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    • Classrooms for the Future
      • Pennsylvania Department of Education
      • Edward G. Rendell
        • Governor
        • Gerald L. Zahorchak
        • Secretary
    • Technology has transformed our society into…
      • A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to
        • Information 24/7
        • Newer and better services and goods
      • A culture that demands that we possess the skills and knowledge to use technology resourcefully as both a consumer and a worker
    • Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market
      • It no longer matters where workers reside.
      • Companies are looking for the highest skilled workers
    • Change is constant
      • Technological exploration and innovation facilitate constant changes to our world and how we inhabit it …
      • we must now redesign education to
      • reflect a new human paradigm.
    • High School Reform
      • A national report released March 2006 identified “three
      • fundamental ideas about today’s high schools that are not yet
      • widely perceived:
      • There are results that matter for high school for high school graduates in the 21st century – and these results are different from and go beyond traditional metrics.
      • Improving high schools requires the nation to redefine “rigor” to encompass not just mastery of core academic subjects, but also mastery of 21st century skills and content.
      • The results that matter – 21st century skills integrated with core academic subjects – should be the “design specs” for creating high schools that are truly effective for students and the nation.”
      • Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform , Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    • Classrooms for the Future
      • A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century
        • Grantees commit to -
          • Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies
          • Assist us to prepare our students for tomorrow’s postsecondary and workforce opportunities
          • Support models for future classrooms
          • Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic change in organizational and instructional practices
    • Classrooms for the Future
      • Focus:
      • $200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms
      • $6 Million for Professional Development
    • “Smart” Classrooms
      • Each public high school and AVTS/CTC core
      • subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)
      • classroom the following:
      • one laptop per student desk
      • A teacher laptop
      • A printer/scanner
      • imaging software
      • productivity software
      • A web cam
      • An electronic whiteboard
      • A projector
      • up to three digital still cameras (per eligible school)
      • up to five digital video cameras (per eligible school)
      • Infrastructure (wireless network, servers)
      • technical support
    • Professional Development
      • Extensive professional development
        • In class modeling
        • Face to Face workshops
        • On-line courses
        • Just in time learning
        • Leadership
    • Professional Development Support
      • In addition to the funding to acquire technology, infrastructure, and support, PDE will provide:
      • An on-site Classrooms for the Future Coach to guide –
        • Data driven needs assessments and strategic recommendations
        • Collaborative planning with teachers
        • Identification of appropriate instructional technologies
        • In-class modeling
        • The delivery of local hands-on relevant professional development
      • A stipend for Keystone: Technology Integrator teacher(s) to engage in activities that support the program
    • High School Reform in PA
      • Leveraging Pennsylvania’s Programs
        • Project 720
        • Dual Enrollment
        • Job Ready PA
        • School Improvement
        • Career and College Grants
        • Accountability Block Grants
        • Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership
        • Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative
        • Keystones: Technology Integrators
        • Getting to One Grants
    • Classrooms for the Future
      • Year 1
        • 103 Schools
        • 79 Districts
        • Urban, Suburban Rural schools
        • All areas of Pennsylvania
    • The Future Classroom
      • But every destination begins with a single step of awareness..
      • And technology-enabled instructional models are a great way to start the journey.
    • The Challenge
      • Efficiencies and Innovation
      • Authenticity (inquiry and project based learning)
      • Learner centered classrooms
      • Responsibility of learners
      • Collaboration-teachers and students
      • Sustainability
    • XXX School
      • Year One Focus:
        • English and math
        • Grades
        • Xx Classrooms, teachers
        • Use this slide to insert the local specifics about your grant.
    • XXX School
      • Use this slide to share your English and Math PSSA data
      • Share your school improvement goals
    • XXX School
      • Use this slide to share your strategic plan for using technology to meet your strategic goals.
    • XXX District
      • Use this slide to share your district’s strategy for assisting students to acquire 21 st century skills
    • XXX District
      • Use this slide to link the Classrooms for the Future project with other district programs
    • XXX School District
      • Use this slide to highlight the your grant partners and their role in the grant
      • A Social Studies teacher might have students create a weblog to identify views on the most significant causes of World War II which can then be used as theses for collaborative multimedia presentations
      • Math teachers might use the design and construction of virtual stair systems as a meaningful, standards-based approach to bridge theory and practice
      • English teachers might develop webquests with rubrics that support critical literacy and advanced research skills through producing digital movies, composing songs, or writing narrative essays on Langston Hughes’s poetry
      • Science teachers might lead students on a NASA eMission where they need to analyze jet propulsion forces and cargo load requirements to outmaneuver a meteorite
    • The Future Classroom
      • For students, it can be about moving
      • from passive listener to active learner
      • through contextual immersion.
      • For example, students might –
      • Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists to better understand the cultural exigencies that led to slavery
      • Observe Martin Luther King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech and then digitally produce a presentation that might have similar social and historical ramifications on a group of people today
      • Travel underwater to discover sunken treasures of lost civilizations or the golden scales of a new species of fish through live streaming video from a research vessel
      • Create a ‘virtual’ universe using online Hubble Space Telescope resources and calculate the event horizon around a black hole or the lifespan of a red dwarf star
    • The Future
      • Culture and pedagogical high school reform
      • Early indicators of systemic impact will be changes in
      • performance and perceptions, including:
      • Increases in –
        • Attendance
        • Student engagement
        • Time spent on task
        • Assignment completion
        • Course rigor
      • Decreases in –
        • Classroom disruptions
        • Drop-Outs
        • Overall disciplinary actions
      • Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements. 
    • Questions?