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, del.icio.us, 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.
Welcome and Introductions Web site Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [email_address] http://www.21stcenturycollaborative.com http://21stcenturylearning.typepad.com/blog /
Housekeeping Podcast server and log-in issues- Rick Shuffle Questions? - Tony Workshop Wiki - create free account http:// www.wikispaces.com /site/for/teachers (Don't create wiki yet) and request to join http://21stcenturylearning.wikispaces.com Twitter Camp - register for free acct. http:// twitter.com and add snbeach and hsnf as a friend Workshop Blog - leave your intro as a comment http://21stcenturylearning.typepad.com/hsnf
Overarching Goals 1. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE - For you to go back and change at least one thing your are doing in your typical practice in the classroom. 2. To expose you to several tools and strategies used to make connections with content experts beyond the four walls of your classroom. 3. To network you with some of the most widely recognized 21st Century learners/teachers in the blogosphere for ongoing professional development.
Overarching Goals 4. To establish a virtual community of practice where you can continue to connect with each other long after the workshop ends. 5. To help you become comfortable with and create your own blog, wiki, podcasts and other social networking accounts in an effort to help you gain ownership. You cannot give away what you do not own. 6. To promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning.
Getting to Know You… Developing your team’s identity Wiki Know How http://21stcenturylearning.wikispaces.com/Notes+Page
In Small Groups- Please Discuss the Following… <ul><li>Web tools you and your school/district use for professional development or learning? </li></ul><ul><li>How has society changed/remained the same since your parents went to school? </li></ul><ul><li>How has school changed/remained the same since your parents went to school? </li></ul><ul><li>Speculate on what you think the School of the Future looks like. Classroom 2.0, School 2.0, or Teacher 2.0 </li></ul>Wiki Know How Note Taker: http://21stcenturylearning.wikispaces.com
iPods in Vending Machines Signs of the Times….
<ul><li>What do you need to know, when most of recorded knowledge is a mouse-click away? </li></ul>In light of this…what do students still need to memorize?
<ul><li>How do we prepare our students for jobs that don’t yet exist- - </li></ul>using technologies that haven’t yet been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet?
<ul><li>What does it do to the value of information, when everyone is a producer and knowledge isn’t static anymore? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How do we balance safety and access in order to empower our students with such prevailing skills? </li></ul>
Are you Ready for 21st Century Teaching and Learning? 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
<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." -- Richard Riley , (Former US Sec. of Ed.) </li></ul>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*
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
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.
Creativity Creativity is now as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status. If you're not prepared to be wrong then you will never come up with anything original. We don't grow into creativity we grow out of it, or rather, we get educated out of it.
Two Perspectives Tom Carroll, NCTAF Peter Vaill Antioch University http://sxnuss.people.wm.edu/tom_carroll.swf http://sxnuss.people.wm.edu/peter_vaill.swf
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).
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.
Multi-Literate Teacher <ul><li>A multiliterate teacher understands the many ways that technology interacts and intertwines with academic and interpersonal life, and actively learns how to gain control over those aspects impacting teaching, social, and professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiliterate individuals are aware of the pitfalls inherent in technology while striving for empowerment through effective strategies for first discerning and then taking advantage of those aspects of changing technologies most appropriate to their situations. </li></ul>
Multi-Literate Teacher <ul><li>These strategies include managing, processing, and interpreting a constant influx of information, filtering what is useful, and then enhancing the learning environment with the most appropriate applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Not teaching students, but helping them learn. Using global connections to assist in that process. </li></ul>
Connections <ul><li>Because the Net connects people to each other and impassions and empowers through those connections- it is the perfect tool for instruction. </li></ul>
Active Content Creators On Andrew Churches’ Blog He takes a stab at a 21 st Century tools match-up with the new Bloom’s. http:// www.bloglines.com/blog/andrewch?id =4
Teacher 2.0 The Emergent 21 st Century Teacher Teacher 2.0 Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com
<ul><li>Book-based to Web-based </li></ul>Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com
FORMAL INFORMAL You go where the bus goes You go where you choose Jay Cross – Internet Time
ONLINE DEVELOPMENT Choice Multiple perspectives
What will be our legacy… <ul><li>Bertelsmann Foundation Report: The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Area: Civil War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Group taught using Sage on the Stage methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Group taught using innovative applications of technology and project-based instructional models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End of the Study, both groups given identical teacher-constructed tests of their knowledge of the Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Question: Which group did better? </li></ul>
Answer… <ul><li>No significant test differences were found </li></ul>
However… One Year Later <ul><ul><li>Students in the traditional group could recall almost nothing about the historical content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students in the traditional group defined history as: “the record of the facts of the past” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students in the digital group “displayed elaborate concepts and ideas that they had extended to other areas of history” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students in the digital group defined history as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ a process of interpreting the past from different perspectives” </li></ul></ul></ul>
The truth is that parents of children with technology access at home will ensure that their children have this information advantage. Who will ensure that the children of poverty are given an equal opportunity?
Real Question is this: Are we willing to change- to risk change- to meet the needs of the precious folks we serve? Can you accept that Change (with a “big” C) is sometimes a messy process and that learning new things together is going to require some tolerance for ambiguity.
International Virtual Speed Dating Web 2.0 Style 10 tables 5 participants at each table 1 International Web 2.0 using educator Task: Take 1 min each to say: Your name, your role, Something you like, learned, or will use so far… Guest will intro themselves Ask questions 1-2 min transition 4 times repeated
Questions or Comments? What concerns, questions, reactions do you have so far about using these emerging technologies in your classroom or organization?