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Driving Innovation in Public Education

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Check out cultureofyes.ca for more information. These slides are for the symposium Targeting Technology for Maximum Student Benefit, presented by the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy at Simon Fraser University.

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Driving Innovation in Public Education

  1. 1. CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent of Schools / CEO, West Vancouver School DistrictOwn It, Guide It, Engage With ItDriving innovation in public education Targeting Technology for Maximum Student Benefit February 9, 2012
  2. 2. Why?
  3. 3. SELF-RELIANCE
  4. 4. CRITICAL THINKING
  5. 5. INQUIRY
  6. 6. CREATIVITY
  7. 7. PROBLEM-SOLVING
  8. 8. INNOVATION
  9. 9. TEAMWORK
  10. 10. COLLABORATION
  11. 11. CROSS-CULTURAL
  12. 12. TECHNOLOGICALLITERACY
  13. 13. CONNECT
  14. 14. ACROSSTOPIC AREAS
  15. 15. Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
  16. 16. Whatcould be
  17. 17. DO OLD THINGSBETTER
  18. 18. “Students today depend toomuch upon ink. They don’t knowhow to use a pen knife tosharpen a pencil. Pen and ink willnever replace the pencil.”National Association of Teachers, 1907
  19. 19. DO NEW THINGSYOU COULDN’TDO AT ALL
  20. 20. “If I’d asked mycustomers what theywanted, they wouldhave told me ‘A fasterhorse.’” Henry Ford
  21. 21. 5 obstaclesNo needNo moneyNo hurryNo desireNo trust
  22. 22. People prefer things that are easy to think about
  23. 23. Know what teachers want
  24. 24. Can I change?
  25. 25. Everyone benefits
  26. 26. Thegoal
  27. 27. It’s not technology
  28. 28. Relevant, connected, unlimitedWhat many want for their children is thebenefits of digital learning
  29. 29. Create a newnorm for how teachers andstudents learn
  30. 30. Can’t scale and sustainwithout technology
  31. 31. TOOLS matter, because tools impact the way youinteract. You don’t need to use every tool, but every toolyou use you must use well – Seth Godin
  32. 32. AccessDirection
  33. 33. What does this mean?Moving to one-to-one opportunities
  34. 34. What aboutequity?
  35. 35. Technology can help overcomebarriers of access andgeography
  36. 36. GOAL: Learning Personalizedpowered by learning fortechnology every student
  37. 37. Assumptions forthe next 5 years
  38. 38. Learning, not technology, is the driver
  39. 39. Good writingstill matters. . . and it maybe moreimportantthan ever
  40. 40. Personalization Digital literacyWe need to narrow the framework
  41. 41. What wewould do
  42. 42. This is not apilot project
  43. 43.  Assessment for Learning  Professional Development Staff Collaboration Technology to support learningSupport teachers
  44. 44. Teachers will always push the boundaries
  45. 45. Develop a personally-owned devicesstrategy
  46. 46. For all students,on any device, from anywhere
  47. 47. Communication and collaborationAt home and at school
  48. 48. Teachers help students manage the learningTasks, homework, assignments
  49. 49. Personalized web spacesDon’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused
  50. 50. Key Staff Contacts Teacher- Librarians Administrators“Just-in-time” solution
  51. 51. • Personallyowneddevices• Opensystem
  52. 52. 1/3 OWNED1/3 LEASED1/3 PROVIDED
  53. 53. What weWOULDN’T do
  54. 54. Something for everyone
  55. 55. TRENDS
  56. 56. • Will make it easier Teachers for students... • Will make it easier Schools for teachers... • Will make it easier Districts for schools... • Will make it easierGovernments for districts... To be FLEXIBLE
  57. 57. NEXTCHALLENGE
  58. 58. PERSONALIZED=XIDIVIDUALIZED
  59. 59. What a5 year mapmight look like
  60. 60. YEAR 1 Introduce “new norms” Invest in for students admins and and teachers / Learning librarians Find the teams for “simple thing” Gr. 4-7 that expands Grades teachers opportunities 4-7 for all learners
  61. 61. YEAR 2Inquiry period—conversations are rich,questions are more important than answers Investigate, build conversations, develop capacity for “what does great learning Targeted look like at Gr. 8-10” innovative initiatives Investigate apps at Primary
  62. 62. YEAR 3New norms at Grade 8 level Link elementary work to Gr. 8; establish new norms at Gr. 8 and implement what was discussed in Year 2
  63. 63. YEAR 4New norms at Grade 9 level Extend work to Grade 9
  64. 64. YEAR 5District-wide K-12 plan Every class is a blended class District-wide K-12 digital learning plan (NOT about the technology)
  65. 65. Luke: I can’t believe itYoda: That is why you fail
  66. 66. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.cawww.sd45.bc.ca

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