Teaching in an Age of Abundance   Understanding the New Contexts of   Education and Work     Will Richardson     will@will...
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“The illiterate of the 21st century        will not be those who cannot read        and write, but those who cannot       ...
Opener:                 What do we need to “unlearn”                        in education?Sunday, February 3, 13
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Jacob Arnott                         14-year old Editor in ChiefSunday, February 3, 13
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Traditional Learning                               Delivery                            Politicians, Parents,              ...
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Which is Changing:                                Media                                Politics                           ...
ABUNDANCE                                    Key Idea:                         Institutionally Organized World            ...
ABUNDANCE                         The Future of SchoolingSunday, February 3, 13
Discussion                         Define “learning”Sunday, February 3, 13
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"Productive learning is the learning  process which engenders and reinforces   wanting to learn more. Absent wanting      ...
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Institutionally     Self-                           Organized       OrganizedSunday, February 3, 13
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ABUNDANCE                         The Future of WorkSunday, February 3, 13
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Self-Organized WorkSunday, February 3, 13
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“Looking to the future of work, one could        sum up the anticipated impacts in a single        word: More. More intens...
ABUNDANCE       Means that we are now the central,  organizing force in our own learning, our own  education, and, increas...
ABUNDANCE               Means that we now need the skills and                 dispositions to “design”our own             ...
New Question:        What do students need to learn in        school at a moment when they can            learn so much wi...
New Question:                            And:              What is the value of school (and               classrooms and t...
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New Answer:                         That which cannot be                              “Khanified.”Sunday, February 3, 13
New Answer:                                Curiosity                                Resilience                            ...
New Reality                Schools need to be “different”...                       not just “better.”Sunday, February 3, 13
Discussion  So, what do we have to unlearn about         learning and education?Sunday, February 3, 13
Schools’ Traditional Value                            Content and SkillsSunday, February 3, 13
Schools’ New ValueSunday, February 3, 13
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Schools’ New Value                                  Creating                         “Entrepreneurial Learners”Sunday, Feb...
“Constantly looking around you,                      all the time, for new ways                              and new resou...
BE BOLDSunday, February 3, 13
New Requirements                              InquirySunday, February 3, 13
“Dots in Blue Water”                          South Adams HS, Berne, INSunday, February 3, 13
“Dots in Blue Water”                1. Authentic Problem/Question                “How can we purify water for people in Ha...
“Dots in Blue Water”                         2. Student Directed Teams Research, Development, Marketing, Community “Invest...
“Dots in Blue Water”                    3. Real Product/Real AudienceTeachers and students travelled to Haiti to install t...
“Dots in Blue Water”                                  Notes:                            -Aligned to standards             ...
CHANGE                   (The World)Sunday, February 3, 13
New Requirements                          Authentic WorkSunday, February 3, 13
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New Requirements                           TransparencySunday, February 3, 13
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New Requirements                           Self-DirectionSunday, February 3, 13
New Requirements                              LiteracySunday, February 3, 13
New Requirements   • Develop proficiency with the tools of technology     • Build relationships with others to pose and sol...
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New Requirements                             NetworksSunday, February 3, 13
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Networks are the new classrooms.Sunday, February 3, 13
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“What can you do has been replaced by what can you and your network connections do. Knowledge itself is moving from the in...
Where Do We Start?                              With Us.Sunday, February 3, 13
LEARNERS FIRSTSunday, February 3, 13
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People                         PeopleSunday, February 3, 13
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This changes learning.Sunday, February 3, 13
This changes us.Sunday, February 3, 13
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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach           The Connected EducatorSunday, February 3, 13
How do we get there?Sunday, February 3, 13
LEARNERS FIRSTSunday, February 3, 13
LEARNERS FIRST           Teachers SecondSunday, February 3, 13
PLNs allow us to                         “design our own learning.”Sunday, February 3, 13
“Network Literacy”Sunday, February 3, 13
“Create, navigate, and grow                 personal learning networks in                safe, effective, and ethical ways...
CreateSunday, February 3, 13
ShareSunday, February 3, 13
Sharing is the only way to...Sunday, February 3, 13
--Stephen DownesSunday, February 3, 13
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ShareSunday, February 3, 13
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Become “Googled Well”Sunday, February 3, 13
ConnectSunday, February 3, 13
bit.ly/10YNq3ASunday, February 3, 13
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Repeat after me...Sunday, February 3, 13
“I want to be found by strangers                      on the Internet.”Sunday, February 3, 13
#edchat                          #plpnetwork                           #education                              #k12       ...
Co-operate/                         CollaboarateSunday, February 3, 13
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“In times of change, learners    inherit the Earth, while the learned              find themselves beautifully    equipped ...
