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Geeks Have Inherited The Earth OAGC 2018

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Geeks Have Inherited The Earth OAGC 2018

  1. 1. GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH brianhousand.com/oagc18
  2. 2. Brian H E L L O My name is
  3. 3. I AM A GEEK
  4. 4. BRIAN BRAIN
  5. 5. “THE GEEK”
  6. 6. BRIAN JOHNSON
  7. 7. GEEKNERD
  8. 8. NERD Someone who is passionate about learning, being smart, or academia.
  9. 9. GEEK Someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
  10. 10. laughingsquid.com/nerd-venn-diagram-geek-dork-or-dweeb
  11. 11. 70% Nerdiness 76th Percentile
  12. 12. 83% Geekosity 99th Percentile
  13. 13. 35% Dork Points 57th Percentile
  14. 14. Modern, Cool Nerd
  15. 15. Probably Wears Glasses Probably Wears Glasses http://philosophyforlife.org/why-im-not-a-geek/
  16. 16. Above Average Intelligence Above Average Intelligence
  17. 17. Slightly obsessive in their interests. Slightly obsessive in their interests.
  18. 18. Likely to be mathletes, physics buffs, tech- heads, or hackers, although they could be evidence based wonks. Likely to be mathletes, physics buffs, tech- heads, or hackers, although they could be evidence based wonks.
  19. 19. Likely to get excited by machines or systems. Likely to get excited by machines or systems.
  20. 20. FONTS.FONTS.
  21. 21. This slide drives you CRAZY.
  22. 22. Possess an endearingly goofy enthusiasm for their obsessions. Possess an endearingly goofy enthusiasm for their obsessions.
  23. 23. Probably likes sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, TV, comics, films and computer games. Probably likes sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, TV, comics, films and computer games.
  24. 24. GEEKSHAVE INHERITED THE EARTH
  25. 25. GIFTED LAND
  26. 26. YOU ARE NOT ALONE
  27. 27. FIND YOUR PEEPS
  28. 28. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand brianhousand
  29. 29. TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT BEING GIFTED
  30. 30. bit.ly/nagc-parents
  31. 31. You have a right to… • know about your giftedness. • learn something new everyday. • be passionate about your talent area without apologies. • have an identity beyond your talent area. • feel good about your accomplishments. • make mistakes. • seek guidance in the development of your talent. • have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends. • choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue. • not to be gifted at everything. Gifted Children’s Bill of RightsGifted Children’s Bill of Rights
  32. 32. 1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity. 2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths. 3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you. Free yourself to play your own game. 4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you. 5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded. 6. Do what you love and can do well. 7. Learn the skills of interdependence. MANIFESTO: A Guide for Developing a Creative Career
  33. 33. TODAY TOMORROW TO
  34. 34. ACCESS
  35. 35. EXPLORE THE GARDEN
  36. 36. thekidshouldseethis.com
  37. 37. It’s not just for kids, It’s for adults too!
  38. 38. curiosity.com
  39. 39. youtube.com/user/crashcourse
  40. 40. youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
  41. 41. youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios
  42. 42. LiveBinders bit.ly/contentbinder
  43. 43. CONTENT
  44. 44. CREATE
  45. 45. Summer 2013 T he admonition that we should be preparing our students for the 21st century is everywhere. There are numerous books, blogs, and content resources promoting and espousing the virtues of 21st cen- tury learning. If one examines the titles and descriptions of presentations at any gifted or general education conference, reference to 21st century learning is prevalent. Most of us trace their origins back at least 30 years. In 1983, the Na- tional Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology published a report entitled, Educating Americans for the 21st Century: A Plan of Action for Improving Mathematics, Science, and Technol- ogy Education for All American Elementary and Secondary Students So that their Achievement is the Best in the World Quality Classroom Practice for High-Abillity Students Teaching for High Potential THPThe 21st Century is SO Yesterday Brian C. Housand, Ph.D. East Carolina University www.brianhousand.com Brian Housand is an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University in the department of Elementary Education. “The world is moving at a tremendous rate. No one knows where. We must prepare our children, not for the world of the past, not for our world, but for their world, the world of the future.” — John Dewey
  46. 46. CONSTRUCTING SYNTHESIS
  47. 47. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and SYNTHESIZE new things. - Steve Jobs, 1995
  48. 48. An idea is nothing more or less than a new combination of old elements. new combination old elements James Webb Young, 1940 A Technique for Producing Ideas
  49. 49. The capacity to bring old elements into new combinations depends largely on the ability to see relationships. new combination old elements James Webb Young, 1940 A Technique for Producing Ideas
  50. 50. (Resnick, 1996) NOT Stereos Pianos
  51. 51. Average = 9 hrs/day
  52. 52. Less than 3%
  53. 53. stemchallenge.org
  54. 54. stemchallenge.org
  55. 55. spark.adobe.com/features
  56. 56. spark.adobe.com/edu
  57. 57. designschool.canva.com
  58. 58. diy.org
  59. 59. OPPORTUNITY
  60. 60. 1988
  61. 61. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Isaac Asimov
  62. 62. HOW DO YOU LEARN HOW TO DO SOMETHING? In the past… In the present…
  63. 63. iTunes U
  64. 64. MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES
  65. 65. WHENEVER
 WHEREVER WHATEVER
  66. 66. RESPONSIBILITY
  67. 67. With great power comes great responsibility
  68. 68. NEWS FLASH
  69. 69. LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES
  70. 70. CRITICAL CONSUMERS RESPONSIBLE PRODUCERS
  71. 71. commonsense.org/educators
  72. 72. http://www.animationmagazine.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Pixar-Creativity-Inc-post.jpg
  73. 73. FAILURE isn’t a necessary evil. In FACT, it isn’t EVIL at all. It is a NECESSARY consequence of doing something NEW. - Ed Catmull
  74. 74. Perfectionism PROCRASTINATION PARALYSIS
  75. 75. NO ONE - not Walt, not Steve, not the people of Pixar - ever achieved creative success by clinging to what used to work.
  76. 76. LEARN TO FAIL
  77. 77. “The attempt to avoid failure makes failure more likely. Trying to avoid failure by out-thinking it dooms you to fail.” http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Sadness - Ed Catmull
  78. 78. NECESSITY
  79. 79. “We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets to vote on whether technology is going to change our lives.” Bill Gates The Road Ahead
  80. 80. “Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.” Time March 27, 2006
  81. 81. ITECH
  82. 82. M E A N I N G
  83. 83. RIGOR
  84. 84. VIGOR
  85. 85. ACCESS CREATE OPPORTUNITY RESPONSIBILITY NECESSITY
  86. 86. ACCESS CREATE OPPORTUNITY RESPONSIBILITY NECESSITY A C O R N
  87. 87. ACORN
  88. 88. From little acorns grow mighty oaks.
  89. 89. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but at least we can prepare our children for the future.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  90. 90. SLIDES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT brianhousand.com/ oagc18

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