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New Tech High Academy presentation

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New Tech High Academy presentation

  1. 1. New Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners Entire PowerPoint at http://www.bobpearlman.org/blc2010.htm Excerpts from a presentation by Bob Pearlman at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA on July 14, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>New Tech High Schools </li></ul><ul><li>New Tech Network includes 62 public high schools in 14 states. </li></ul><ul><li>Three key elements set our schools apart and fuel their success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A new instructional approach that engages learners – PBL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A culture that empowers students and teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully applied technology that supports deep learning. </li></ul></ul>http://www.newtechnetwork.org/
  3. 3. New Technology HS LEARNING OUTCOMES <ul><li>Napa 8 Learning Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Written Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Career Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship and Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular Literacy (Content Standards) </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento 10 Learning Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Content Proficient </li></ul><ul><li>Able to Write Proficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Orally Proficient </li></ul><ul><li>Able to Think Critically </li></ul><ul><li>Technologically Proficient </li></ul><ul><li>Able to Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared for a Career </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Citizens with Ethical Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Able to Analyze and deal with Data </li></ul><ul><li>Possessing a solid Work Ethic </li></ul>
  4. 4. &quot;What is Manor New Tech?&quot; video  -- In their own words, Manor New Tech (Manor, TX) students explain what MNTHS is to them. This video features footage of what is happening on campus every day. Presented by students at the Texas Computer Educators Conference, February 4, 2008. http://www.manorisd.net/newtech/
  5. 5. World GeoLit Integrated class at Manor New Technology High School, Manor, TX. Photo by Les Simpson. Manor New Technology High School, Manor, TX
  6. 6. At the core is a student centered, project and problem based teaching strategy that is tied to both content standards and school wide learning outcomes.
  7. 7. Project- and Problem-Based Learning Keys to 21st Century Learning <ul><li>To learn collaboration, work in teams. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn critical thinking, take on complex problems. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn oral communication, present. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn written communication, write. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn technology, use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop citizenship, take on civic and global issues. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about careers, do internships. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn content, research and do all of the above. </li></ul>NTHS teachers start each unit by engaging students into a realistic or real-world project that both fosters interest and generates a list of things the student need to know. Projects are designed to tackle complex problems, requiring critical thinking. New Tech’s strategy is simple:
  8. 8. Each unit begins when students are presented with a complex, standards-based problem Students form a team, develop a work contract and build a work plan
  9. 9. Students get to work! Students are provided an online briefcase specific to the project with information, resources, links and assessment criteria that help guide them.
  10. 10. Students Need To Know Student questions and “need to knows” drive classroom lectures and activities. Sometimes for the whole class … sometime for just one student
  11. 11. Students experiment and apply learning Students test their ideas and experiment to find solutions and breakthroughs while receiving ongoing feedback from instructors.
  12. 12. Students get back to work! Students work and collaborate in a business-like environment, where they know their deliverables and have the technology tools to do their jobs.
  13. 13. Students prepare to present Students work on building presentations to repre-sent their work and defend their solutions
  14. 14. Students present their solutions! Students present ideas through debates, skits, panels, presentations, etc… where their work is evaluated by peers, teachers, parents, and community
  15. 15. Figure 2: Learning Studio for integrated interdisciplinary class at Columbus Signature Academy, Columbus, IN. Figure 2: Learning Studio for integrated interdisciplinary class at Columbus Signature Academy Columbus Signature Academy, Columbus, IN The design and development of Columbus Signature Academy by CSO Architects and the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC). http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =uUK-UsDy7_0 http://www.bcsc.k12.in.us/csant/site/default.asp
