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Makingthe Shift Happen

Makingthe Shift Happen



A presentation for the Learning 2.008 conference in Shanghai in September 2008. Focuses on how to bring a 21st century learning perspective to K-12 schools.

A presentation for the Learning 2.008 conference in Shanghai in September 2008. Focuses on how to bring a 21st century learning perspective to K-12 schools.



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Makingthe Shift Happen Makingthe Shift Happen Presentation Transcript

  • Making the shift happen presented by: Kim Cofino professional blog: http://mscofino.edublogs.org presentation resources: http://makingtheshifthappen.wikispaces.com/
  • the 21 st century learner iPhone tutorial
  • vision implementation connecting
  • part 1 vision
  • the only constant is change
  • Always on
  • an eye on the future Classrooms of Tomorrow
  • Develop a vision
  • effective learners
  • communicators & creators effective
  • effective global collaborators
  • part 2 connecting
  • It’s about the conversations
  • building bridges
  • constructing new understandings
  • energize
  • part 3 implementation
  • leadership
  • defined expectations
  • transparency
  • communication
  • into the curriculum embedded
  • deepen understanding
  • don’t forget to document
  • moving from cooperation to collaboration
  • The Collaboration Continuum: Building Interdependence Through Partnership Collaboration has the highest impact on student achievement. Collaboration is “2 (or more) equal partners who create a project or unit of study based on content standards in one or more content areas, a unit that will be team-designed, team-taught, and team-evaluated.” Research from Todd, Ross: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~cissl/research/ohio.html Interdependence Cooperation Coordination Collaboration
    • Finding a website or a book for a teacher upon request.
    • Showing a teacher how to use a digital camera or book a laptop cart upon request.
    • Introducing the document cameras to a team when asked.
    • Setting up a learning space with appropriate resources to “kick off” a unit.
    • Teaching a “one-off” lesson that fits with the curriculum.
    • Planning a unit to coincide with core curriculum which is independently taught by specialist.
    • Sharing goals
    • Carefully defined roles in the process
    • Comprehensive co-planning
    • Co-planning units that will be team taught.
    • Team-teaching units which authentically embed both curricular goals.
    • Units which are team-taught are co-assessed.
    Isolation Helping when a question is asked Planning when a lesson or an activity happens which supports core curriculum “ a prolonged and interdependent relationship”
  • built-in support
  • an integrated support team
  • differentiated progress
  • Frequent & consistent collaborative planning, learning and assessment: Classroom teacher and technology facilitator work as full partners in the planning, learning (teaming in the classroom) and assessment process. Regular collaborative planning, learning and assessment: Classroom teacher asks technology facilitator for assistance in planning, learning (teaming in the classroom) and assessment as needed. Occasional collaborative planning, learning and assessment: Classroom teacher works with technology facilitator outside of class time to plan and implement projects. Occasional teaming in the classroom, as needed. Occasional conversations: Technology facilitator offers helpful advice and tips to classroom teacher as s/he tackles new projects at their own pace. Classroom teacher actively assists other team members in use of technology. The Collaboration Cycle: Building Independence Through Partnership Pre-assessment of skills, readiness & interest Post-assessment, graduated expert, teacher mentor Consistent Professional Development Opportunities : after school walk-in sessions 3 days per week, curriculum planning at the team level, individual assistance as needed, advice and tips offered to teachers and teams as appropriate to curricular needs.
  • at the ready resources
  • the right tools for the job
  • infrastructure
  • take time to reflect
  • vision implementation connecting
  • Q & A presented by: Kim Cofino professional blog: http://mscofino.edublogs.org
  • Image Sources (Creative Commons License) in slide order: 1 & 36. Night Sky (green): http://flickr.com/photos/fortphoto/183873581/ 2. Baby: http://flickr.com/photos/asam/432194779/ 3 & 4 & 8 . Sight: http://flickr.com/photos/zanotti/324894615/ 3 & 13. telephone pole: http://flickr.com/photos/iangallagher/89778029/ 3 & 18. yellow brick: http://flickr.com/photos/ricardo_ferreira/140494434/ 5. Night Sky (blue): http://flickr.com/photos/dietpoison/204585367/ 6. NY at night: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/497814516/ 7. Eye: http://flickr.com/photos/rdaassoc/513882871/ 10. Steering Wheel: http://flickr.com/photos/paulvaarkamp/865876994/ 11. Birds on wire: http://flickr.com/photos/suckamc/5388273/ 12. NASA: http://flickr.com/photos/pingnews/491430005/in/photostream/ 14. Conversations: http://flickr.com/photos/unaciertamirada/2499086247/ 15. Bridge at sunset: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/290985100/ 16. Cranes: http://flickr.com/photos/innoxiuss/1312264601/ 17. lighting: http://flickr.com/photos/hop-frog/1053322365/ 19. fish: http://flickr.com/photos/brujamavi/2824076847/ 20. topiary: http://flickr.com/photos/taz/1515572437/ 21. green leaves: http://flickr.com/photos/leonweber/2199687527/ 22. phone cord: http://flickr.com/photos/bitzi/233836717/ 23. bike: http://flickr.com/photos/cactusmelba/169623777/ 24. pink flower: http://flickr.com/photos/70936800@N00/2494716085/ 26. notebook: http://flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/5184351/ 27. tandem bike: http://flickr.com/photos/pradprathivi/2348766828/ 29. mountain climbers: http://flickr.com/photos/druclimb/2132948226/ 30. gears: http://flickr.com/photos/17258892@N05/2588347668/ 31. spiral stairs: http://flickr.com/photos/sunsurfr/391988714/ 32. mandolin: http://flickr.com/photos/markcoggins/604946335/ 33. hammering in the cave: http://flickr.com/photos/theklan/527782553/ 34. stairs: http://flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/2519479147/ 35. dew drop: http://flickr.com/photos/stevewall/478343451/