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Elementary Staff Illuminating Learning mini

  1. 1. Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning
  2. 2. Learners = Getting each of us “plugged into” learning Students Teachers Principals Office staff Central support Parents Community Each of us!
  3. 3. <ul><li>A Vision of K-12 Learners Today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remixers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owners of their learning </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Are You Ready? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To reinvent , redesign and reshape the learning experience for your students and each of us? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Or do you want to…… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Do you consider yourself a: </li></ul><ul><li>Learner? </li></ul><ul><li>Student? </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher? </li></ul>“ The brain is said to be the most important organ in the human body, but we have only the brain’s word for it” – Kurt Vonnegut
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teach Less, Learn More </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore has been successful in updating and modernizing their educational system. They had chosen to focus on 21st Century Skills as the backbone to their overhaul. </li></ul><ul><li>The deputy director of Curriculum Policy and Pedagogy, Tay Lai Ling, is quoted as saying: &quot;We have come a long way in changing our teaching and learning methods, but our teachers and students still have farther to go. We have a new slogan at the Ministry that will hopefully encourage further change. The new slogan is Teach Less, Learn More .&quot; </li></ul>todaysmeet.com/learnmore
  8. 8. <ul><li>Backchanneling in Grade 1 </li></ul><ul><li>It can be done, but why would you? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Learners today…. </li></ul><ul><li>Have access to a far greater number of information resources than traditional learning environments provided </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy new opportunities to create, remix, and share digital content thanks to the Internet </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Learners today…. </li></ul><ul><li>belong to a culture where it is unacceptable not to share what you know </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>contribute to a culture where collaboration is an expected learning practice </li></ul>&quot;The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.&quot; -- Alvin Toffler
  11. 11. <ul><li>Learning Opportunity: </li></ul><ul><li>What are the tallest statues in the United States? </li></ul>todaysmeet.com/statue
  12. 12. <ul><li>What resources did you use? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>How do you present your learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Report or presentation (print or digital) </li></ul><ul><li>Images (chart, graph) </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Web page (collaborative tools) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Connecting learners… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At their friends’ homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At Starbucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On multiple devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the time </li></ul></ul>“ Things that think want to link” Nicholas Negraponte, MIT Media Labs Mall Library School Home
  15. 15. <ul><li>Connecting learners inside schools and classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-owned devices </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Connecting learners… </li></ul>
  17. 17. &quot;The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.&quot; -- Arthur C. Clarke
  18. 18. Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning

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