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  • 1. Back to Basicshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4621517777/ What Really Matters Now Dean Shareski Anson County, NC Dec. 7, 2012
  • 2. solution
  • 3. solution
  • 4. transform
  • 5. transform
  • 6. empowerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/discoveryeducation/5947812808/in/photostream/
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoveryeducation/7368908814/in/photostream/
  • 8. Remember this?
  • 9. Remember this?
  • 10. Disruption
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgecouros/6173491562/
  • 12. Business
  • 13. Government
  • 14. Government
  • 15. Education 12
  • 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
  • 17. “People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of thingsthey werent so crazy about the first time around.” ~Author Unknown http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
  • 18. 3
  • 19. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
  • 20. wonderhttp://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
  • 21. “...more important thananything is that we must inspire them to wonder.”
  • 22. Be aware of wonder.Remember the littleseed in the styrofoamcup:The roots go downand the plant goes upand nobody reallyknows how or why,but we are all likethat.
  • 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pablomaronas/3639081656/ “With a digital projector waiting back in my classroom, I cant help looking forinteresting, relevant images to put in front of my class.A digital projector shrinks the time-gap between mylearning moment and theirs. A digital projector has effectively buried the difference betweenwhat fascinates me andwhat I teach.” Dan Meyer 20
  • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/1430509591/“If you crack the problem of engagement, not just ‘are you paying attention?’ but ‘are you fascinated by this?’ -if you can crack engagement in deep learning, then you’ve cracked 21st century schooling” Mike Berrill
  • 25. Do our students come to school towonder?Are we taking advantage of thenew tools so showcase and createmoments of wonder?
  • 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
  • 27. JOY http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
  • 28. With regards to creating a video like that do you:
  • 29. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular standards but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.
  • 30. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular standards but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the standards, doing joyfulthings with students is important.
  • 31. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular standards but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the standards, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.
  • 32. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular standards but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the standards, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.D. Not do it at all.
  • 33. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  • 34. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  • 35. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  • 36. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm I’m appearing to accept an odious premise—namely, that joy must be justified as a means to the end of better academic performance. Not so: It’s an end in itself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  • 37. Are our classrooms places of joy?How can technology be instruments ofjoy?
  • 38. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
  • 39. COMMUNITY http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
  • 40. The smartest person in the room, is the room. Dave Weinberger cc licensed flickr photo by torres21: http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/484675706/
  • 41. Mind Your Own Business Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  • 42. Mind Your Own Business Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  • 43. Mind Your Own Business Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  • 44. What did you learn from others? contribute What did youto the learning of others?
  • 45. My Learning Project
  • 46. My Teaching Staff
  • 47. DEN Summer Institute
  • 48. ...connecting educators to their greatest resource
  • 49. ...connecting educators to their greatest resource ...each other http://www.flickr.com/photos/khokanson/188856360
  • 50. Passion for Teaching and Learning Willingness to Share
  • 51. Anson County Schools... http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4621517777/
  • 52. Anson County Schools... http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4621517777/Where Learning is Messy
  • 53. Anson County Schools...JoyWonderCommunity http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4621517777/Where Learning is Messy
  • 54. Thanks shareski.ca @shareskidean_shareski@disco very.com