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Modernizing Education - Administrator 2.0 Conference #sls13


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Modernizing Education - Administrator 2.0 Conference #sls13

  1. 1. Modernizing Education The State of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Lucy Gray Midwest Educational Technology Conference February 2013 @elemenous
  2. 2. All materials are located at: Download the PDF and click on pictures and hyperlinks to visit cited resources. Additional Resources:
  3. 3. Technology is changing everything...
  4. 4. Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL
  5. 5. Comer Children’s Hospital University of Chicago
  6. 6. Delta Terminal LGA, NYC
  7. 7. Connectedness is changing everything...
  8. 8. Parent Soup on AOL
  9. 9. 2006
  10. 10. Tim Lauer Lewis Elementary, Portland Oregon
  11. 11. Serendipity Happens
  12. 12. Advisor Content Developer Curator TrainerTeacher Connector
  13. 13. Observer
  14. 14. Experiences • Worked at University of Chicago and in Chicago Public Schools • Apple Distinguished Educator • Google Certified Teacher • Founder, The Global Education Collaborative • Co-chair, The Global Education Conference • Project Director, The Consortium For School Networking, Leadership For Mobile Learning • Multiple Opportunities to visit and work with schools
  15. 15. Julia and Henry
  16. 16. Our perspectives need to E x p a n d
  17. 17. What do we value in schools?
  18. 18. Are parents and educators asking for more high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and seat time? I think not.
  19. 19. 2010 - The Key School - Annapolis MD
  20. 20. Lucy’s Laundry List
  21. 21. Schools where continuous improvement using a wide variety of criteria is the bottom line. Schools that see their role is to educate, enlighten, and support kids and their families. Schools where intellectual curiosity and variety is valued, where educating for compliance is not the norm. Visionary Leadership
  22. 22. Empowered Faculty Schools where teachers have strong backgrounds in pedagogy, child development and in meeting the needs of diverse learners. Schools faculty have ample opportunities to observe each other, visit other institutions, and to engage in activities to benefit their own learning. Schools where professional development is personalized and supportive of teachers.
  23. 23. Engaged Students Schools where student voice is taken into consideration throughout the school culture. Schools where students are encouraged to identify and pursue their passions. Schools that show evidence that their faculty really knows and understands their students.
  24. 24. Progressive Teaching and Learning Practices Schools that look beyond Common Core standards to prepare kids for a new world. Schools that provide ample opportunities for hands- on, project and passion-based learning during and after school. Schools that view technology as essential to the learning process and thoughtfully plan for its use.
  25. 25. Authentic Communities
  26. 26. Authentic Communities Schools where parents and students are authentically engaged in the community. Schools that provide a multitude of means for parents to get involved. Schools who encourage honest community dialogue by acknowledging their strengths and areas targeted for improvement. Schools that educate their parents and community members about what it means to be a 21st century learner.
  27. 27. Political Context
  28. 28. Another Nation at Risk Moment ? How do we improve teaching and learning? How do we effectively assess students? What is innovation?
  30. 30. Education Policy Context
  31. 31. U.S Department of Education • Common Core Standards • New Assessments • Personalized Learning • Digital Textbooks • More Accountability
  32. 32. “The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan
  33. 33. Technological Context
  34. 34. Students and Adults... • Content consumers • Content Creators • Content Evaluators • Connected and Networked
  35. 35. The Power of Social Media Flickr YouTubeTwitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Diigo SlideShare
  36. 36. EdSurge
  37. 37. The New Media Consortium K-12 Horizon Report 2012 • 1 year or less • Mobile Devices and Apps • Tablet Computing • 2 to 3 years • Game-Based Learning • Personal Learning Environments • 4 to 5 years • Augmented Reality • Natural User Interfaces
  38. 38. NMC Megatrends
  39. 39. Why Change?
  40. 40. Why Evolve?
  41. 41. Project Tomorrow’s SpeakUp Survey
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. Via John Pfluger
  44. 44. The Reality
  45. 45. U.S 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
  46. 46. 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
  48. 48. Examples of Modernization
  49. 49. Digital Transformation
  50. 50. Mooresville Graded School District Mooresville, NC
  51. 51. Innovation
  52. 52. The School at Columbia New York, NY • 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
  53. 53. Known as “THE”
  54. 54. Don Buckley DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
  55. 55. Inquiry
  56. 56. Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
  57. 57. Educon 2.5
  58. 58. BURLEY SCHOOL Chicago, IL
  59. 59. Teacher Leadership
  60. 60. #playdate13
  61. 61. Design + 21st Century Skills
  62. 62. MAKER MOVEMENT • Make Magazine • Maker Faire • Maker Education
  63. 63. CoderDojo
  64. 64. BrightWorks San Francisco, CA
  65. 65. New Tech High Napa, CA
  66. 66. Leadership + Iteration
  67. 67. MERCY HIGH SCHOOL farmington Hills, MI
  68. 68. Additional Modernizing Themes Worthy of Exploration
  69. 69. 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...
  70. 70. 21st Century Skills
  71. 71. 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
  72. 72. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  73. 73. 4 Cs of the Common Core Standards
  74. 74. 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
  75. 75. Creating Innovators
  76. 76. Learning Environments
  77. 77. Wired UK
  78. 78. The Edgeless School
  79. 79. NYC’s iZone
  80. 80. and Illinois Math and Science Academy Chicago, IL
  81. 81. YOUMedia Chicago, IL
  83. 83. A world class education system should call for globally connected schools
  84. 84. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 • The World is Flat • A Whole New Mind • Berlin & Prague • Rethink. Global Awareness.
  85. 85. Classroom 2.0 Link
  86. 86. The Global Education Conference and Network
  87. 87. Mission The Global Education Conference Network is a community of practice where people connect and build the professional relationships necessary for effective collaboration across borders. Via this social network, educators and organizations from all over the world share conversations, resources, projects, and initiatives with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to help prepare students for a rapidly changing and complex world.
  88. 88. GEC Network Features • Groups • Searchable member list • Latest activity • Discussion forums and blogs • Links to resources • Events • Project database • Videos and photos
  89. 89. 2010 - Polar Bears International
  90. 90. CCSSO and Asia Society’s PGL • New resource on global competence! • Download a copy here.
  91. 91. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
  92. 92. Connect All Schools iEARN
  93. 93. WHY NOW? @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source
  94. 94. 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.
  95. 95. So what? 21st century Skills: The art of teaching comes through via the weaving of 21st century themes into core content. Focus on inquiry and the thoughtful use of technology in classrooms. It is not all about the tools. Learning Environments: There has been an emphasis on educating the whole child. Shift the discussion to address the whole learning environment. Personalized learning for both students and teachers is important. Global Collaborations: It’s so easy to connect classrooms today. It’s essential that we bring the world into our classrooms and inspire students with the possibilities. This is where you apply the tools!
  96. 96. Further Explorations
  97. 97. ISTE Standards Students, Teachers, and Administrators
  98. 98.
  99. 99. Design Share
  100. 100. GOOD Education
  101. 101. Ideas • Administrators can encourage experimentation by awarding small innovation Grants. • Consider adding a Year of Innovation theme to your PD efforts (H/T to Don Buckley) • Attend and host EdCamps, Playdates and other informal unconferences. • Leverage informal learning opportunities. • Consider using after school time to experiment with Maker Spaces, Coderdojos, etc.
  102. 102. @elemenous on Twitter