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Decisions that shape the next decade

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Project 24 will build upon the succes of Digital Learning Day to create and share meaningful, relevant materials and resources. Project 24 is an ongoing activity aligned directly with the current activities of Digital Learning Day. Project 24 will not be just another planning tool – the Alliance is identifying nationally recognized experts to participate on teams representing teachers, principals, CTOs, and district administrators. The Alliance, working with national membership organizations and these subject-matter experts, will develop a series of materials targeted to specific audiences throughout Project 24 including:

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Decisions that shape the next decade

  1. 1. Project 24 Alliance for Educational Excellence Mike King Presentationhttps://twitter.com/digitalsandbox1
  2. 2. Shaping the Next Decade The next two years will see unprecedented developments in education as the country seeks something fundamentally different than it ever has from K– 12 education in order to prepare all students for success in college and a career in the twenty- first-century global economy.
  3. 3. Challenges Facing DistrictLeaders District leaders will have to make serious and crucial decisions that will shape education for the next decade. Although some districts have made great progress, much more needs to be done to achieve the higher standards and ensure that each child graduates ready for college and a career.
  4. 4. Need for Higher StudentAchievement Kansas Graduation Rate 74.3% Class of 2008 10,043 DropoutsIf the high school dropouts who currently head households inKansas had earned their diplomas, the state’s economy would havebenefited from an additional $524 million in wealth accumulated byfamilies
  5. 5. Tomorrow’s Needs Students need learning opportunities that are more hands on, experiential, project based, and aligned with student interest. These types of learning opportunities offer students the chance to produce content, analyze information, and build deeper knowledge of complex topics.
  6. 6. Core Academics &Deeper Learning Effective digital media combined with powerful teaching, rich content, and engaged students will take learning in the United States to a much higher level and provide all students with experiences that allow them to graduate prepared for college and a career.
  7. 7. http://epubgeneration.weebly.com/plb-unit-design
  8. 8. Deeper LearningPrepares Students to know and master core academic content; think critically and solve complex problems; work collaboratively; communicate effectively; and be self-directed and able to incorporate feedback.
  9. 9. Digital Literacy All children should graduate from high school ready for college and a career, possessing the deeper learning skills they need in order to compete in today’s rapidly changing economy. Yet too many students are still not developing the tools they need to succeed in modern life.
  10. 10. http://epubgeneration.weebly.com/digital-literacy-model.html
  11. 11. Growing Technology Needs ofStudents and Society Effective educational technology strategies must link the three Ts teaching, technology, and use of time with overall whole school reform strategies and proven pedagogical practices to accelerate the pace of improvement and ensure that all students benefit from the opportunity that digital learning offers.
  12. 12. Teaching Pedagogy before technology Teachers as educational designers Increased professional learning for teachers Focus on best instruction to meet student needs
  13. 13. Time Flipped learning strategies for more and better instructional time Make the most of in-class time Increase opportunities for project-based learning or teacher-student discussions Competency-based learning approaches—a shift away from seat time and toward demonstrations of mastery
  14. 14. Technology Access to the right devices Ensuring broadband access Helping close digital divide Rich content opens doors to world Self-paced, meets student needs Interactive, engaging tools that give students opportunities to collaborate, create, and produce
  15. 15. Digital Learning Defined Digital learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience.
  16. 16. Digital Learning As has been commonly observed over the past decade, technology has not revolutionized education the way it has other fields and industries. But revolutionizing education may finally be under way, fueled by the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI).
  17. 17. Digital learning is personaland flexible. A personalized, learner- centered environment uses technology to collect and organize data to help establish learning goals and criteria for success, assess student progress constantly and informally, and provide students and teachers with a comprehensive system of academic and developmental supports.
  18. 18. Digital learning is led by teacherswith significant support. Technology and digital learning can increase professional learning opportunities by expanding access to high- quality, ongoing, job- embedded resources to improve student success
  19. 19. Digital learning is collaborativeand aligned to a common vision. Administrators, teachers, stu dents, and parents must all have a shared commitment to personalized and collaborative learning. Educators must be empowered by their leadership to use innovative approaches for learner- centered instruction.
  20. 20. VISIONPLANIMPLEMENTASSESS

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