CHRIS                                         KENNEDY                                         Superintendent              ...
?   Go! or No Go!    With thanks to Bill Selak: http://www.billselak.com/2012/thingsthatsuck
?   Homework
?   BC Education Plan
?   Specialty Academy Programs
?   Computer Labs
?   Bring Your Own Device
?   Report Cards
?   Interactive White Boards
?   FSA
?   Textbooks
Why?
SELF-RELIANCE
CRITICAL THINKING
INQUIRY
CREATIVITY
PROBLEM-SOLVING
INNOVATION
TEAMWORK
COLLABORATION
CROSS-CULTURAL
TECHNOLOGICALLITERACY
CONNECT
ACROSSTOPIC AREAS
Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
Whatcould be
DO OLD THINGSBETTER
“Students today depend toomuch upon ink. They don’t knowhow to use a pen knife tosharpen a pencil. Pen and ink willnever r...
DO NEW THINGSYOU COULDN’TDO AT ALL
“If I’d asked mycustomers what theywanted, they wouldhave told me ‘A fasterhorse.’” Henry Ford
5 obstaclesNo needNo moneyNo hurryNo desireNo trust
People prefer things that are easy to think about
Know what teachers want
Can I change?
Everyone benefits
Thegoal
It’s not technology
Relevant, connected,                   unlimitedWhat many want for their children is thebenefits of digital learning
Create a newnorm for how teachers andstudents learn
Can’t scale and sustainwithout technology
TOOLS matter, because tools impact the way youinteract. You don’t need to use every tool, but every toolyou use you must u...
AccessDirection
What does           this mean?Moving to one-to-one opportunities
What aboutequity?
Technology can help overcomebarriers of access andgeography
GOAL: Learning             Personalizedpowered by              learning fortechnology             every student
What are the entry points into this?   conversation?     With Staff?     With Students?     With Parents?
Assumptions forthe next 5 years
Learning, not technology, is the driver
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CANCHANGE LEARNINGGOOD WRITING STILL MATTERSUSING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TOBE TAUGHTNETWORKS ARE ESSENTIALTH...
Personalization                         Digital                        literacyWe need to narrow the framework
?   What is the best example in your school of     Improvement?     Innovation?
What wewould do
This is not apilot project
 Assessment for Learning  Professional Development Staff Collaboration Technology to support learningSupport teachers
Teachers will always push the boundaries
Develop a personally-owned devicesstrategy
For all students,on any device, from anywhere
Communication and collaborationAt home and at school
Teachers help students manage the learningTasks, homework, assignments
Personalized web spacesDon’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused
Key Staff                 Contacts                 Teacher-                 Librarians                Administrators“Just-...
• Personallyowneddevices• Opensystem
1/3 OWNED1/3 LEASED1/3 PROVIDED
What weWOULDN’T do
Something for everyone
TRENDS
• Will make it easier Teachers       for students...              • Will make it easier  Schools       for teachers...    ...
What is the role of the leaders in advancing?   this work?     With Staff?     With Students?     With Parents?
“A tribe is a group ofpeople connected to oneanother, connected to aleader, and connected toan idea.”          —Seth Godin
“Tribes need leadership.People want connectionand growth andsomething new.”             —Seth Godin
Twitter and Facebook and group meetings andnewsletters are all TOOLS. Tools matter, because toolsimpact the way you intera...
• Blog• Twitter• Supporting Tools
Blog   • Home base
Twitter   • Amplify the messageBlog            • Your home base
• SlideshareSupporting   • Linkedin  Tools      • Facebook             • YouTubeTwitter             • Amplify the message ...
How are you using digital tools as a leader in?   your school and district?
BlogOptions
Newsstories
Educational  Issues
Journal
The Risks
Twitter is a loaded gun . . .
Under deliver   Overpromise
1 x week3 x day
Personal vs. ProfessionalIndividual   vs. Corporate
Relationship between      Be personable      without being      too personal          (bffs 4eva)
NEXTCHALLENGE
PERSONALIZED=XINDIVIDUALIZED
What a5 year mapmight look like
YEAR 1                                    Introduce                                    “new norms”                       I...
YEAR 2Inquiry period—conversations are rich,questions are more important than answers                                     ...
YEAR 3New norms at Grade 8 level                             Link elementary                                work to Gr. 8;...
YEAR 4New norms at Grade 9 level                             Extend work                               to Grade 9
YEAR 5District-wide K-12 plan                                    Every class is a                                    blend...
Luke: I can’t believe itYoda: That is why you fail
Where you can find me:       ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca       604-202-4379       @chrkennedy       Chris Kennedy       cultureofy...
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  • To better prepare students for the future there will be more emphasis on key competencies like:
  • . . . With the world outside of school
  • We can’t wait for the decisions of others – it is go time . . . now
  • Your budget is one-third of what you would require to do all that you feel would be effective
  • All the necessary infrastructure is in place
  • Do old things better
  • If I'd have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me "A faster horse.” – Henry Ford
  • Expense, effort, risk
  • Result:Everyone benefitsThe “state-of-the-art” progresses and changesIncrease in [number] and diversity of learners (also financial goal of SD . . .)
