Jansen TLA 2013

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Going beyond the facts: Collaborating for higher level thinking in schools.

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Jansen TLA 2013

  1. 1. 1992
  2. 2. 2012Written report
  3. 3. http://padlet.com/wall/whichskills
  4. 4. Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, & Weigel. (2009). Confronting the challenges ofa participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century.What % of your list is made upof the skills below?
  5. 5. Education reform– Policy makersU.S. Department of Education, 2009; TransformingAmerican Education, 2010; National GovernorsAssociation Center for Best Practices & Council of ChiefState School Officers, 2012– Public“Waiting for Superman,” “Education reform” sections inHuffington Post & Wikipedia, mainstream press andopinion & editorials
  6. 6. Education reform cont…Business sectorJennings, 2012; Partnership for 21stCentury Skills [P21],2008; National Research Council, 2012, p. Sum: 1;Department of Labor, 1991Progressive educators & related educationassociations and organizationsBrown & Thomas, 2010; Commission on Accreditation,2010; Gee & Hayes, 2011; Ito et al., 2010; Jenkins,Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, & Weigel, 2006;MacArthur Foundation, 2009; Partnership for 21stCenturySkills, 2008; Rheingold, 2008; Robinson, 2006; Tapscott,2009
  7. 7. American Association of School Librarians, 2007; International Society ofTechnology in Education, 2007; National Association of Independent Schools,2010; National Research Council, 2012; Partnership for 21stCentury Skills, 200821stcentury skillsWhat % of your list iscomprised of 21stcenturyskills?
  8. 8. Go to:http://todaysmeet.com/TLA2013
  9. 9. What is this graphic telling us?Write your responses on theToday’s Meet page
  10. 10. Photo by Barbara A. Jansen, 2012.Participate with teachers to help studentspractice higher-level thinking through 21stcentury skills
  11. 11. Image: http://taxleaseconsultants.com/home/business-meeting. Permission requested.Collaborate, identify, & integrate
  12. 12. Copyright 2010, Linworth Publishing, Marla W. McGhee and Barbara A. Jansen.
  13. 13. What makes up ameaningful assignment?Go to: www.socrative.com and login as studentwith this room number: 891478I will use short answer to display your responses
  14. 14. Meaningful assignmentsshift the mindset from teaching to learning.(How will the student best learn thisknowledge and practice these skills fortransfer?)articulate content-area knowledge the studentshould build.focus on the content not the container.
  15. 15. Meaningful assignmentscont...move students beyond knowledge andcomprehension by:making the content relevant to students’lives,requiring vigorous effort and rigorousthought, and/orproviding an audience for their results.allow for students to practice “traditional” skills.allows for students to practice “21stcentury”skills.
  16. 16. With apologies to “Young Frankenstein.” 20thCentury Fox, 1974.DOBarbaraA. Jansen
  17. 17. Questions to ask: Going beyondinformation found in sources1. Is the purpose of the activity to provideinitial background information for the topic orare you wanting to have the students makeconnections among topics they have alreadystudied or something that is important to themin their lives today?2. I wonder if the kids can just cut and pasteinformation they find in the sources?How do you want the students to go beyond the info
  18. 18. 3. Who is the students’ audience?4. What is the best way for students toshow the results to, or reach, the audience?5. Do we want to ensure thatall students benefit by all of the research andresults and are responsible for learning aboutall topics in addition to the one theyresearched?Questions to ask: Going beyondinformation found in sources cont…
  19. 19. Character trait worksheetLesson plan
  20. 20. 6thgrade history channelGo to Big6#5 Synthesis
  21. 21. Presentation Evaluation, boardmember
  22. 22. What elements of a meaningfulassignment are present? Missing?
  23. 23. Audience
  24. 24. Planning document
  25. 25. “How do we ensure thatevery child has access tothe skills and experiencesneeded to become a fullparticipant in the social,cultural, economic, andpolitical future of oursociety?”(Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, & Weigel, 2006, p. 56).Self assessment
  26. 26. My involvementPlan with teacher(s)Create student planning and pre-productionmaterialsAssemble assignment wikiDecide on sources (with teacher input)Teach skills at point of needAssess note cards and citations (OMG!), andpresentation skills as appropriate
  27. 27. Lead with conversationsWhat questions will you need to ask yourself?What questions will you need to ask yourteaching partner?Group collaboration: Develop questions forwhich you can raise the bar in designing learningexperiences that will help students buildknowledge, require rigor of thought, and developessential skills.http://bit.ly/11aBGtX
  28. 28. Learning designGroup collaboration: Choose a topic or set ofcurriculum objectives that you want to developinto a rigorous and meaningful learningexperience for students. Use your questions toguide the design of a dynamic experience forstudents.http://bit.ly/ZciQET
  29. 29. Group collaborationLead withconversationsWhat questions will you need to askyourself? What questions will you needto ask your teaching partner?Group collaboration: Developquestions for which you can raise thebar in designing learning experiencesthat will help students build knowledge,require rigor of thought, and developessential skills.http://bit.ly/11aBGtXLearning designGroup collaboration: Choose a topic orset of curriculum objectives that youwant to develop into a rigorous andmeaningful learning experience forstudents. Use your questions to guidethe design of a dynamic experience forstudents.http://bit.ly/ZciQET
  30. 30. Contactbajansen@utexas.edulibrary.sasaustin.org@bjansen

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