Presented	  by	  Dr.	  TJ	  Farler	      August	  20,	  2012	  
August	  20,	  2012	  
•  Take	  an	  ac;ve	     role.	  •  Share	  what	  you	     know.	  •  Prepare	  to	     make	  a	     difference!	  	  
What	  does	  the	  future	  hold?	  
1.  Compe;;on	  in	  a	      global	  market,	      outsourcing	  of	      jobs,	  and	  lack	  of	      an	  educated	  a...
2.	  	  	  Only	  30	  –	  40%	  of	  the	  households	  in	  a	  community	  will	  have	  school	  aged	  children	  
3.	  	  Finding	  qualified	  teachers,	  retaining	  new,	  young	  teachers	  beyond	  three	  years	  in	  the	  system,...
4.  Texas	  is	  #6	  in	  the	  na;on	  in	  student	      growth.	  	  •  The	  general	  student	  popula;on	  in	     ...
•  Using	  your	  phone	  	  with	  the	  online	     tool:	  	  POLL	  EVERYWHERE,	  instant	     audience	  feedback.	  ...
•  Industrial/Factory	     sedng	  	  •  Agricultural	  calendar	  for	     school	  year	  	  •  Weed	  out	  	      –  H...
Theis here.
 	  
In	  the	  founda;on	  of	  the	  visual	    	  Educa;onal	  Leaders	  Roles	  -­‐	  	           q 	  	  	  Standards	  a...
•  Customized	  and	     Individualized	  	         –  Digital	  Na;ves	  	         –  Their	  world	  (music,	  cars)	  	...
•  Customized	  and	     Individualized	  	         –  What	  tools	  are	  in	            development?	         –  What	 ...
The	  Student	  Voice	     – Choice	     – Collabora;on	     – Learning	  Style	  
•  Flexibility	  	      Online	  courses	  so	  that	      students	  have	  more	      opportunity	  to	  take	      elec...
• Tools	  to	    maximize	    learning	  	  
•  Communica;on	  with	     our	  community	  in	  terms	     of	  today’s	  classrooms	  	      –  Schools	  are	  differe...
•  Collabora;ve	  –	     Challenging	  –	     Inquisi;ve	  	  •  Learning	  is	     meaningful	  and	     valued	  by	  th...
•  Tools	  and	  Skills	  	  
•  Crea;ng	  and	  Designing	  	  
•  Date	  rich	  and	  informa;on	  rich	  	  	  
•  Collabora;ve	  	  	  
1.  More	  ;me	  and	                    1.	      opportuni;es	  to	  plan,	           	      design,	  and	  collaborate	...
3.  Flipping	  the	  classroom	  –	           3.	      Homework	  becomes	  the	                  	      “direct	  teach”	...
•  Using	  your	  phone	  -­‐	  	  
Curriculum	  –	  Leadership	  -­‐	  Community	  
•  Interdependence	       –	  our	  schools,	       our	  community,	       the	  global	       community	  	  	  
•  The	  most	  important	     factor	  –	  the	  teacher	  and	     the	  learning	  in	  the	     classroom	  •  I	  use...
View	  more	  messages	  in	  a	  slide	  show	  on	  the	  PTISD	  web.	  
August	  20,	  2012	  
Dr. Farler Slideshow 2012 Convocation
Dr. Farler Slideshow 2012 Convocation
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Dr. Farler Slideshow 2012 Convocation

  1. 1. Presented  by  Dr.  TJ  Farler   August  20,  2012  
  2. 2. August  20,  2012  
  3. 3. •  Take  an  ac;ve   role.  •  Share  what  you   know.  •  Prepare  to   make  a   difference!    
  4. 4. What  does  the  future  hold?  
