Dr. Farler Slideshow 2012 ConvocationPresentation Transcript
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 and skilled work force in the US
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, and retaining our master teachers
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.
• Using your phone with the online tool: POLL EVERYWHERE, instant audience feedback. • hap://www.polleverywhere.com
• 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)
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
• 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
• Customized and Individualized – What tools are in development? – What will our classrooms look like over the next decade?
The Student Voice – Choice – Collabora;on – Learning Style
• Flexibility Online courses so that students have more opportunity to take elec;ves and career pathway courses
• Tools to maximize learning
• 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.
• Collabora;ve – Challenging – Inquisi;ve • Learning is meaningful and valued by the learner • Learning and the environment cul;vates curiosity in the learner
• Tools and Skills
• Crea;ng and Designing
• Date rich and informa;on rich
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
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
• 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 used to do…. • Now I am commiaed to doing….
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