Curricula in Technology -CURITE an organizational and educational simultaneous learning solution for students and teachers


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Curricula in Technology-CURITE is an organizational and educational strategy designed to build basic ICT/digital skills along K-12 education, while also developing the skills necessary to pursue a new literacy order. This brief offers practical information and important considerations towards the incorporation and infusion of technology in the curricula, with advice on engaging stakeholders, teacher support, planning, execution, and assessments. In promoting teacher competency alongside school teambuilding and technology integration, CURITE provides means to positively influence teacher professional development and classroom quality, fostering benefits that go beyond the scope of current mainstream technology curricula.

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Curricula in Technology -CURITE an organizational and educational simultaneous learning solution for students and teachers

  1. 1. Georgette Viller - 2008
  2. 2. “Teaching all students to think and to be curious is much more than a technical problem for which educators, alone, are accountable. And more professional development for teachers and better textbooks and tests, though necessary, are insufficient as solutions. The problem goes much deeper—to the very way we conceive of the purpose and experience of schooling and what we expect our high school graduates to know and be able to do.” —Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008 Georgette Viller - 2008
  3. 3. To help students achieve proficiency in 21st century skills, teachers and administrators need education support systems that strengthen their instructional, leadership and management capacity. And both students and educators need learning environments that are conducive to results. - Partnership for 21 century skills- 2008 Georgette Viller - 2008
  4. 4. Learning Organizations • Everyone is continually expanding their capacity to create • results they truly desire • new & expansive patterns of thinking • collective aspiration • Where everyone is continually learning to see the whole (picture) together -Peter Senge (1990) – The Fifth Discipline 2006 Georgette Viller - 2008
  5. 5. Current situation •Orphan Technology curricula and disciplines Georgette Viller - 2008
  6. 6. Current situation • Large investment in hardware, software and outsourcing of training and resources Georgette Viller - 2008
  7. 7. Current situation • High pressure for integrated technology performance • Lone ranger applications: Large effort, meager results Georgette Viller - 2008
  8. 8. Current situation • Little or no recognition of progress Georgette Viller - 2008
  9. 9. Current situation • Too long or too short of a path to reach or don’t lead to long term solutions. Georgette Viller - 2008
  10. 10. Current situation • Orphan Technology curricula and disciplines • Large investment in hardware, software and outsourcing • High pressure for integrated technology performance • Lone ranger applications: Large effort, meager results • Demand and school preparedness are unsynchronized • Little or no recognition of progress • Too long/short path to solutions. Georgette Viller - 2008
  11. 11. Curricula in Technology Learning Organization educational School community integration Cross Teacher & CURITE student strategy curricular integration competency strategy Maximize Professional organizational resources growth New Technology Engaging Literacy Integration stakeholders order Georgette Viller - 2008
  12. 12. Organizational needs Educational needs Georgette Viller - 2008
  13. 13. – Digital Proficiency: in software, hardware and connectivity. Intelligence management. – Digital Citizenship: safety, ethics, collaboration, responsibility, accountability – Cross Curricula Integration: curricula support and cross discipline projects. Integrated practice Georgette Viller - 2008
  14. 14. Georgette Viller - 2008
  15. 15. CCPs Cross-Curricular Projects Learning Organization Georgette Viller - 2008
  16. 16. CCPs Cross-Curricular Projects Cross- collaboration • Community integration • Collective aspiration Learning Organization Georgette Viller - 2008
  17. 17. CCPs Cross-Curricular Projects Everyone continuously expanding creative Learning capacity Organization Georgette Viller - 2008
  18. 18. a priority It is essential that everyone view Curricula in Technology - CURITE as an integral part of their job description directly affecting its outcome, leading to an overall transformation of the school’s social dynamics, and organizational structure. The DACUM model is proposed to aid in this process Georgette Viller - 2008
  19. 19. Roles and Their Scope Teachers : • promote, create and ICT/Digital Teacher: foster activities that – students’ levels of use include other curricular and application of areas curriculum core contents • participate in at least two – support to CCP teacher CCPs per school year. teams on tech. curricular contents and procedures Incentives for outstanding • CCP Team Leaders •Teamwork Georgette Viller - 2008
  20. 20. Roles and Their Scope Academic staff and principals must • be ready to attend to demands for effective curricula in technology • own practices and use resources that are reflected in – proactive participation – the promotion and modeling of the instructional and leadership skills sought. Georgette Viller - 2008
  21. 21. & Individual Focused • on-a-need-to perform basis, guaranteeing its training needs effectiveness and application G A Organizational Timely • Minimizes impact detection of • Allows for coaching opportunities weaknesses • Promotes instructional leadership Timely I detection of incentive • Highlights motivation • Creates path for professional training and growth N S opportunities • Healthy climate of competition = higher standards and Quality aspirations. Academic • Building of academic repository Output CCPs • Enrichment and transformation of overall school performance. Georgette Viller - 2008
  22. 22. Curite is an organizational strategy • Vehicle for community integration • Provides structure and plan • Aids in spotting deficiencies • Allows for timely feedback and tutoring • Creates paths for growth & incentives Learning Organization Georgette Viller - 2008
  23. 23. Curite is an educational strategy • Twofold focus on technology curriculum • Threefold focus on learning: students, teachers and organization • Manifold opportunities for individual and collaborative work • Desired process and attitude is modeled by teachers for students • Overall team spirit Georgette Viller - 2008
  24. 24. Curricula in Technology educational strategy CURITE strategy organizational Mexico, 2008 Georgette Viller - 2008 Viller Capacitación y Consultoría
  25. 25. Curricula in Technology CURITE Mexico, 2008 Georgette Viller - 2008 Viller Capacitación y Consultoría