Communication in a Culture of Change - Future Now Presentation

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Communication in a Culture of Change - Future Now Presentation

  1. 1. “Own It, Activate It, Engage With It” Communication in a Culture of Change Chris Kennedy Superintendent of Schools West Vancouver, BC, Canada
  2. 2. If You Are Debating These –You Got It Wrong
  3. 3. We Get It – The World Has Changed
  4. 4. Relevant, connected, unlimited What many want for their children is the benefits of digital
  5. 5. Why?
  6. 6. SELF-RELIANCE
  7. 7. CRITICAL THINKING
  8. 8. INQUIRY
  9. 9. CREATIVITY
  10. 10. PROBLEM-SOLVING
  11. 11. INNOVATION
  12. 12. TEAMWORK
  13. 13. COLLABORATION
  14. 14. CROSS-CULTURAL
  15. 15. TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
  16. 16. CONNECT
  17. 17. ACROSS TOPIC AREAS
  18. 18. Model the Advantages
  19. 19. What could be
  20. 20. DO OLD THINGS BETTER
  21. 21. DO NEW THINGS YOU COULDN’T DO AT ALL
  22. 22. “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’” Henry Ford
  23. 23. It is hard to do but put devices in the hands of teachers first
  24. 24. Every class is a blended class
  25. 25. Equity Matters If digital access is right for some, it is right for all
  26. 26. Access Direction If students have cell phones but can’t afford laptops we need to encourage different decisions
  27. 27. We need to give concrete advice on devices to families
  28. 28. This is not a pilot project Our digital transition is a journey not an experiment
  29. 29. Under deliver Overpromise
  30. 30. Teachers • Will make it easier for students... Schools • Will make it easier for teachers... Districts • Will make it easier for schools... Governments • Will make it easier for districts... To be FLEXIBLE
  31. 31. Learning, not technology, is the driver
  32. 32. Teaching is not going to be easier it will be different
  33. 33. Luke: I can’t believe it Yoda: That is why you fail

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