Keynote Address U Of Leth

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Keynote speech and presentation given at the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (North American Chapter) , Lethbridge, Canada, 2009.

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  • Trust yourself. Relax and reflect. Work hard. Be honest with yourself. Get your house in order. Life can be joyful. Love is eternal. Peace is for Now.
  • Keynote Address U Of Leth

    1. 1. Keynote Address WCCI NAC U of Lethbridge Penélope V. Flores Curriculum Opportunities for Fostering Peace in a Diverse Global Community: The Filipino American Experience
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The Filipinos in the United States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>KWL </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Work, </li></ul><ul><li>Stoop work </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Historical facts </li></ul>
    4. 4. California: Under the tarnish, still golden <ul><li>Describe the objective(s) of the exercise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New product or service ideas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New feature ideas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feature/product naming? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion ideas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New process for doing something? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Define top requirements or restrictions. </li></ul>
    5. 5. What do we Know? <ul><li>A changing profile </li></ul><ul><li>The place of talent </li></ul><ul><li>Take risks </li></ul><ul><li>John Husing: “California is made up of people who don’t know what it is they are not supposed to do.” </li></ul>
    6. 6. June 8, 2009, First day of school <ul><li>First day of school, Philippines </li></ul>
    7. 7. June 8, 2009, First day of school <ul><li>First day of school, Cebu, Philippines </li></ul>
    8. 8. June 8, 2009, First day of school <ul><li>First day of school, Manila, Philippines </li></ul>
    9. 9. June 8, 2009, First day of school <ul><li>First day of school, Manila, Philippines </li></ul>
    10. 10. What do we Know? <ul><li>A changing profile </li></ul><ul><li>The Economist, Apr 4, 2009, p 36. </li></ul>
    11. 11. What do we Want to Know? <ul><li>Do we all think alike? </li></ul><ul><li>Choice words </li></ul><ul><li>No criticism allowed </li></ul>
    12. 12. Do easterners and westerners think alike? <ul><li>Califonia/Appalachia </li></ul><ul><li>US/Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia/America </li></ul>
    13. 13. Do easterners and westerners think alike? <ul><li>Robert Nisbetts experiments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>categorizaions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asia/America </li></ul>
    14. 14. Do easterners and westerners think alike?
    15. 15. The Price of Prejudice <ul><li>It’s what you do that counts; </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not what you say you’d do. </li></ul><ul><li>Know Thyself </li></ul><ul><li>A Black, Brown, and White answer </li></ul><ul><li>The Song of Songs </li></ul>
    16. 16. What did we Learn? <ul><li>No idea is a bad idea </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul><ul><li>Take risks </li></ul><ul><li>No criticism allowed </li></ul>
    17. 17. Brain work Activity <ul><li>Generate ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use games and exercises to “warm up” your creative thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When ideas slow down, try another exercise to generate fresh ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking into smaller groups may be helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a computer to capture every comment/idea (in Microsoft PowerPoint, of course, using Meeting Minder) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Stoop work Activity <ul><li>Generate ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use games and exercises to “warm up” your creative thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When ideas slow down, try another exercise to generate fresh ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking into smaller groups may be helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a computer to capture every comment/idea (in Microsoft PowerPoint, of course, using Meeting Minder) </li></ul>
    19. 19. Summarize <ul><li>Review ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on top candidates and consolidate </li></ul><ul><li>Check requirements and restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Trim list to top 5-10 ideas </li></ul>
    20. 20. Next Steps <ul><li>Describe what happens next: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the ideas generated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up with larger group? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generate action items for follow-up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start turning ideas into reality. </li></ul></ul>

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