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
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.
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
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?
The Power of Reflection www.weebly.com Log in as User name - kpsrocks Password - story09 User e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Click on your page Start blogging! What inspires you? How will you ensure “shiny eyes” this year? What seeds will you be planting? How?
Adept in social, cultural, creative, physical, ecological, economic and technological literacies
Session 2 Kps orientation 2009 21st Century Teaching & Learning
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
20th Century 21st century Time-based Focus: memorization of discrete facts Lessons focus on the lower level of Bloom’s– passive learning Textbook-driven 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 Outcome-based 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: http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/20th_vs_21st_Century_Classroom.htm
You Must You Should You Will We Might We Could What If…
Some 21st Century Technology Definitions Web 2.0 Social Networking Personal Learning Networks Wikis Nings Twitter Voice Thread Blogging Digital Media
Digital Age Surveys How are your 21st century teaching and learning skills? Please visit http://loticonnection.com/ Click on Take the Free Digital Age Survey Register for Free Log in and password are both: hawaii Take the Survey Save your Results
The Power of Reflection www.weebly.com Log in as User name - kpsrocks Password - story09 User e-mail - email@example.com 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?
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
Find a partner Tell them about a time that you acquired a bruise, scar or broken limb Listen to their story Bruised Brag
WHY STORY? WHY NOW? 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.
DEFINING DIGITAL STORYTELLING 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.
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
SKYPE WITH JASON OHLER Check out his web-site! http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/index.cfm A Brief Clip Synthesizing Jason’s Expertise http://symposium.adeta.org/ What questions do we have?
The Power of Reflection www.weebly.com Log in as User name - kpsrocks Password - story09 User e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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
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 KPS PROGRESS REPORT
FACULTY MEETING AGENDA 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?
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 Germ-X Sick kids sent home, should be cleared by office before returning to school
KPS Digital Tools Gmail - Overview Faculty Web Learning A-Z Digital Storytelling Blog
GMAIL Logging In through the KPS home page or by going to http://mail.google.com/a/kauaipacific.org 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
Faculty Web – School Management Software Logging In Use Firefox or Explorer www.renweb.com Support Faculty access Log In District Code: - KE-HI School Name Staff Member Password Adding Lesson Plans /Homework Developing Class Web Page E-mail Feature Report Card