Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace Tech Steering Committee Wednesday, May 18th 2011
How to start a movement Derek sivers - TED talk
Goals for TodayDevelop: Working deﬁnitions for learning models Next steps Summary for Superintendents Meeting
My ExpectationsExpect to move and interact.We don’t have all the answers - that’s a good thing!What if . . . ?Focus on “how can we make this work for us” insteadof “this won’t work for us.”Parking Lot ideas - details that we’ll save for next timeLet’s not reinvent the wheel.
TEDxGrandRapids Sheryl Connelly Ford Motor Company “Futurist”TEDxGrandRapids- Sheryl Connelly from the Ford Motor Company 1st Speaker on “Uncertainty”- Japanese earthquake & Iceland volcano - why were these so disruptive when we knewwhat was going to happen?- Historical models - nice and mostly reliable, but give us a false sense of security- Meeting at FMC in 2003 (oil $30/barrel, SUV’s selling very well, economy doing well).What would happen if . . . oil $100+/barrel, slow prolonged downturn in theeconomy . . ?- Innovation doesn’t happen until the “wild card” comes out because our “box” is verycomfortable.- Purpose of today - “What if . . ?”
What is our “box” in education?- Think of 5 ____ and write them in your notes- Pair with someone else- Share with the groupAre these “mandated”, “tradition” or “convenient”?
Our education “box” What parameters (real or imagined) do we deal with in education? Example 1: School from 7:30AM to 2:30PM Example 2: Testing = proﬁciency Brainstorm 10 Text in your “best”What is our “box” in education? In other words, what kinds ofparameters (real or imagined) cause us to teach or operate theway we do?- On your paper brainstorm 10 parameters that affect how yourdistrict operates.- When I give the ok, you will text in your “best”
our education “box”Look at our answers. Are these parametersmandated, tradition, or convenience?
Gov. Snyder White Paper ’sA few weeks ago Governor Snyder came out with a “white paper”on his educational plan. This is not law or a mandate but it letsus know what he is thinking about in terms of education reform.Let’s look at the parts that refer speciﬁcally to technology in theclassroom and ask a few “What if’s”.
The Nerd’s main ideasLook at the * paragraphs on pages 7 and 8.Main ideas? When I give you the ok - text in the one that would affect you the most.Let’s dissect this - what does he mean?
Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, any pace What might “4xAny” look like for ___ ? Administrators IT Coordinators Curriculum Directors/Teachers- Write down 5 things that would apply to your job or the peopleyou are responsible for.- Share that with others in the room who have your sameresponsibility- Move to a table with others of different responsibilities - sharewith them you PofV.
Think DifferentLead in to the “what might 4xAny look like for . . . ?”- This is outside our educational box.- We have a tendency in education to put up walls and focus onwhy things won’t work when we hear something new or different.In this next part, let’s just play “What if . . ?”
Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, any pace What might “4xAny” look like for ____ ? Classrooms and schools as buildings Teacher roles and expectations Student roles and expectations Grading Proﬁciency Pedagogy School schedules- Group discussion
Railroads vs. carsWhat should schools, classrooms and learning look like in the21st Century?
Learning Models Online Blended/Hybrid Brick & Mortar Home Schooling- Deﬁne each of the learning models- Talk about how they can be used- Decide which group(s) of students will best beneﬁt from eachmodel
Blended/Hybrid Learning Course done in class and online (blended) Need Learning Management System (LMS) Blackboard, Moodle, Angel, etc Blended Course SpectrumMostly Mostlyin-class on-line Post course Flipped Classroom School as a work online Mastery Learning “nerve center”
MC Student SurveySurvey Link408 students, grades 8-12, surveyed Prefer a normal or blended schedule? 45% would take a “blended”, after-school course if offered. After-school sports was the biggest reason for not choosing a blended schedule.
best ﬁt Pros Cons Best for . . . Online BlendedBrick & Mortar Homeschool
Successful Online learning eSchool News Article: ‘Teacher cheerleaders’ make online learning successful Relationships Contact Consistent Praise Set Schedules Interaction
Teaching & Learning Online Training Grant through Genesee ISD & Florida Virtual Part 1 - Introduction to Teaching Online Monday, June 13 or Friday, June 24 9AM to 3PM at JCISD $100 stipend for attending
Teaching & Learning Online Training Grant through Genesee ISD & Florida Virtual Part 2 - Develop an Online Course (Moodle) Monday, June 27, Noon to 3PM at JCISD Intro to Moodle Rest of work done online When coursework is completed teachers will have access to all of FVU’s courses
Do We do this in Education? Broken EscalatorLead in to “what is the next step?”
Next steps Where do we go from here? Pilots/Betas? PD? Infrastructure?What could you do in your district next year to help teachers getprepared for this?Example: When Pennﬁeld Schools went 1:1 they decided that inYear 1 every teacher would create a Moodle course for each classand post all their assignments online. In Year 2 they would startto use different activities to engage kids in online learning.