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    1. 2. Where are you on the developmental continuum for 21st Century teaching and learning- on a “know nothing” to “know everything” scale? (Please place your vote on chart) 1. Newbie A newcomer to cyberspace, Web 2.0 and/or social networking. 2. Explorer Willing to try a few new things, ask questions, and starting to gain an awareness around using blogs, wikis, podcasts, and vidcasts in instruction. You have possibly joined a listserv and are sharing ideas with other teachers. 3. Path Finder You or your students have created a blogs, wiki, or podcast. Some of your teaching is delivered in a student centered, inquiry-based format. You are reading articles/books about how to use Web 2.0 tools with your students. You understand the term digital native. 4. Power User You blog and teach others how to blog. You use flickr, RSS,, and a wiki regularly. You can give at least three traits of a netgener and confusion and chaos do not bother you anymore. You regularly use project/problem based teaching in your classroom.
    2. 3. Today’s Agenda Virtual Handout
    3. 4. Welcome and Introductions Brandi Caldwell – 21 st Century teaching and learning Fellow April Chamberlain –21st Century teaching and learning Fellow Scarlett Gaddy – 21st Century teaching and learning Fellow Felicia Myers - 21st Century teaching and learning Fellow Aimee Smith - 21st Century teaching and learning Fellow Cathy Gassenheimer President, ABPC Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Digital Consultant John Norton Digital Consultant Educational Writer
    4. 5. Pay Attention
    5. 6. Our 21 st Century Schools We are currently working with 38 schools across the state.
    6. 7. <ul><li>Buckhorn High </li></ul><ul><li>Hazel Green High </li></ul><ul><li>Hillcrest High </li></ul><ul><li>Mtn. Brook High </li></ul><ul><li>Northridge High </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Mountain High </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent Middle/High </li></ul><ul><li>Winterboro School </li></ul><ul><li>Athens Middle </li></ul><ul><li>Challenger Middle </li></ul>Our 21 st Century Schools Schools Starting in 2005-06 Cedar Ridge Middle Cullman Middle Calcedeaver Elementary Central Park Elementary Chestnut Grove Elementary George Hall Elementary Terry Heights Elementary Vestavia Hills Elementary East Wrights Mill Road Elementary
    7. 8. Our 21 st Century Schools Schools Starting in 2006-07 Blossomwood Elementary Dean Road Elementary Hueytown Elementary Liberty Park Elementary Montview Elementary Mt. Laurel Elementary Ogletree Elementary West Blocton Elementary West Jasper Elementary Bob Jones High Clay-Chalkville High Discovery Middle Fayetteville School Greenville High Haleyville High Hewitt-Trussville Middle Louis Pizitz Middle Mtn. Brook Junior High Spain Park High
    8. 9. What We Do <ul><li>Face-to-face meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul>
    9. 10. 21 st Century Octoberfest
    10. 11. Elluminate
    11. 12. 21 st Century Wiki
    12. 13.
    13. 14. Tapped In Discussion
    14. 15. Products George Hall Elementary Wetpaint Site The antebellum mansion was decorated for Christmas with golden magnolia leaves and sugared fruits. It was breathtaking and we learned so much about colonial life from our tour guides. Even after the end of slavery, the adoption of segregation laws kept life in the United States divided. The museum was inspiring. The students had a chance to touch and feed many of the animals. Everyone enjoyed learning how the farmers take care of everyone and everything on the farm.
    15. 16. Products Wrights Mill Road Webquest on Internet Safety
    16. 17. Products Cedar Ridge Middle School
    17. 18. Products Cullman Middle School Book Genres Composing Fantasy (fantasy) Not Necessarily Based on Fact (fiction) Get Out Your CSI Kit (mystery) It Coulda Happened (realistic fiction) Poetic Pinings (poetry) By Student Request
    18. 19. <ul><li>A Typical Day of Collaboration: </li></ul><ul><li>Students start posting at 5:38 am and continue to add writing until 9:10 pm that night! </li></ul>Products Cullman Middle School
    19. 20. Products Fayetteville High School Sunnis and Shiites The Holy Quran Mecca and Hajj
    20. 21. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http://abpc/ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Links
    21. 22. In Small Groups- Please Discuss the Following… 1. Web tools you and your school/district uses for professional development or learning? 2. Something you personally would like to do/learn with technology in the coming year? 3. Speculate on where you think technology will take your district and your students in the future. Wiki Know How Note Taker:
    22. 23. Break – 5 minutes When you come back– cluster in groups of five at four “tables”
    23. 24. Learning Showcase - ABPC 21st Century Fellows Examples: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Engage Students Speed Dating Style— 4 tables 4 Fellows 5 participants at each table 10 min presentation 3 min Q&A 2 min transition 4 times repeated
    24. 26. Are you Ready for 21st Century Teaching and Learning? It isn’t just “coming”… it has arrived!
