Are you Ready for 21st Century Teaching and Learning? It isn’t just “coming”… it has arrived! And schools who aren’t redefining themselves, risk becoming irrelevant in preparing students for the future.
<ul><li>Some statistics- - Over 1 billion people on the Internet http://www.internetworldstats.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>70 million blogs, 2.7 million posts </li></ul><ul><li>a day. </li></ul><ul><li>80 new blog sites created every minute </li></ul><ul><li>“ None of the top 10 jobs that will exist in 2010 exist today." -- Richard Riley , (Former US Sec. of Ed.) </li></ul>A Changing World
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0 Singularity
By the year 2011 80% of all Fortune 500 companies will be using immersive worlds – Gartner Vice President Jackie Fenn
It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year. That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years. Knowledge Creation
For students starting a four-year technical or higher education degree, this means that . . . half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
Trend 1 – Social and intellectual capital are the new economic values in the world economy. This new economy will be held together and advanced through the building of relationships. Unleashing and connecting the collective knowledge, ideas, and experiences of people creates and heightens value. Source : Journal of School Improvement, Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2002 http://www.ncacasi.org/jsi/2002v3i1/ten_trends Personal learning networks Situated communities of practice
Mutual accountability Mandated accountability School improvement as a requirement School improvement as an option Teaching as a collaborative practice Teaching as a private event A learning focus A teaching focus Shifting To Shifting From
Schools are one node in a learning network of possibilities
Source: enGauge 21 st C Skills http://www.metiri.com/features.html
Source: Partnership for 21 st C Skills http://www.21stcenturyskills.org Partnership for 21 st Century Skills
Rethinking Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Multiliterate </li></ul><ul><li>Change in pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Change in the way classrooms are managed </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and communication Inside and Outside the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>A move from deficit based instruction to strength based learning </li></ul>
Spending most of your time in your area of weakness—while it will improve your skills, perhaps to a level of “average”—will NOT produce excellence This approach does NOT tap into student motivation or lead to student engagement The biggest challenge facing us as educators: how to engage the hearts and minds of the learners
Teacher 2.0 The Emergent 21 st Century Teacher Teacher 2.0 Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com
Outsourcing Edc . Outsourcing Homework "Jobs in the new economy--the ones that won't get outsourced or automated--"put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, seeing patterns where other people see only chaos." – Marc Tucker Need to develop adaptive expertise
Creativity Creativity is now as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status. If you're not prepared to be wrong then you will never come up with anything original. We don't grow into creativity we grow out of it, or rather, we get educated out of it. Ken Robinson http:// www.bloglines.com/blog/andrewch?id =4
FORMAL INFORMAL You go where the bus goes You go where you choose Jay Cross – Internet Time
Real Question is this: Are we willing to change- to risk change- to meet the needs of the precious folks we serve? Can you accept that Change (with a “big” C) is sometimes a messy process and that learning new things together is going to require some tolerance for ambiguity.