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  1. 1. Teaching in an Age of Abundance Understanding the New Contexts of Education and Work Will Richardson will@willrichardson.com willrichardson.com @willrich45 bit.ly/KyQb6ESunday, February 3, 13
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  3. 3. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” Alvin TofflerSunday, February 3, 13
  4. 4. Opener: What do we need to “unlearn” in education?Sunday, February 3, 13
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  8. 8. Jacob Arnott 14-year old Editor in ChiefSunday, February 3, 13
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  10. 10. ContextSunday, February 3, 13
  11. 11. “Crisis of Contexts”Sunday, February 3, 13
  12. 12. Traditional Learning Politicians, Parents, Communities, Educators Crisis of ContextsSunday, February 3, 13
  13. 13. Traditional Learning Politicians, Parents, Communities, Educators Crisis of Contexts Modern Learning Connected LearnersSunday, February 3, 13
  14. 14. Traditional Learning Politicians, Parents, Communities, Educators ≠ Modern Learning Connected LearnersSunday, February 3, 13
  15. 15. Traditional Learning Delivery Politicians, Parents, Communities Educators ≠ Modern Learning Connected LearnersSunday, February 3, 13
  16. 16. Traditional Learning Delivery Politicians, Parents, Communities Educators ≠ Modern Learning Discovery Connected LearnersSunday, February 3, 13
  17. 17. New realitySunday, February 3, 13
  18. 18. ScarcitySunday, February 3, 13
  19. 19. ABUNDANCESunday, February 3, 13
  20. 20. CHANGESunday, February 3, 13
  21. 21. “The change we are in the middle of isn’t minor, and it isn’t optional.” Clay ShirkySunday, February 3, 13
  22. 22. ABUNDANCE 750,000 Apps 2.5 Billion People 2 Trillion Webpages 4.5 Years of YouTube video per minute 16,000 Tweets per second* 5 Billion Internet Connected Devices Etc... *Japan’s 2012 New Years CelebrationSunday, February 3, 13
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  24. 24. ...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 WeschSunday, February 3, 13
  25. 25. Which is Changing: Media Politics Journalism Medicine Books Business Music...Sunday, February 3, 13
  26. 26. ABUNDANCE Key Idea: Institutionally Organized World Self-Organized WorldSunday, February 3, 13
  27. 27. ABUNDANCE The Future of SchoolingSunday, February 3, 13
  28. 28. Discussion Define “learning”Sunday, February 3, 13
  29. 29. 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 something understanding something you previously didn’t understand making connections changing your perspective on something synthesizing ideas adding new knowledgeSunday, February 3, 13
  30. 30. "Productive learning is the learning process which engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more. Absent wanting to learn, the learning context is unproductive or counterproductive." Seymour SarasonSunday, February 3, 13
  31. 31. New Reality Teachers are everywhere Classrooms are everywhere “School” is everywhereSunday, February 3, 13
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  37. 37. 215,284,446 Lessons DeliveredSunday, February 3, 13
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  42. 42. Self-Organized LearningSunday, February 3, 13
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  46. 46. “What does a middle school algebra teacher do if kindergarteners can start learning to solve equations within a couple of hours?”Sunday, February 3, 13
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  48. 48. ABUNDANCE The Future of Higher EducationSunday, February 3, 13
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  51. 51. bit.ly/MZmNDySunday, February 3, 13
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  56. 56. carcity S bit.ly/MZmNDySunday, February 3, 13
  57. 57. carcity S bit.ly/MZmNDySunday, February 3, 13
  58. 58. carcity S Abu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDySunday, February 3, 13
  59. 59. carcity S Information ≠ Education Abu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDySunday, February 3, 13
  60. 60. carcity S Abu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDySunday, February 3, 13
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  62. 62. 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.Sunday, February 3, 13
  63. 63. 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. TechSunday, February 3, 13
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  68. 68. Institutionally Self- Organized OrganizedSunday, February 3, 13
  69. 69. 2024?Sunday, February 3, 13
  70. 70. Self-Organized Learners?Sunday, February 3, 13
  71. 71. 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 something understanding something you previously didn’t understand making connections changing your perspective on something synthesizing ideas adding new knowledgeSunday, February 3, 13
  72. 72. ABUNDANCE The Future of WorkSunday, February 3, 13
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  75. 75. bit.ly/UsKA4hSunday, February 3, 13
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  79. 79. Self-Organized WorkSunday, February 3, 13
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  81. 81. --Stephen DownesSunday, February 3, 13
  82. 82. “Looking to the future of work, one could sum up the anticipated impacts in a single word: More. More intensity. More pressure. More change. More risk. But also, more opportunity. More engagement. More transparency. More impact.” Yvette CameronSunday, February 3, 13
  83. 83. ABUNDANCE Means that we are now the central, organizing force in our own learning, our own education, and, increasingly our own careers.Sunday, February 3, 13
  84. 84. ABUNDANCE Means that we now need the skills and dispositions to “design”our own learning and careers.Sunday, February 3, 13
  85. 85. New Question: What do students need to learn in school at a moment when they can learn so much without us?Sunday, February 3, 13
