School 2.0 - Spring 2010

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  • School 2.0 - Spring 2010

    1. School 2.0 Creating The Schools We Need Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
    2. Who Is This Guy?
    3. Why This Matters
    4. What should our schools be about? And why aren’t they that way?
    5. My Bias: School 2.0 is Progressive Education with 21st Century Tools
    6. More Bias: Citizenry, Not Workforce
    7. One Last Bias: Public Education = Democracy
    8. What They Say About Us Obsolete Broken Wasteland Money Pits Failing
    9. The Problem Is... If we keep down our current path, they’re right.
    10. STOP!
    11. The Great Big Question: How can we have so many passionate, dedicated educators in our schools and still have so many problems?
    12. Fix the System: Put a good person into a bad system and the system will win every time.
    13. The World In Which We Live: The Maddening Paradox of Education 2010.
    14. Data Driven Decisions Assume that you use good data -- and good data ain’t cheap.
    15. Accountability = External Responsibility = Internal
    16. Our Biggest Problem: A Lack of Vision http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
    17. Another Big Problem: A Lack of Humility
    18. A Related Problem: We’re Too A-Historical
    19. What the school system needs to understand is that its strength lies, not in the strength of the central organization, but in the strength of the individual school, not in making one school like another, but in making each school a distinct unit. The need of the system is the preservation of its units, so that each school can keep itself alive, wide awake, responsive to its people, easily adaptable, the best of its kind. Angelo Patri -- A Schoolmaster of the Great City
    20. You Can’t Standardize Differentiated Instruction, Differentiated Schools
    21. “What’s Good?” Is Better than “What’s New?”
    22. We Learn Best When It Matters To Us
    23. If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. - John Cleese http://www.flickr.com/photos/edublogger/ 838786841/ Photo by Ewan McIntosh
    24. Things Are Different Know The Difference Between Change and Innovation
    25. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwichary/2225299236/
    26. Scary Thought: What are we willing to unlearn and relearn?
    27. If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. John Dewey
    28. So Now What?
    29. There is no silver bullet. What do we need? What do we value?
    30. Step One: Have a vision
    31. Science Leadership Academy • Inquiry • Research • Collaboration • Presentation • Reflection
    32. Gates Foundation • Rigor • Relevance • Relationships http://www.gatesfoundation.org/UnitedStates/Education/TransformingHighSchools/
    33. Coalition of Essential Schools • Learning to use one’s mind well. • Less is More, depth over coverage • Goals apply to all students • Personalization • Student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach • Demonstration of mastery • A tone of decency and trust • Commitment to the entire school • Resources dedicated to teaching and learning • Democracy and equity http://www.essentialschools.org/pub/ces_docs/about/phil/10cps/10cps.html
    34. High Tech High • Personalization • Adult World Connection • Common Intellectual Mission http://www.hightechhigh.org/about/design-principles.php
    35. Christian Long’s Learning Manifesto • “Playing Small Does Not Serve The World:” Your Brain Is Your Brand. • What Would Socrates Do? • Nobody Cares That You Walked Uphill Both Ways in the Snow. • Got Passion? If Not, I’ll Tell You What To Care About. • My Memory Is Only As Big As My Heart, Otherwise I’ll Stick With Google. • Look It Up Or Die. • Collaboration Ain’t About Holding Hands. It’s About Going Places Fast. • This Will Go Down On Your Permanent Record. • It Ain’t About the Technology, It’s About Being Inside the Story • Nobody Knows the Answer. Get Comfy With the Questions. http://thinklab.typepad.com/think_lab/2007/01/the_future_of_l.html
    36. My Two Cents: • Thoughtful • Wise • Passionate • Kind
    37. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
    38. Inquiry-Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
    39. Student-Centered It’s Not About Us.
    40. Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
    41. Community-Based We can learn from many
    42. Collaborative Synthesis Works
    43. Passionate And it has to matter.
    44. Integrated The day has to make sense
    45. Meta-Cognitive We need to think about thinking.
    46. Authentic Assessment as Real and Transparent
    47. Understanding-Driven and Project-Based
    48. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
    49. The Schools We Need: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
    50. What Do We Gain? What Do We Lose?
    51. But what about tech?
    52. Technology Must Be Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
    53. Relevance?
    54. Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
    55. Research Collaborate Create Present Network
    56. A Convenient And Reasonably False Taxonomy Research Collaborate Create Network Present RSS Wikis Blogging Twitter uStream Google Del.icio.us Docs Drupal Skype Flickr Google Moodle Podcasting Facebook iTunes U Wikipedia Digital Films IM Voicethread Email
    57. Transparent We Can Invite the World To Our Schools
    58. How Do We Change the World?
    59. Be Humbled By The Task And Be Skeptical of Those Who Aren’t
    60. Keep Asking Questions And Don’t Settle For Easy Answers
    61. Continue the Conversation Dream big in every community
    62. Speed Up to Slow Down Be intentional in the use of tools and time
    63. Empower the Kids It is their education, and it will be their world
    64. Be a Learner And be willing to be transformed
    65. What is the role of school in the age of Google?
    66. Wisdom.
    67. Keep In Touch: Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy chris@practicaltheory.org http://www.practicaltheory.org Twitter: chrislehmann Skype: chrislehmann EduCon 2.3 -- Jan. 28-30, 2010 http://educon22.org

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