Learning in a Networked WorldSchooling in an Era of AbundanceWill Richardsonwill@willrichardson.comwillrichardson.com@will...
todaysmeet.com/dobbsferry
“It was the best of times,     it was the worst of times,     it was the age of wisdom,it was the age of foolishness...”  ...
“It was the best of times,it was the age of wisdom,              Charles Dickens
Jacob Arnott14-year old Editor in Chief
it was the worst of times,it was the age of foolishness...”                    Charles Dickens
Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?
Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?a) island locationb) volcanoesc) monsoonsd) permafrost
Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?a) island locationb) volcanoesc) monsoonsd) permafrost
2011 NY State Regents Exam for World Geography:Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?a) isla...
CHANGE
“The change we are inthe middle of isn’t minor    and it isn’t optional.”                 Clay Shirky
Scarcity
ScarcityABUNDANCE
ABUNDANCE OF...    Information        Tools      Opinions       People        Data     Resources       Media       More...
ABUNDANCE OF...             (Kids’ Version)              Games              Videos             Networks              Texts...
...WHICH IS CHANGING        Media        Politics      Journalism       Medicine        Books       Business        Music...
...WHICH IS CHANGING      ...Education
...A world marked by “ubiquitous computing,  ubiquitous information, ubiquitous networks, at  unlimited speed, about every...
...WHICH IS CHANGING       Examples
ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.
ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.Is Changing Us.
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carcity SAbu   ndan          ce               bit.ly/MZmNDy
Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, U. of Va, Duke, Rice, Johns Hopkins,Stamford, U. of Washington, U. of Illinois, U. of Edinburgh, U...
Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, U. of Va, Duke, Rice, Johns Hopkins,Stamford, U. of Washington, U. of Illinois, U. of Edinburgh, U...
ABUNDANCE Is changing:
ABUNDANCE       Is changing:How we define an education.
ABUNDANCE       Is changing:How we define an education. How we get an education.
ABUNDANCE       Is changing:How we define an education. How we get an education.Where we get an education.
ABUNDANCE       Is changing:How we define an education. How we get an education.Where we get an education.When we get an ed...
ABUNDANCE         Is changing:  How we define an education.   How we get an education.  Where we get an education.   When w...
“We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that  is provided for us, and toward theidea that an educa...
2020?
ABUNDANCEChanges the rules.
“There’s no competitive advantage todayin knowing more than the person next to    you. The world doesn’t care what you    ...
change
CHANGE
NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere
NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere        2. Teachers are Everywhere
NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere        2. Teachers are Everywhere            3. Data is Everywhere
NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere        2. Teachers are Everywhere            3. Data is Everywhere   ...
NEW REALITIES    Individuals   (Apprenticeships)
NEW REALITIES    Individuals   (Apprenticeships)     Groups     (Classrooms)
NEW REALITIES    Individuals   (Apprenticeships)     Groups     (Classrooms)    Networks        (VLEs)
“Networked Individualism”
NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere        2. Teachers are Everywhere            3. Data is Everywhere   ...
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bit.ly/LQ85go
change
CHANGE
KEY QUESTIONSDoes the primary value of school change when         these “New Realities” exist?
KEY QUESTIONSDo our roles as educators change when these           “New Realities” exist?
KEY QUESTIONS The answer to that question starts with:“What do we want our students to learn?”
KEY QUESTIONS“And what do you mean by ‘learning’?”
KEY QUESTIONS  “Higher student achievement?”“Improved student performance?”   “Better student outcomes?”       “College re...
KEY QUESTIONS“And what do you mean by ‘learning’?”              Discuss.
LEARNING IS                         creativity                    passion to know                application of knowledge ...
"Productive learning is the learningprocess which engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more. Absent wanting        to...
LEARNING IS                         creativity                    passion to know                application of knowledge ...
LEARNING IS                         creativity                    passion to know                application of knowledge ...
REMEMBER:“School” is where we get an “education,”     and an “education” is defined            by what we assess.
REMEMBER:And, if we don’t assess what we value,   we will value what we assess.
HarderDifficulty                                       Problem    to                                           Solving Asse...
Curiosity                                                                                                  Resilience     ...
“We are ‘optimizing the     measurable at the risk ofneglecting the immeasurable.’”                     Justin Reich
The “Immeasurable”                                                Curiosity                                               ...
KEY QUESTIONHow do we react in the face of rapid, radical         changes in the world?
BE BOLD
“The illiterate of the21st Century will not be those   who cannot read and write,        but those who cannot   learn, unl...
NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere        2. Teachers are Everywhere            3. Data is Everywhere   ...
UNLEARNINGSo, given these new realities,what do we have to “unlearn”?
UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas
UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas      1. Delivery
UNLEARNING         UnDelivery Idea:Produce knowledge instead of simply      consuming knowledge.
UNLEARNING      UnDelivery Idea:Let students create their own    paths to the standards.
UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas       1. Delivery    2. Competition
UNLEARNINGCompetition aaaaaaaa Co-operation
UNLEARNINGUnCompetiton Idea: Share Everything
UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas       1. Delivery    2. Competition    3. Assessment
UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book TestNot Open Phone...
UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book Test, Not Open Phone... ...Open Network
“The change we are in  the middle of isn’t minorand it isn’t optional EASY.”                  Clay Shirky
CHANGE...Starts With Us
CHANGEFive Part Process
CHANGE1. Understand: The contexts for change
CHANGE1. Understand: The contexts for change    2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement
“Today, instead of teaching them information, I wasteaching them how to learn.  And yet, I’m not surewhat my new role in t...
CHANGE    1. Understand: The contexts for change        2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learn...
ARE YOU LITERATE?• Develop proficiency with the tools of technology  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve  p...
CHANGE    1. Understand: The contexts for change        2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learn...
CHANGE    1. Understand: The contexts for change         2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own lear...
“It was the best of times,     it was the worst of times,     it was the age of wisdom,it was the age of foolishness...”  ...
“It was the best of times,it was the age of wisdom,              Charles Dickens
BE BOLD
“In times of change, learnersinherit the Earth, while the learned          find themselves beautifullyequipped to deal with...
THE END       Thanks!will@willrichardson.com       @willrich45   willrichardson.com
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    1. 1. Learning in a Networked WorldSchooling in an Era of AbundanceWill Richardsonwill@willrichardson.comwillrichardson.com@willrich45 bit.ly/KyQb6E
    2. 2. todaysmeet.com/dobbsferry
    3. 3. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,it was the age of foolishness...” Charles Dickens
    4. 4. “It was the best of times,it was the age of wisdom, Charles Dickens
    5. 5. Jacob Arnott14-year old Editor in Chief
    6. 6. it was the worst of times,it was the age of foolishness...” Charles Dickens
    7. 7. Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?
    8. 8. Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?a) island locationb) volcanoesc) monsoonsd) permafrost
    9. 9. Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?a) island locationb) volcanoesc) monsoonsd) permafrost
    10. 10. 2011 NY State Regents Exam for World Geography:Which geographic factor affected the development ofthe Gupta Empire?a) island locationb) volcanoesc) monsoonsd) permafrost
    11. 11. CHANGE
    12. 12. “The change we are inthe middle of isn’t minor and it isn’t optional.” Clay Shirky
    13. 13. Scarcity
    14. 14. ScarcityABUNDANCE
    15. 15. ABUNDANCE OF... Information Tools Opinions People Data Resources Media More...
    16. 16. ABUNDANCE OF... (Kids’ Version) Games Videos Networks Texts Hangouts(...and all sorts of other interesting stuff they don’t have access to at school.)
    17. 17. ...WHICH IS CHANGING Media Politics Journalism Medicine Books Business Music...
    18. 18. ...WHICH IS CHANGING ...Education
    19. 19. ...A world marked by “ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous information, ubiquitous networks, at unlimited speed, about everything, everywhere,from anywhere, on all kinds of devices that make it ridiculously easy to connect, organize, share, collect, collaborate and publish.” Michael Wesch
    20. 20. ...WHICH IS CHANGING Examples
    21. 21. ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.
    22. 22. ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.Is Changing Us.
    23. 23. bit.ly/MZmNDy
    24. 24. carcityS bit.ly/MZmNDy
    25. 25. carcityS bit.ly/MZmNDy
    26. 26. carcity SAbu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
    27. 27. carcity SInformation ≠ Education Abu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
    28. 28. carcity SAbu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
    29. 29. Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, U. of Va, Duke, Rice, Johns Hopkins,Stamford, U. of Washington, U. of Illinois, U. of Edinburgh, U. of Toronto, Princeton, U. of Penn.
    30. 30. Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, U. of Va, Duke, Rice, Johns Hopkins,Stamford, U. of Washington, U. of Illinois, U. of Edinburgh, U. of Toronto, Princeton, U. of Penn. “This is the tsunami.” --Richard DeMillo, Ga. Tech
    31. 31. ABUNDANCE Is changing:
    32. 32. ABUNDANCE Is changing:How we define an education.
    33. 33. ABUNDANCE Is changing:How we define an education. How we get an education.
    34. 34. ABUNDANCE Is changing:How we define an education. How we get an education.Where we get an education.
    35. 35. ABUNDANCE Is changing:How we define an education. How we get an education.Where we get an education.When we get an education.
    36. 36. ABUNDANCE Is changing: How we define an education. How we get an education. Where we get an education. When we get an education.From whom we get an education.
    37. 37. “We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.” Stephen Downes
    38. 38. 2020?
    39. 39. ABUNDANCEChanges the rules.
    40. 40. “There’s no competitive advantage todayin knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.” Tony Wagner
    41. 41. change
    42. 42. CHANGE
    43. 43. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere
    44. 44. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere
    45. 45. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere
    46. 46. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms
    47. 47. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships)
    48. 48. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships) Groups (Classrooms)
    49. 49. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships) Groups (Classrooms) Networks (VLEs)
    50. 50. “Networked Individualism”
    51. 51. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms 5. Learning is On Demand
    52. 52. bit.ly/MrjYw2
    53. 53. bit.ly/LQ85go
    54. 54. change
    55. 55. CHANGE
    56. 56. KEY QUESTIONSDoes the primary value of school change when these “New Realities” exist?
