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21st Learning - Transforming a Board or District. This 3 hour workshop was delivered to the Newfoundland and Labrador Directors of Education (NLADE) on December 8, 2011. The presentation looks at the dynamic process of transforming a Board as a 21st Century Learning and Teaching School Board.

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  1. 1. 21st Century Learning/Teaching District Transformation Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Directors of Education December 2011 T. D’Amico
  2. 2. The World has Changed Dangers on the Internet 21st Century Learning defined Becoming a 21st Century District Professional Learning Network Resources to help along the way Learning Goals for the next… 3 hours! Where are we going?
  3. 3. Permissions Source Link Throughout the presentation if you see this symbol – click on it to either visit a website or to download a copy of the referenced document. Full source information is available on each website. Review website and document permissions
  4. 4. Is this session really 3 hours long? Do you remember this TV show? If yes – you’re from a different generation than the students in your schools!
  5. 5. The Key to Change is… in this room!
  6. 6. Do your District keys – Open opportunities or Lock them down?
  7. 7. Fear and Caution or Curiosity and Exploration Which has a greater influence in your District?
  8. 8. My Perspective - Board Profile • 81 Schools • 15 High Schools (7-12) • 2 Intermediate schools (7-8) • 64 Elementary schools (K-6) • 39,000 Students • 2400 educators Chair of Board: Gordon Butler Director: Julian Hanlon
  9. 9. Photo credit: FLICKR by maartencannaerts - Creative Commons Licence
  10. 10. Can you see the difference?
  11. 11. Does this help? How much has really changed?
  12. 12. 21st Century Schools Photo credit: FLICKR Creative Commons License by BES Photos
  13. 13. What really needs to change?
  14. 14. Your Turn How has school changed since you graduated?
  15. 15. 1 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  16. 16. Your Turn How should school look in the year 2020?
  17. 17. 2 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  18. 18. Competition time 21st Century Trivia
  19. 19. How many world-wide Internet users were there in the year 2000? 361,000,000 (361 million) (source: Internet World Stats)
  20. 20. How many world-wide Internet users were there in the year 2011? 2,000,000,000 (2 billion) (source: UN Telecommunication agency, Jan. 2011)
  21. 21. How many unique web site URLs exist? Over 1 trillion unique URLs! (source Google Blog)
  22. 22. Since its release in 2007 how many “apps” have been created for the iPhone? Over 650,000 As of Jan. 22 2011 – over 10 Billion Apps have been downloaded from iTunes (Source: Apple)
  23. 23. How many blogs exist on the Internet? Over 152 million blogs (source: Blogpulse) 60,000 new blogs added each day! (source: Technorati)
  24. 24. How many tweets per day on twitter? Over 250 million per day (The first “tweet” was in 2006 – one year ago there were 50 million tweets per day source: Twitter Blog and Crimson Hexagon)
  25. 25. How many searches take place on Google each day? Over 3 billion per day – worldwide (source: search engine land)
  26. 26. How many emails are sent/received each day? 294 billion per day (source: pingdom.com) This is expected to reach 507 billion by the year 2013! (source: Radicati Group)
  27. 27. How many Facebook users are there? Over 800 million! Other: Over 250 million photos are uploaded every day! Over 70 languages are used on Facebook and over 75% of the users are outside of the U.S. (Source: Facebook Statistics)
  28. 28. How many YouTube videos are watched each day? Over 3 billion per day! (source: YouTube Blog May 2011) * YouTube has only been around for 6 years!
  29. 29. How many mobile phone connections are there worldwide? Over 5 billion More than 1 billion added in the last 1 ½ years! (Source – Wireless Intelligence) This will increase to 6 Billion in 2012 and China will hit 1 billion connections in 2012
  30. 30. Shifts in Power and Communication • Born in 1984 – net worth 17.5 billion as of November 2011 (source Forbes) 14th on Forbes top 400 list Mark Zuckerberg Launched Facebook Feb. 2004
  31. 31. What does all this mean? • The world has changed and there is no turning back
  32. 32. The World has Changed! • Has your District/Board kept up with the changes?
  33. 33. Your Turn Has your District kept up with the changes?
  34. 34. 2 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  35. 35. How does your community view today’s learners? • Dumbest generation Spoiled generation Self-centered Me generation Cheaters
  36. 36. Are today’s students the Dumbest Generation? • “The twenty first century teen, connected and multitasked, autonomous yet peer-mindful, makes no great leap forward in human intelligence, global thinking, or netizen-ship”. Mark Bauerlein
  37. 37. Which Generation is the Smartest? • “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it” George Orwell
  38. 38. A Different Generation of Learners • Don Tapscott – Is this the Smartest or the Dumbest Generation?
  39. 39. How are today’s students viewed by: Teachers Admin Parents Public You
  40. 40. Your Turn How are students viewed by: Teachers Parents Administration Public You
  41. 41. 2 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  42. 42. But the Internet is Dangerous • Protect from Technology
  43. 43. Hi, I’m 14 years old, in grade 9, how about you?
  44. 44. Technology or People – where does the problem lie? • I read this book …. While driving my car…. The Internet has become a tool for public humiliation
  45. 45. Vigilante Justice • Story of the Dog Poop Girl
  46. 46. Vigilante Justice • I know I was wrong, but you guys are so harsh. I’m regret it, but I was so embarrassed so I just wanted to leave there. I was very irritable because many people looked at me and pushed me to clean the poop. Anyhow, I’m sorry. But, if you keep putting me down on the Internet I will sue all the people and at the worst I will commit suicide. So please don’t do that anymore. Source: Popular Gusts Blog
  47. 47. Vigilante Justice • Story of the Cat Bin Lady
  48. 48. Vigilante Justice •
  49. 49. Public Humiliation • “Absolutely no forgiveness here lady. Despicable evil specimen” “Keep covering this monster!!! Make her life miserable like she made the cat’s life miserable”
  50. 50. Vigilante Justice •…in Coventry, England…Mary Bale, 45, found herself caught in the crosshairs of the reputation executor that is the web this week after a surveillance video of her placing a cat in a garbage bin went viral. Now, the Internet is replete with parodies, groups and spin-offs dedicated to bringing Bale down. According to The New York Times, Lola the cat was discovered unhappily yowling in a garbage bin outside the home of owners Stephanie and Daryll Mann. In hopes of discovering who had trashed kitty, the couple looked at security footage of the area, which showed an unidentified middle-aged woman petting the cat, and then dropping it in the trash. The couple posted the video online, naturally, in an attempt to find out who the woman was. Subsequently, Bale received death threats, and information like her address and her boss’s phone number were spread around the web. Although Bale was placed under police protection (due to the aforementioned death threats) she did issue an apology yesterday after Facebook was forced to take down a group titled “Death to Mary Bale.”
  51. 51. Chat Roulette • Source: BuzzFeed
  52. 52. Chat Roulette •
  53. 53. Chat Roulette • Imagine what other photos and videos are being shared by students and youth around the world
  54. 54. Adult Role Models • 1951 instructional manual for elementary schools
  55. 55. Where are the Adult Role Models? •
  56. 56. Block and Filter • Can we hide the outside world from our students? Or should we teach our children how to safely navigate within our world – and make it a better place to live?
  57. 57. Educate Yourself •
  58. 58. Educate Your Staff •
  59. 59. Educate Parents • The Internet is like a door that is not locked
  60. 60. Becoming a 21st Century School Board Where do we start? 21st Century Learning School Board 21st Century Learning Board
  61. 61. Looking Back… Where do we start Information Technology Silo Overhead projectors – minimal LCDs Small number of Interactive Whiteboards – various brands Desktop computer in each class Some wireless spots in some classes Lock Down philosophy (Filter/Block) No central repository for information Slow and unreliable network No help desk or tracking of issues Students with special needs – withdrawn to use locked down laptops 3 years ago! Information Technology Silo
  62. 62. What is your definition of 21st Century Teaching/Learning?
  63. 63. Your Turn What does 21st Century Learning and Teaching mean to you?
  64. 64. 2 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  65. 65. Google – Information is a click away Where do we start Information Technology Silo Information Technology Silo “If acquiring and retaining information are no longer the fundamental goals of the educational system, there are serious implications for our beliefs about learning, teaching, and the role of students, teachers, and schools… Technology is an important tool but alone will not create reformed schools or prepare students for their future.” Technology for Learning – pg 10
  66. 66. A good hockey player plays where the puck is…A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be Wayne Gretzky
  67. 67. Educate Your Staff • Page 38
  68. 68. Focus on the 4Cs • Let’s complement the 3Rs with the 4Cs as we become 21st Century Leaders & Learners Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity
  69. 69. What does 21st Century Teaching look like? Do your teachers understand what it means when you say 21st century learning?
  70. 70. Textbook Limitations • Miner rescue in Chile – Do we have to wait for a case study to appear in a textbook to discuss this with our students? Chile miner rescue
  71. 71. Learning beyond the Classroom • Radio Stations from around the world Newspapers from around the world
  72. 72. Globalization has arrived • Do your students listen and watch news as it happens around the world?
  73. 73. Is PowerPoint 21st Century Learning? • Create a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the tourist features of Japan. Low order activity Higher order thinking Contrast and compare three PowerPoint presentations from the Internet that highlight tourism in Japan. Select and present which of the three presentations would be best suited to increase tourism for 18 to 25 year olds. 660,000 PowerPoint presentations Available on “Japan”
  74. 74. Teachers matter most! • “The most powerful thing teachers do to engage students is to design engaging, meaningful, and authentic work and technology-enhanced learning experiences.” Canadian Education Association
  75. 75. Equipment alone is not the solution • “… while they typically say they enjoy using technology, the single thing most valued by students is being respected by their teachers as individuals…” pg. 11
  76. 76. Focus on Relationships
  77. 77. Technology has had minimal impact in the past • “Today’s learners need something more attuned to their daily lifestyles – connected, and often virtual. That’s where mobile learning comes into play.” Pg. 59
  78. 78. Learning goes beyond the classroom • No matter how much equipment a school or classroom has, unless the educators are well prepared, confident, and have had the chance to practice, little will change in the classroom Pg. 107
  79. 79. Equipment alone is not the solution • “Simply inserting technology into classrooms and schools without considering how the contexts for learning need to change, will likely fail.” Allan Collins pg. 140
  80. 80. What do we think about technology? • Infusion of technology in classrooms must be combined with research based instructional practices
  81. 81. Technology is not always the answer
  82. 82. Creating a Vision • • Focus Groups • Work with Partners • Environmental Scan • Inter-Departmental
  83. 83. Align Vision to Board Improvement Plans • Our Vision . . . Our vision is one where all staff and students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board have the skills they need to excel in the 21st century. We will achieve student success by meeting the diverse needs of 21st century learners.
  84. 84. Board Priorities •
  85. 85. Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment • Board Priorities and Vision
  86. 86. Becoming a 21st Century School Board • Where do we start? It’s a dynamic process, not linear… more than one path
  87. 87. Where do we start? Don’t let the focus slip away •
  88. 88. Students are the focus • • Focus Groups • Work with Partners • Environmental scan • Inter-departmental Changes in Teacher Practice Increased Student Engagement Increased Student Achievement
  89. 89. Work with Partners • • Focus Groups • Work with Partners • Environmental scan • Inter-departmental
  90. 90. Policies – Procedures - People • Where do we start? • Multi- dimensional process • Support of Trustees • Support of Executive team • Social Media Policy • Decrease Filtering (YouTube access etc.) • Remove “Barrier” practices • Change title of Superintendent of IT to Learning Technologies • Re-align departments – Organization chart changes Governance - Support - Policies and Procedures
  91. 91. Your Turn What Barrier Practices exist in your District?
  92. 92. The new communication channels – embrace them!
  93. 93. Social Media • Where do we start? Policies
  94. 94. Where is Social Media Used? • Where do we start? • Social Media • Professional Learning Network • Student/Parent communication • Emergency broadcasts • Advertising / promotion • Classroom engagement • Teacher / School Blogs • Developing strategic communications social media framework • Counter union position Governance - Support - Policies and Procedures
  95. 95. Where is Social Media Used? • Where do we start? • Social Media Governance - Support - Policies and Procedures ” I am really enjoying Tweeting with my grade 10 academic class. I started by tweeting the homework and cool class stuff, now we use mentions and back channels to ask questions or just communicate in French! It has really helped me connect with all my 35 students” “The JK class at Brother André tweets to parents about what happened in the class at the end of each day”
  96. 96. Sample Blogs • Where do we start? Principal Blogs Teacher Blogs Department Blogs Superintendent Blogs School Council Blogs Student Blogs Learning Commons Blogs
  97. 97. Your Turn Looking 2 years into the future, how do you envision social media being used in your district?
  98. 98. 2 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  99. 99. Infrastructure Stability • Where do we start? • • Network Stability • Increased Bandwidth • Enterprise Wireless • Bring Your Own Device • Support to VPs and Ps • Parent Presentations • Information to Trustees (WiFi research summary) Reliable Network Flexible Implementation
  100. 100. WiFi has had a major impact on Equity
  101. 101. Wireless Research • Advantages of wireless environments: •Increased access to digital resources •Increased engagement of learning related activities •Increased support to students •Enhanced communication •Increased collaborative learning in the classroom
  102. 102. Our Wireless Story • Where do we start? •Reliable Network BYOD success 2011 Snapshot
  103. 103. Multiple Voices • Where do we start? • Multi- dimensional process • 21st Century Learning Committee • Budget Committee • 21st Century School Design Committee • Learning Commons Committee • Student Voice • Catholic School Parent Association (CSPA) Governance - Support - Policies and Procedures
  104. 104. 21st Century Design Committee • •Wireless •SmartBoard/LCD in classes •Modular flexible furniture (no desks) •Learning Commons (books/digital resources) •Assisted listening technology •Building systems as teaching opportunity
  105. 105. 21st Century Design Committee • •HVAC and solar displayed for students and teachers •Boiler room visible to community and equipment colour coded for display •Folding walls for team teaching and collaboration •Multiple teaching walls/white/tack boards •Recycling and composting
  106. 106. Classrooms and Pods •
  107. 107. Learning Commons • Outdoor classroom in landscape design with multiple activities / shade / gardens / science School design & technology supports Success & 21C Learning by providing varied and flexible learning spaces
  108. 108. Parent Presentations • Where do we start?
  109. 109. Re-tool our schools • Where do we start? • Curriculum integration • Laptops / SmartBoards / LCD projectors • Link to Numeracy and Literacy - goals • 21st Century Learning contest and pilot projects • Innovation fund • Digital resources budget (2 year cycle review) • Learning Commons transformation Mobile Devices and Digital Resources
  110. 110. 21st Century Teaching Contest • Where do we start?
  111. 111. Innovative Teaching Fund • Where do we start? Project Description Link to Achievement Link to Engagement and Learning Funding Release time Equipment Timeline Link to School Improvement
  112. 112. Individual Stories Matter • Where do we start? “I am part of a pilot project using 15 Apple iPod touches in grade 9 applied Geography at St. Patrick's High School. The use of these devices has included applications of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google research types of maps. In just the past week alone, the class has completed assignments that involve use of Google Earth to learn about latitude and longitude, map types and geographic features of parts of Canada. Each student was able to view numerous sites that highlight maps and graphs about weather and climate data. None of this would have been possible using overbooked computer labs and text based/wall map resources”. Teacher of grade 9 applied geography
  113. 113. Individual Stories Matter • Where do we start? “In September when we had our 'meet the teacher night', one mother walked around with her iPhone in hand talking to teachers. Through Skype, her husband, a soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan, was able to fully participate in the various meetings. I chatted with him myself. In addition to talking to everyone, he could see and be seen by staff”. High School V.P. “Students are doing patterns, they start at the Smart Board, the kids arrange a pattern then ask another in the class what is the pattern, just as if they were running the class. After several patterns, the kids are equipped with iPods, iPads and digital cameras with the objective of finding patterns in the school. It was a fun day at school” Gr. 1 teacher
  114. 114. Individual Stories Matter •“I have used Smart phones to allow instant research in the classroom... If the information is not crucial that they memorize but is background information on a text, it can be quite powerful. For example, we are currently looking at Animal Farm, and I needed to provide some context regarding the Russian Revolution. Some of the students were not getting it, so in 2-3 minutes they had looked up relevant information on the topic (example: Leon Trotsky) and were able to give some background immediately. As the students found the information, this will be more relevant than me telling them the information” H.S. teacher
  115. 115. Individual Stories Matter • “A number of our students with learning disabilities use their cell phones to set alarms for reminders of assignments and tests” “Lots of students use their cell phones and iPods as agendas” “In our Math classes many students use them for doing mathematical problems, no longer any excuse that they don't have calculators in their classroom” “I have used IPODs with a splitter in the classroom, so that students can listen to a lesson, a movie, etc. together” “I have used IPODs/smart phones to have students record their voice responses to questions/tests after broken arms. They then download it or have me listen to it directly” H.S. teachers
  116. 116. Learning Commons Initiative • Where do we start? • Library Transformation • Digital and Print Resources • Re-culture school libraries • School focus – committee • Application process • Resources and Programs • Web 2.0 training focus • New web 2.0 LMS Mobile Devices and Digital Resources Not in our schools
  117. 117. Learning Commons Initiative
  118. 118. Leadership and Capacity Building • Where do we start? • Importance of role models • Senior Leadership Team use of Technology •Google Docs – collaborate on Board Improvement Plan • 21st Century Learning Course(s) • Board-wide 21st Century Learning PD day focus • Variety of training and in- service opportunities – respect generation differences • Director’s System Address Building Capacity Focus Groups, Modelling, In-service
  119. 119. Capacity Building Opportunities … not just for teachers • MENTORSHIP – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS 21st Century Learning An overview of learning in the 21st Century INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP PART 1 Developing 21st Century Leaders MENTORSHIP – EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS You, Your Students and Technology Part II: Great ideas for using technology to support you in supporting your students
  120. 120. Online Course TEACHING AND LEADING IN THE 21st CENTURY • Current System What are some of the characteristics of the current education system? What is 21st Century learning? What needs to be in place to allow for change and move to a system that supports 21st Century learning? - Google Students and Learning in the 21st Century Who are the students we are teaching? What defines their generations? Do they need 21st Century learning? - Adobe Connect Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century What do teachers need to know to teach and learn in the 21st Century? How do they effectively grow professionally? - Skype Leading for Education in the 21st Century What does leadership look like in the 21st Century school environment and how do we lead the change? Sharing What were you able to accomplish in your schools to affect change and move towards 21st Century learning?
  121. 121. Staff training and in-service • Where do we start? Summer Sessions Online Directed Sessions (Adobe Connect) Virtual Learning (ie. SmartBoard – Mrs. Blossom) Recorded Tutorials Weekend Sessions Parent Forums (Saturdays) Teacher Forums (SummIT) PD Day(s) Principal/VP Training sessions Executive training sessions Daily in-service at schools
  122. 122. Professional Development Community •
  123. 123. Politics and Literature Review • • Learn from others • Learn from other Boards • Review your provincial directions • Learn from other provinces • Learn from other Countries Literature Review – Political Context New Brunswick 21st Century Leadership
  124. 124. Politics and Literature Review • • Learn from others • Learn from other Boards • Review your provincial directions • Learn from other provinces • Learn from other Countries Literature Review – Political Context BC Education Plan Video
  125. 125. Your Turn What features would you want to see if you created a promotional video for your District?
  126. 126. 2 Minute Timer 2:001:591:581:571:561:551:541:531:521:511:501:491:481:471:461:451:441:431:421:411:401:391:381:371:361:351:341:331:321:311:301:291:281:271:261:251:241:231:221:211:201:191:181:171:161:151:141:131:121:111:101:091:081:071:061:051:041:031:021:011:000:590:580:570:560:550:540:530:520:510:500:490:480:470:460:450:440:430:420:410:400:390:380:370:360:350:340:330:320:310:300:290:280:270:260:250:240:230:220:210:200:190:180:170:160:150:140:130:120:110:100:090:080:070:060:050:040:030:020:01End
  127. 127. Transformational Change is expensive (time and money) • Where do we start? • Show me the money • Prioritizing – refresh cycles • Cancelling programs not aligned with Board priorities • Over $1 million per year from cancelled initiatives • Transitioning teacher resource centre • School councils and school funds • Grants and Vendor rebates • Reserves Budget
  128. 128. Not every challenge is financial
  129. 129.
  130. 130. Professional Learning Network: The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter • There is no longer a need to go looking for information … let the “sorted” information come to you
  131. 131. How connected is your network?
