Are you Ready for Leading in the 21st Century It isn’t just “coming”… it has arrived! And schools who aren’t redefining themselves, risk becoming irrelevant in preparing students for the future.
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0 Singularity
By the year 2011 80% of all Fortune 500 companies will be using immersive worlds – Gartner Vice President Jackie Fenn
Trends that Drive the Need for Change Trend 1 – Social and intellectual capital are the new economic values in the world economy. This new economy will be held together and advanced through the building of relationships. Unleashing and connecting the collective knowledge, ideas, and experiences of people creates and heightens value. Source : Journal of School Improvement, Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2002 http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/wallaradistrict/files/links/Ten_Trends_Educating_Child.pdf
Trend 7 – Technology will increase the speed of communication and the pace of advancement or decline. Using participatory media educators will help today’s students shape tomorrow’s world. Teachers will become partners with students- using learning communities to open the classroom to the world. They will deal with real world problems and opportunities while gaining a global perspective.
Personal Learning Networks Community-- in and out of the classroom Are you “clickable”- Are your students?
“ Schools are a node on the network of learning.”
Mutual accountability Mandated accountability School improvement as a requirement School improvement as an option Teaching as a collaborative practice Teaching as a private event A learning focus A teaching focus Shifting To Shifting From
FORMAL INFORMAL You go where the bus goes You go where you choose Jay Cross – Internet Time
Rethinking Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Multiliterate </li></ul><ul><li>Change in pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Change in the way classrooms are managed </li></ul><ul><li>A move from deficit based instruction to strength based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and communication Inside and Outside the classroom </li></ul>
Spending most of your time in your area of weakness—while it will improve your skills, perhaps to a level of “average”—will NOT produce excellence This approach does NOT tap into student motivation or lead to student engagement The biggest challenge facing us as educators: how to engage the hearts and minds of the learners