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  1. 1. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Pennsylvania Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Edward G. Rendell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerald L. Zahorchak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Technology has transformed our society into… <ul><li>A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newer and better services and goods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A culture that demands that we possess the skills and knowledge to use technology resourcefully as both a consumer and a worker </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market <ul><li>It no longer matters where workers reside. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies are looking for the highest skilled workers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Change is constant <ul><li>Technological exploration and innovation facilitate constant changes to our world and how we inhabit it … </li></ul><ul><li>we must now redesign education to </li></ul><ul><li>reflect a new human paradigm. </li></ul>
  5. 5. High School Reform <ul><li>A national report released March 2006 identified “three </li></ul><ul><li>fundamental ideas about today’s high schools that are not yet </li></ul><ul><li>widely perceived: </li></ul><ul><li>There are results that matter for high school for high school graduates in the 21st century – and these results are different from and go beyond traditional metrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving high schools requires the nation to redefine “rigor” to encompass not just mastery of core academic subjects, but also mastery of 21st century skills and content. </li></ul><ul><li>The results that matter – 21st century skills integrated with core academic subjects – should be the “design specs” for creating high schools that are truly effective for students and the nation.” </li></ul><ul><li>Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform , Partnership for 21st Century Skills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grantees commit to - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist us to prepare our students for tomorrow’s postsecondary and workforce opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support models for future classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic change in organizational and instructional practices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>$200 Million over 3 years for “smart” classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>$6 Million for Professional Development </li></ul>
  8. 8. “Smart” Classrooms <ul><li>Each public high school and AVTS/CTC core </li></ul><ul><li>subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>classroom the following: </li></ul><ul><li>one laptop per student desk </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher laptop </li></ul><ul><li>A printer/scanner </li></ul><ul><li>imaging software </li></ul><ul><li>productivity software </li></ul><ul><li>A web cam </li></ul><ul><li>An electronic whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>A projector </li></ul><ul><li>up to three digital still cameras (per eligible school) </li></ul><ul><li>up to five digital video cameras (per eligible school) </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (wireless network, servers) </li></ul><ul><li>technical support </li></ul>
  9. 9. Professional Development <ul><li>Extensive professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In class modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to Face workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just in time learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Professional Development Support <ul><li>In addition to the funding to acquire technology, infrastructure, and support, PDE will provide: </li></ul><ul><li>An on-site Classrooms for the Future Coach to guide – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data driven needs assessments and strategic recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative planning with teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of appropriate instructional technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The delivery of local hands-on relevant professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A stipend for Keystone: Technology Integrator teacher(s) to engage in activities that support the program </li></ul>
  11. 11. High School Reform in PA <ul><li>Leveraging Pennsylvania’s Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project 720 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Ready PA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career and College Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability Block Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keystones: Technology Integrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to One Grants </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Classrooms for the Future <ul><li>Year 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>103 Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>79 Districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban, Suburban Rural schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All areas of Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Future Classroom <ul><li>But every destination begins with a single step of awareness.. </li></ul><ul><li>And technology-enabled instructional models are a great way to start the journey. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Challenge <ul><li>Efficiencies and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity (inquiry and project based learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner centered classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration-teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
  15. 15. XXX School <ul><li>Year One Focus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English and math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xx Classrooms, teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use this slide to insert the local specifics about your grant. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. XXX School <ul><li>Use this slide to share your English and Math PSSA data </li></ul><ul><li>Share your school improvement goals </li></ul>
  17. 17. XXX School <ul><li>Use this slide to share your strategic plan for using technology to meet your strategic goals. </li></ul>
  18. 18. XXX District <ul><li>Use this slide to share your district’s strategy for assisting students to acquire 21 st century skills </li></ul>
  19. 19. XXX District <ul><li>Use this slide to link the Classrooms for the Future project with other district programs </li></ul>
  20. 20. XXX School District <ul><li>Use this slide to highlight the your grant partners and their role in the grant </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>A Social Studies teacher might have students create a weblog to identify views on the most significant causes of World War II which can then be used as theses for collaborative multimedia presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Math teachers might use the design and construction of virtual stair systems as a meaningful, standards-based approach to bridge theory and practice </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>English teachers might develop webquests with rubrics that support critical literacy and advanced research skills through producing digital movies, composing songs, or writing narrative essays on Langston Hughes’s poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Science teachers might lead students on a NASA eMission where they need to analyze jet propulsion forces and cargo load requirements to outmaneuver a meteorite </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Future Classroom <ul><li>For students, it can be about moving </li></ul><ul><li>from passive listener to active learner </li></ul><ul><li>through contextual immersion. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, students might – </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists to better understand the cultural exigencies that led to slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Martin Luther King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech and then digitally produce a presentation that might have similar social and historical ramifications on a group of people today </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Travel underwater to discover sunken treasures of lost civilizations or the golden scales of a new species of fish through live streaming video from a research vessel </li></ul><ul><li>Create a ‘virtual’ universe using online Hubble Space Telescope resources and calculate the event horizon around a black hole or the lifespan of a red dwarf star </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Future <ul><li>Culture and pedagogical high school reform </li></ul><ul><li>Early indicators of systemic impact will be changes in </li></ul><ul><li>performance and perceptions, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time spent on task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course rigor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decreases in – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom disruptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-Outs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall disciplinary actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements.  </li></ul>
  27. 27. Questions?