Opening meeting 8 23-2011.part 2

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Opening meeting 8 23-2011.part 2

  1. 1. What is needed to make real change?<br />
  2. 2. Many efforts to transform education look like the same old system!<br />*<br />
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  4. 4. To become <br />realAGENTSof change<br />Weneed Vision<br />
  5. 5. A Common Mistake - Lack of a Complete Vision <br />In the process of climbing Mount Rainier, where do most deaths occur? <br />Climbers consume all their energy and focus to accomplish their lifelong goal to reach the top—but fail to focus on the entire procedure. <br />Most deaths occur on the descent because many lack sufficient strength for this equally or more difficult task.<br />*<br />
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  7. 7. So what’s stopping us?<br />
  8. 8. Best Practices versusNext Practices: Innovation<br />
  9. 9. Best Practices allow you to do a better job at what you are currently doing.<br />
  10. 10. Next Practicesincrease your organization’s capability to do things that it has never done before.<br />
  11. 11. the “Global Achievement Gap”<br />The Global Achievement Gap is the gap between our Best Practices School System --what our best schools are teaching and testing<br />Versus<br />Our Next Practices School System --the skills all students will need for college, careers, and citizenship in the 21st Century<br />
  12. 12. Why is it so hard to change?<br />The more successful a system is, the more difficult it is to recognize when it must change. <br />By example, many Market Leaders are the last ones to transform.<br />
  13. 13. The American Education System <br />“The market leader during the Industrial Era!”<br />
  14. 14. Dominant logic of Market Leaders . . .<br />“That’s the way we do things here.”<br />
  15. 15. “The way we do things here”<br />Expertise can sometimes be a road block to problem solving and the development of<br />“Next Practices”<br />
  16. 16. Marshmallow Challenge: Kindergartners vs. Expert MBA’s<br />20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. <br />Build the tallest standing structure.<br />
  17. 17. Marshmallow Challenge<br />MBA's performed the worst<br />Kindergartners were the most successful<br />Why?<br />
  18. 18. The Plan of Attack!!<br />Kindergartners work in prototypes. <br />Not one way to do it. <br />They launch version 1, then 2, then 3...They start building then make adjustments.<br />
  19. 19. MBA's think, plan, sketch, have leadership power struggles, then build one thing...like there is only one right answer.<br />
  20. 20. For Innovation<br />We must look at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best answer. <br />Then innovation will come.<br />
  21. 21. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the experts mind, there are few."<br />
  22. 22. Innovation & Change<br />Where do we start?<br />
  23. 23. “The formulation of the problem is often more essential than the solution.” - Einstein<br />School reform is just another fad.<br />What is the “crisis” in American education really all about ? Do we know what the “problem” really is?<br />If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!<br />Their schools are the problem, not ours!<br />Incremental change is the only way to go!<br />*<br />
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  25. 25. the Net Generation’s World<br />How many hours does the Net Generation (ages 8-18) spend per day on digital devises . . . outside of school time? <br />7 hours 38 minutes per day<br />
  26. 26. What Motivates the “Net” Generation?<br />Accustomed to instant gratification and “always-on” connection.<br />Use the web for: (1) extending friendships, (2) interest-driven, self-directed learning, and (3) as a tool for self-expression.<br />Constantly connected, creating, and multitasking in a multimedia world. . . everywhere except in school.<br />Less fear and respect for authority – accustomed to learning from self and peers; want coaching, but only from adults who don’t “talk down” to them.<br />Want to do interesting and worthwhile work to make their presence known in their world.<br />
  27. 27. Seven Skills for College, Careers, and Citizenship<br />-Harvard University Graduate school of Education -<br />Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving<br />Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence<br />Agility and Adaptability<br />Initiative and Entrepreneurialism<br />Effective Oral and Written Communication<br />Accessing and Analyzing Information<br />Curiosity and Imagination<br />
