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Meeting the Needs of All Learners in Changing Times

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Slidedeck from presentation at BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference. Our story of trying to personalize learning.

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Meeting the Needs of All Learners in Changing Times

  1. 1. Meeting the Needs of AllLearners: In Changing Times Gordon Li & John Tyler thelandscapeoflearning.com October, 2012October 19, 2012
  2. 2. John Tyler Gordon LiIntroduction.... ......Who are these guys?
  3. 3. Intentions for the day✤ Leave here with actionable ideas ✤ Share our experiences ✤ Time to collaborate with others ✤ Where would you like to go from here? lotusofgoogle.com
  4. 4. Ways to dialogue✤ http:// www.todaysmeet.com/ nextgenerationlearning #bcpvpaconf
  5. 5. How we started✤ Backchannel of the 2010 BCSSA Fall conference http://www.leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/images/Double-LoopLearning.gif
  6. 6. How we started✤ Backchannel of the 2010 BCSSA conference✤ Discussed the idea of systemic change with our school-based Pro-D committee✤ Planned a full Pro-D day of “Big Ideas” about Next Generation Learning tableatnytableatny
  7. 7. Our Journey...✤ Paradigm Shift ✤ Creating dissonance was necessary to move forward
  8. 8. Burnaby South Next Generation Learning: Personalized Learning in the 21st Century
  9. 9. Is the Shift all about Technology?  Technology is a way of life for our studentsBurnaby South  We do need to separate Personalized Learning from technology.  Personalized learning is the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning support to meet the needs and aspirations of individualized learners. - Wikipedia.
  10. 10. Is the shift all about Technology  Whilewe need to separate technology from best teaching practices we canBurnaby South not ignore the changing trend in how students communicate.
  11. 11. How many times have you heard this question…Burnaby South Slide courtesy Chris Lehmann - 2010
  12. 12. To Personalize Learning makes information relevantBurnaby South Slides courtesy of Chris Lehmann
  13. 13. A Paradigm ShiftBurnaby South
  14. 14. Why Trust in Schools?Burnaby South
  15. 15. 21st Century Teaching & Learning Classroom Teachers Classroom of theBurnaby South Future is about New Paradigm Teachers to change facilitating a plan their central role,to that is co-created A completely new become facilitators. with parents and paradigm has students using transformed a technology. pedagogy of poverty into infinite abundance. Adapted from Gabriel Rshaid – 2009
  16. 16. 21st Century Teaching & Learning Classroom Teachers Classroom of theBurnaby South Future is about New Paradigm Teachers to change facilitating a plan their central role,to that is co-created A completely new become facilitators. with parents and paradigm has students using transformed a technology. pedagogy of poverty into infinite abundance. Adapted from Gabriel Rshaid – 2009
  17. 17. Our Approach to the 4 Cores:Burnaby South
  18. 18. Our Approach to the 4 Cores:Burnaby South A Brief Introduction to the Speed of Trust
  19. 19. Burnaby South 21st Century Teaching & “Our students should be able to translate their everyday/social experiences using technology to formal learning.” - Gabriel Rshaid
  20. 20. Burnaby South Behaving Yourself Out of Problems…& into Positive Trusting Relationships
  21. 21. Current Examples @Burnaby South  IDS - Independent Directed StudiesBurnaby South  Weight Training  Subject specific leadership courses  I-phone/I-pad App development  EA Sports Game Creation  Ace-It
  22. 22. What can we do @BurnabySouth  Withinyour departments please work in cloud groupings to address theBurnaby South questions located at: http://bit.ly/dICnyn
  23. 23. Burnaby South
  24. 24. Our Journey Continues...✤ Paradigm Shift✤ Creating dissonance was necessary to move forward ✤ Keep Positive ✤ Every Department to Brainstorm 1 opportunity that looks different
  25. 25. Our Journey Continues...✤ Paradigm Shift✤ Creating dissonance was necessary to move forward ✤ Keep Positive ✤ Every Department to Brainstorm 1 opportunity that looks different ✤ Appreciative Inquiry
  26. 26. Our Journey Continues...✤ Presentation in February 2011 at the District Pro-D looked very different from our school-based presentation.
  27. 27. Our Journey Continues...✤ From there we continued the conversation with a team in our school while engaging further conversation through District Committee.✤ Timing - due to job action our progress slowed, but conversations continued...(informally). http://marriagelifeministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/progress.jpg
  28. 28. Discussion #1✤ How have/will you (re)engage with your staff to continue the exploration of Personalized Learning at your school?✤ Discuss in small groups, please use today’s meet to capture your conversation. 
  29. 29. Ways to dialogue✤ http:// www.todaysmeet.com/ nextgenerationlearning #bcpvpaconf
  30. 30. What have we tried... ...School Facebook Page....
  31. 31. ...School Twitter Account.......monitored and updated by students for credit.
  32. 32. Examplescontinued...✤ Community Leadership ✤ Peer Mentoring✤ Sport Specific Conditioning ✤ Calculus Support
  33. 33. Burnaby South I-Phone App
  34. 34. Promoting Learning Together
  35. 35. Discussion #2✤ In your small groups please share some examples from your school/ district.
  36. 36. Reflections1. Engagement2. “In their element…”3. Ownership4. Personalities5. Enjoyment6. “Free”
  37. 37. Reflections1. Range of delivery2. Flexibility3. Energy4. “Joy of teaching”5. Pride
  38. 38. Reflections1. Know your students2. Building connections3. Relationships4. “The big ask”
  39. 39. Where to go from here?✤ Increase current success to a larger scale.✤ Continue to explore what is best for learners.✤ Explore and try NEW possibilities.
  40. 40. How to go from here?✤ Allow students to explore their passions. ✤ Look for examples that  connect school to community and/or... ✤ Provide Responses To Interventions...✤ Create experiences that will engage students, giving each of them what they need.
  41. 41. 21st Century Learning• “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” Will Richardson
  42. 42. Discussion #3 3 Big QuestionsPlanning for Action: Extension to greater scale. 1. What is something you are going to try? 2. What is something you will stop doing? 3. How could you implement this at scale?
  43. 43. Questions...
  44. 44. References✤ "Start Line," © Aug. 5, 2003, tableatny, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic✤ “Weights.” © Jan 11, 2011, the_green_squirrel, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic✤ “Calculus.” © April 21, 2010, Bard College at Simons Rocks, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic✤ “Community Leadership” http://www.dfwonline.org/images/KM_Community_Leadership_web.jpg✤ “Edcamp Leadership 2012-95”, © July 26, 2012, kjarrett, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic✤ “21st Century Learning” April 18, 2011. Alec and George Couros. Conquering the Myths of Social Media and Learning.- BC Ministry of Education. BC Superintendents’ Association Presentation Summer 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2010 from http://www.bcssa.org/powerpoints/SLA2010/MoE- SLA2010.htm- Lehmann, Chris. High School Stinks. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/chrislehmann/tedxphilly-high-school-stinks November 19, 2010.- Robinson, Ken. Changing Education Paradigms. Retrieved November 11, 2010 from http://sirkenrobinson.com/skr/rsa-animate-changing-education-paradigms- Rshaid, Gabriel. 21st Century: new teaching strategies, but are the learners ready? Presentation for the LAHC Conference 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2010 from www.lahc.net/ Site_2008/4_Conferences/21st_Century_LAHC.ppt

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