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Bethel Parent University

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Resource slides from the presentation for parents from the Bethel, Connecticut Public Schools

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Bethel Parent University

  1. 1. EDUCATION CONNECTION Student Success and Learning in the 21st Century…. Jonathan P. Costa, Sr. February 5th, 2013© JPC Sr. 2012
  2. 2. The Mission Prepare EVERY student for learning, life, and work in the 21st century.
  3. 3. Life Work Learning© JPC Sr. 2012
  4. 4. The world is changed… 1. It is flat. 2. It is digital. 3. It is constantly changing. 4. It is increasingly unforgiving to those who are unskilled.© Corwin Press - 2011
  5. 5. Yes, It’s Happened Before Our Eyes© Corwin Press - 2011
  6. 6. Think About Exponential Growth• Since 1994 the number of web sites has grown from 5,000 to 250,000,000 (50,000 % increase)• Distinct content pages now number in the trillions…• Every day, Google handles about 6,200,000,000 page views and processes 20 petabytes of data.• 275,000 words are typed every minute onto blogger• Facebook has 1,000,000,000 active users © Corwin Press - 2011
  7. 7. In Less Than A Generation… • From isolation to communication as the norm. • From going out of your way to communicate to going out of your way not to.© Corwin Press - 2011
  8. 8. Our LargeInstitutionalResponse… …has been predictable.We do what we know.
  9. 9. Common Core State Standards - Organized by the Governors Association (not the USDOE) - 46 States have adopted the CCSS (Language Arts and Math) - They are the official state standards in Connecticut and have been since July 2010.© JPC Sr. 2012
  10. 10. SMARTER BALANCE Assessment Consortia - Starting in 2014-2015 these adaptive online assessments will change the game for 36 participating states. - 2015-2016 use of tablets will also be required for portions of the math assessment. - They are INTENDED to impact instruction. Teaching to the test is not a bad thing... if it’s a good test.© JPC Sr. 2012
  11. 11. The Evolution of Educational Reform Areas of Before 1986 NCLB 2001 PA12-116 2012 Focus Universal Access Universal Proficiency Universal Measures Learning Goals Locally Determined State by State 46 State Consortia (Math, LA, Science) Assessment Smarter Balance Protocols Rank and Sort Tests for ALL (IPI) for All No News is Accountability Label Failing Schools Ranking Every District, Good News School and Teacher Certifications & Teacher Prep Get A Degree BEST Certifications, TEAM, and SEED State Standards & Multi-State Curriculum Table of Contents Frameworks Unified Standards Pencil & Paper With Digital With Testing Tools Pencil & Paper Performance Tasks Performance Tasks Student Abilities Grouped & Integrated (N=40) Integrated & Labeled Scrutinized (N=20) Instructional Focus Teacher Dependent Standards Aligned Common Core Aligned And Digitally Supported Ready for K Need for Pre-School Pre-K and Full-K Standards Inputs/Outputs 59.9 to leave Skill Demonstrations Demonstrations & Tests© EC 2012
  12. 12. Life Common Core Work 25% School/Tests© JPC Sr. 2012
  13. 13. BEWARE ofthe UnintendedConsequenceLifeequalsa test.
  14. 14. The BraveNew WorldThe cultureserved by thismodel ofteaching andlearning isgone. © Corwin Press - 2011
  15. 15. “Work will be dominated by fast-moving, geographically diverse, free-agent teams of workers connected viasocially mediating technologies.”Fred Stutzman, Carnegie Mellon“The replacement of memorization byanalysis will be the biggest boon tosociety since the coming of massliteracy.”Paul Jones, UNC- Chapel Hill“There is no doubt that brains are beingrewired.”Danah Boyd, Microsoft Research
  16. 16. How Would You Answer? What would an “open phone test” look like?What happens when everyone can get anything from anywhere? © Corwin Press - 2011
  17. 17. Instruction Will/Should Change… • Less paper, more pixels. • Less single source, more crowd source. • Less routine, more personalization. • Less volume, more rigor.
  18. 18. Instruction Will/Should Change…• Less compliance, more engagement.• Less consuming, more producing.• Less about how much, more about how well.
  19. 19. Remember the Mission… Communicate is about Effectively Independent Adaptable more & Collaborative & Creative 21st than Century just Information Skills Higher-Order CCSS Literacy Thinking Personal Responsibility© Corwin Press - 2011
  20. 20. Life Common Core & 21st Century Skills Work School/Tests© JPC Sr. 2012
  21. 21. The Engagement & Learning Equation Degree of Student Control times Order of Conceptual Difficulty plus Content Fluency equals Instructional Value© Corwin Press - 2011
  22. 22. LessonsLearned Align your actions withyour long term goals.
  23. 23. Assessment & DataValue what you measure, measure what you value. © Corwin Press - 2011
  24. 24. Interesting Follow-Up Resources• (VIDEO – 11 minutes) Ken Robinson – This RSA Animated talk has been viewed online almost 9 million times – it focuses on changing the paradigm of education to address the changing nature of life, learning and work in an information age. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U• (VIDEO – 12 minutes) This is a speech from a high school sophomore (junior now) from New Haven who participated in our Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and produced a mobile device app that got national attention and recognition. This is the best evidence of the application of 21st century skills. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxLitchfieldED-Christine-Pugl;search%3Apuglisi• (TEXT) Very interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education about how the grass is greener on the other side of the fence – the Chinese chase greater creativity, we chase better test scores http://chronicle.com/article/US-Education-in-Chinese/130669/• (TEXT) This article from Lawrence Summers – Harvard President – about the changes – or lack of changes – needed at the university level driven by 21st century skills. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/education/edlife/the-21st-century-education.html?pagewanted=all• (TEXT) Digital Is... it’s the end of the world as we know it. Resources related to the question about how the information age is impacting cognition and habits of mind. http://digitalis.nwp.org/collection/its-end-world-we-know-it-and-i-feel-fine• (TEXT) A summary of what challenges lay ahead for school reformers intent on realigning our practice with the challenges of 21st century skills and learning. http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept09/vol67/num01/21st-Century-Skills@-The-Challenges- Ahead.aspx

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