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Dimensions of-change

  1. 1. Housekeeping One thing you need to write down— http://21stcenturylearning.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Some statistics- - 1 billion people on the Internet - 57 million blogs, 1.7 million posts a day. -50 new blog sites created every minute “None of the top 10 jobs that will exist in 2010 exist today." -- Richard Riley, (Former US Sec. of Ed.) A Changing World "Jobs in the new economy--the ones that won't get outsourced or automated--"put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, seeing patterns where other people see only chaos." -- Marc Tucker, (an author of the skills-commission report and president of the National Center on Education and the Economy*
  4. 4. Source: enGauge 21st Century Skills
  5. 5. "Technological change is not additive, its ecological. A new technology does not change something, it changes everything" [Neil Postman] Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com
  6. 6. Shift in Learning = New Possibilities Shift from emphasis on teaching… To an emphasis on co-learning
  7. 7. Rethinking Teaching and Learning 1. Multiliterate 2. Changing Demographic 3. Active Content Creators 4. Collaboration and Communication 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.
  8. 8. 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.tntdevelopment.org/resources/preparing_students.pdf
  9. 9. What do we need to unlearn? Example: * I need to unlearn that classrooms are physical spaces. * I need to unlearn that learning is an event with a start and stop time to a lesson. The Empire Strikes Back: LUKE: Master, moving stones around is one thing. This is to different. YODA: No! No different! Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned.
  10. 10. Time Travel Lewis Perelman, author of School's Out (1992). Perelman argues that schools are out of sync with technological change: ...the technological gap between the school environment and the "real world" is growing so wide, so fast that the classroom experience is on the way to becoming not merely unproductive but increasingly irrelevant to normal human existence (p.215). Seymour Papert (1993) In the wake of the startling growth of science and technology in our recent past, some areas of human activity have undergone megachange. Telecommunications, entertainment and transportation, as well as medicine, are among them. School is a notable example of an area that has not(p.2).
  11. 11. Participatory web culture Web 2.0 culture: Pull School culture: Push learner-driven instructor-driven Process focus Event focus Content defined by learner’s perception of need Content mandated by others’ perception of need Relationships, conversation Courses, workshops
  12. 12. Teacher 2.0 The Emergent 21st Century Teacher Teacher 2.0 Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com
  13. 13. “Schools are a node on the network of learning.”
  14. 14. Personal Learning Networks Community-- in and out of the classroom Are you “clickable”- Are your students?
  15. 15. What about the world and society has changed since you went to school? What about students has changed since you went to school? What about schools has changed or not changed since you went to school? What should School 2.0 look like in order to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner?