XXI Century Permeable Boundaries

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Patricia Lago and Alina Gil were appointed to attend ESSARP Conference in Buenos Aires in September 2009, on behalf of the Alianza Cultural Uruguay - Estados Unidos.

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XXI Century Permeable Boundaries

  1. 1. <ul><li>ESSARP HIGHLIGHTS: </li></ul><ul><li>XXI st Century </li></ul><ul><li>Permeable Boundaries </li></ul>By Alina Gil and Patricia Lago
  2. 2. The English Speaking Scholastic Association of the River Plate
  3. 3. Keynote speakers
  4. 4. <ul><li>Rethinking learning in the digital era </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity maximizes learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers do not have all the </li></ul><ul><li>answers </li></ul>“ Host the conversation and invite inquiry” Meg Wheatley
  5. 5. <ul><li>Skills for the New Era </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ask: What do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>ASK What can you do with what </li></ul><ul><li>you know? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you update your </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge continuously? </li></ul>Permeable boundaries
  6. 6. <ul><li>Steven Johnson Linda Stone </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Continuous partial </li></ul><ul><li>calisthenics attention-deficit </li></ul><ul><li>disorder </li></ul>“ What we shouldn’t do is (expect students to) be more like us. We should construct a new us.” Putnam
  7. 7. <ul><li>XXI st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self-direction, initiative and productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability and adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Global awareness and cross-cultural skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul>“ We cannot always build the future for our youth, but (together) we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
  8. 8. <ul><li>XXIst Century Technology is our Servant, </li></ul><ul><li>not our Master </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on tasks and people </li></ul><ul><li>Influence without authority </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with and without technology </li></ul><ul><li>Discover beauty without speed </li></ul><ul><li>Love nature and people more than things </li></ul>Computers are the # 2 pencil of the XXIst century
  9. 9. <ul><li>How can school systems transform </li></ul><ul><li>learning environments to meet the needs </li></ul><ul><li>of XXI st century learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital natives vs Digital immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Digital translators </li></ul>“ The goal of education is to prepare them (students) for the future, not for their teacher’s past.” Sonny Magaña
  10. 10. <ul><li>Permeable boundaries have changed our view of things… </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinarity </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond question & answer </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid modernity </li></ul>Not trying to do more, trying to do better.
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ I touch the future, I teach” </li></ul><ul><li>Christa McAuliffe, 1986 </li></ul>Songs around the world - Playing for a change
  12. 12. Let’s celebrate ourselves <ul><li>Happy teacher’s day!!! </li></ul>

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