    25. 27. iPods in Vending Machines Signs of the Times….
    26. 28. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0
    27. 29. &quot;Technological change is not additive, its ecological. A new technology does not change something, it changes everything&quot; [Neil Postman] Source: Mark Treadwell -
    28. 30. <ul><li>Some statistics- </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 billion people on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>57 million blogs, 1.7 million posts </li></ul><ul><li>a day. </li></ul><ul><li>50 new blog sites created every minute </li></ul><ul><li>“ None of the top 10 jobs that will exist in 2010 exist today.&quot; -- Richard Riley , (Former US Sec. of Ed.) </li></ul>A Changing World &quot; Jobs in the new economy--the ones that won't get outsourced or automated--&quot;put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, seeing patterns where other people see only chaos.&quot; -- Marc Tucker, (an author of the skills-commission report and president of the National Center on Education and the Economy*
    29. 31. Currently, the number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet. Remote Control for Your Life Think of the number of cell phones that are Internet capable! Imagine with me how we can leverage that accessibility in the classroom! But NOT just for email or surfing the Web– mobile learning, when it truly arrives will be a way to do things we couldn’t do before.
    30. 32. It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes (1.5 x 1018) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year. That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years. Knowledge Creation
    31. 33. For students starting a four-year technical or higher education degree, this means that . . . half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
    32. 34. Source: enGauge 21st Century Skills
    33. 35. Rethinking Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Multiliterate </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Active Content Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Communication </li></ul>We are in the midst of seeing education transform from a book-based, linear system to an web-based, divergent system with profound implications for every aspect of teaching and learning.
    34. 36. Active Content Creators On Andrew Churches’ Blog He takes a stab at a 21 st Century tools match-up with the new Blooms. http:// =4
    35. 38. Teacher 2.0 The Emergent 21 st Century Teacher Teacher 2.0 Source: Mark Treadwell -
    36. 41. <ul><li>Book-based to Web-based </li></ul>Source: Mark Treadwell -
    37. 42. Talking at your tables… - What excites you about the shift? - What scares you?
    38. 43. Break – 10 minutes Explore Skype
    39. 44. 21 st Century Teaching & Learning
    40. 45. What Is An Online Learning Community? Much of the learning currently happening on the Internet comes from self-motivated individuals with a common interest and a desire to interact with others who share the same interest (Wenger, 1998). The focus is on interaction…
    41. 46. Attributes of Successful Learning Communities <ul><li>a shared vision of what constitutes the mission of the community </li></ul><ul><li>a core group who is willing to chime in on a variety of topics, keep the conversation rolling, and self-monitor the conversations is critical. This can be a formal group &quot;appointed&quot; to the role or just a group who steps forward to assume that role. </li></ul><ul><li>- a moderator who maintains the consistent integrity of the group - opportunities to collaborate and learn such as book reviews, book chats, PD opportunities, lesson sharing, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>- provocative issues, yes... topics which draw in a variety of participants from different angles to give new perspectives </li></ul>
    42. 47. First, with several hundred of us from all corners of the field, we have a collective pulse on everything that's going on in education and teacher leadership.  Second, and just as important, our interactions are daily, even hourly. We are not prisoners of time and location.  We can instantly connect with one another to get insight, practical advice, and language to use while working with teachers. I've lost count of the number times I've used something I learned from the community when working with teachers, administrators, or schools. ABPC Participant
    43. 48. The invaluable technological knowledge gained from this experience is the most important aspect of the program. With this knowledge, I am now able to engage students and expand their technological literacy as well. Amy Lowe George Hall Elementary The professional dialogue that evolved in our VLC from the Elluminate sessions has been very purposeful. Also, the sharing of tools and how different teachers have used them has helped us to determine our growth goals. Dottie Montgomery Winterboro School This experience has helped me grow more professionally than just about anything I have experienced in a very long time. I feel more confident about myself and more inspired. I have been teaching many years. Though I considered myself an excellent teacher, I have not been where I should be in regards to moving forward in this 21st Century. I now feel as if I am on my way!! Charlotte Wilson Vestavia Hills Elementary East
    44. 50. Blogs and RSS My Blog Video about Blogging RSS
    45. 51. Wikis Tech Enhanced Learning 21 st Century Teaching and Learning EduBloggerCon 21 st Century Collaborative Wiki Look at What We Can Build When We Work Together!
    46. 52. Virtual Communities Ning Tapped In
    47. 54. Questions or Comments? What concerns, questions, reactions do you have so far about using these emerging technologies in your classroom or organization?