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  1. 1. THEIR FUTURE OR OUR PAST INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST CONFERENCE DODEA SEPTEMBER 23-25 , 2008
  2. 2. our past farmers ~ craftsmen~manufacturers~white-collar~service~professionals~creators Agricultural Industrial Information Conceptual As society embraces the tools of the age
  3. 3. Eighteen-hundreds 1900.1900.1900.1900.1900.1900.1900.1900.1900.1900.       2000
  4. 4. ADAPTIVE EXPERTISE knowledge seeker~problem-solver
  5. 5. … a profound gap…
  6. 6. between the knowledge and skills students learn in school…
  7. 7. … and the skills needed in the workplace.
  8. 8. Today’s school system faces irrelevance ...
  9. 9. unless we bridge the gap…
  10. 10. between how students live…
  11. 11. … and how they learn.
  12. 12. A NATION AT RISK 1983 National Commission on Excellence in Education. a rising tide of mediocrity …
  13. 13. FIVE NEW BASICS English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science… National Commission on Excellence in Education.
  14. 14. WHAT WORK REQUIRES OF SCHOOLS 1991 Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
  15. 15. basic literacy computational skills thinking skills: knowledge to work personal qualities: dedicated, trustworthy A SOLID FOUNDATION Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
  16. 16. Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge 1996
  17. 17. FOUR GOALS training for teachers classroom computers Internet connectivity software & online resources U.S. Department of Education
  18. 18. NO CHILD Left Behind 2001 Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  19. 19. Learning for the 21st Century 2002 Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  20. 20. MORE THAN CORE SUBJECTS critical thinking apply knowledge analyze information comprehend new ideas communicate collaborate problem solve making decisions Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  21. 21. 2007
  22. 22. World market professionals available in a wide range of fields for a fraction of what U.S. professionals charge
  23. 23. Our young adults score at “mediocre” levels on the best international measure of performance Tough Choices or Tough Times
  24. 24. Will the world’s employers pick U.S. graduates? only… 1.) if compete academically 2.) if exceed in creativity, innovative capacity and ability to learn quickly
  25. 25. “ Tough Choices or Tough Times” 2006
  26. 26. top academic performance, creative and innovative. able to learn very quickly… PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL WORKERS Tough Choices or Tough Times
  27. 27. workplace needs GAP what school deliver
  28. 28. the fundamental question
  29. 29. For what world will today's schools prepare our students? That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It , Ian Jukes
  30. 30. the agricultural age? 18 th century … shaped our current school schedules
  31. 31. the industrial age? 19 th century … shaped our current instructional design
  32. 32. the information age? 20 th century … shaped a demand for reform VOKI
  33. 33. economic function is to create new ideas, new technology, or new content educators conceptual age? entertainers musicians artists designers architects engineers scientists finance law healthcare creative class
  34. 34. from the stand alone teacher Tom Carroll, Teaching and America’s Future, 2006 1950 2008 Good
  35. 35. Learning 2.008 … to the connected educator
  36. 36. The Read/Write Web Participation Culture Listening Spaces Viewing Spaces Reading Writing Spaces Polling Spaces Sharing Spaces
  37. 37. What is it that I am doing right now to help students connect to their world? Sheryl Nussbaum Beach, 2008
  38. 38. Model the Way Critical Thinkers Problem Solvers Innovators Communicators Collaborators Self-Directed Learners Information and Media Literate Globally Aware
  39. 39. Build the Team Learning Communities
  40. 40. Lead the Learning Face-to Face Virtual Synchronous Virtual Asynchronous
  41. 41. “ Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century ." Jim Carroll, “What Comes Next? A Trends Perspective 2008”

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