School 2.0 Wiscnet Spring 2009


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  • Stop aping business, stop thinking that business has the answers, stop thinking that the latest gadget is anything more than a glorified film-strip projector unless we know how to harness them. Stop blaming teachers. Stop blaming schools.

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  • School 2.0 Wiscnet Spring 2009

    1. School 2.0 Creating The Schools We Need Chris Lehmann Principal Science Leadership Academy
    2. What should our schools be about? And why aren’t they that way?
    3. Who Is This Guy?
    4. Why This Matters
    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. There is no silver bullet. What do we need? What do we value?
    12. The Great Big Question: How can we have so many passionate, dedicated educators in our schools and still have so many problems?
    13. Fix the System: Put a good person into a bad system and the system will win every time.
    14. Our Biggest Problem: A Lack of Vision
    15. Another Big Problem: A Lack of Humility
    16. A Related Problem: Educators Are Too A-Historical
    17. 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
    18. You Can’t Standardize Differentiated Instruction, Differentiated Schools
    19. Things Are Different How Do We Deal With That?
    20. If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. - John Cleese 838786841/ Photo by Ewan McIntosh
    21. We Learn Best When It Matters To Us
    22. 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
    23. Scary Thought: What are we willing to unlearn and relearn?
    24. If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. John Dewey
    25. The World In Which We Live The Maddening Paradox of Education 2009.
    26. Data Driven Decisions Assume that you use good data -- and good data ain’t cheap.
    27. Accountability = External Responsibility = Internal
    28. So Now What?
    29. Pedagogy Matters. A Lot.
    30. My Two Cents: Thoughtful Wise Passionate Kind
    31. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
    32. Inquiry-Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
    33. Student-Centered It’s Not About Us.
    34. Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
    35. Community-Based We can learn from many
    36. Collaborative Synthesis Works
    37. Passionate And it has to matter.
    38. Integrated The day has to make sense
    39. Meta-Cognitive We need to think about thinking.
    40. Authentic Assessment as Real and Transparent
    41. Understanding-Driven and Project-Based
    42. Common Language of Teaching and Learning
    43. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
    44. The Schools We Need: Understanding- Projects Driven Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
    45. Common Inputs
    46. Common Process
    47. Common Assessment Tools
    48. What Do We Gain? What Do We Lose?
    49. But what about the tech?
    50. Technology Must Be Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
    51. Relevance?
    52. Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
    53. Research Collaborate Create Present Network
    54. Transparency: We Can Invite the World to Our Schools
    55. What is the role of teacher in the age of Google?
    56. Wisdom.
    57. Keep In Touch: Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy Twitter: chrislehmann Skype: chrislehmann