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  1. 1. Reading Public Schools Leads the Way in 21st Century Education   Creates Global Learners ...              Produces Global Citizens       Bill Lewis, Steve Olivo, Connie Quackenbush, Joanne Fitzpatrick
  2. 2. Imagine Then. . . <ul><ul><li>Take a moment and imagine what the world was like when you were growing up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of things went on in your world? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you remember teachers teaching math, science, English, and social studies? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you recall HOW they taught it?  </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Imagine Now. . . <ul><ul><li>Take a moment and imagine what the world is like for kids growing up today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you envision teachers teaching math, science, English, and social studies? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have we really changed? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Now Imagine . . . <ul><ul><li>Schools that prepare students to connect with people around their country, around their world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student who leave HS knowing how to diagnose and then solve new problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who readily compete in a global economy </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Imagine our schools... <ul><ul><li>Understand Friedman's 10 flatteners named in The World is Flat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change how   we teach and learn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Successfully equip and empower students to thrive in our world-wide, fast economy </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Gazelle and the Lion Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up.  It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.   It doesn't matter if you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running. Tom Friedman, The World is Flat
  7. 7. Who are the Lions? Our students are.   They are empowered with all this new technology.   Our educators are struggling to teach students to “create, navigate and grow the powerful learning” available on Web 2.0. From Footprints in the Digital Age by Will Richardson, Nov. Education Leadership
  8. 8. Who are the Lions?   Education was “Supply-Push”      prescribed knowledge     Education is “Demand-Pull” “learning based on their needs of the moment.”    From Footprints in the Digital Age by Will Richardson, Nov. Education Leadership
  9. 9. Who are the Lions? We need to start running, or we will be swallowed up
  10. 10. The 21st Century Student <ul><li>Must be accomplished in  three key areas : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the capacity to do solid research on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have strong global communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be more self-directed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Alan November, Iowa Technology Education Connection Conference, October 2008 </li></ul>
  11. 11. The 21st Century Student
  12. 12. The 21st Century Student
  13. 13. The 21st Century Student
  14. 14. Needs   &quot;Personalized Learning&quot;             from Dr. Clayton Christensen's Innovator's Dilemma and Disrupting Class and from Dr. Scott McLeod's presentation Leading the Change: Current Leadership Models are Inadequate for Disruptive Innovations at the 2008 K-12 Online Conference.   The 21st Century Student
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>People must not only master content standards but also . . . reach beyond traditional academic disciplines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research also shows that when students are engaged in 21st century learning, they are more likely to graduate and transition to postsecondary education and careers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From Route 21 – Massachusetts Initiative to 21st Century Education </li></ul>The 21st Century Student
  16. 16. The 21st Century Students Effective Learners       Effective Collaborators             Effective Creators
  17. 17. Our Plan . . . Our Request: We are asking you to give us a lot of money. Our Pledge: We will spend it wisely.
  18. 18. The Plan <ul><ul><li>Access to Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Technology <ul><ul><li>Computer access for all students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer pods and mobile classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans to help families buy and maintain computer at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community licenses for applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community WiFi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A visionary team to look for “The next big thing” </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Professional Development <ul><ul><li>Who: Teachers, Students, Parents, Higher Education, Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What : Training in 21 st Century Skills for all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When : During school, In-service days, school day training, After-school community events with STEM enrichment teams and camps. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. 21 st Century Curriculum <ul><li>21 st Century Curriculum Specialists who can help create: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects with a global audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects Connecting to current issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Driven projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration: across town, across the state, across the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track down grants, finding resources, locating experts, training teachers, educating the town </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More teachers to provide time to plan this curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Blooms Revised Taxonomy Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating Be able to CREATE . . . FOR AN AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE
  23. 23. PQ + CQ > IQ   “ Curious, passionate kids are self motivators” and will find a way to make it in a Flat World.  
  24. 24. Facilitate Learning <ul><ul><li>Elementary – kids need to see teachers reaching out to experts on the content they are teaching; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School – cooperate and collaborate with kids outside outside school about “shared passions”; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School  – begin to solve real-world problems by “sharing responsibilities and outcomes&quot; iwith and for real audiences on-line.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>From Footprints in the Digital Age by Will Richardson, Nov. Education Leadership </li></ul>
  25. 25. Community Involvement   &quot;The fact is, parents and schools and cultures can and do shape people.&quot;   Tom Friedman, The World is Flat
  26. 26. Community Involvement <ul><ul><li>Mentoring programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships with local business and industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After school and evening programs for training kids and parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Friedman was right when he wrote that &quot;education, whether it comes from parents or schools, has to be about more than just cognitive skills. It also has to include character building.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Friedman, The World is Flat </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Bottom Line $$$$$$$$ Classroom Computer Pods $$ Integration of University resident programs $$ Community organizers $$$$$ Technology personnel to train and maintain $$$ Town-wide licenses for applications (front loaded and recurrent at intervals) $$$$$ Computers for Families in Need $$$ Grant Writers $$$$$ Project Managers to create programs $$$$$ Teachers to reduce current teacher load Cost Cost Item
  28. 28. “ We must unleash innovation broadly, allowing the power of new ideas and new approaches to transform the system.” Governor Deval Patrick, June 2008