2006 UCEA CASTLE Symposium


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Session 7.2, CASTLE Symposium
Are We Adequately Preparing Schools and Administrators for Our Technological Future?
2006 UCEA Convention
San Antonio, TX

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2006 UCEA CASTLE Symposium

  1. 1. CASTLE Symposium UCEA San Antonio, Texas November 10, 2006 www.schooltechleadership.org
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Jon Becker, Hofstra U. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Dexter, U. Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Militello, U. Mass-Amherst </li></ul><ul><li>David Quinn, U. Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Scott McLeod, U. Minnesota </li></ul>
  3. 3. Video <ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Discussion <ul><li>What will the world look like 30 to 40 years from now? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of skills and knowledge will today’s school kids need to thrive in this world? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quote <ul><li>We desperately need . . . we may not survive without . . . a generation of young people who are imaginative, inventive, fearless learners, and compassionate leaders. Yet, what can we say, as educators, about the students we are producing? We can prove that they can read, do basic math on paper, and they are able to sit for hours filling in bubble sheets. No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age. </li></ul><ul><li>http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/2006/02/16/happy-birthday-jude/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. We talk about these issues in our educational leadership program. <ul><li>Strongly Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  7. 7. Movie <ul><li>Digital kids, analog schools </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quote <ul><li>As educators, we are not grasping (or prepared for) the depth of the change that is occurring under our feet. If it's happened (breaking apart the center) in every other industry - movies, music, software, business - what makes us think that our educational structures are immune? And what does it mean to us? What should we be doing now to prepare our institutions? Ourselves? Our learners? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.weblogg-ed.com/2006/03/07#a4796 </li></ul>
  9. 9. In our program, we integrate current digital technologies into our instruction. <ul><li>Strongly Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  10. 10. In our program, we are preparing preservice administrators to be leaders in the area of technology. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  11. 11. In our program, we are preparing preservice administrators to be future-oriented leaders. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  12. 12. Digital natives, immigrants, & refugees <ul><li>http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2006/10/21/beyond-the-digital-native-immigrant-dichotomy/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. How would you categorize yourself? <ul><li>Digital immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>Digital native </li></ul><ul><li>Digital refugee </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Undecided </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sharing <ul><li>What are we currently doing to help administrators be effective technology leaders? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Quote <ul><li>The academic world is incrementalist by nature and . . . this has worked (such as it has) because the underlying structures and assumptions for and by educators have remained the same . . . . Things are no longer the same - technology and students . . . are changing at rates never seen before. . . . A revolution is happening outside of our control, in our student population, and there will be a tipping point in this process when the academy finds itself wholly inadequate and unsuitable to those they presume to serve . . . and no time to patch their outmoded mechanisms. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chrislott.org/2006/06/20/dead-teachers-and-tipping-points/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Discussion <ul><li>What could (or should) educational leadership programs be doing to help administrators be effective technology leaders? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we get there? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Discussion <ul><li>What kind of research do we need on this topic? </li></ul><ul><li>What don’t we know? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Discussion <ul><li>Thoughts? </li></ul><ul><li>Reactions? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Quote <ul><li>While we teach whatever we teach at school, the kids go home and learn the skills they need to survive and prosper in an interconnected global economy. Incrementally changing our teaching methods, slowly bringing people up to speed . . . worked fine when ideas of literacy and education were not rapidly changing; but they are. We need to be able to leapfrog in our understandings, in our methods, and in our tools, allowing us to move to where the kids are. If we do not become leaders to our students, we will be followers, seen as irrelevant, and left to cry in our books. </li></ul><ul><li>http://remoteaccess.typepad.com/remote_access/2005/11/educational_lea.html </li></ul>
  20. 20. Quote <ul><li>No one </li></ul><ul><li>jumps a </li></ul><ul><li>20 foot </li></ul><ul><li>chasm </li></ul><ul><li>in two </li></ul><ul><li>10 foot </li></ul><ul><li>jumps. </li></ul><ul><li>http://remoteaccess.typepad.com/remote_access/ 2006/06/literacy_as_bat.html (see Guhlin comment) </li></ul><ul><li>http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/03/incremental_vs_.html </li></ul>