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learning,  mindsets ,  classrooms  and  accountability Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD Chief Scout, The Innovation Expedition Inc ...
CONTEXT economy rapid change demographics
CONTEXT The future isn’t what it used to be….now is the time to focus, change and develop….
part 1 learners
life outside the classroom
always  on
interaction is  expected
social
highly  customized  experiences
increasingly  digital
constantly connected
instant   access
producers + consumers prosumers
dangerouslyirrelevant.org Our kids have tasted the honey.
some in-school learning experiences look very similar…
some of their classroom Experience looks …
Teachers are caught between  a rock  and a  hard place
in your classroom? what do 21 st  century learners experience
mindsets and skills part 2
what are the  21st century mindsets and skills?
effective  learners
lifelong learners effective  learners  are…
natural  navigators effective  learners  are…
critical  thinkers  and  evaluators effective  learners  are…
communicators  &  creators effective
able to create something  new effective  communicators & creators  are…
able to communicate across culture, time & distance effective  communicators & creators  are…
effective  communicators & creators  are…
effective  communicators & creators  are… artists, dancers, musicians, actors…..
effective  global collaborators
able to collaborate to reach common goals effective  global collaborators  are…
able to  lead  or  follow effective  global collaborators  are…
no  boundaries effective  global collaborators  have…
effective  global collaborators  have …
innovation courage ethics creativity / synergy caring / respect disciplined knowledge
 
next generation classroom - what might it look like? part 3
the  networked  student
focus on  problem solving
break down  classroom walls
embrace   digital tools
real-world challenges design
authentic  audience
networked and  connected   learning
 
customized   learning experience
make it relevant
across  all  grade levels and subject areas
part 4 accountability
Schools are a maze of tasks: curriculum compliance, learning needs, reporting and testing….its got complicated…and  very  ...
 
Testing and public reporting students  frequently  is a relatively recent development
anxiety teaching to the test confusing standards with measurement and control global groupthink
<ul><li>Key Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction from real learning </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes the focus for schooling </...
Long-term educational goals have been replaced by short-term targets. Curriculum overload – many teachers believe far too ...
&quot;Politicization&quot; of the curriculum with accompanying rhetoric of &quot;standards&quot;. Pressure at start of pri...
Teachers are accountable daily for the students in their classroom and for their development………
We need to find a new balance between authentic and real learning, assessment and accountability…. Reduce  role of Provinc...
some of you may think that there will be no change to the Alberta accountability regime until  Hell  freezes over…..
It’s really a matter of evolution….. we can’t get to where we need to be by remaining where we are…
 
 
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Learners. Mindsets, Classrooms and Accountability

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Building on a slide deck from Kim Cofino at the International School in Bangkok,. this deck looks at what are the mindsets we need 21st century learners to have, what does this mean for schools and how it links to accountability. The focus is Alberta..

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Learners. Mindsets, Classrooms and Accountability

  1. 1. learning, mindsets , classrooms and accountability Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD Chief Scout, The Innovation Expedition Inc (with materials from Kim Cofino, International School Bangkok)
  2. 2. CONTEXT economy rapid change demographics
  3. 3. CONTEXT The future isn’t what it used to be….now is the time to focus, change and develop….
  4. 4. part 1 learners
  5. 5. life outside the classroom
  6. 6. always on
  7. 7. interaction is expected
  8. 8. social
  9. 9. highly customized experiences
  10. 10. increasingly digital
  11. 11. constantly connected
  12. 12. instant access
  13. 13. producers + consumers prosumers
  14. 14. dangerouslyirrelevant.org Our kids have tasted the honey.
  15. 15. some in-school learning experiences look very similar…
  16. 16. some of their classroom Experience looks …
  17. 17. Teachers are caught between a rock and a hard place
  18. 18. in your classroom? what do 21 st century learners experience
  19. 19. mindsets and skills part 2
  20. 20. what are the 21st century mindsets and skills?
  21. 21. effective learners
  22. 22. lifelong learners effective learners are…
  23. 23. natural navigators effective learners are…
  24. 24. critical thinkers and evaluators effective learners are…
  25. 25. communicators & creators effective
  26. 26. able to create something new effective communicators & creators are…
  27. 27. able to communicate across culture, time & distance effective communicators & creators are…
  28. 28. effective communicators & creators are…
  29. 29. effective communicators & creators are… artists, dancers, musicians, actors…..
  30. 30. effective global collaborators
  31. 31. able to collaborate to reach common goals effective global collaborators are…
  32. 32. able to lead or follow effective global collaborators are…
  33. 33. no boundaries effective global collaborators have…
  34. 34. effective global collaborators have …
  35. 35. innovation courage ethics creativity / synergy caring / respect disciplined knowledge
  36. 37. next generation classroom - what might it look like? part 3
  37. 38. the networked student
  38. 39. focus on problem solving
  39. 40. break down classroom walls
  40. 41. embrace digital tools
  41. 42. real-world challenges design
  42. 43. authentic audience
  43. 44. networked and connected learning
  44. 46. customized learning experience
  45. 47. make it relevant
  46. 48. across all grade levels and subject areas
  47. 49. part 4 accountability
  48. 50. Schools are a maze of tasks: curriculum compliance, learning needs, reporting and testing….its got complicated…and very stressful…
  49. 52. Testing and public reporting students frequently is a relatively recent development
  50. 53. anxiety teaching to the test confusing standards with measurement and control global groupthink
  51. 54. <ul><li>Key Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction from real learning </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes the focus for schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized tests don’t reflect what teachers do </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety, fear = basis for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Use of test data </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a “command and control” system </li></ul>
  52. 55. Long-term educational goals have been replaced by short-term targets. Curriculum overload – many teachers believe far too much is prescribed for the time available. Loss of children's entitlement to a broad, balanced and rich curriculum – with arts, the humanities and science under threat. Tests have led to memorization and recall replacing understanding and inquiry as the key goal in the classroom.
  53. 56. &quot;Politicization&quot; of the curriculum with accompanying rhetoric of &quot;standards&quot;. Pressure at start of primary school to begin formal lessons too early with tests for four and five-year-olds. Excessive prescription has led to loss of flexibility and autonomy for schools. Historic split between the &quot;basics&quot; and the rest of the timetable has led to &quot;unacceptable&quot; difference in the quality of provision between the two. Mistaken assumption that high standards in &quot;the basics&quot; can be achieved only by marginalizing the rest of the curriculum /learning.
  54. 57. Teachers are accountable daily for the students in their classroom and for their development………
  55. 58. We need to find a new balance between authentic and real learning, assessment and accountability…. Reduce role of Provincial curriculum to 60-70% of class time and let teachers create the balance Trust teachers assessment Sample test on standard tests Restore the engagement of community in their school
  56. 59. some of you may think that there will be no change to the Alberta accountability regime until Hell freezes over…..
  57. 60. It’s really a matter of evolution….. we can’t get to where we need to be by remaining where we are…

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