    57. 57. KEY QUESTIONSDo our roles as educators change when these “New Realities” exist?
    58. 58. KEY QUESTIONS The answer to that question starts with:“What do we want our students to learn?”
    59. 59. KEY QUESTIONS“And what do you mean by ‘learning’?”
    60. 60. KEY QUESTIONS “Higher student achievement?”“Improved student performance?” “Better student outcomes?” “College readiness?”
    61. 61. KEY QUESTIONS“And what do you mean by ‘learning’?” Discuss.
    62. 62. LEARNING IS creativity passion to know application of knowledge inquiry seeing patterns posing and answering questions understanding the world acquiring knowledge curiosity finding and solving problems making somethingunderstanding something you previously didn’t understand making connections changing your perspective on something synthesizing ideas adding new knowledge
    63. 63. "Productive learning is the learningprocess which engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more. Absent wanting to learn, the learning context is unproductive or counterproductive." Seymour Sarason
    64. 64. LEARNING IS creativity passion to know application of knowledge inquiry seeing patterns posing and answering questions Which of These do we Assess? understanding the world acquiring knowledge curiosity finding and solving problems making somethingunderstanding something you previously didn’t understand making connections changing your perspective on something synthesizing ideas adding new knowledge
    65. 65. LEARNING IS creativity passion to know application of knowledge inquiry seeing patterns posing and answering questions understanding the world acquiring knowledge curiosity finding and solving problems making somethingunderstanding something you previously didn’t understand making connections changing your perspective on something synthesizing ideas adding new knowledge
    66. 66. REMEMBER:“School” is where we get an “education,” and an “education” is defined by what we assess.
    67. 67. REMEMBER:And, if we don’t assess what we value, we will value what we assess.
    68. 68. HarderDifficulty Problem to Solving Assess Critical Thinking Basic Skills Content Knowledge Easier Less Important More Important Learning in a Time of Abundance
    69. 69. Curiosity Resilience Courage Passion Harder Initiative to Learn Entrepreneurial Thinking Empathy Inquiry Synthesis Networking CreativityDifficulty Problem Collaboration Problem Connecting Finding to Solving Creating Assess Critical Thinking Participation Solutions Basic Skills Sharing Content Knowledge Easier Less Important More Important Learning in a Time of Abundance
    70. 70. “We are ‘optimizing the measurable at the risk ofneglecting the immeasurable.’” Justin Reich
    71. 71. The “Immeasurable” Curiosity Resilience Courage Passion Harder Initiative to Learn Entrepreneurial Thinking Empathy Inquiry Synthesis Networking CreativityDifficulty Problem Collaboration Problem Connecting Finding to Solving Creating Assess Critical Thinking Participation Solutions Basic Skills Sharing Content Knowledge Easier Less Important More Important Learning in a Time of Abundance
    72. 72. KEY QUESTIONHow do we react in the face of rapid, radical changes in the world?
    73. 73. BE BOLD
    74. 74. “The illiterate of the21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler
    75. 75. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms 5. Learning is On Demand
    76. 76. UNLEARNINGSo, given these new realities,what do we have to “unlearn”?
    77. 77. UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas
    78. 78. UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas 1. Delivery
    79. 79. UNLEARNING UnDelivery Idea:Produce knowledge instead of simply consuming knowledge.
    80. 80. UNLEARNING UnDelivery Idea:Let students create their own paths to the standards.
    81. 81. UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas 1. Delivery 2. Competition
    82. 82. UNLEARNINGCompetition aaaaaaaa Co-operation
    83. 83. UNLEARNINGUnCompetiton Idea: Share Everything
    84. 84. UNLEARNINGThree “Unlearning” Ideas 1. Delivery 2. Competition 3. Assessment
    85. 85. UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book TestNot Open Phone...
    86. 86. UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book Test, Not Open Phone... ...Open Network
    87. 87. “The change we are in the middle of isn’t minorand it isn’t optional EASY.” Clay Shirky
    88. 88. CHANGE...Starts With Us
    89. 89. CHANGEFive Part Process
    90. 90. CHANGE1. Understand: The contexts for change
    91. 91. CHANGE1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement
    92. 92. “Today, instead of teaching them information, I wasteaching them how to learn.  And yet, I’m not surewhat my new role in this is.  I’m not sure how toconnect to my students and their learning processwhile doing this.  I’m not sure how to laugh andenjoy them. And I was not expecting the profoundsense of loss and the pain accompanying it.”
    93. 93. CHANGE 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice
    94. 94. ARE YOU LITERATE?• Develop proficiency with the tools of technology  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes  • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information  • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments bit.ly/nctelit
    95. 95. CHANGE 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect, ReLearn
    96. 96. CHANGE 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect 5. Provoke: Engage others, Advocate
    97. 97. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,it was the age of foolishness...” Charles Dickens
    98. 98. “It was the best of times,it was the age of wisdom, Charles Dickens
    99. 99. BE BOLD
    100. 100. “In times of change, learnersinherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifullyequipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer
    101. 101. THE END Thanks!will@willrichardson.com @willrich45 willrichardson.com
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