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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach explores the importance of blending learning with digital literacy skills to ensure success for our most at-risk students. Come hear about ways of broadening your technology program's reach and effectiveness for a full range of students, including those who have the most to gain from successful implementations.

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    1. 2. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [email_address] Skype: snbeach Web: Blog: Wiki:
    2. 3. <ul><li>List 10 things you value the most </li></ul><ul><li>Now cross off 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Now 3 </li></ul><ul><li>In a small way you have experienced what the at-risk and homeless youth you work with experience. What would you do if circumstance conspired against you? </li></ul>An Experiment
    3. 4. Life is Difficult for our Impoverished Youth How you teach, more than what you teach, matters with these kids.
    4. 5. “ When a new teacher comes to the school, I tell them, “If you went into teaching to make a difference, I want to welcome you. But with these kids, you wont make a difference: you will be the difference.” Greg Anderson W.T. Cooke Elementary School
    5. 6. iPods in Vending Machines Signs of the Times….
    6. 7. <ul><li>What do you need to know, when most of recorded knowledge is a mouse-click away? </li></ul>In light of this…what do students still need to memorize?
    7. 8. <ul><li>How do we prepare our students for jobs that don’t yet exist- - </li></ul>using technologies that haven’t yet been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet?
    8. 9. If at-risk students have a limited experience and knowledge-base from which to draw, will Web access to information help to fill in the gaps?
    9. 10. If you only have a student with you for a few days, weeks, or months is sequentially taught curriculum going to make sense?
    10. 11. Should we be teaching children or helping them learn?
    11. 12. 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.
    12. 13. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0
    13. 14. 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.
    14. 15. Rethinking Teaching and Learning <ul><li>New Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Active Content Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration through networks </li></ul>
    15. 16. Strategies that Work with Children of Poverty <ul><li>Classrooms serving at-risk students are collaborative. Students of varying abilities share information and work together in teams to make decisions and solve problems. Class activities are structured around student involvement in challenging, long-term projects and meaningful, engaged learning. </li></ul><ul><li>All students have opportunities to use a variety of modern technologies--including a range of social networking tools, participatory media and video--to support their work on challenging, authentic tasks. </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>Teachers have the knowledge and expertise to design and implement projects in which students work together on inquiry, design, and development supported by technology tools. </li></ul><ul><li>School and district administrators, parents, and community members foster the provision of challenging technology-supported learning opportunities within schools serving at-risk students through learning communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators and teachers focus on the intersection of learning and technology, so that engaged learning and high technology performance contribute to the students' technology effectiveness. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Strategies that Work with Children of Poverty &quot;Teachers can draw on technology applications to simulate real-world environments and create actual environments for experimentation, so that students can carry out authentic tasks as real workers would, explore new terrains, meet people of different cultures, and use a variety of tools to gather information and solve problems.&quot;
    18. 19. An Indian physicist puts a PC with a high speed internet connection in a wall in the slums and watches what happens. New Delhi physicist Sugata Mitra has a radical proposal for bringing his country's next generation into the Info Age from a Businessweek Online Daily Briefing, March 2, 2000. Hole in the Wall Experiment Digital Divide, Web 2.0, and Homeless Children
    19. 20. Digital Divide Have Nots Haves Barbara Singleton, director of technology and curriculum at North Knox High School in Bicknell, Indiana.
    20. 21. The truth is that parents of children with technology access at home will ensure that their children have this information advantage. Who will ensure that the children of poverty are given an equal opportunity?
    21. 23. Last Generation