  132. 132. Professional Learning Network: The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter Scoop It! Twitter RSS Feeds Social Bookmarking
  133. 133. Professional Learning Network: The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter Twitter Hashtags TweetDeck
  134. 134. Professional Learning Network: The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter RSS Google Reader
  135. 135. Professional Learning Network: The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter Social Bookmarking Follow topics of interest
  136. 136. Resources to help along the journey • Where do we start? A free toolkit for change • A toolkit developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, to help with the implementation of 21st Century Learning Self Assessment Tool : • Knowledge and Skills • Education Support Systems (e.g., curriculum, assessment, etc.) • Education Leadership • Policy making • Partnering • Continuous Improvement
  137. 137. Resources to help along the journey • Where do we start? Comprehensive free guide for change (123 pages) Topics include: • Understanding technology • Planning for eLearning • Establishing policies and procedures • Driving effective leadership • Creating professional development systems • Using digital content in curriculum • Employing a sustainable infrastructure … and much more!
  138. 138. 21st Century Websites • Key 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity
  139. 139. 21st Century Websites • P21 for Canada New Organization Goal is to support the transformation of public education to 21st Century models of learning.
  140. 140. 21st Century Websites • Microsoft Partners in Learning Toolkit to measure and develop 21st Century teaching and learning
  141. 141. Where do we start? New community - with links to teacher resources 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  142. 142. Where do we start? Online community for educational leaders Over 2400 educators 21st Century Professional Learning Network •
  143. 143. Where do we start? A community of educators who are using social networking to share information, create resources, and create online communities of practice to improve teaching and learning Free Webinars 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  144. 144. Where do we start? A social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education A large variety of special interest groups that you can join for free 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  145. 145. Where do we start? Weekly interviews and discussion groups on topics related to transformational practices in education 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  146. 146. EdLeader21 PLC for 21st Century Educational Leaders 7 Steps to becoming a 21st Century District 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  147. 147. EdLeader21 PLC for 21st Century Educational Leaders 7 Steps to becoming a 21st Century District 21st Century Professional Learning Network
  148. 148. 21st Century Websites • Where do we start? Free tip sheets on a variety of Web. 2.0 tools
  149. 149. 21st Century Websites • Key 21st Century Fluencies: Creativity Information Collaboration Media Solution
  150. 150. 21st Century Websites • Pearson 21st Century Learner Resources Experts Videos School examples And more…
  151. 151. 21st Century Websites • IBM K-12 Resources White Papers
  152. 152. 21st Century Websites • Edutopia Tutorials Strategies Project Based Learning Instructional Practice Focus
  153. 153. White Papers and Research • Where do we start? Free downloads of industry white papers on a variety of 21st Century Learning topics
  154. 154. University and College Research • Where do we start? Trends 1. Open Source 2. Adaptive and Assistive Technologies 3. Engaging Parents Themes 1. Digital Naifs 2. Computers in Schools – still underused 3. Environmental Impact of ICT Critical Review and Analysis of “Skills, Technology and Learning” Dr. Jennifer Jenson
  155. 155. Trends – Horizon Report • Where do we start? Horizon Report – 2011 K-12 Edition The report helps to describe emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on teaching and learning around the world. New Media Consortium (NMC) Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  156. 156. Trends – Horizon Report • Where do we start? 1. Enabled 2. Engaged 3. Empowered The 3 E’s of Education The 3 Trends 1. Mobile Learning 2. Online and Blended Learning 3. E-textbooks Speak Up 2010 National Findings K-12 Students & Parents (April 2011)
  157. 157. Canadian Perspectives • Review the document See the section entitled “Leading Education in a Digital World Valuable Web Sites” Canadian Perspective Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL)
  158. 158. What is one thing you can do to help your District along the pathway of becoming a 21st Century Learning and Teaching Board/District ? Just do it!
  159. 159. • Where do we start? Teach for their future…not our past Shaping the Future - Now
  160. 160. • The full presentation can be downloaded from SlideShare.net http://www.slideshare.net/TDOttawa/ You have permission to copy and share this presentation with others. Presentation Download
  161. 161. Questions? Tom D’Amico Twitter: @TDOttawa Thomas.DAmico@ottawacatholicschools.ca 21st Century Learning / Teaching Blog 21st Century Learning Curated Resources