Classrooms for the Future  <ul><li>Pennsylvania Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Edward G. Rendell </li></ul><ul>...
Technology has transformed  our society into… <ul><li>A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to  </li></...
Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market <ul><li>It no longer matters where workers reside. </li></ul><ul><li...
Change is constant <ul><li>Technological exploration and innovation facilitate constant changes to our world and how we in...
Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century </li></ul><ul><ul...
Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>$200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms </li></ul><ul>...
Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and so...
Professional Development <ul><li>Extensive professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In class modeling </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>A Social Studies teacher might have students create a weblog to identify views on the most significant causes of W...
<ul><li>English teachers might develop webquests with rubrics that support critical literacy and advanced research skills ...
The Future Classroom <ul><li>For students, it can be about moving </li></ul><ul><li>from passive listener to active learne...
Social Studies <ul><li>Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists...
<ul><li>Travel underwater to discover sunken treasures of lost civilizations or the golden scales of a new species of fish...
The Future <ul><li>Culture and pedagogical high school reform  </li></ul><ul><li>Early indicators of systemic impact will ...
So What?
Professional Development <ul><li>HASD is extending the PD Opportunities to teachers outside high school </li></ul>
Teaching in the 21st Century: The Need for Change <ul><li>Course is divided into 5 units </li></ul><ul><li>District-based ...
Upon Completion of Course <ul><li>You will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the needs and preferences of the 21s...
Unit 1 <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is where you learn the course management system and become more com...
Unit 2 <ul><li>Rationale for 21st Century Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do 21st Century students communicate? </li></ul...
Unit 3 <ul><li>21st Century Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the role of the teacher in a 21st Century classroom? </l...
Unit 4 <ul><li>Working Together to Accomplish the 21st Century Transformation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the importance...
Unit 5 <ul><li>Culminating Activity </li></ul>
Format of Class <ul><li>Facilitated by district teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Most of work is self-paced online </li></ul><ul>...
I’m Interested <ul><li>Email Kammy </li></ul><ul><li>Meet November 18  @ 3:00 for further information </li></ul><ul><li>Ma...
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  1. 1. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Pennsylvania Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Edward G. Rendell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerald L. Zahorchak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  2. 2. Technology has transformed our society into… <ul><li>A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newer and better services and goods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A culture that demands that we possess the skills and knowledge to use technology resourcefully as both a consumer and a worker </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market <ul><li>It no longer matters where workers reside. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies are looking for the highest skilled workers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Change is constant <ul><li>Technological exploration and innovation facilitate constant changes to our world and how we inhabit it … </li></ul><ul><li>we must now redesign education to </li></ul><ul><li>reflect a new human paradigm. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grantees commit to - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist us to prepare our students for tomorrow’s postsecondary and workforce opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support models for future classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic change in organizational and instructional practices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>$200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Additional money for Professional Development </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Change classroom practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Change student-teacher relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>Students responsible for learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students developing 21st century skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Academic achievement. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Development <ul><li>Extensive professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In class modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to Face workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just in time learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>A Social Studies teacher might have students create a weblog to identify views on the most significant causes of World War II which can then be used as theses for collaborative multimedia presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Math teachers might use the design and construction of virtual stair systems as a meaningful, standards-based approach to bridge theory and practice </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>English teachers might develop webquests with rubrics that support critical literacy and advanced research skills through producing digital movies, composing songs, or writing narrative essays on Langston Hughes’s poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Science teachers might lead students on a NASA eMission where they need to analyze jet propulsion forces and cargo load requirements to outmaneuver a meteorite </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Future Classroom <ul><li>For students, it can be about moving </li></ul><ul><li>from passive listener to active learner </li></ul><ul><li>through contextual immersion. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, students might – </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social Studies <ul><li>Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists to better understand the cultural exigencies that led to slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Martin Luther King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech and then digitally produce a presentation that might have similar social and historical ramifications on a group of people today </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Travel underwater to discover sunken treasures of lost civilizations or the golden scales of a new species of fish through live streaming video from a research vessel </li></ul><ul><li>Create a ‘virtual’ universe using online Hubble Space Telescope resources and calculate the event horizon around a black hole or the lifespan of a red dwarf star </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Future <ul><li>Culture and pedagogical high school reform </li></ul><ul><li>Early indicators of systemic impact will be changes in </li></ul><ul><li>performance and perceptions, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time spent on task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course rigor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decreases in – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom disruptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-Outs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall disciplinary actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements.  </li></ul>
  15. 15. So What?
  16. 16. Professional Development <ul><li>HASD is extending the PD Opportunities to teachers outside high school </li></ul>
  17. 17. Teaching in the 21st Century: The Need for Change <ul><li>Course is divided into 5 units </li></ul><ul><li>District-based facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>30 Act 48 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Possible financial reward for completing course </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to teach your students using methods by which they will learn actively </li></ul>
  18. 18. Upon Completion of Course <ul><li>You will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the needs and preferences of the 21st Century learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize the gap that exists between current instructional practices and the skill set needed by students for success in the 21st Century workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the role collegial collaboration plays in establishing a 21st Century classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish more effective communication among stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Unit 1 <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is where you learn the course management system and become more comfortable learning online </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Unit 2 <ul><li>Rationale for 21st Century Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do 21st Century students communicate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do 21st Century students think differently? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are 21st Century students disengaged? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is the 21st Century workplace different than the 20th Century workplace? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the 21st Century skills needed by students? </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Unit 3 <ul><li>21st Century Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the role of the teacher in a 21st Century classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What knowledge and skills are needed by the teacher to meet the needs of the 21st Century students? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the perceived obstacles to 21st Century teaching? </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Unit 4 <ul><li>Working Together to Accomplish the 21st Century Transformation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the importance of a shared vision? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is the interaction between teachers different in the 21st Century? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do academic departments transform in the 21st Century? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you communicate 21st Century approaches to stakeholders? </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Unit 5 <ul><li>Culminating Activity </li></ul>
  24. 24. Format of Class <ul><li>Facilitated by district teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Most of work is self-paced online </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic meetings with cohort </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating project to implement in your own classroom </li></ul>
  25. 25. I’m Interested <ul><li>Email Kammy </li></ul><ul><li>Meet November 18 @ 3:00 for further information </li></ul><ul><li>Make commitment to take course </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions?

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