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PNAIS Seattle PNAIS Seattle Presentation Transcript

  • Bold Learning for Bold SchoolsMaking the Jump from Traditional to Modern Learning Will Richardson will@willrichardson.com willrichardson.com @willrich45
  • “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
  • “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) island locationb) volcanoesc) monsoonsd) permafrost
  • CHANGE
  • Scarcity
  • ScarcityABUNDANCE
  • “The change we are inthe middle of isn’t minor and it isn’t optional.” Clay Shirky
  • ABUNDANCE OF... Information Tools Opinions People Data Resources Media More...
  • ABUNDANCE 600,000 Apps 2.5 Billion People 2 Trillion Webpages4.5 Years of YouTube video per minute Etc...
  • ABUNDANCE OF... (Kids’ Version) Games Videos Networks Texts Hangouts(...and all sorts of other interesting stuff they don’t have access to at school.)
  • ...WHICH IS CHANGING Media Politics Journalism Medicine Books Business Music...
  • ...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
  • ABUNDANCE What changes?
  • ABUNDANCEAbundance is redefining “an education.”
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2024?
  • ABUNDANCENot college ready...Not career ready...
  • ABUNDANCENot college ready...Not career ready... Learning Ready
  • ABUNDANCEAbundance is redefining “employment.”
  • “Median wages for those with bachelor’s degrees are down from 2000, hit by technological changes that are eliminating midlevel jobs...”
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  • ABUNDANCEAbundance is redefining “literacy.”
  • 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
  • ABUNDANCEAbundance redefines “teacher.”
  • 194,508,576 Lessons Delivered
  • ABUNDANCEAbundance changes the way we think about “school.”
  • “We don’t know one-millionth of one percent about anything.” Thomas Edison
  • ABUNDANCENot content mastery...
  • ABUNDANCENot content mastery... Learning mastery.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • REMEMBER:And, if we don’t assess what we value, we will value what we assess.
  • HarderDifficulty Problem to Solving Assess Critical Thinking Basic Skills Content Knowledge Easier Less Important More Important Learning in a Time of Abundance
  • 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
  • “We are ‘optimizing the measurable at the risk ofneglecting the immeasurable.’” Justin Reich
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  • CHANGE
  • “Technological change is not additive; it’s ecological, which means, it changes everything.” Neil Postman
  • BE BOLD
  • NINE QUALITIES 1. Learning Centered 2. Inquiry Driven 3. Authentic Work 4. Digital 5. Connected 6. Literate 7. Transparent 8. Innovative 9. Provocative
  • NINE QUALITIES 1. Bold Schools are Learning and Learner CenteredStudents and teachers direct their own learning and connect to their passions.
  • NINE QUALITIES 2. Bold Schools are Inquiry DrivenSince answers are now everywhere, learning is focused around developing and exploring “big questions”
  • NINE QUALITIES3. Bold Schools Support Authentic Work Students and teachers create real work for real audiences and real purposes.
  • NINE QUALITIES4. Bold Schools are DigitalStudents and teachers have access to and fluency with technology.
  • NINE QUALITIES5. Bold Schools are Connected Students and teachers regularly learn from and with people online.
  • NINE QUALITIES 6. Bold Schools are Literate (by 21st Century Standards)Students and teachers meet NCTE guidelines for modern readers and writers.
  • NINE QUALITIES 7. Bold Schools are TransparentStudents and teachers widely share best practices and reflections on their learning.
  • NINE QUALITIES8. Bold Schools are InnovativeAll learners are encouraged to “poke the box” and experiment with practice.
  • NINE QUALITIES 9. Bold Schools are ProvocativeConversations around change extend to parents, communities, and local, state and national governments.
  • NINE QUALITIES 1. Learning Centered 2. Inquiry Driven 3. Authentic Work 4. Digital 5. Connected 6. Literate 7. Transparent 8. Innovative 9. Provocative
  • “The change we are in the middle of isn’t minorand it isn’t optional EASY.” Clay Shirky
  • 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 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.”
  • CHANGE 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice
  • 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
  • CHANGE 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect, ReLearn
  • 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
  • BE BOLD
  • “In times of change, learnersinherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifullyequipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer
  • THANKS! will@willrichardson.com @willrich45 willrichardson.comSlides at: slideshare.net/willrich45