To be or not to Be: frustrations & innovation in education


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  • Julie: as the students worked in teams with others throughout the world.Vicki:
  • Vicki: If we look at arguably the best education system in the world, the Finnish teachers pick books and customize lessons as they shape students to national standards. "In most countries, education feels like a car factory. In Finland, the teachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, of the Paris-based OECD, which began the international student test in 2000.
  • We’re not making copies in schools, we’re making originals.
  • The technology misconception is that it is not about the technology.
  • The successful are increasingly individuals who take risks, are good at what they do, and are persistent. This is what we need to create in our classrooms.
  • This is what our student must be. But what must our teachers be?
  • Oscar Pistorius Olympics
  • The story of the first 'cyborg' flesh and bloodNeil Harbisson, the first human to be officially recognized as a man / machine.Due to his illness in xonsiste that fails to recognize the colors alone, he walks with a device that turns colors into sounds for him so he can know what color things, objects with which it intersects on a daily basis.He began walking with a backpack which contained a computer and now behind only one chip in the head, which transposed into everywhere, for that utlidade.
  • To be or not to Be: frustrations & innovation in education

    1. 1. Innovation &Frustration in Education@coolcatteacher
    2. 2. Are we shoveling coal on theTitanic?
    3. 3. Examine our“to be” listbeforewe make our“to do” list
    4. 4. Man from Bangladesh onmy plane“This is your last generationof prosperity because noneof you want to work. Myfriends and I are cominghere and taking all yourjobs. Enjoy your life.”
    5. 5. • Persistent• Self Aware• Passionate• Curious• Focused• Creative• EthicalFocused oncharacterRead More: Classroom Habitudes2nd Edition by Angela Maiers
    6. 6. HOTS vs. LOTSCreatingEvaluatingAnalyzingApplyingUnderstandingRememberingBloom’s Revised Taxonomy orderthinking skills)LOTS(Lowerorderthinkingskills)
    7. 7. What is lacking?HOTS(Higher orderthinkingskills)LOTS(Lower orderthinking skills)
    8. 8. Competent inbasic skills(LOTS)• Common CoreState Standards• Accountabilityfor educationRead More:
    9. 9. What kinds of things interface intoday’s classroom?StudentsTextbooks/eBooksAppsComputersSchoolsTeachersWebsites
    10. 10. No Common Interface/ OutputStudentsTextbooks/eBooksAppsComputersSchoolsTeachersWebsites
    11. 11. StrengthsAllow communication &SYNERGY between differenttools and teachersClear guidelines for whatshould be taught
    12. 12. Weaknesses• You get what you measure"Perhaps what youmeasure is what youget. More likely, whatyou measure is allyou’ll get. What youdon’t (or can’t)measure is lost" –H. Thomas Johnson
    13. 13. Weaknesses• Standards, by naturegravitate towards LowerOrder Thinking Skills
    14. 14. Source: "Tough Choices or Tough Times" 2007, National center on education and the economyLOTS(Lower orderthinking skills)HOTS(Higher orderthinking skills)
    15. 15. Essential skills for goodmanagersHOTS(Higher orderthinking skills)
    16. 16. HOTS(Higher orderthinking skills)LOTS(Lower ordethinking skills
    17. 17. LOTS can crowd outHOTS “The more education a child had beenallowed to have before his/her handwritingwas changed over to cursive …the larger hisor her vocabulary was …the kids who’dbeen required to do the least cursive hadvocabularies THREE TIMES the size of thosewho’d been required to do the mostcursive.”Kate Gladstone, Handwriting that worksAs quoted in mustchoose whatto include.