  28. 28. The New Educational Challenges:“The Rock and the Hard Place”<br />The Rock: <br />The convergence of new and necessary skills for college, careers, and citizenship in a 21st Century Global World.<br />The Hard Place: <br />The “Net Generation” of students who are motivated differently in their learning.<br />*<br />
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  30. 30. Re-Framing the Problem<br />-Harvard University Graduate school of Education -<br />Reform or Reinvention<br /> Teaching ALL students NEW skills in their learning style is an educational challenge that requires development of new accountability structures, different ways of teaching and testing, and new ways of working togetherwith our students.<br />
  31. 31. Harvard is Redefining Rigor<br />-Harvard University Graduate school of Education -<br />Require all students to have digital portfolios, work internships, and service learning projects.<br />Doing new work in new ways, "Isolation is the enemy of improvement.”<br />Every student has an adult advocate.<br />Transparency: Videotape teaching, supervision, and meetings (for study, not evaluation).<br />Every teacher on teams for collaborative inquiry—reviewing both student and teacher work.<br />Digital portfolios for teachers and leaders.<br />
  32. 32. New Technology Motivates the "Net" Generation-Harvard University Graduate school of Education -<br />On-line technology must be incorporated into the classroom.<br />Harvard University is attempting to redefine rigor.<br />Students create and submit YouTube videos to demonstrate learning<br />Moving from an Information-based Learning System to a Transformation-based Learning System.<br />
  33. 33. New Technology Motivates the "Net" Generation-Harvard University Graduate school of Education -<br />We must find new and creative ways to leave our world and teach in <br />their world.<br />*<br />
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  35. 35. The Net Generation isLearning to Ask the Right Questions<br />Weighing Evidence<br />How do we know what’s true and false? What is the evidence, and is it credible? How does it compare to my research?<br />Awareness of Varying Viewpoints<br />What viewpoint are we hearing? Who is the author, and what are his or her intentions? How might it look coming from someone with a different history?<br />Seeing Connections/Cause and Effect<br />Is there a pattern to this? How are these things connected? Where have we seen this before?<br />Speculating on Possibilities/Conjecture<br />What if? Supposing that? Can we imagine alternatives?<br />Assessing Value – Both Socially and Personally<br />What difference does it make? Who cares? So What? <br />
  36. 36. “Times have changed. When selecting a student, I don't look at their GPA, I ask: <br />'What is a tough problem you have had to deal with and how did you solve it?‘”<br /> -Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow- Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University<br />
  37. 37. QUESTION?<br /> Five beautiful and well-dressed women are standing in a tight group. One is crying, but she has never been happier. The other four are smiling, but they have never been more sad. <br />Why? <br />There is more than one right answer:<br />Beauty Pageant; Wedding Line; Neighborhood Farewell; Funeral Graveside Service (Knowing what’s in the Will)...<br />
  38. 38. Cat and Refrigerator<br />Similarities?<br />
  39. 39. Cat and Refrigerator <br />What are the similarities? <br />You can find a mouse under both<br />Both are cold and uncaring<br />They both purr <br />They have four legs <br />Both can get pretty smelly<br />You can put milk in both<br />Both emit heat<br />Both are warm on the outside and cold on the inside<br />
  40. 40. Some people say that about superintendents . . .<br />and sometimes legislators<br />However, it is usually when there is disagreement on a decision . . . <br />or possibly New Legislation<br />SB1108—Contract Law<br />SB1110 – Pay For Performance<br />SB1184 – Education Reform<br />
  41. 41. Pay for Performance<br />Based on Student Achievement, Growth, and Excellence<br />Salary = Base Pay + Pay for Performance<br />*<br />
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  43. 43. A choice must be made. We can protest the troubling inadequacies of the present ----<br />Or we can face them<br />
  44. 44. We can talk and dream about the glorious schools of the future ----<br />OR TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE THEM!<br />
  45. 45. Our Dilemma at the Moment:<br />Can we afford to move toward the Next Practices in Education?<br />or<br />Can we afford not to?<br />
  46. 46. We are a blessed people in education!<br />
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  48. 48. In Bonneville School District 93<br />We are Creating<br />“Next Practices”<br />

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