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12 Traits of Tech Elevated Educators #ucet15

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There are 12 habits that can help you improve your classroom, your use of technology and life. Let's delve into those habits as we discussed at #ucet15 in Utah in April 2015.

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12 Traits of Tech Elevated Educators #ucet15

  1. 1. Vicki Davis vicki@coolcatteacher.com @coolcatteacher 12 Traits of Tech Elevated Educators
  2. 2. ITEMIZED BILL Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Production and Achieve All Your Goals, p 8 For placing “x” on gauge $ 1.00 For knowing which gauge to place the “x” on $9,999.00 Read
  3. 3. Top Teachers begin by: Determining the focal point for myself and my classroom at each moment. Write this Down!
  4. 4. Guinea Worm
  5. 5. “Discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems – no matter their size – topple like a house of cards.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 28 Write this Down! Read
  6. 6. I believe in myself, my students, and my school. Write this Down! Habit #1
  7. 7. “Santa’s Motto” in my childhood home “If you believe you receive.”
  8. 8. Believing in Students and Yourself: A Study of Expectations • 20% of students in the student were said to have “unusual potential for intellectual growth” • Three teachers selected were told they were selected because they were the best in the school Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston.Read
  9. 9. At the end of the school year • Led the school and district in standardized test scores • Jumped 20-30% in academic achievement over previous year. Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston.Read
  10. 10. Guess what? • The selections were RANDOM. – Students were a mix of good/bad/ medium. – So were teachers! Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston.
  11. 11. You Believe, You Receive! “In experiment after experiment, it has been demonstrated that when teachers EXPECT their students to perform well, the students work hard and live up to their teacher’s expectations.” Brian Tracy, Maximum AchievementRead
  12. 12. They are part of this • Best Wiki in Education 2006, 2008 • ISTE Online Learning Award 2007 • TIG Best Online Project 2006 • WISE Shortlist Finalist, Pluralism • Open Sim Pioneers 2009 • Finalist Best Wiki 2010 • Digital Youth – Edutopia Winner • Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Boston Globe, Edutopia • NCWIT Award winner 2011, 2014
  13. 13. Love
  14. 14. The most important “A” in your classroom Att-I-tude
  15. 15. Leadership = Problem Solving “The day soldiers stop bringing you their complaints is the day you have stopped leading them.” Colin Powell
  16. 16. Teachers are Leaders and Leadership is Hard “It is hard being a leader because we must take initiative. Many times people won’t understand you and no one cares. We must make the world in which we live a better place anyway. Sometimes we end up in unexpected places, but the status quo is unacceptable.” Michael Catt, Pastor Sherwood Church Senior Producer, Sherwood Pictures “Not on My Watch” 3/8/15 @michaelcatt
  17. 17. 2 kinds of people: Transmitters Transformers Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
  18. 18. Transformers “Turn the negativity into something positive.”
  19. 19. Leaders CAN 1. Remove the obstacle. 2. Be the obstacle.
  20. 20. “The budget cuts have become opportunistic because we are having to think outside the box.”Jody Kennedy, Teacher White Plains Middle School New York
  21. 21. I believe in myself, my students, and my school and transform situations by removing barriers and with my positive attitude. Write this Down! Habit #1
  22. 22. I develop good personal and classroom habits. Habit #2
  23. 23. 2006 Duke University Study “40% of our actions aren’t decisions but are habits.”
  24. 24. 2 Categories of Habits 1. Habits can be successing 2. Habits can be depressing
  25. 25. “Exercise boosts brain power.” Brain Rules by John Medina
  26. 26. Research Shows “We do what is easy, not what makes us happy.”