  5. 5. 1.  Compe;;on  in  a   global  market,   outsourcing  of   jobs,  and  lack  of   an  educated  and   skilled  work  force   in  the  US  
  6. 6. 2.      Only  30  –  40%  of  the  households  in  a  community  will  have  school  aged  children  
  7. 7. 3.    Finding  qualified  teachers,  retaining  new,  young  teachers  beyond  three  years  in  the  system,  and  retaining  our  master  teachers  
  8. 8. 4.  Texas  is  #6  in  the  na;on  in  student   growth.    •  The  general  student  popula;on  in   Texas  public  schools  grew  by  11.1%   between  school  years  2005-­‐  2010.  •  The  largest  percent  of  growth  seen   among  low  income  and  minority   children.  •  85,000+  new  students  enter  Texas   schools  each  year.  
  9. 9. •  Using  your  phone    with  the  online   tool:    POLL  EVERYWHERE,  instant   audience  feedback.  •  hap://www.polleverywhere.com  
  10. 10. •  Industrial/Factory   sedng    •  Agricultural  calendar  for   school  year    •  Weed  out     –  High  School  Dropouts  –   not  even  discussed   before  1980’s  –  “A   Na;on  at  Risk”  report  •  Rank  and  sort  (GPA,   SAT/ACT  tes;ng)    
  11. 11. Theis here.
  12. 12.    
  13. 13. In  the  founda;on  of  the  visual    Educa;onal  Leaders  Roles  -­‐     q       Standards  and  Assessment   q       Curriculum  and  Instruc;on   q       Professional  Development   q       Learning  Environment    
  14. 14. •  Customized  and   Individualized     –  Digital  Na;ves     –  Their  world  (music,  cars)     –  Our  instruc;onal  sedngs?       •  Innova;on   •  Challenge  and  Rigor   •  Engagement  and     Persistence  when  Work  is   Difficult   •  Personal  Investment  by  the   Student      
  15. 15. •  Customized  and   Individualized     –  What  tools  are  in   development?   –  What  will  our  classrooms   look  like  over  the  next   decade?    
  16. 16. The  Student  Voice   – Choice   – Collabora;on   – Learning  Style  
  17. 17. •  Flexibility     Online  courses  so  that   students  have  more   opportunity  to  take   elec;ves  and  career   pathway  courses    
  18. 18. • Tools  to   maximize   learning    
  19. 19. •  Communica;on  with   our  community  in  terms   of  today’s  classrooms     –  Schools  are  different   today  than  when  their   parents  were  in  school.   –  Our  students  are   different,  too.  
  20. 20. •  Collabora;ve  –   Challenging  –   Inquisi;ve    •  Learning  is   meaningful  and   valued  by  the   learner  •  Learning  and  the   environment   cul;vates  curiosity   in  the  learner    
  21. 21. •  Tools  and  Skills    
  22. 22. •  Crea;ng  and  Designing    
  23. 23. •  Date  rich  and  informa;on  rich      
  24. 24. •  Collabora;ve      
  25. 25. 1.  More  ;me  and   1.   opportuni;es  to  plan,     design,  and  collaborate       with  horizontal  teams   (campus)  and  ver;cal     teams  (district)    2.  Training  that  shows  how   2.           to  design  instruc;on   that  incorporates   students’  use  of   technology  devices  
  26. 26. 3.  Flipping  the  classroom  –   3.   Homework  becomes  the     “direct  teach”  and     discussion  and  applica;on   happen  during  class  ;me      4.  Inquiry  processes  such  as   4.           Project  Based  Learning   that  provide  students  with   real  world  problems  and   challenges  while  using  in   cross-­‐curricular  skills  in  a   collabora;ve  sedng  
  27. 27. •  Using  your  phone  -­‐    
  28. 28. Curriculum  –  Leadership  -­‐  Community  
  29. 29. •  Interdependence   –  our  schools,   our  community,   the  global   community      
  30. 30. •  The  most  important   factor  –  the  teacher  and   the  learning  in  the   classroom  •  I  used  to  do….    •  Now  I  am  commiaed  to   doing….  
  31. 31. View  more  messages  in  a  slide  show  on  the  PTISD  web.  
  32. 32. August  20,  2012  
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