPLES:\n-innovation doesn’t mean what we’re doing up until now is wrong, things have just changed. \n-Anything is innovative: if it doesn’t work, is it still innovative? Innovation doesn’t have to be positive, it’s just trying to change\n-There has to be a benefit to society\n-Innovative can enhance and help if we use it correctly\n\nClick: Definitions\nInvention is the creation\nInnovation is what we do with the creation\nThe tool itself is not innovative until we make it so\n(and please know my definition of tool doesn’t mean technological—think about the Cyborgs video, a tool is an extension of self to allow us to do something better!)\n\n\n
  • Click- nothing\nClick- song\nClick-What does innovation mean?\nWhat does innovation mean? What does it mean in education? (quick share with a small group)\nEXAMPLES:\n-innovation doesn’t mean what we’re doing up until now is wrong, things have just changed. \n-Anything is innovative: if it doesn’t work, is it still innovative? Innovation doesn’t have to be positive, it’s just trying to change\n-There has to be a benefit to society\n-Innovative can enhance and help if we use it correctly\n\nClick: Definitions\nInvention is the creation\nInnovation is what we do with the creation\nThe tool itself is not innovative until we make it so\n(and please know my definition of tool doesn’t mean technological—think about the Cyborgs video, a tool is an extension of self to allow us to do something better!)\n\n\n
  • What do we value as a school? (list)\n- Create, collaborate, communicate, higher-order thinking\n\n
  • How are we using/can we use the new opportunities (tools) to do the things we value (both our mission and the traditions we value)?\n-social media\n-crowd sourcing/sharing notes\n-skyping with other places\n-flipped classroom\n-project-based learning\n\n
  • I didn’t intend to solve any big picture questions, but an opportunity for us to do something we rarely get to do . . .talk.\n\nIdeally, we’d like to stop thinking this, and just be there. Knowing the options to make the choices to fit the objective. (8th grade example of sitting around the front of the room)\n\nWhere do we go from here? What are three things you’re thinking about with this new technology in your hands? (for department meetings)\n\n
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    1. 1. Tradition vs. Innovation: Is it a battle of beliefs?
    2. 2. How do we find the balance?
    3. 3. How do we meld a school that hasgreat traditions with theinnovations in education that seemto be coming into fruition allaround us?
    4. 4. Do we throw thebaby out with the bath water? We’re looking for balance between the things that are innovative that make students successful learners and those traditions that do the same.
    5. 5. All items onceconsidered innovative that we couldn’t live without.
    6. 6. Name the innovation Thomas Edison predicted that, thanks to this innovation, “books will soon be obsolete in schools.”
    7. 7. Name the innovation New York City’s Board of Education was actually the first organization to send lessons to schools via device. Over the next couple of decades, millions of American students experienced lessons from it.
    8. 8. Goal: Successful LearnersTradition Innovation
    9. 9. Digit?
    10. 10. Digit? Ditch it?
    11. 11. Digit?What are some traditional classroom staples? Ditch it?
    12. 12. m.socrative.com Room: 0525
    13. 13. Digit? True Ditch it? False
    14. 14. A (mostly) rhetorical questionDoes it mean that something needs to get crossed offthe traditional list in order to make room for innovation?Additionally, (still rhetorical?)✴Does innovation exist to make our lives easier?
    15. 15. What does innovation mean?
    16. 16. What does innovation mean? Innovation is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technology or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself.
    17. 17. What does innovation mean? Innovation is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technology or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Invention = creation
    18. 18. What does innovation mean? Innovation is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technology or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Invention = creation Innovation = use of that tool
    19. 19. What do we value? The Bryn Mawr School is an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls from preschool through grade twelve. Within a nurturing environment, Bryn Mawrs rigorous academic curriculum inspires a passion for intellectual curiosity and emphasizes the delights and demands of learning. In the classical humanistic tradition, Bryn Mawr promotes the full development of mind, body, and spirit. The school cultivates respect for diversity and engenders habits of moral and ethical leadership and a sense of responsibility to the broader community.A Bryn Mawr education is grounded in the expectation that young women will be resilient in the face of complexity, ambiguity, andchange; will become responsible and confident participants in the world; and, will lead considered and consequential lives.
    20. 20. How do we use our new tool to do thosethings we value?
    21. 21. Where do we go from here?
    22. 22. We also go to our break out sessions iLife for your Mac OS-- oh my! eBooks, etc. classroom life with Shannon and with Thanasi with Melissa and special Skype guest NB 1 Andrew NB 8 NB 6 Fred Tina Michelle Kate Courtney Diana Deanna Elyse Sarah Helene Charlotte Andrew Patti Becky Matt Suzanne Darrah Jennifer Ken Rebeccah Beth Todd Jim
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