  27. 27. The Things the Rich Do Every Day Rich Poor Habit 70% 3% Eat less than 300 junk food calories a day 76% 23% Focus on a single goal 80% 12% Exercize Aerobically 4 days a week 81% 19% Maintain a to do list 80% 3% Make Happy Birthday Calls 6% 69% Say What’s On Their Mind 67% 23% Watch one hour or less of TV every day 6% 78% Watch reality TV 44% 3% Wake up 3 hours before work starts 74% 1% Teach good daily success habits to their children 84% 4% Believe Good habits create opportunities/ luck 76% 9% Believe bad habits create detrimental things/ bad luck 86% 26% Love to Read 20 Things the Rich Do Every Day by Tom Corley as reprinted on Dave Ramsey’s Site
  28. 28. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Classroom Management Metacognitive Processes Cognitive Processes Home Env/ Parental Inv Stdnt/Tchr Social Intxn Social/ Behavioral Attributes Motivational/ Affective Attr Peer Group Quantity of Instruction School Culture Classroom Climate Classroom Instruction Curriculum Design Stdnt/Tchr Academic Intxn Classroom Assessment Community Influences Psychomotor Skills Tchr/ Admin Decisionmaking Curriculum and Instruction Parental Involvement Policy Classroom Impl/ Support Student Demographics Out of Class Time Program Demographics School Demographics State Level Policies School Policies District Demographics Relative Influences on Learning Wang, Haertel, Walberg, 1997 “What Helps Students Learn? Spotlight on Student Success” http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED461694.pdf
  29. 29. 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 Classroom Management Metacognitive Processes Cognitive Processes Home Env/ Parental Inv Stdnt/Tchr Social Intxn Social/ Behavioral Attributes Relative Influences on LearningWhat Can We Change Wang, Haertel, Walberg, 1997 “What Helps Students Learn? Spotlight on Student Success” http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED461694.pdf
  30. 30. Top 5 Relative Influences on Learning •Classroom Management  HarryWong, the First Days of School •Metacognitive Processes  Mindset by Carol Dweck, Goalsetting with tools likeTrello •Cognitive  How toThink and Learn,Take Notes, Remember •Home / Parent Involvement  Facebook, Remind/Celly, “Beyond the Bake Sale” •StudentTeacher SOCIAL Interaction  Relationships
  31. 31. Will you be ok with teaching the same year 30 times -or- 30 years with each one better than the last?
  32. 32. FIXED MINDSET A belief that you are what you are right now and can never improve or change.
  33. 33. GROWTH MINDSET A belief that you can grow, improve, and learn
  34. 34. Goal Setting Tip: Accurately assess your strengths and weaknesses  ““If, like those with the growth mindset, you believe you can develop yourself, then you're open to accurate information about your current abilities, even if it's unflattering. What's more, if you're oriented toward learning, as they are, you need accurate information about your current abilities in order to learn effectively.”  Carol Dweck, Mindset
  35. 35. Meet Mrs. Adkins: Not a Turtle, a Titan Her secret to innovating with kids: 3 folders a weekend.
  36. 36. Remember: You can reboot your classroom any day you choose!
  37. 37. I CAN Care about
  38. 38. “My classroom evolves and ______ with multiple audiences …” Write this Down! Habit #3
  39. 39. B e s t P r a c t i c e
  40. 40. Classroom Wiki (2005) K12 Online Conference Teacher Collaboration Wiki (2006) Flat Classroom™ Project (2006-2012) Horizon Project (2007- 2008) Digiteen Project (2007- 2012) Digiteen Island in Open Sim (2008-2010) Arab Israeli Conflict Simulation (2009, 2011, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference – Doha, Qatar (2009) NetGenEd Project (2009- 2013) – with Don Tapscott Flat Classroom Live at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai (2010) India Immersion Project (2010) Eracism Project (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference China 2011 China Immersion Project (2011) Hope for Slaves (2012) Gamifi-ed (2014) Physics of the Future (2014) A Global Project Journey
  41. 41. TEAMS “Working with people across the world has challenged me.” “The majority of my partners wanted to contribute something meaningful to the project.” Horizon Project Students http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
  42. 42. Read #geniushour The Passion Driven Classroom by Angela Maiers
  43. 43. Read #invent2learn Invent to Learn By Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
  44. 44. Hour of Code Code.org
  45. 45. http://gamifi-ed.wikispaces.com
  46. 46. “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences …” Write this Down! Habit #3
  47. 47. 21st Century Skills 21st Century CONNECTIONS
  48. 48. Audience is Important “Technology creates opportunities for students to do meaningful work that has value outside school, receive feedback on their work, and experience the rewards of publication or exhibition.” Peck & Dorricott, 1994 http://caret.iste.org/index.cfm?fuseaction =evidence&answerID=9&words=audience Read
  49. 49. Horizon Project 2008
  50. 50. “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using both synchronous and asynchronous communications methods.” Write this Down! Habit #3
  51. 51. Understanding the Middle East through a Simulation Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher 9th Grade Students Westwood Schools Camilla, Georgia USA Dr. Jeff Stanzler Leah Stilman, Eliza Bivins-Fink, Crystal LaBrosse University of Michigan http://aic.conflix.org
  52. 52. http://www.epals.com/
  53. 53. NOT What are you keeping out?