  86. 86. New Question: And: What is the value of school (and classrooms and teachers) at a moment where we don’t need school to do school?Sunday, February 3, 13
  87. 87. New Question:Sunday, February 3, 13
  88. 88. New Answer: That which cannot be “Khanified.”Sunday, February 3, 13
  89. 89. New Answer: Curiosity Resilience Passion Entrepreneurial Thinking Empathy Creativity Collaboration Inquiry Networking Communication Critical Thinking (and more)Sunday, February 3, 13
  90. 90. New Reality Schools need to be “different”... not just “better.”Sunday, February 3, 13
  91. 91. Discussion So, what do we have to unlearn about learning and education?Sunday, February 3, 13
  92. 92. Schools’ Traditional Value Content and SkillsSunday, February 3, 13
  93. 93. Schools’ New ValueSunday, February 3, 13
  94. 94. Schools’ New Value Passion Inquiry Authentic Work Connection PerformanceSunday, February 3, 13
  95. 95. Schools’ New Value Creating “Entrepreneurial Learners”Sunday, February 3, 13
  96. 96. “Constantly looking around you, all the time, for new ways and new resources to learn new things.” John Seely BrownSunday, February 3, 13
  97. 97. BE BOLDSunday, February 3, 13
  98. 98. New Requirements InquirySunday, February 3, 13
  99. 99. “Dots in Blue Water” South Adams HS, Berne, INSunday, February 3, 13
  100. 100. “Dots in Blue Water” 1. Authentic Problem/Question “How can we purify water for people in Haiti?”Sunday, February 3, 13
  101. 101. “Dots in Blue Water” 2. Student Directed Teams Research, Development, Marketing, Community “Investment"Sunday, February 3, 13
  102. 102. “Dots in Blue Water” 3. Real Product/Real AudienceTeachers and students travelled to Haiti to install their devices. 5 systems = clean water for 8,000Sunday, February 3, 13
  103. 103. “Dots in Blue Water” Notes: -Aligned to standards -Interdisciplinary -Student-centered -Technology-rich -Innovative thinkingSunday, February 3, 13
  104. 104. CHANGE (The World)Sunday, February 3, 13
  105. 105. New Requirements Authentic WorkSunday, February 3, 13
  106. 106. bit.ly/11PVoxqSunday, February 3, 13
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  108. 108. New Requirements TransparencySunday, February 3, 13
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  110. 110. --Stephen DownesSunday, February 3, 13
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  115. 115. New Requirements Self-DirectionSunday, February 3, 13
  116. 116. New Requirements LiteracySunday, February 3, 13
  117. 117. New Requirements • 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 environmentsSunday, February 3, 13
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  119. 119. New Requirements NetworksSunday, February 3, 13
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  121. 121. Networks are the new classrooms.Sunday, February 3, 13
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  123. 123. “What can you do has been replaced by what can you and your network connections do. Knowledge itself is moving from the individual to the individual and his contacts.” Jay CrossSunday, February 3, 13
  124. 124. Where Do We Start? With Us.Sunday, February 3, 13
  125. 125. LEARNERS FIRSTSunday, February 3, 13
  126. 126. LEARNERS FIRST Teachers SecondSunday, February 3, 13
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  128. 128. will@willrichardson.com @willrich45 willrichardson.comSunday, February 3, 13
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  132. 132. “What can you do has been replaced by what can you and your network connections do. Knowledge itself is moving from the individual to the individual and his contacts.” Jay Cross Informal LearningSunday, February 3, 13
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  135. 135. People PeopleSunday, February 3, 13
  136. 136. Classrooms PeopleSunday, February 3, 13
  137. 137. This changes learning.Sunday, February 3, 13
  138. 138. This changes us.Sunday, February 3, 13
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  140. 140. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach The Connected EducatorSunday, February 3, 13
  141. 141. How do we get there?Sunday, February 3, 13
  142. 142. LEARNERS FIRSTSunday, February 3, 13
  143. 143. LEARNERS FIRST Teachers SecondSunday, February 3, 13
  144. 144. PLNs allow us to “design our own learning.”Sunday, February 3, 13
  145. 145. “Network Literacy”Sunday, February 3, 13
  146. 146. “Create, navigate, and grow personal learning networks in safe, effective, and ethical ways.”Sunday, February 3, 13
  147. 147. CreateSunday, February 3, 13
  148. 148. ShareSunday, February 3, 13
  149. 149. Sharing is the only way to...Sunday, February 3, 13
  150. 150. --Stephen DownesSunday, February 3, 13
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  152. 152. ShareSunday, February 3, 13
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  155. 155. Become “Googled Well”Sunday, February 3, 13
  156. 156. ConnectSunday, February 3, 13
  157. 157. bit.ly/10YNq3ASunday, February 3, 13
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  159. 159. Repeat after me...Sunday, February 3, 13
  160. 160. “I want to be found by strangers on the Internet.”Sunday, February 3, 13
  161. 161. #edchat #plpnetwork #education #k12 #scichat #engchat (etc.) #edreform #startyourownSunday, February 3, 13
  162. 162. Co-operate/ CollaboarateSunday, February 3, 13
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  164. 164. AuthorsSunday, February 3, 13
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  167. 167. “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric HofferSunday, February 3, 13
  168. 168. Sign up to beta read at: bit.ly/relearnSunday, February 3, 13
  169. 169. will@willrichardson.com @willrich45 willrichardson.comSunday, February 3, 13

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