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This brief POWER POINT presentation accompanies a lecture by Mr. Libka. The actual seminar on Strategic Planning is supported by a more complete slide show.

This brief POWER POINT presentation accompanies a lecture by Mr. Libka. The actual seminar on Strategic Planning is supported by a more complete slide show.

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  • 1. The World is Flat The World is Flat By Thomas Friedman
  • 2. The World is Flat Bob Libka Rotary Andy
  • 3. The World is Flat The implications of The World is Flat To The Field of Education
  • 4.
    • Who are the Flatteners?
    • Microsoft
    • Walmart
    • Jet Blue
    • Burger King Franchise
    • India Nehru IITs Monmohan Singh foreign investment policy
    • China
  • 5. The World is Flat
    • How is the World Flat
    • Examples of the Flattening
    • How is Maywood Part of the Flat World
    • Potential for Proviso Township Schools
    • Questions for You
    • Fun and Meaningful Resources
  • 6.
    • How is the World Flat?
    • Open Sourcing Red Lake Mining
    • Telecommunications Cheaper
      • Have an international calling plan? Use your computer?
    • Outsourcing for Cheap labor Know anyone that does this?
    • Supply Chain Economics Walmart distribution Comm. and IT
    • “ Columbus accidentally ran into America (first tourist) but thought he had discovered part of India. I actually found India and thought many of the people I met there were Americans. P5
  • 7.
    • EDUCATION
    • Staff can engage in solution finding from global perspective
    • IB Program
    • Teacher / Administrator Global Partners
    • Bangalore Registrars Outsource Something / Yearbook? Newspaper?
    • Nepalese Graduate of USHS via Net
    • International Dialogue on Instructional Delivery
    • Digital Textbooks Only
    • Teach pursuit of ethical outcomes Model it!
    “ We need to think more seriously than ever about how we encourage people to focus on productive outcomes that advance and unite civilization-peaceful imaginations that seek to minimize alienation and celebrate interdependence rather than self-sufficiency, inclusion rather than exclusion, openness , opportunity, and hope rather than limits, suspicion, and grievance.” p545 And we need to model what we seek to achieve with the children. Robert Libka 2007
  • 8.
    • EDUCATION
    • PLCs
    • PARENT REAL TIME INFORMATION
    • DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING
    • ALIGNED AND SPECIFIC SKILL BUILDING
  • 9.
    • Maywood
    • Rotary, Leader in Bringing World Home
    • Exchanges: Why not add digital exchange?
    • Keep in touch with former exchanges (conf call)
    • Rotary, Take the Lead in Finding Sister Village
    • Rotary, HS Program of Exchange and Communication via the Net?
    • Other?
  • 10.
    • Sons of Maywood
    • Seth Groteluschen, MIS
    • Scott Bierwaltes, Air Cycle Both have international business interests
    • Mike
    • Leon
    • Bonnie
    • Alan
  • 11. FINAL CHAPTER “ Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein
  • 12.
    • PROVISO SCHOOLS
    • Pay attention to Final Chapter
    • Outsource? How?
    • Bangalore Data Crunch
    • Global Competition / Pride
    • International Competitions Math/Sci/?
    • Rotary? What do you think we could do?
  • 13.
    • QUESTIONS
    • Will you read the book? … at least final chapter or book summary?
    • How can you increase your alertness to opportunities?
    • How can the Maywood Rotary help Maywood to capitalize on the Flattening?
        • I could return to help you brainstorm this question.
    • How can we improve education in our communities?
  • 14.
    • Resources
      • r Alvin Toffler is at it again
      • r Five Regions of the Future
      • r Note websites in Handout
      • Could we meet again in the Fall?
  • 15. THE WORLD IS GETTING FLATTER I’m benefiting by sharing. Thank you for inviting me!