    18. 18. LOTS can crowd out HOTS
    19. 19. CreativityScores in theUS haveplummeted40% since1990Read more: The Decline of Creativity in the US
    20. 20. 20% time projectSee
    21. 21. 20% time projectSee
    22. 22. Engagement Theory1. Occur in a group context(i.e. collaborative teams)2. Project Based3. Authentic FocusKearsley, G. & Schneiderman, B. (1999). Engagementtheory: A framework for technology-based learningand teaching. Originally at .Retrieved 14:42, 11 September 2006 (MEST)A framework fortechnology basedteaching andlearning
    23. 23. Creative &Innovative(Higher orderthinking - HOTS)• Genius Hour• Project BasedLearning• ePortfolios• Standards mustinclude HOTsRead More:
    24. 24. “Working withpeople across theworld has challengedme.”“The majority of my partnerswanted to contributesomethingmeaningful to theproject.”Horizon Project Studentshttp://horizonproject.wikispaces.comCasey tells her storyP 29
    25. 25. Globallycompetent &collaborative• Flattening theclassroom• Collaborative co-creation• ConnectededucatorsRead More:Flattening Classrooms, EngagingMinds by Vicki Davis & JulieLindsayParent’s Guide to 21st centurylearning by @Edutopia
    26. 26. Source: Learning on the Rise
    27. 27. Blended ClassroomAnywhere, anytimelearning
    28. 28. LectureHomeworkFlipped Classroom
    29. 29. Teacherpreneurship“Finnish teachers pick books and customize lessons as theyshape students to national standards… „. In Finland, theteachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, ofthe Paris-based OECD, which began the internationalstudent test in 2000.‟“What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart”The Wall Street JournalBy ELLEN GAMERMANFebruary 2008 Boostlearning in the classroomp 45-47
    30. 30. Connected,Personalized &Engaging• Blended• Flipped• Empoweredteacherpreneurs• LearningcommonsRead More:Flattening Classrooms, EngagingMinds by Vicki Davis & JulieLindsayParent’s Guide to 21st centurylearning by @Edutopia
    31. 31. Do you see anynumbers?
    32. 32. Thepower oftechnology
    33. 33. 5/4/2013 40Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.comEvery studentlearnsdifferently!
    34. 34. 5/4/2013 – Licensed Istock PhotoVicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com41Different = Different iatedInstructionOurClassrooms
    35. 35. 5/4/2013Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com42
    36. 36. 5/4/2013Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com43
    37. 37. Adaptive Testing
    38. 38. Customized &Personalized toEach Student• Adaptive testing &Learning• Gamification• Differentiated• Learning Analytics• Personal LearningNetworks(PLN)• Micro Credits• MOOCS
    39. 39. Facts for your futureGeorgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, December 20093210 11 104034 30 2819171712810 12919 21 237 10 11 100%20%40%60%80%100%There Is Growing Demand For An Increasingly Educated WorkforceWorkforce job requirements, by education level1973 1992 2007 2018GraduatedegreeSomecollegeHSdiplomaHSdropoutsAssociate’sdegreeBachelor’sdegree
    40. 40. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)Computer Lab STEM Lab
    41. 41. • BYOT• 1:1 technology“Schools with one-to-one computingprograms have fewerdiscipline problems, lower dropoutrates, and higher rates ofcollege attendance than schoolswith a higher ratio of students tocomputers”Project Red
    42. 42. Employable, Prosperous• Educated• STEM Labs• EncourageScience, Technology, Engineering &Math• De-stigmatize STEM• BYOT (Bring YourOwn Technology)• 1:1 TechnologyRead More:Engineering is Elementary CurriculumProject Red
    45. 45. Humans and High Tech Equipment aremerging
    46. 46. BUIBIOLOGIC USER INTERFACENeil Harbisson –First Human“cyborg”
    47. 47. INNOVATEORdepreciate
    48. 48. Innovative &Adaptable• Acceptable UsePolicies (AUPs)are evolving• Considerwearabletechnologypolicies now• Updatedphotography &filming policiesIgnorant aboutprivacy concerns
    49. 49. Technologyliterate• DigitalFilmmakers• Digital citizens• Virtual travelers• Travelers in Reallife (if possible)• TechnologicallyfluentCyberbullies &ignorant
    50. 50. Pearson 5th grade testbook/ pineapplequestion
    51. 51. In Texas: 35 out of 180 daystesting 20%In Georgia: We do not have agood number- numbers ashigh as 100 have beenshared.
    52. 52. • New Questions About Trips Sponsored byEducation PublisherNew Questions About Trips Sponsored byEducation Publisher
    53. 53. Read: Dan Pink, Drive“The problem with making anextrinsic reward the onlydestination that matters is thatsome people will choose thequickest route there, even if itmeans taking the low road.”P 51 Drive by Dan Pink
    54. 54. Fair toKids, Creatingbest educationpossible• Reevaluate tests• Pay forperformanceDOESN’T workfor highlycreative tasks• Test scores aretied to affluence• Examine validityof testsManipulated orcorrupt
    55. 55. Students have a voice
    56. 56. Things I wish we had time to talkabout Augmented reality Leadership Classroom size Decrease in planning timefor teachers Discipline Entitlement Hopelessness Teacher Accountability Teacher Assessment Online tutoring Virtual Worlds Poverty Hunger Children not getting enoughsleep Children “always wired” totechnology Nature deficit disorder Grade inflation Corruption Bureaucracy Microcredits Augmented Reality
    57. 57. An advocate foreducationreformDuped byagendas1Asking hard questionsof those in power todo something23YOU
    58. 58. Innovation &Frustration in Education@coolcatteacher