  54. 54. What are you bringing in?
  55. 55. “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using both synchronous and asynchronous communications methods.” Write this Down! Habit #3
  56. 56. “In my classroom, students are involved in the evolution of technology integration.” Write this Down! Habit #4
  57. 57. “Institutional leaders will need to seek out ‘reverse mentors’ among (often younger) individuals who can help them understand and master edge practices.” John Seely Brown et al, The Power of Pull, Kindle loc. 495Read
  58. 58. “If they help build it, they are already THERE.” Build a participatory culture
  59. 59. I promote change by influencing BEHAVIOR… Write this Down! Habit #5
  60. 60. “We are better at coping than exerting influence.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 8
  61. 61. Tools of influence are value neutral! Write this Down!
  62. 62. Mirror Neurons: Giacomo Rizzolatti et al., “Premotor Cortex and the Recognition of Motor Actions,” Cognitive Behavior Research, 3 (1996) 131-141.
  63. 63. Toxic Waste for Teachers
  64. 64. We mirror the behaviors of those we are around.
  65. 65. I promote change by influencing BEHAVIOR which I do not confuse with outcomes. Write this Down! Habit #5
  66. 66. I connect myself to a good personal learning network. Habit #6
  67. 67. We Become Who We Think About University of Georgia Website, Michelle van Dellen, Physorg.com 1/14/2010 9:10 am
  68. 68. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  69. 69. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  70. 70. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  71. 71. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  72. 72. daysTo get to 50 million subscribers
  73. 73. How can we keep up in the face of such rapid change?
  74. 74. Connect with authors
  75. 75. Connect yourself! Personal Learning Network / Media Diet! – RSS Reader - Feedly ,Feedspot, Mr. Reader – Flipboard, Zite, Pulse – eBook Reader – Kindle, iBooks, Kobo – Diigo, Delicious, Reddit – Listen in – Bam Radio Network, Edtechtalk – Join Twitter – Online Conferences – Networking Organizations
  76. 76. I connect myself to a good personal learning network. Habit #6
  77. 77. CAN Care about O T H E R S
  78. 78. You don’t have to influence everyone at once Leverage Influence: Formal Leaders Opinion Leaders
  79. 79. Leaders ARE 1. Knowledgeable 2. Trustworthy 3. Generous with their Time The Influencer by Kerry Patterson, et al, p 154
  80. 80. Successful technology integration is people-centric.
  81. 81. I use vicarious learning and the teachable moment. Habit #7
  82. 82. Phobias we’re dealing with • Ideophobia- Fear of ideas • Kainophobia- Fear of anything new• • Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
  83. 83. Influencing deep beliefs Lectures Vicarious Experience Personal Action
  84. 84. Albert Bandura, N. Aclan, J. Beyer “Cognitive Process Mediating Behavioral Change.” Cognitive Theory & Research, 1 (1977): 287-310. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes?
  85. 85. hours
  86. 86. Stronger Connections = Less Fear
  87. 87. I use vicarious learning and the teachable moment. Habit #7
  88. 88. Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines. Habit #8
  89. 89. Our PD looks like this
  90. 90. It should look like this
  91. 91. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  92. 92. Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines. Habit #8
  93. 93. I examine assessment carefully because my classroom becomes a product of what I measure. Habit #9
  94. 94. Examine Data Streams F - alse E - vidence A - ppearing R - eal
  95. 95. Formative Assessment: Know what they know. Socrative ROCKS www.socrative.com! Tip: Play quizzes as races for review. Use open ended questions
  96. 96. Creativity Scores in the US have plummeted 40% since 1990 Read more: The Decline of Creativity in the US http://tinyurl.com/us-creative-decline
  97. 97. 20% time project See http://westwood.wikispaces.com/2012+Computer+Fundamentals+Projects
  98. 98. 20% time project See http://westwood.wikispaces.com/2012+Computer+Fundamentals+Projects
  99. 99. Engagement Theory 1. Occur in a group context (i.e. collaborative teams) 2. Project Based 3. Authentic Focus Kearsley, G. & Schneiderman, B. (1999). Engagement theory: A framework for technology-based learning and teaching. Originally at http://home.sprynet.com/~gkearsley/engage.htm . Retrieved 14:42, 11 September 2006 (MEST) A framework for technology based teaching and learning
  100. 100. I examine assessment carefully because my classroom becomes a product of what I measure. Habit #9
  101. 101. I model and discuss digital citizenship by holding students accountable and including them. Habit #10
  102. 102. Onlinebehavior has offlineconsequences.
