Scott Slater TEDxWestVancouverEd May 11 2013

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  • Reflection, time and perspective are needed to identify profound learning.
  • Questions & Conceptual LensBeliefs & AssumptionsGoals & Strategies
  • Beyond the prescribed curriculum, how does schooling help students understand who they are in the world?
  • Are these beliefs aligned with current Provincial curriculum? With changes in the BC Education Plan, does this matter?
  • There are no such things as side effects, only effects.
  • There are no such things as side effects, only effects.
  • Life’s simplest lessons are most important. And often these experiences are so tied to identity, they are not quantifiable, or even identifiable at the time.When we think about those people in our lives we consider wise, their intelligence usually focuses on sensibility, an understanding of the simple lessons, and ability to live them.
  • Community is very important
  • Andrea L.
  • Do not replace one set of assumptions for another.Develop Physical Grit; Intellectual Grit
  • Twitter, Tech Night, Planning Trips, Monthly Meetings
  • Claudia
  • Trust: Consultation, Hard Work, DeliveryCulture of Improvement
  • Scott Slater TEDxWestVancouverEd May 11 2013

    1. 1. P: Jeff Morales
    2. 2. P: Scott Slater
    3. 3. P: Scott Slater
    4. 4. P: Scott Slater
    5. 5. The most transformational learning isso foundational to the learner’sidentity it just becomes who they areand is not recognized as learning at thetime.
    6. 6. InspirationImplementationInsights
    7. 7. InspirationWhat should it look like?
    8. 8. Re-Think Questions• What is the purpose of schooling?– How does our position in time and place affect thepurpose of schooling?
    9. 9. Re-Think Questions• Is our school meeting the needs of learnersand the communities they are part of?
    10. 10. Change Questions• Where does our understanding of thepurposes of education come from?
    11. 11. SociosphereEcosphereTechnosphereW.L. Gardiner (1989)
    12. 12. P: Scott Slater
    13. 13. The world is in crisis; anurgent and major shift inattitude and increase in effortis neededP: Scott Slater
    14. 14. P: Chris Parslow
    15. 15. What is taught, and nottaught, teaches studentsabout what our cultureconsiders important, andnot important.P: Jeff Morales
    16. 16. Learning environments arenot just pedagogicaldecisions but reflections ofcultural values.These valuestransmit, intentionally ornot, assumptions of howto live in the world.P: Jeff Morales
    17. 17. Keep academic excellence.Change the way students get there.
    18. 18. Quantifiable, identifiable, academic excellence is importantP: Jeff Morales
    19. 19. P: Jeff Morales
    20. 20. P: Scott Slater
    21. 21. Community is important.
    22. 22. P: Jessica Harman
    23. 23. ImplementationWhat does it look like?
    24. 24. Academic Excellence by shaping learning around Big Ideasand Enduring UnderstandingsP: Seanna Strubin
    25. 25. Anchor learningto experiencesand placesP: Andrea Layzell
    26. 26. Develop and applycritical thinking skillsP: Jeff Morales
    27. 27. BC Ministry of Education,Environmental Learning and Experience Guide
    28. 28. Acquire outdoor skills that build leadership, grit,and social responsibilityP: Jeff Morales
    29. 29. P:Seanna Strubin
    30. 30. OutcomeEffort
    31. 31. Have a greater understanding of who they are, both as alearner and community member, and more awareness of theirplace in their local community and the larger communitiesthey belong toP: Seanna Strubin
    32. 32. P: Scott Slater
    33. 33. Develop an ethic of care forthemselves, for their fellowhumans, and the more thanhuman worldP: Jeff Morales
    34. 34. P: Claudia Schafer
    35. 35. InsightsWhat have we learned?
    36. 36. Conviction + Action = LeadershipShared SharedChange
    37. 37. Understanding is a big partof conviction.
    38. 38. Risk taking receives support.
    39. 39. Helpful conditions for change:1. Trust– Consultation– Hard Work– Delivery2. Be clear on priorities3. Culture of Improvement

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