The New Hybrid Approach


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World Class Excellence For Teacher Leadership: The New Hybrid Approach
Alfonso Ippolito: Tyler Junior College
Robert Stevens, PhD: The University of Texas at Tyler
Presented at the National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference
October 16, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The New Hybrid Approach

  1. 1. World Class Excellence For Teacher Leadership: The New Hybrid Approach Alfonso Ippolito: Tyler Junior CollegeRobert Stevens, PhD: The University of Texas at Tyler Presented at The National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference October 14-16, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico
  2. 2. Overview• Current state of affairs• The IAE New Hybrid Approach• Pilot project
  3. 3. The Facts• The U.S. is competing in a global economy• The U.S. lost more than a quarter of its high-tech manufacturing jobs to China and other countries during the last decade• Study – More than 40% of U.S. high school students enter the workforce deficiently prepared for entry- level jobs• The future workforce is here, and it is ill-prepared
  4. 4. Observations• Over 75% of executives believe that critical thinking skills will become more important to their organizations in the next three to five years• 81% of CEOs surveyed consider innovation to be the single most important factor to ensure the future success of their business• Workplace readiness skills including communication, organization, research, group participation and leadership, are essential• Workplace readiness skills are not measured by the National Center for Education Statistics
  5. 5. The ChallengeThe U.S. must address the growing mismatch between the skills the marketplace demands and the skills the existing workforce has.
  6. 6. The AnswerIndustry leaders have identified skills that are most valued for the 21st century workforce:1. The individual works alone or in small groups2. Confronts and resolves problems3. Reflects upon issues4. Makes judgments on next steps5. Shows commitment to a task
  7. 7. IAE’s New Hybrid Approach• Re-associating secondary education, higher education and industry• The Hybrid teacher• The 4 Cs for the 21st Century (from Partnership for 21st Century Skills)
  8. 8. Current StateDisconnected
  9. 9. Ideal StateThe Hybrid Approach
  10. 10. The Hybrid Teacher• Has a blend of industry and education experience• Inculcates real world relevance into the curriculum• Inspires students to achieve excellence• As facilitator, provides access to information rather than being the source of information• Provides an environment (The 4 Cs) for innovation• Promotes compassion, empathy, humility and respect for all things and all people
  11. 11. The 4 Cs From Partnership for 21st Century Skills• Communication• Critical Thinking• Collaboration• Creativity
  12. 12. Partnership for 21st Century Skills• National organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student• P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs• P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school
  13. 13. Communication• Listen for meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions• Inform, instruct, motivate and persuade• Appropriate used of multiple communication technologies• Communicate effectively in diverse environments
  14. 14. Critical Thinking• Analyze evidence, arguments, claims, beliefs, ideas and points of view• Use deductive, inductive and abductive reasoning as appropriate• Ask pertinent questions• Synthesize and evaluate information• Make judgments and decisions• Solve problems in both conventional and innovative ways
  15. 15. Collaboration• Work effectively and respectfully with others• Share information• Be willing to negotiate and compromise to accomplish a common goal• Share responsibility and accountability for collaborative work• Value individual contributions made by each team member
  16. 16. Creativity• Utilize idea creation techniques• Incorporate dreams, visions & ideas• Entertain new and diverse perspectives• Realize practical limitations• Understand that creativity is an iterative process that consists of successes and failures
  17. 17. The 4 Cs
  18. 18. The 4 Cs in 3 Dimensions
  19. 19. Creative Force Triptych• Pilot program that is underway and will measure the effectiveness of the IAE New Hybrid Approach• Groundbreaking competitive scholarship program• Designed to give liberal arts students a real-world application of the 4 Cs• Involves education, community & industry• Utilizes an experienced hybrid teacher• Fosters innovation among the participating students
  20. 20. Thank you!For more information visit