  • It is access to the benefits of a digitized world that is the greater goal. For our students to thrive in this world, they need to have ACCESS and DIRECTION.
  • To be clear, one-to-one computing is not the solution to any challenge – it may, though, be part of the answer to going forward.
  • If we think by placing an Internet appliance in a student’s hands alone will create a more creative, innovative, or more intelligent student, we are missing the point. Like the paper and pen of the last generation, it is the “oxygen” to breathe in a digital world.
  • Won’t this further divide our students (and teachers) into haves and have-nots?Given that it is unlikely any grand plan will come together to support all students and staff with technology, implementation will be incremental.
  • If we believe technology is crucial for students moving forward, we need to find a way for all students to have a base level of access.
  • Teachers and schools are not going anywhere (sense of community/social-emotional learning)
  • All efforts need to be learning efforts. The goal is to increase personalized learning that improves engagement, relevancy and achievement. The technology is there to SUPPORT this goal.
  • Complex problems often have a simple solution
  • External inventions will continue to dramatically impact what we do, and we have no control over it!
  • Start at Grades 4–7 (maybe 6-8 if a middle model) – spill both ways over time – the “sweet spot” extends from 4 – 10 depending on your school organization
  • Teachers need to have the technology in their hands early on to become comfortable with it BEFORE students are using it on a regular basis. There is also a lot of work to be done to support teachers in adopting pedagogy in this “new” classroom environment.
  • There will be teachers who continue to push the boundaries, who will do amazing and edgy stuff – teachers always have and always will. This should be encouraged, but it is not the base expectation.
  • Develop a personally owned devices strategy that addresses equity. Simply encouraging students to bring their own devices is not enough, or an effective strategy. The strategy must be purposeful, supported and unified for both TEACHERS and STUDENTS.
  • Focus on a web environment / space for learning / personalization that allows a common structure that changes the norm of how we do business
  • Have high expectations for leadership with your administrators and librarians
  • Make our learning leaders our digital learning leaders
  • Find your “simple thing” that changes the norm – it could be:1.    Digital writing2.    Digital content3.    PortfolioNote all 3 fit into the content, learning, assessment triangle. Need to find the one sticky piece to expand learning.
  • Link technology to physical activity and the arts – it is not just about language arts – integrate, integrate, integrate!  (High Tech High examples)
  • Absolutely, bring what you have, but that strategy is far from perfect. Much can be done with a smartphone, but I am not convinced it is the best device for learning. Small laptop . . . iPads . . . Ultrabooks.
  • It will need to be supported for both teachers and students, and framed around an inquiry-based approachStudent ownershipTeachers as guides in learning (explain this!!!)
  • Distributive learning – we want all classes to be blended classes / others are experts – get out of competing – let a few do it well for the students who need it  - focus on what we will do for all students
  • Not allow technology to solely report to the business side of the organization
  • Slate crazy (iPads) – doesn’t lend itself to creation and participation – more (at least so far) about consuming information – we want to create creators
  • Be careful of drill and kill and the shiny new thing syndromeFocus on good teaching and learning. If the technology isn’t good learning, don’t use it!  i.e. Kahn academy.
  • Something for everyone – focus on some students, in some schools – nice to say you have an IWB in every class – but to what end?
  • More staff (and not just students) will be bringing their own devices to workDistricts will own and store lessTension between formal and informal learning will increase; what matters most is what happens in informal settings – the true learning!Digital content will increase / devices will get cheaper
  • Tension between formal and informal learning will increase; what matters most is what happens in informal settings – the true learning!
  • Digital content will increase / devices will get cheaper
  • More staff (and not just students) will be bringing their own devices to workDistricts will own and store lessTension between formal and informal learning will increase; what matters most is what happens in informal settings – the true learning!Digital content will increase / devices will get cheaper
  • Moving from a space to a plan – how will we manage personalized learning in the digital space?Use the Khan Academy map of an individual plan – layered into assessment and demonstrations
  • Kamloops Presentation oct 2012

    1. 1. CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent of Schools, West Vancouver School DistrictOwn It, Guide It, Engage With ItDriving innovation in public education Kamloops / Thompson School District – SD #73 October 4, 2012
    2. 2. ? Go! or No Go! With thanks to Bill Selak: http://www.billselak.com/2012/thingsthatsuck
    3. 3. ? Homework
    4. 4. ? BC Education Plan
    5. 5. ? Specialty Academy Programs
    6. 6. ? Computer Labs
    7. 7. ? Bring Your Own Device
    8. 8. ? Report Cards
    9. 9. ? Interactive White Boards
    10. 10. ? FSA
    11. 11. ? Textbooks
    12. 12. Why?
