Modernizing Education


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Modernizing Education

  1. 1. Modernizing Education The State of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Lucy Gray Interlochen Arts Academy April 2, 2012
  2. 2. All materials are located at: Specific to this keynote: Additional resources: Join the backchannel at:
  3. 3. Experiences • Graduate of Lake Forest Country Day • Worked at University of Chicago • Apple Distinguished Educator • Google Certified Teacher • Founder, The Global Education Collaborative • Co-founder, The Global Education Conference • Multiple Opportunities to visit and work with schools
  4. 4. Context: Another Nation at Risk Moment ? How do we improve teaching and learning? What is truly innovative? How do we effectively assess students?
  5. 5. The Power of Social Media Flickr YouTubeTwitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Diigo SlideShare
  7. 7. “The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan
  8. 8. The K12 Horizon Report
  9. 9. The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2011 K-12 •1 year or less • Cloud Computing • Mobiles •2 to 3 years • Game-based learning • Open Content •4 to 5 years • Learning Analytics • Personal Learning Environments 2011 Report
  10. 10. Megatrends People expect to work, learn, socialize, and play whenever and wherever they want to.
  11. 11. Megatrends The Internet is becoming a global mobile network - and already is at its edges.
  12. 12. Megatrends The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and delivered over utility networks, facilitating the rapid growth of online videos and rich media.
  13. 13. Megatrends Openness — concepts like open content, open data, and open resources — is moving from a trend to a value for much of the world.
  14. 14. Megatrends Legal notions of ownership and privacy lag behind the practices common in society. The very concept of ownership is blurry.
  15. 15. Megatrends Real challenges of access, efficiency, and scale are redefining what we mean by quality and success. Access to learning in any form is a challenge in too many parts of the world, and efficiency in learning systems and institutions is increasingly an expectation of governments.
  16. 16. Megatrends The Internet is constantly challenging us to rethink learning and education, while refining our notion of literacy.
  17. 17. Megatrends There is a rise in informal learning as individual needs are redefining schools, universities, and training. Traditional authority is increasingly being challenged in many arenas.
  18. 18. Megatrends Business models across the education ecosystem are changing. Look to libraries, colleges, and the publishing industry.
  19. 19. Why Change?
  20. 20. Why Evolve?
  21. 21. Shift Happens: Iowa, Did You Know?
  22. 22. Project Tomorrow’s SpeakUp Survey
  23. 23. Project Tomorrow Recommendations • Un-tether learning and leverage mobile devices to extend learning beyond the school day and meet all learners in their own world • Create new interactive, participatory learning spaces using tools such as online classes, gaming and simulations, online tutors, and virtual reality environments • Incorporate Web 2.0 tools into daily instruction especially those that develop collaborative or social-based learning and provide unique opportunities for students to be content developers • Expand digital resources in the classroom to add context and relevancy to learning experiences through new media tools • Get beyond the classroom walls and make learning truly experiential such as using high tech science instrumentation and creating podcasts with content experts
  24. 24. Via John Pfluger
  25. 25. The Reality
  26. 26. Public Schools • Increased pressure via Race to the Top, AYP, RTI • Less funding • Less Time • Emphasis on standards and high stakes testing • Teacher Proof curricula • Less instruction in the arts, World Languages, etc. • Longer school days • Technology seen as a content delivery Mechanism • Constant seeking of silver bullets
  27. 27. Independent Schools • Time • Resources • Streamlined bureaucracy • Organizational vision • Community Consensus • Administrative and collegial support • Authentic curriculum • Recognition of the Importance of 21st century skills • Professional development • Teacher autonomy • Prepared students • Commitment to developing the whole child • Parental support
  29. 29. Greene County Schools
  30. 30. Mooresville Graded School District
  31. 31. My Experience as a Parent
  32. 32. The School at Columbia • K-8 • Columbia University faculty and local kids • Innovation driven • 1 to 1 laptop program • 3 technologists plus tech staff • Extensive Google Apps for Education and new media use • Other: field trip guides, computer programming, robotics, conference
  33. 33. Known as “THE”
  34. 34. Science Leadership Academy
  35. 35. Educon 2.4
  36. 36. Personalized Learning Mobile Technologies 21st century skills generational Diversity Learning environments Design Thinking Cloud Computing Textbook Revolution Curated Learning New Media Literacies Flipping The Classroom Global Collaboration Also think about gamification, OER...
  37. 37. 21st Century Skills
  38. 38. A Pedagogical Shift • New models of teaching and learning are emerging • Rigorous content + 21st century themes • “Sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” • New literacies need to be taught strategically • Examples: • developing a search mentality • Student personal learning networks (PLNs) • Standards and accountability still are important; assessments need revision
  39. 39. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  40. 40. The Global Achievement Gap Critical Thinking and Problem- Solving Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneuri alism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination
  41. 41. Managing Generational Diversity
  42. 42. Teachers and Students • Adults have different learning styles. How are we taking this into account in terms of professional development and human capital? • Baby Boomers • Gen Xers • Gen Yers • Kids have had different levels of exposure to technology. The period of time at which our schools have been wired is fairly short.
