The net effect nbsb presentation june 29 2010


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This presentation was delivered to the IT manages of the school districts of New Brunswick. It complimented a white paper and was developed for them to drive further consensus across their stakeholders of administration, educators, students and parents.

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The net effect nbsb presentation june 29 2010

  1. 1. Technology & Education<br />Accelerating Today's Access to Tools for Tomorrow's Achievements<br />
  2. 2. The Question<br />Is it reasonable to assume that we can significantly improve teaching and learning?<br />How can technology be used to do this?<br />
  3. 3. We’ll address these topics…<br />Why do we need technology?<br />What are the educational ingredients for success?<br />How should we go about implementing it?<br />
  4. 4. Do you recognize this Classroom?<br />
  5. 5. Or this?<br />
  6. 6. An excellent environment for..<br />Listening<br />Taking notes<br />Reading<br />Taking exams<br />Very Efficient<br />Marginally Effective<br />Teacher Led Instruction<br />Passive Learning<br />
  7. 7. Great for getting jobs like...<br />
  8. 8. What about this classroom?<br />
  9. 9. We are currently preparingstudents for jobs that don’t yet exist…<br />
  10. 10. usingtechnologies that haven’t been invented . . .<br />
  11. 11. in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.<br />
  12. 12. We must educate for this...<br />
  13. 13. Begin with the 21st Century student<br />
  14. 14. Today’s Children Multitask<br />They are distracted and focused<br />
  15. 15. They need 21st Century skills<br />Critical thinking – sound reasoning<br />Global awareness<br />Communication<br />Information literacy<br />Scientific reasoning<br />Creativity<br />Source: Technology in Schools: What the Research Says (2006)<br />
  16. 16. To meet 21st Century needs - a pedagogical switch is taking place<br />
  17. 17. Cultivating this requires an effective pedagogy<br />Retention<br />Source: William Glasser<br />
  18. 18. Can we combine the pedagogical with the technological?<br />
  19. 19. The Technology-enabled Shift<br />Teacher becomes a facilitator<br />Interdependent learning becomes collaborative<br />Students take control of their learning  ACTIVE Learners<br /> Technology can assist Teachers in providing an environment conducive to ACTIVE learning<br />
  20. 20. Some Technology Benefits<br />Students are more motivated to learn<br />Attendance increases<br />Engagement improves<br />Grades improve<br />Improved communication between school and home<br />Improved staff productivity<br /><ul><li>Provide students with 21st century job skills
  21. 21. Increased school profile
  22. 22. Improved student achievement</li></li></ul><li>Disruption or Replacement?<br />
  23. 23. Improvements in Writing (2005)<br />Source: 1-1 Learning: A Review and Analysis by the Metiri Group<br />…in British Columbia a one-to-one computing study finds that students<br />who use laptop computers to complete their writing assignments can boost their<br />English scores by an average of 30 percent. Source: eSchool News Online<br />
  24. 24. But where can Technology create the disruption needed to make the leap forward we need?<br />
  25. 25. Here<br />
  26. 26. And of course here.<br />
  27. 27. most of which are outside the classroom…<br />
  28. 28. So, what is the crucial enabler of disruptive education?<br />
  29. 29. Where are students learning today?<br />
  30. 30. So is it this?<br />
  31. 31. or this?<br />
  32. 32. Computers are not disruptiveif they are not connected. <br />
  33. 33. An Example<br />Over 240 schools across the state have received laptop computers <br />Teachers recruited to develop a state-wide professional development course related to technology integration <br />All 7th and 8th Grade students enabled with a laptop to reduce the digital divide.<br />Network access implemented across the state. <br />Via the internet Students, teachers, administrators and partners have equitable shares in education. <br />“I like Social Studies more because last year was before we had them we just kind of used the textbooks, but now we get to go on the Internet and actually, you know, some speeches that we have we can find on the Internet and on WorldBook and that makes it a lot more interesting.” - student quote<br />
  34. 34. Many technology layers are needed for success<br />
  35. 35. Success metrics<br />Define what you need to provide then acquire the software you need to do so. <br />Develop, deploy and maintain a robust, scalable network. <br />Invest in the human element. <br />Be financially responsible.<br />Sometimes take a walk. <br />
  36. 36. Learn from others….<br />…and more<br />
  37. 37. how to build the perfect 21 Century teacher…<br />
  38. 38. Thank You.<br />Any Questions?<br />
  39. 39. Recommended Reading<br />
  40. 40. References, Resources and Recommended Reading<br />The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®)<br />HP’s Teacher Experience Program<br />D-Link and Education:<br />Eastern Townships School Board Launches Canada’s First Board-wide Laptop Program<br />Disrupting Class<br />Maine Learning Technology Initiative<br />Overview of Technology in Florida’sK-12 Public School System School<br />1 to 1 Learning: A Review and Analysis by the Metiri Group<br />Laptops for Learning Final Report and Recommendations of the Laptops for Learning Task Force March 22, 2004<br />Global Higher Education Report 2005<br />The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario<br />ESRI Canada<br />Canadian Network for Innovation in Education CNIE<br />A Snapshot State of the Nation Study: K-12 Online Learning in Canada<br />'s Channel<br />Wikipedia<br /><br /><br />Canadian School Library Association (CSLA)<br />Education Evolving<br />Wireless Generation<br />Democracy in Education<br />Joel H. Spring (multiple sources)<br />A Nation at Risk, U.S. Department of Education<br />U.S. Department of Education<br />Council of Ministers of Education, Canada<br />