NJ Techspo 2011Creating The 21st Century Classroom Montclair Public Schools Montclair, New Jersey Presenters Maria Narciso & Samantha Morra
Montclair Public Schools Maria Narciso District Supervisor of TechnologySamantha MorraTechnology Teacher/School Technology Coordinator
Montclair Public Schools 7 elementary, 3 middle, 1 high school 17% Free and reduced lunch 50% Minority population 6800 students, 1000 staffGlenfield Middle School School of Visual & Performing Arts 680 studentsMontclair State University ADP Center – Classrooms of the Future
Creating the 21st Century Classroom National Technology Plan• 1.0 Learning All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and outside of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.• 2.0 Assessment Our education system at all levels will leverage the power of technology to measure what matters and use assessment data for continuous improvement.• 3.0 Teaching Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that enable and inspire more effective teaching for all learners.• 4.0 Infrastructure All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive infrastructure for learning when and where they need it.• 5.0 Productivity Our education system at all levels will redesign processes and structures to take advantage of the power of technology to improve learning outcomes while making more efficient use of time, money, and staff.
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Framework for 21st Century Learning from The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Initial VisionA visit to Montclair State University and a tour of their ADP center and “Classrooms of the Future”
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Initial Vision Dr. Alvarez’s Initial Request:Create a classroom of the future as a model for the district The baton is handed toSamantha Morra, School Technology Coordinator
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Initial Vision Classroom of the Future21st Century Learning Environment
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Technology TimelineTHE Journal, November/December 2010
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Initial VisionDesign a 21st century learning environment to engage students and develop active learnerswho can communicate, collaborate and create in the digital age.
Creating the 21st Century Classroom Initial Vision What is a 21st century learning environment? What does it look like? Flexibility Mobility Versatility “Pedagogy is not driven by the furniture layout.” Student driven learning Collaboration area for staff Training area for district staff Training area for MSU Meeting area for district and school organizations
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