Where Does It Live?



Building Systems and Structures
Around What You Believe

Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy
My Bias:
     School 2.0 is
Progressive Education
  with 21st Century
        Tools
More Bias:




  Citizenry, Not Workforce
One Last Bias:
 Public Education = Democracy
Project-Based Learning       Blogs
Web 2.0
                         Student-Centered Learning
     Numeracy

  Differentia...
We Deny Words Power
    When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
Our Biggest Problem:
   A Lack of Vision




                http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
Who Do We Want Our Kids To Be?




       How Do We Help Them Best?
My Two Cents:
  Thoughtful
  Wise
  Passionate
  Kind
Science Leadership Academy

    •Inquiry
    •Research
    •Collaboration
    •Presentation
    •Reflection
Gates Foundation

  •   Rigor
  •   Relevance
  •   Relationships

       http://www.gatesfoundation.org/UnitedStates/Educ...
Coalition of Essential
             Schools
•   Learning to use one’s mind well.
•   Less is More, depth over coverage
•  ...
High Tech High

• Personalization
• Adult World Connection
• Common Intellectual
  Mission


        http://www.hightechhi...
Christian Long’s Learning Manifesto
 •   “Playing Small Does Not Serve The World:” Your Brain Is Your Brand.

 •   What Wo...
Discussion:
What Do You Believe Your School Should Be?
Caring Institutions




We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
Inquiry-Driven




What are the questions we
can ask together?
Student-Centered




  It’s Not About Us.
Teacher-Mentored




  Kids Need Adults
Community-Based




          We can learn from many
Collaborative




Synthesis Works
Passionate




             And it has to matter.
Integrated




             The day has to make sense
Meta-Cognitive




                 We need to think
                  about thinking.
Authentic




Assessment as Real and Transparent
Transparent




We Can Invite the World To Our Schools
What Does Tech Do?
Paraphrasing Neil
    Postman:
Certain Technologies Are Not
     Additive, They Are
       Transformative
Technology Must Be
            Like Oxygen




Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
Research
Collaborate
  Create
  Present
 Network
A Convenient And Reasonably False Taxonomy

 Research     Collaborate     Create        Network     Present

   RSS       ...
The Killer App:
•Student Information
System
•Student Reporting System
•Parent Interface
•“Walled Garden”
•School / Student...
Hiring
                                  Scheduling
Curriculum
                Administration


  Systems and Structures
 ...
Say What You Do
         And Do What You Say
We Teach Kids,
Not Subjects
Common Language of
Teaching and Learning
Traditional
Classrooms:
Recall-Based         Tests

                  Homework


                    Projects


          ...
The Schools
  We Need:
Understanding-
   Driven           Projects

                   Homework


             Class Parti...
Common Inputs
Common Process
Common Assessment
     Tools
Discussion Prompt:
• How do we create curriculum in this
  model?
• What do we teach when THIS is
  available 24/7?
• How ...
What is Teacher 2.0?

• How is a teacher’s life
  different in this model?
• What are the skills necessary
  to teach in t...
Break-Out:
Examine Five Other Systems and Structures
of Your School / District:

How They Must Change To Better Reflect
You...
Hard Questions:
• What is the worst consequence of your
  best idea?
• How can you mitigate them?
• What are the obstacles...
Big Questions:
            •    How will you create the time
                 and space for your teachers
                ...
Creating Change
 What is the action plan to move the systems and
structures of your school / classroom closer to the
     ...
Keep In Touch:
Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy

chris@practicaltheory.org
http://www.practicaltheory.org
Twitter:...
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Where Does It Live: Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe

  1. Where Does It Live? Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy
  2. My Bias: School 2.0 is Progressive Education with 21st Century Tools
  3. More Bias: Citizenry, Not Workforce
  4. One Last Bias: Public Education = Democracy
  5. Project-Based Learning Blogs Web 2.0 Student-Centered Learning Numeracy Differentiated Instruction 21st Century Literacy Edu-Speak Direct Instruction Authentic Assessment Standards-Driven Instruction Twitter Accountability Life-Long Learning Wikis
  6. We Deny Words Power When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
  7. Our Biggest Problem: A Lack of Vision http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
  8. Who Do We Want Our Kids To Be? How Do We Help Them Best?
  9. My Two Cents: Thoughtful Wise Passionate Kind
  10. Science Leadership Academy •Inquiry •Research •Collaboration •Presentation •Reflection
  11. Gates Foundation • Rigor • Relevance • Relationships http://www.gatesfoundation.org/UnitedStates/Education/TransformingHighSchools/
  12. 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
  13. High Tech High • Personalization • Adult World Connection • Common Intellectual Mission http://www.hightechhigh.org/about/design-principles.php
  14. 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
  15. Discussion: What Do You Believe Your School Should Be?
  16. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  17. Inquiry-Driven What are the questions we can ask together?
  18. Student-Centered It’s Not About Us.
  19. Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
  20. Community-Based We can learn from many
  21. Collaborative Synthesis Works
  22. Passionate And it has to matter.
  23. Integrated The day has to make sense
  24. Meta-Cognitive We need to think about thinking.
  25. Authentic Assessment as Real and Transparent
  26. Transparent We Can Invite the World To Our Schools
  27. What Does Tech Do?
  28. Paraphrasing Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
  29. Technology Must Be Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
  30. Research Collaborate Create Present Network
  31. 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
  32. The Killer App: •Student Information System •Student Reporting System •Parent Interface •“Walled Garden” •School / Student Publishing Tool •And more... (Library, etc...)
  33. Hiring Scheduling Curriculum Administration Systems and Structures Parent Relations Professional Food Service Development Assessment
  34. Say What You Do And Do What You Say
  35. We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  36. Common Language of Teaching and Learning
  37. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
  38. The Schools We Need: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
  39. Common Inputs
  40. Common Process
  41. Common Assessment Tools
  42. Discussion Prompt: • How do we create curriculum in this model? • What do we teach when THIS is available 24/7? • How do you establish a link between your manifesto and your curriculum? • What does assessment look like in your model?
  43. What is Teacher 2.0? • How is a teacher’s life different in this model? • What are the skills necessary to teach in this world? • How will you find new teachers? • How will you help older teachers to adapt?
  44. Break-Out: Examine Five Other Systems and Structures of Your School / District: How They Must Change To Better Reflect Your Values.
  45. Hard Questions: • What is the worst consequence of your best idea? • How can you mitigate them? • What are the obstacles to this change? • How can you overcome them?
  46. Big Questions: • How will you create the time and space for your teachers to learn? • How will you make your faculty meetings part of a running, constant dialogue? • How will your values inform every thing you do?
  47. Creating Change What is the action plan to move the systems and structures of your school / classroom closer to the values you espouse? • One month plan • One year plan • Three year plan
  48. Keep In Touch: Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy chris@practicaltheory.org http://www.practicaltheory.org Twitter: chrislehmann Skype: chrislehmann EduCon 2.2 -- Jan. 29-31, 2010 http://educon22.wikispaces.com

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