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  1. 1. Glastonbury Public Schools Fourth Generation Strategic Planning Three Truths & Three Questions Jonathan P. Costa August 29, 2011 © JPC Sr. 2011
  2. 2. © JPC Sr. 2007 Last Time, I Spoke of the Future
  3. 3. Now YOU Can Predict the Future The future of learning and work is…
  4. 4. Truth Number One There is no escape… The future of work and learning processes/ resources are digital. © JPC Sr. 2011
  5. 5. Remember in 2007? © JPC Sr. 2011
  6. 6. Just Four Years Later… © JPC Sr. 2011
  7. 7. 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  And then there is the newest internet monster Facebook... © EC/JC 2011
  8. 8. Facebook as the New Internet oIn October 2007, FB had a mere 20 million US users. oToday (as of 1/4/11) it has over 146 million US based users. oThat accounts for 70% of all US based internet users. © EC/JC 2011
  9. 9. The World is One Network  My youngest son is in Brazil on a Rotary Exchange.  Three weeks before Rotary told him where he was going, he had “Facebooked” and Skyped with his host brother and family.  In our parent orientation, it was suggested that Carl refrain from communicating with us for two months. © JPC Sr. 2011
  10. 10. 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. Skype, text, Google voice, etc. © JPC Sr. 2011
  11. 11. Information Sharing Network 1. Google 2. Facebook 3. YouTube 4. Yahoo! 5. Windows Live (Microsoft search) 6. Baidu.com (A Chinese language search engine) 7. Blogger.com 8. Wikipedia 9. QQ.COM (A Chinese language IM program) 10. Twitter © EC/JC 2011
  12. 12. Nobody Waits for Print  Like any other commodity, as facts have become ubiquitous, their value in the knowledge economy has declined.  It is the expectation that you will have what you need or that you can get it at anytime from anywhere. © JPC Sr. 2011
  13. 13. From Passive to Empowered  The cell phone has reached 90% of the market faster than any other device in the last 50 years.  Nearly half (47%) of US teens say their social life would end without their cell phone, and nearly six in 10 (57%) credit their mobile device with improving their life.  After having his wisdom teeth out in August, my youngest son had to be warned by the nurse that he may not remember what he was texting because of the impact of the anesthesia. © EC/JC 2011
  14. 14. From Turn the Page to Hit The Button  In the second quarter of 2010, Amazon sold 180 Kindle Edition Books for every 100 hard-covers sold.  In the fourth quarter, Kindle editions outsold paperbacks as well.  Amazon has been selling books for 16 years and Kindle books for 3 years. © EC/JC 2011
  15. 15. The King Is Dead, LLTK More content hours were uploaded to YouTube in 2010… …than have been broadcast by the three major networks in their entire history. http://www.youtube.com/create © EC/JC 2010
  16. 16. Remember, They Are Wired Differently By Age 21… 1. 20,000 hours of video games 2. 250,000 emails/text messages (BTW - my son sent 4,450 texts in July of 2011) 3. 10,000 hours on the phone 4. 10,000 hours watching TV 5. 250,000 commercial messages. InfoSavvy Group, June 2010 Jukes, McCain, McDonald © JPC Sr. 2011
  17. 17. Seeing the World Differently © JPC Sr. 2008 “Go to Your Room!” Digital Immigrants Digital Natives Sad & alone in my room. Glad & connected to the world.
  18. 18. Still Not Sure? It really is no longer a prediction… - Restated Truth One – CURRENT work and learning processes/ resources are already primarily digital. © EC/JC 2011
  19. 19. Truth Number Two You Can’t Learn Without Access Adequate preparation for a higher order thinking digital environment requires one-one access by staff and students.© JPC Sr. 2011
  20. 20. It Just Makes Sense One cannot prepare students to master skills and be information literate, independent, higher-order thinkers if they are not consistently doing meaningful work with the tools that will help define their success. © EC/JC 2011
  21. 21. 2011 NEASC Standards A rating of DEFICIENT is appropriate if any of the following exist: 1. A lack of challenging and measurable 21st century learning expectations for all students which address academic, social, and civic competencies, and a lack of school-wide analytic rubrics that identify targeted high levels of achievement for all 21st century learning expectations 2. The school does not have a formal process, based on school-wide rubrics, to assess whole-school and individual student progress in achieving the school’s 21st century learning expectations 3. Insufficient opportunities for all students to practice and achieve each of the 21st century learning expectations 4. Instructional practices on the whole are not consistent with the school’s core values, beliefs, and 21st century learning expectations © EC/JC 2011
  22. 22. SMARTER BALANCE  Connecticut has committed to a new generation of assessments based on the Common Core State Standards.  Starting in 2015, there will be portions that must be done online.  Why would we ever assess writing on paper anyway? © JPC Sr. 2011
  23. 23. Truth Number Three Further Print Investment is a Waste Continued investment in a print-based infrastructure and the lack of strategic transitional planning for a complete move to digital are ultimately counterproductive - both educationally and fiscally. © JPC Sr. 2011
  24. 24. Moore’s Law Unabated © EC/JC 2011
  25. 25. The Google Effect  Do you think most people can even conceive of a company who’s primary business strategy is to provide all of their primary consumer services for free?  How does one compete with free?  Think of this as the Google decade…  Driving the cost of software down…
  26. 26. The Cloud & BrowserThe emergence of the “cloud” (off-site server storage of data and applications) have refocused development on the browser. The browser has become the default platform for the vast majority of value based applications.
  27. 27. Putting It All Together These are the factors that have come together over the last two years to make the new math of one-to-one for everyone possible. © EC/JC 2011 Affordable 1 to 1 Delivery Models.Low cost, apps and open source materials. Low cost, i-net focused Netbooks and Devices. No or low cost cloud-based computing software and storage options on a mass basis.
  28. 28. The Bottom Line  For reasons both economic and educational, within the range of this strategic plan, Glastonbury will certainly become a totally digital, one-to-one, school system.  What does that mean for teaching, learning and assessment? © JPC Sr. 2011
  29. 29. Planning Question #One How do your goals for learning need to be adjusted to reflect the skills and attributes required for academic, vocational, and personal success in a flat, digital, integrated, and highly collaborative/competitive world? Aligning Goals for Learning With The Real World © JPC Sr. 2011
  30. 30. Rethinking Key - What You Teach Time spent preparing to fight the last war is wasted. What do learners need to be successful in a 2020 digital age?  Smarter Balance - CCSS  21st Century Skills  Local values © JPC Sr. 2011
  31. 31. How should we adjust our teaching and delivery methods to both leverage the power of Information Age technologies and to meet a new generation of learners in their own learning environment? Leveraging Information Age Tools and Strategies © JPC Sr. 2011 Planning Question #2
  32. 32. Rethinking Key - How You Teach Remember Truth #2 You cannot prepare students to master skills and be literate, independent, higher- order thinkers if they are not doing meaningful work with the tools that will help define their success. © JPC Sr. 2011
  33. 33. How must our methods of assessing student learning evolve so that we can meet the twin demands of feedback and accountability in a skill based world? Feedback and Accountability in a Skill Based World © JPC Sr. 2011 Planning Question #3
  34. 34. Rethinking Key - How You Know Assessing for analysis, the ability to see patterns and make connections, apply synthesis and evaluation skills is more difficult – and important. © JPC Sr. 2011

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