  103. 103. Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation_Students.pdf Online Learning on the Rise
  104. 104. Blended Classroom Anywhere, anytime learning
  105. 105. Lecture Homework Flipped Classroom
  106. 106. Teacherpreneurship “Finnish teachers pick books and customize lessons as they shape students to national standards… ‘. In Finland, the teachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, of the Paris-based OECD, which began the international student test in 2000.’ “What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart” The Wall Street Journal By ELLEN GAMERMAN February 2008 http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB12042535506560199 7.html Teacherpreneurship: Boost learning in the classroom p 45-47
  107. 107. I embrace multisensory learning. Habit #11
  108. 108. If Helen Keller were in your school, would she become Helen Keller?
  109. 109. The power of technology
  110. 110. 4/2/2015 143Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Every student learns differently!
  111. 111. 4/2/2015 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com 144 Different = Different iated Instruction Our Classrooms
  112. 112. 4/2/2015 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com 145
  113. 113. Out of love and respect, work hard to find and encourage the strengths in every child. Habit #12
  114. 114. Students have a voice
  115. 115. INNOVATE OR depreciate
  116. 116. “And you realize that the beauty of our flaws is to accentuate our better features.
  117. 117. Do you see any numbers?
  118. 118. Out of love and respect, work hard to find and encourage the strengths in every child. Habit #12
  119. 119. Sue
  120. 120. Isn’t the way we’ve always taught good enough?
  121. 121. Facts for your future Caucasian white people will be the minority in the US by 2042. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, December 2009 32 10 11 10 40 34 30 28 19 17 17 12 8 10 12 9 19 21 23 7 10 11 10 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% There Is Growing Demand For An Increasingly Educated Workforce Workforce job requirements, by education level 1973 1992 2007 2018 Graduate degree Some college HS diploma HS dropouts Associate’s degree Bachelor’s degree
  122. 122. HOTS vs. LOTS Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy http://ww2.odu.edu/educ/roverbau/Bloom/blooms_taxonomy.htm HOTS (Higher order thinking skills) LOTS (Lower order thinking skills)
  123. 123. Source: "Tough Choices or Tough Times" 2007, National center on education and the economy LOTS (Lower order thinking skills) HOTS (Higher order thinking skills)
  124. 124. LOTS can crowd out HOTS  “The more education a child had been allowed to have before his/her handwriting was changed over to cursive …the larger his or her vocabulary was …the kids who’d been required to do the least cursive had vocabularies THREE TIMES the size of those who’d been required to do the most cursive.” Kate Gladstone, Handwriting that works As quoted in http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1758 You must choose what to include.
  125. 125. LOTS can crowd out HOTS
  126. 126. Creativity Scores in the US have plummeted 40% since 1990 Read more: The Decline of Creativity in the US http://tinyurl.com/us-creative-decline
  127. 127. Memorizing and not going to college will not create success!
  128. 128. Why do we even care about having a 21st Century Classroom?
  129. 129. The FACTS of 21st century life. Successful people will have to work with and market to China, India, and beyond. Read The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton
  130. 130. Man from Bangladesh on my plane “This is your last generation of prosperity because none of you want to work. My friends and I are coming here and taking all your jobs. Enjoy your life.”
  131. 131. CAN
  132. 132. Where should I focus? I decide.
  133. 133. I believe in myself, my students, and my school. Write this Down! Habit #1
  134. 134. Eat a watermelon
  135. 135. Not whole!
  136. 136. Small bites!
  137. 137. The power of Three! Pick three
  138. 138. My Most Essential Skill Determining the focal point for myself and my organization at each moment. Write this Down!
  139. 139. Things I wish we had time to talk about  Augmented reality  Leadership  Classroom size  Decrease in planning time for teachers  Discipline  Entitlement  Hopelessness  Teacher Accountability  Teacher Assessment  Online tutoring  Virtual Worlds  Poverty  Hunger  Children not getting enough sleep  Children “always wired” to technology  Nature deficit disorder  Grade inflation  Corruption  Bureaucracy  Microcredits  Augmented Reality
  140. 140. An advocate for education reform Duped by agendas 1 Asking hard questions of those in power to do something 2 3 YOU
  141. 141. Vicki Davis vicki@coolcatteacher.com @coolcatteacher 12 Traits of Tech Elevated Educators www.coolcatteacher.com/ucet15

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