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  • 27 Inspirations Handout
  • Alphabetical line up by C’s….
  • On a poster, create a visual with Denise or dance with Mauli that represents our mission and core values…….. Contribute and Have fun!..
  • Go over the welcome pack and what it all means….
  • Let’s Plant
  • Handout here – Which classroom would be more likely to evoke shiny eyes? How do we get to the 21st century classroom? Have the entire framework – point it out in packet – ask them to highlight the ones that resonate most with them in terms of learning outcomes…
  • Give each person one to look up and define for the group…
  • Preview Tuesday – Digital Storytelling Session……Accreditation Session
  • Daniel Pink Book – Quote a bit from it – mark some pages
  • Give out handout
  • Preview Tuesday – Digital Storytelling Session……Accreditation Session
  • Find one lesson you can use during the first month of school, review it, download it and be ready to share with the others….Human Body Unit, Energy Sources, Family etc. Books – pick a site, any site…


  • 1. Spend the rest of your life in possibility. Carry the sacred flame of possibility to the next generation.Ben Zander, Conductor Boston Philharmonic & author of The Art of Possibility
    KPS Teacher Orientation Fall 2009
  • 2. 27 Inspirations
  • 3. KPS Mission
    The mission of Kaua’i Pacific School is:
    To ignite a passion for life long learning and service by developing caring, curious and confident children.
  • 4. KPS Core Values
    Our Core Values inspire our children to be:
    Successful 21st Century Learners
    Inquiring, engaged and collaborative
    Innovative, adaptable and self-reliant
    Adept in social, cultural, creative, physical, ecological, economic and technological literacies
    Exemplary Stewards of Sustainability
    Contributing to ‘green’ communities.
    Developing deep connections between man and nature
    Honoring oneself and one’s environment
    Humble Citizens of our Global Community
    Appreciating diversity, equality and justice
    Serving locally and globally with kindness & generosity of spirit
    Practicing Hawaiian cultural values and traditions
  • 5. Vision vs. Goals
    The difference between planning with vision and planning with goals - only the former really makes people’s eyes shine.
    – Benjamin Zander
    Questions to ponder –
    Who am I being when the eyes of my students are shining?
    How can I access that part of myself more often?
    What seeds will I plant this year?
  • 6. The Power of Reflection
    Log in as
    User name - kpsrocks
    Password - story09
    User e-mail -
    Click on your page
    Start blogging!
    What inspires you?
    How will you ensure “shiny eyes” this year?
    What seeds will you be planting? How?
  • 7. Successful 21st Century Learners
    • Inquiring, engaged and collaborative
    • 8. Innovative, adaptable and self-reliant
    • 9. Adept in social, cultural, creative, physical, ecological, economic and technological literacies
    Session 2
    Kps orientation 2009
    21st Century Teaching & Learning
  • 10. What is 21st century learning?
    Try to define 21st century learning in less than 25 words! Hint – make a graphic organizer!
    How does this compare to 21st century teaching?
    Let’s watch some video clips:
    What is the next generation learning?
    A Brave New World Wide Web
  • 11. 20th Century
    21st century
    Focus:  memorization of discrete facts
    Lessons focus on the lower level of Bloom’s– passive learning
    Passive learning
    Learners work in isolation – classroom within 4 walls
    Teacher-centered:  teacher is center of attention and provider of information
    Little to no student freedom
    Fragmented curriculum
    Focus:  what students Know, Can Do and Are Like after all the details are forgotten.
    Learning is designed on upper levels of Blooms’ - Active Learning
    Learners work collaboratively with classmates and others around the world – the Global Classroom
    Student-centered:  teacher is facilitator/coach
    Great deal of student freedom
    Integrated and Interdisciplinary curriculum
    The Shift in Teaching and LearningSource:
  • 12.
  • 13. You Must
    You Should
    You Will
    We Might
    We Could
    What If…
  • 14. Some 21st Century Technology Definitions
    Web 2.0
    Social Networking
    Personal Learning Networks
    Voice Thread
    Digital Media
  • 15. Digital Age Surveys
    How are your 21st century teaching and learning skills?