    13. 13. SELF-RELIANCE
    14. 14. CRITICAL THINKING
    15. 15. INQUIRY
    16. 16. CREATIVITY
    17. 17. PROBLEM-SOLVING
    18. 18. INNOVATION
    19. 19. TEAMWORK
    20. 20. COLLABORATION
    21. 21. CROSS-CULTURAL
    22. 22. TECHNOLOGICALLITERACY
    23. 23. CONNECT
    24. 24. ACROSSTOPIC AREAS
    25. 25. Credit: Scott McLeod – danngerouslyirrelevent.orgOur kids have tasted the honey
    26. 26. Whatcould be
    27. 27. DO OLD THINGSBETTER
    28. 28. “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
    29. 29. DO NEW THINGSYOU COULDN’TDO AT ALL
    30. 30. “If I’d asked mycustomers what theywanted, they wouldhave told me ‘A fasterhorse.’” Henry Ford
    31. 31. 5 obstaclesNo needNo moneyNo hurryNo desireNo trust
    32. 32. People prefer things that are easy to think about
    33. 33. Know what teachers want
    34. 34. Can I change?
    35. 35. Everyone benefits
    36. 36. Thegoal
    37. 37. It’s not technology
    38. 38. Relevant, connected, unlimitedWhat many want for their children is thebenefits of digital learning
    39. 39. Create a newnorm for how teachers andstudents learn
    40. 40. Can’t scale and sustainwithout technology
    41. 41. 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
    42. 42. AccessDirection
    43. 43. What does this mean?Moving to one-to-one opportunities
    44. 44. What aboutequity?
    45. 45. Technology can help overcomebarriers of access andgeography
    46. 46. GOAL: Learning Personalizedpowered by learning fortechnology every student
    47. 47. What are the entry points into this? conversation?  With Staff?  With Students?  With Parents?
    48. 48. Assumptions forthe next 5 years
    49. 49. Learning, not technology, is the driver
    50. 50. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CANCHANGE LEARNINGGOOD WRITING STILL MATTERSUSING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TOBE TAUGHTNETWORKS ARE ESSENTIALTHE REAL WORLD IS ADDICTIVE
    51. 51. Personalization Digital literacyWe need to narrow the framework
    52. 52. ? What is the best example in your school of  Improvement?  Innovation?
    53. 53. What wewould do
    54. 54. This is not apilot project
    55. 55.  Assessment for Learning  Professional Development Staff Collaboration Technology to support learningSupport teachers
    56. 56. Teachers will always push the boundaries
    57. 57. Develop a personally-owned devicesstrategy
    58. 58. For all students,on any device, from anywhere
    59. 59. Communication and collaborationAt home and at school
    60. 60. Teachers help students manage the learningTasks, homework, assignments
    61. 61. Personalized web spacesDon’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused
    62. 62. Key Staff Contacts Teacher- Librarians Administrators“Just-in-time” solution
    63. 63. • Personallyowneddevices• Opensystem
    64. 64. 1/3 OWNED1/3 LEASED1/3 PROVIDED
    65. 65. What weWOULDN’T do
    66. 66. Something for everyone
    67. 67. TRENDS
    68. 68. • 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
    69. 69. What is the role of the leaders in advancing? this work?  With Staff?  With Students?  With Parents?
    70. 70. “A tribe is a group ofpeople connected to oneanother, connected to aleader, and connected toan idea.” —Seth Godin
    71. 71. “Tribes need leadership.People want connectionand growth andsomething new.” —Seth Godin
    72. 72. Twitter and Facebook and group meetings andnewsletters are all TOOLS. Tools matter, because toolsimpact the way you interact. You don’t need to use everytool, but every tool you use you must use well. —Seth Godin
    73. 73. • Blog• Twitter• Supporting Tools
    74. 74. Blog • Home base
    75. 75. Twitter • Amplify the messageBlog • Your home base
    76. 76. • SlideshareSupporting • Linkedin Tools • Facebook • YouTubeTwitter • Amplify the message Blog • Your home base
    77. 77. How are you using digital tools as a leader in? your school and district?
    78. 78. BlogOptions
    79. 79. Newsstories
    80. 80. Educational Issues
    81. 81. Journal
    82. 82. The Risks
    83. 83. Twitter is a loaded gun . . .
    84. 84. Under deliver Overpromise
    85. 85. 1 x week3 x day
    86. 86. Personal vs. ProfessionalIndividual vs. Corporate
    87. 87. Relationship between Be personable without being too personal (bffs 4eva)
    88. 88. NEXTCHALLENGE
    89. 89. PERSONALIZED=XINDIVIDUALIZED
    90. 90. What a5 year mapmight look like
    91. 91. 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
    92. 92. YEAR 2Inquiry period—conversations are rich,questions are more important than answers Investigate, build conversations, Targeted develop innovative capacity for initiatives “what does great learning Investigate look like at Gr. apps at Primary 8-10”
    93. 93. 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
    94. 94. YEAR 4New norms at Grade 9 level Extend work to Grade 9
    95. 95. YEAR 5District-wide K-12 plan Every class is a blended class District-wide K-12 digital learning plan (NOT about the technology)
    96. 96. Luke: I can’t believe itYoda: That is why you fail
    97. 97. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.cawww.sd45.bc.ca

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