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Open and Shared - A Positive Disruptive Change

  1. 1. Open and Shared A Positive Disruptive Change Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan Executive Director [email_address]
  2. 3. Imagine a world where… <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We harness the collaborative knowledge of the K-12 education community </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>The power of next-generation Web 2.0 technologies </li></ul><ul><li>to transform education </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can: </li></ul><ul><li>Find, create, and share free and open resources </li></ul><ul><li>Find targeted curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with professional colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Schools can: </li></ul><ul><li>Spend less on instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Save or reallocate financial resources </li></ul>
  3. 4. Curriki is building this world <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriki is a free, open and shared online innovation that enables teachers to help every student learn </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki is committed to empowering and supporting teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki improves teacher engagement and effectiveness </li></ul>
  4. 5. Great teachers are critical for the success of each student … <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>53 percentile points Source: Eric Hanushek, “Teacher Quality”; Andrew Rotherham, “Achieving Teacher and Principal Excellence”; McKinsey and Company, “How the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top” <ul><ul><li>“ Current studies indicate that, among in-school factors, teacher effectiveness is the single most important factor in student learning ” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. … and the impact of ineffective teachers perpetuates the educational divide <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>Source: Andrew Rotherham, “Achieving Teacher and Principal Excellence”; Eric Hanushek, “Why Public Schools Lose Teachers”; The Bridgespan Group, “Reclaiming the American Dream” Under-served students are significantly more likely to be taught by an ineffective teacher Not surprisingly, the static teaching environment is reflected in consistently lower outcomes for under-served students
  6. 7. Many good teachers are frustrated <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>Source: Teacher interviews. October 2008 <ul><li>“ Overwhelmed” </li></ul>Teachers working hard to help all students succeed often find themselves: <ul><li>“ Stuck using the textbook” </li></ul><ul><li>“ With little time” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Without the experience or tools” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Isolated” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Looking for opportunities to collaborate” </li></ul>“ I don’t even have time to take care of my own class. Any free time is spent doing paperwork, making copies, or putting out fires. I just have time to get done what has to get done!” “ Whenever I find something new, there is always a big chance that it is going to fall on its face in the classroom. I usually don’t have time to take that chance” “ I always end up making the materials, because life seems so much easier if you just do it yourself”
  7. 8. Open and Shared offers important improvements to the traditional model <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>Source: “Toss the Traditional Textbook: Revamping a Curriculum”, Edutopia Website <ul><li>Top down, passive </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom-up, active </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Static </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic & Continuously Improved </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul>Deficiencies in the current model… … are opportunities for the Open and Shared Curriculum Movement
  8. 9. Curriki is leading the Open and Shared Curriculum Movement in K-12 <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriki’s 1.0 platform has experienced steady and significant organic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki empowers teachers to access and modify free, open and shared resources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki has engaged a range of partners , including for-profit and non-profit publishers, districts, states and Ministries of Education </li></ul>
  9. 10. Curriki’s Approach <ul><li>Build a repository of free, open and shared curricula & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Build a suite of easy-to-use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools to align content to standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide robust quality control </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate content efficacy </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a community of educators </li></ul><ul><li>Engage partners to participate in local and global projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Curriki’s Repository <ul><li>Free, Open and Shared Content: </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Units of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Full Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Curriki’s Tools <ul><li>FIND – Search the repository and build collections of resources </li></ul><ul><li>CONTRIBUTE – Share your best curricula with our global community </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECT – Work with others to collaborate on new content development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Curriki’s Quality Control <ul><li>The Curriki Review System </li></ul><ul><li>Robust multi-level quality control </li></ul><ul><li>File Check </li></ul><ul><li>Review by subject matter experts </li></ul><ul><li>Member Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Metatagging to include connection to standards </li></ul><ul><li>Member star rating system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Our Growing Community of Educators & Partners includes: <ul><li>Individual educator members </li></ul><ul><li>Groups of educators </li></ul><ul><li>School Districts </li></ul><ul><li>State Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Ministries of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Educators from over 200 countries/territories </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking connections (Ex. Twitter, Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>For-profit and non-profit publishers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Open and Shared Content offers enormous cost savings <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>Note: Conservative assumptions used. Additional savings could result when Curriki is adopted by a group of teachers, such as a district. Simba estimates the K-12 instructional material market to surpass $10 billion by 2010; NCES estimates $14.7 billion for 2006. Current Curriki membership equals 2 percent of U.S. teachers; 10 percent is a conservative assumption for the future. Sources: 2006 U.S. Census; Simba’s “Publishing for the K-12 Market”; National Center for Education Statistics. 3.1M K-12 Teachers Instructional Materials Market 4.5K Avg. per teacher materials spend $14B Annual instructional materials spend 310K Curriki Educators (10% adoption) 4.5K Avg. per teacher materials spend $1.4B Annual spend on these teachers today 310K Curriki Educators (10% adoption) 2.25K New spend per Curriki Educator (50% less) $700M New annual spend on Curriki Educators $700M Annual Savings with Curriki
  15. 16. As well as tremendous potential social benefit <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>Source: 2006 U.S. Census; National Center for Education Statistics; Levin, “Costs and Benefits of Reclaiming Dropouts.” Today 4M Current 9th graders 74% Current average graduation rate 2.960M Current graduates/year 3.6M Remaining students 74% Average grad. rate With 10% Curriki Educators 2.964M Graduates/year with 10% Curriki Educators 400K 9th-graders with Curriki Educator 75% Grad. rate with Curriki Educator 4K $209K Higher student achievement will lead to more high school graduates ... X $840M Possible Lifetime Social Benefit per Class with Curriki Educators Through increasing teacher effectiveness, Curriki will have a positive impact on student achievement ... And each incremental graduate will have a lifetime social benefit ...
  16. 17. Curriki – Is it an Innovation? <ul><ul><li>May 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Open and Shared A Positive Disruptive Change Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan Executive Director [email_address]