Because Sometimes  Size Does Matter Presented by:  Dr. Vonda Swartz from  The Power of 1 “ Increasing the Probability that...
The Department of Education has asked that educators prepare  our students for  career pathways which will  keep the Unite...
Because sometimes size  does  matter.
China will soon become  the number one  English-speaking country  in the  world.
During the course of  this presentation . . .
<ul><li>60 babies will be    born in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>244 babies will be    born in China. </li></ul><ul><li>351...
If you’re  one in a  million  in China . . .
there are  1,300  other people  just like you.
In India, there are  1,100  other people just like you.
The 25% of the  population in China  with the  highest IQs  . . .
is greater than  the  total population   of North America.
Translation for educators: China has more honors kids  than we have kids.
High School and undergraduate College programs should promote  globally competitive high wage / high demand / high skill /...
If you took  every  single job  in the U.S.  today and shipped it  to China . . .
it still would have  a  labor surplus .
The U.S. Department of  Labor estimates that  today’s learner will have  10 to 14 jobs  . . .
by  age 38 .
According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .
1 out of 4 workers today  is working for a company  for whom they have been employed  less than 1 year .
More than 1 out of 2  are working for a  company for whom  they have worked  less than 5 years .
According to former  Secretary of Education  Richard Riley . . .
the top 10 jobs that  will be in demand  in 2010  didn’t  exist  in 2004.  It is now 2011.
We are currently  preparing students  for  jobs that  don’t yet exist  . . .
using  technologies  that haven’t yet been invented  . . .
in order to solve  problems we don’t  even know are  problems yet .
The knowledge of current and future technology is critical for  ALL educators (Pre-K through Graduate Studies) if we  impr...
The U.S. is  20th in the world in  broadband Internet  penetration  (Luxembourg just  passed us).
Nintendo  invested more  than $140 million in  research and development in 2002 alone.
The U.S. federal government spent  less than half as  much  on research and innovation in education.
1 of every 8 couples  married in the U.S. last  year met  online .
There are over  106 million  registered users of MySpace  (as of September 2006).
If MySpace were a country, it would be the  11th-largest   in the world (between  Japan and Mexico).
The average MySpace  page is visited  30  times a day.   My son checked Sunday 2-25 Kenny Chesney’s page has been visited ...
The Department of Education is mandating that our education programs modernize and utilize current and future technology b...
We are living in  exponential  times.
There are over  2.7 billion  searches performed on  Google each month.
The number of  text  messages  sent and  received every day  exceeds the population  of the planet.
There are about  540,000 words  in the  English language . . .
about  5 times  as  many as during  Shakespeare’s time.
More than  3,000  new books  are  published . . .
daily .
It is estimated that  a week’s worth of  New York Times  . . .
contains more information  than a person was likely  to come across in a  lifetime  in the 18th century.
It is estimated that  more unique new information  will be generated worldwide this year than in the  previous  5,000 year...
The amount of new  technical information is  doubling every 2 years .
For students starting a  four-year technical or  college degree, this  means that . . .
half of what they learn  in their first year of study  will be  outdated  by their  third year of study.
It is predicted to  double  every 72 hours   by 2010.
47 million laptops   were shipped worldwide  last year.
Predictions are that  by 2013 a  supercomputer   will be built that exceeds  the computation capability  of the human brain.
By 2023, when 1st-graders  will be just 23 years old  and beginning their  (first) careers . . .
it only will take a  $1,000 computer  to  exceed the capabilities  of the human brain.
And while technical  predictions farther out  than about 15 years  are hard to make . . .
predictions are that  by 2049 a $1,000  computer will exceed  the computational  capabilities of the  human race .
Why the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008)?   The 2011-2012 academic year is here.  Three years have passed.  And whe...
That sometimes size*  does  matter. *Information was gathered from sources dated in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
References <ul><li>Dr. Vonda Swartz, Chief Executive Officer, Power of 1 </li></ul><ul><li>www.powerof1.co </li></ul><ul><...
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Because Sometimes Size Does Matter

  1. 1. Because Sometimes Size Does Matter Presented by: Dr. Vonda Swartz from The Power of 1 “ Increasing the Probability that SUCCESS Will Occur”
  2. 2. The Department of Education has asked that educators prepare our students for career pathways which will keep the United States competitive. (Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008) Do you know why?
  3. 3. Because sometimes size does matter.
  4. 4. China will soon become the number one English-speaking country in the world.
  5. 5. During the course of this presentation . . .
  6. 6. <ul><li>60 babies will be born in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>244 babies will be born in China. </li></ul><ul><li>351 babies will be born in India. </li></ul>
  7. 7. If you’re one in a million in China . . .
  8. 8. there are 1,300 other people just like you.
  9. 9. In India, there are 1,100 other people just like you.
  10. 10. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs . . .
  11. 11. is greater than the total population of North America.
  12. 12. Translation for educators: China has more honors kids than we have kids.
  13. 13. High School and undergraduate College programs should promote globally competitive high wage / high demand / high skill / and emerging career pathways. Do you know why?
  14. 14. If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .
  15. 15. it still would have a labor surplus .
  16. 16. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs . . .
  17. 17. by age 38 .
  18. 18. According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .
  19. 19. 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company for whom they have been employed less than 1 year .
  20. 20. More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company for whom they have worked less than 5 years .
  21. 21. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .
  22. 22. the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004. It is now 2011.
  23. 23. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
  24. 24. using technologies that haven’t yet been invented . . .
  25. 25. in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet .
  26. 26. The knowledge of current and future technology is critical for ALL educators (Pre-K through Graduate Studies) if we improve the academic and technical skills of our students ? DO YOU KNOW WHY?
  27. 27. The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband Internet penetration (Luxembourg just passed us).
  28. 28. Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development in 2002 alone.
  29. 29. The U.S. federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation in education.
  30. 30. 1 of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online .
  31. 31. There are over 106 million registered users of MySpace (as of September 2006).
  32. 32. If MySpace were a country, it would be the 11th-largest in the world (between Japan and Mexico).
  33. 33. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day. My son checked Sunday 2-25 Kenny Chesney’s page has been visited over 7.9 million times
  34. 34. The Department of Education is mandating that our education programs modernize and utilize current and future technology based on nationally recognized credentials and certifications. Do you know why?
  35. 35. We are living in exponential times.
  36. 36. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.
  37. 37. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.
  38. 38. There are about 540,000 words in the English language . . .
  39. 39. about 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
  40. 40. More than 3,000 new books are published . . .
  41. 41. daily .
  42. 42. It is estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .
  43. 43. contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
  44. 44. It is estimated that more unique new information will be generated worldwide this year than in the previous 5,000 years .
  45. 45. The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years .
  46. 46. For students starting a four-year technical or college degree, this means that . . .
  47. 47. half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
  48. 48. It is predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.
  49. 49. 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.
  50. 50. Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the human brain.
  51. 51. By 2023, when 1st-graders will be just 23 years old and beginning their (first) careers . . .
  52. 52. it only will take a $1,000 computer to exceed the capabilities of the human brain.
  53. 53. And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to make . . .
  54. 54. predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race .
  55. 55. Why the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008)? The 2011-2012 academic year is here. Three years have passed. And where do we as a nation stand? And now you know!
  56. 56. That sometimes size* does matter. *Information was gathered from sources dated in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
  57. 57. References <ul><li>Dr. Vonda Swartz, Chief Executive Officer, Power of 1 </li></ul><ul><li>www.powerof1.co </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Green –National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Fisch/Scott Mcleod-Did you Know </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) – Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>John L. Davidson, Deputy Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education </li></ul>

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