    Please visit
    Click on Take the Free Digital Age Survey
    Register for Free
    Log in and password are both: hawaii
    Take the Survey
    Save your Results
  • 16. The Power of Reflection
    Log in as
    User name - kpsrocks
    Password - story09
    User e-mail -
    Start blogging!
    What did you learn today about 21st century teaching and learning?
    What is the biggest difference between a 20th and 21st century classroom?
    What is your initial reaction to the Digital Age Survey? How did you do? Were you surprised? Relieved? Stressed?
  • 17. I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it.
    – Jason Ohler
    KPS Orientation, session 3
    Digital Storytelling Part 1
  • 18. Find a partner
    Tell them about a time that you acquired a bruise, scar or broken limb
    Listen to their story
    Bruised Brag
    According to Andreas Weigend, former Chief Scientist at Amazon, in 2009, more data will be generated by individuals than in the entire history of mankind through 2008. Information overload is more serious than ever. 
    Story is an ancient form of transmitting cultural wisdom.
    Story is how we make sense of the world and remember things.
    We need story to help us filter through and make sense of the growing mass of content we are exposed to every day.
    We need story to help us connect with one another across time and space.
    What the heck do we mean by digital storytelling?
    1.Try to define Digital Storytelling as you understand it in this moment on an index card.
    2. Now Google any or all of the following
    Digital Storytelling – definition
    Digital Storytelling - David Jakes
    Digital Storytelling - Jason Ohler
    3. With a partner, come up with a definition in less than 10 words to share with the larger group.
  • 21.
  • 22. What were your takeaways?
    What surprised you?
    What are you excited about?
    what are you nervous about?
    What support do you need?
    What burning questions do you have?
    Digital Storytelling Takeaways
    Check out his web-site!
    A Brief Clip Synthesizing Jason’s Expertise
    What questions do we have?
  • 24. The Power of Reflection
    Log in as
    User name - kpsrocks
    Password - story09
    User e-mail -
    Start blogging!
    Respond to any or all of these questions…
    Why story? Why now?
    What does Digital Storytelling mean to you right now?
    How do you plan on getting started with it?
    What are you excited about? What are you nervous about?
  • 25. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Tony Robbins 
    Kps Orientation session 4
    Accreditation Matters
  • 26. In 2007, we received a three year accreditation meaning we need a progress report visit in spring 2010..
    We need to respond to all the recommendations from 2007 and update all the chapters to include any significant changes…
    This is a great time to go back to our mission, values and goals and refine the strategic plan we created in spring 2009
    How will we build community this year?
    Team Building Activities Brainstorm
    In your classes/as a whole school
    Meet the Teachers – Ideas?
    Plan the whole school first day activity – Ideas?
    Affective Curriculum
    Morning Meeting
    Kokua Reflection
    Card System
    Three questions – What are you working on? How’s it going? What will you do next?
  • 28. Faculty Meeting Agenda - continued
    Daily Routines
    Before School Routine
    On the Playground
    Pick up Routine
    Swine Flu Precautions
    Handwashingas a group
    Coughing in the elbow
    Sick kids sent home, should be cleared by office before returning to school
  • 29. KPS Digital Tools
    Gmail - Overview
    Faculty Web
    Learning A-Z
    Digital Storytelling Blog
  • 30. GMAIL
    Logging In through the KPS home page or by going to
    Checking and Organizing E-Mail – labels/searching
    Calendar – put the faculty meetings on your calendar
    Documents – create your welcome back letter using Google Docs
    Sites – Add a resource
  • 31. Faculty Web – School Management Software
    Logging In
    Use Firefox or Explorer
    Faculty access
    Log In
    District Code: - KE-HI
    School Name
    Staff Member
    Adding Lesson Plans /Homework
    Developing Class Web Page
    E-mail Feature
    Report Card
  • 32. Learning A-Z
    Reading A-Z
    Vocabulary A-Z
    Writing A-Z
    Science A-Z
    Log in: kpsrocks
    Password: marina 97
    Click on your page