  16. 17. Rolling Tables and Chairs; Flip-up tables Furniture Graphic Media Lab, Science Specialty Labs Breakout Area Project Conference Room Extended Learning Spaces Multi-Purpose Room Large Group Space Presentation Room Presentation Space Learning Studio Primary Student Work Area Columbus Signature Academy
  17. 18. Figure 4. Student project teams at work in double-sized classroom at New Tech High @ Coppell, Coppell, TX. Photo by Kate Jenkins. New Tech High @ Coppell, Coppell, TX http:// www.coppellisd.com/newtech/site/default.asp ?
  18. 19. Figure 6. Student collaborative project teams working in the digital media library and in the corridor, some of the many extended learning spaces at New Tech High @ Coppell, Coppell, TX. Photos by SHW Group, Plano, TX.
  19. 21. Mix and match tables; office chairs; lounge chairs and sofas in Extended Learning Spaces Furniture Science Specialty Labs Corridor Alcoves Project Planning Rooms Media Library Outdoor Benches Extended Learning Spaces Large Multi-Group Collaboration Zones Large Group Space Large Multi-Group Collaboration Zones Presentation Space Dual subject matter Learning Environment Primary Student Work Area New Tech High @ Coppell
  20. 22. The Met, Providence, RI Figure 7: Students in advisory room at the Met, Providence, RI. http:// www.themetschool.org/Metcenter/home.html
  21. 23. At the Met, the curriculum is Learning Through Interests/Internships (LTIs). To the Met, LTI sites are part of their facilities. And the school site is designed to support students working on their LTIs.
  22. 24. Figure 8: Floorplan of Met East, Providence, RI, showing advisory rooms, project labs, and commons area.
  23. 25. Soft, cushioned seats, contour chairs, flexible tables Furniture Fabrication Specialty Labs Conference Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Commons Extended Learning Spaces Commons Large Group Space Commons Presentation Space Advisory/ Project Room Primary Student Work Area The Met
  24. 26. Figure 9: Cluster area studio surrounded by four flexible classrooms at High Tech High, San Diego, CA. High Tech High, San Diego, CA. http:// www.hightechhigh.org /
  25. 27. Benches in Extended Learning Spaces Furniture BioTech, Engineering, Art, Music, Multimedia, Digital Arts Specialty Labs Small and large conference rooms, Common studios, Commons Extended Learning Spaces Commons Large Group Space Commons Presentation Space Clustered classroom/ common studio Primary Student Work Area High Tech High, San Diego
  26. 28. Figure 10: Learning Plaza prototype at New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, Kent, England, shows Learning Plaza divided in multiple ways for large group, small group, and individual learning. New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, Kent, England http:// www.newlinelearning.com/nllAcademy
  27. 30. Figure 11: Ground Floor, Learning Plaza prototype at New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, Kent, England.
  28. 31. Figure 12: Mezzanine,Learning Plaza prototype at New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, Kent, England.
  29. 32. Modular tables and mobile lecture style amphitheater seating Furniture Art, Technology, Science Specialty Labs Learning Plaza watering holes and caves Extended Learning Spaces Learning Plaza Large Group Space Learning Plaza Presentation Space Learning Plaza Primary Student Work Area New Line Learning Academy
  30. 33. Modular tables and mobile lecture style amphitheater seating Benches in Extended Learning Spaces Soft, cushioned seats, contour chairs, flexible tables Mix and match tables; office chairs; lounge chairs and sofas in Extended Learning Spaces Rolling Tables and Chairs; Flip-up tables Furniture Art, Technology, Science BioTech, Engineering, Art, Music, Multimedia, Digital Arts Fabrication Science Graphic Media Lab, Science Specialty Labs Learning Plaza watering holes and caves Small and large conference rooms, Common studios, Commons Conference Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Commons Corridor Alcoves Project Planning Rooms Media Library Outdoor Benches Breakout Area Project Conference Room Extended Learning Spaces Learning Plaza Commons Commons Large Multi-Group Collaboration Zones Multi-Purpose Room Large Group Space Learning Plaza Commons Commons Large Multi-Group Collaboration Zones Presentation Room Presentation Space Learning Plaza Clustered classroom/ common studio Advisory/ Project Room Dual subject matter Learning Environment Learning Studio Primary Student Work Area New Line Learning Academy High Tech High The Met New Tech High @ Coppell Columbus Signature Academy
  31. 34. Some Cautionary Advice: It’s about a lot more than design and technology Are the teachers ready to teach in the new learning environments?
  32. 35. New Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners Entire PowerPoint at http://www.bobpearlman.org/blc2010.htm Excerpts from a presentation by Bob Pearlman at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA on July 14, 2010

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