  43. 43. Basic online entertainment (online videos, playing games) E-commerce (online shopping, banking, and travel reservations) Research and information gathering (product research, news, health and religious information searches) Email and search Active engagement with social media (visit SNS, create SNS profile, create blogs) More advanced online entertainment (download videos, music and podcasts) More advanced communication and passive social media use (instant messaging, visit SNS, read blogs) From: State of the Internet 2009: Pew Internet Project Findings and Implications for Libraries The vast majority of online adults from all generations uses email and search engines. While there are always exceptions, older generations typically do not engage with the internet past e-commerce. The majority of teens and Gen Y use SNS, but fewer maintain blogs. Online adults older than Gen X are less likely to use SNS. Online activity pyramid: by generation
  44. 44. Beloit College’s Mindset List
  45. 45. 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 K-12 Classroom Internet Connectivity Classroom Internet Connectivity 2007 Coming Soon to Campus: The New "Free Agent" Learner Julie Evans, CEO-Project Tomorrow Campus Technology 09 Jul 27, 2009
  46. 46. Class of 2011 – recently graduated seniors ! ! ! ! 8th grade Class of 2013 – current juniors ! ! ! ! 6th grade Class of 2015 – current freshman class ! ! ! ! 4th grade How digitally “native” are these students? What are their expectations for learning?
  47. 47. Implications for Schools • Need for strategic human capital planning • Need for increased targeted, sustained, personalized and thoughtful professional development • Need for long range planning for students’ use of technology. Requires schools to think of skills sets needed by students at various points in their academic careers while gauging the future of technology
  48. 48. Learning Environments
  49. 49. NYC’s The School of One • Summer school pilot • Middle school math • Flexible space • Personalized curriculum • Regular assessments • Variety in delivery of instruction • Lesson plan bank • Partnered with publishers
  50. 50. NYC’s The School of One • Summer school pilot • Middle school math • Flexible space • Personalized curriculum • Regular assessments • Variety in delivery of instruction • Lesson plan bank • Partnered with publishers
  51. 51. Re:Imagine Ed
  52. 52. The Third Teacher
  53. 53. You Media
  54. 54. So what? • Networked learning: You must be open to at least letting your kids drive the technology use in your classrooms. Be willing to engage them in the ways that they learn best. • Generational diversity: Change is not going to happen without schools working as teams to examine at longitudinal goals. • 21st century skills: The art of teaching comes through via the weaving of 21st century themes into core content. You need to provide guidance and be thoughtful when designing classroom activities. • Learning environments: Just as we’ve looked at the whole child, we need to start emphasizing the whole learning environment. Personalized learning for both students and teachers is important.
  55. 55. Getting Started
  56. 56. ISTE Standards Students, Teachers, and Administrators
  57. 57. Technology Integration Framework Woodstock (IL) CUSD 200
  58. 58. Various Approaches • LoTI • University of South Florida Matrix • Arizona matrix • Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works • Challenge Based Learning • TPACK • SMAR
  59. 59. University of South Florida’s Tech Intergration Matrix
  60. 60. Grappling’s Technology and Learning Spectrum
  61. 61. A world class education system should call for globally connected schools
  62. 62. •The influence of new media •The push for 21st century skills •The “highly connected teacher” •The urgency presented by complex global problems
  63. 63. CCSSO and Asia Society’s PGL • New resource on global competence! • Download a copy here.
  64. 64. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
  65. 65. Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson
  66. 66. THINK GlobalSchool 12 countries in 12 trimesters
  67. 67. Connect All Schools iEARN
  68. 68. My Story
  69. 69. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 • The World is Flat • A Whole New Mind • Berlin & Prague • Rethink. Global Awareness.
  70. 70. Classroom 2.0 Link
  71. 71. Global Education Conference
  72. 72. Over 500,000 unique visitors
  73. 73. Over 10,000 Members from 142 Countries
  74. 74. Steve Hargadon
  75. 75. Closing Session
  76. 76. 2010 - Brian Mannix
  77. 77. 2010 - Polar Bears International
  78. 78. 2010 - Catlin Gabel School • Program Information
  79. 79. 2011 - Pam Allyn - LitWorld
  80. 80. 2011 - Greg Jacobs - Louder Than a Bomb
  81. 81. 2011 - The Shoah Foundation
  82. 82. Project Examples
  83. 83. Dan Meyer ADE Application
  84. 84. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg
  85. 85. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch
  86. 86. The iEARN Project Book
  87. 87. Recommendations • Learn to network; network to learn • Keep it authentic • Start small and design very structured projects • Join an existing group project • Develop a customized vision of 21st century learning for your classroom, school and district
  88. 88. WHY NOW? @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source
  89. 89. We have urgent problems that need to be addressed and, in order to prepare our students to work on these problems, we must connect them globally. We must teach them how networked learning leads to networked problem solving.
  90. 90. Twitter: elemenous