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  1. 1. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Co-Founder & CEO Powerful Learning Practice, LLC President 21st Century Collaborative, LLC Author The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age Follow me on Twitter @snbeach
  2. 2. Housekeeping Get close to someone Paperless handouts • THE CONNECTED EDUCATOR Back Channel Chat
  3. 3. Digital Citizenship
  4. 4. Learner First— Talk about (in 2 min or less) the most recent or compelling use of technology you have seen or used for your own personal learning. Emerson and Thoreau reunited would ask- “What has become clearer to you since we last met?”
  5. 5. Mantra for tonight’s presentation We are stronger together than apart. None of us is as smart, creative, good or interesting as all of us.
  6. 6. Are you Ready for Learning, Leading and Parenting in the 21st Century? It isn’t just “coming”… it has arrived! And professionals who aren’t redefining themselves, risk becoming irrelevant in preparing children for the future that awaits them.
  7. 7. “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” --Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition
  8. 8. 6 Trends for the digital age Analogue Digital Tethered Mobile Closed Open Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consuming Creating Source: David Wiley: Openness and the disaggregated future of higher education
  9. 9. “We are tethered to our always on/ always on us communication devices and the people and things we reach through them.” ~ Sherry Turkle
  10. 10. 2nd
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  12. 12. Internet of Things & Services • The Internet of Things is a technological system, a suite of products and services that will make life a bit more comfortable. • It is more than the Internet we know — it goes beyond empowering people to communicate and collaborate. • The Internet of Things can connect any product or service. And it automatically links what might emerge as a result of this collaboration — interact even without human intervention.
  13. 13. What do you wonder… • About how the emergence of the 2nd renaissance will change education? • About the impact this shift will have on parenting and home life? About what students will need to prepare them for their future? About connected learning in general?
  14. 14. Recap… 1. The world is changing. 2. The context has shifted 3.We have amazing tools that enable us to connected, collaborate and create. 4. Schools are remaining just about the same. We are in the midst of seeing education transform from a book-based, linear system with a focus on individual achievement to an web-based, divergent system with a focus on community building.
  15. 15. We have to change school culture Recapture OUR passion for learning. From: Azhar Sent: 2013-10-04 11:03 AM To: Daddy Subject: Our teacher fell asleep
  16. 16. 19 Free range learners Almost from birth today’s children have free range access to knowledge. The potential exists for all kiddos to learn what they want – when they want.
  17. 17. Our kids have tasted the honey.
  18. 18. The Disconnect “Every time I go to school, I have to power down.” --a high school student • THE CONNECTED EDUCATOR
  19. 19. The pace of change is accelerating
  20. 20. Knowledge Creation 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. According to Clay Shirky, there are four steps on a ladder to mastering the connected world: sharing, cooperating, collaborating, and collective action. Share Cooperate Collaborate Collective Action From his book- “Here Comes Everybody”
  23. 23. Connected Learning has the potential to takes us deeper “The interconnected, interactive nature of social learning exponentially amplifies the rate at which critical content can be shared and questions can be answered.” From: Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age in The Chronicle of Higher Education Cathy Davidson, professor at Duke University
  24. 24. Connected sometimes trumps F2F with deep learning… Via Marc Andreessen’s blog, the findings of researchers as related by Frans Johansson in The Medici Effect:
  25. 25. Diversity of thought Allows for Greater Innovation Frans Johansson explores one simple yet profound insight about innovation: in the intersection of different fields, disciplines and cultures, there’s an abundance of extraordinary new ideas to be explored.
  26. 26. Do it Yourself PD A revolution in technology has transformed the way • THE CONNECTED EDUCATOR we can find each other, interact, and collaborate to create knowledge as connected learners. What are connected learners? Learners who collaborate online; learners who use social media to connect with others around the globe; learners who engage in conversations in safe online spaces; learners who bring what they learn online back to their classrooms, schools, and districts.
  27. 27. Personal Learning Networks Community-Dots On Your Map Are you “clickable”- Are your children?
  28. 28. Internet tribes “Twitter and blogs ... contribute an entirely new dimension of what it means to be a part of a tribe. The real power of tribes has nothing to do with the Internet and everything to do with people.” cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 “A tribe needs a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
  29. 29. twitter constantly connected
  30. 30. responsive responsive
  31. 31. personalized
  32. 32. interconnected
  33. 33. global connections
  34. 34. The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies Develop proficiency with the tools of technology Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
  35. 35. FORMAL INFORMAL You go where the bus goes You go where you choose Jay Cross – Internet Time
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  37. 37. MULTI-CHANNEL APPROACH SYNCHRONOUS webcam Instant messenger Community platforms Worldbridges PEER TO PEER WEBCAST f2f forums photoblogs blogs ASYNCHRONOUS vlogs wikis folksonomies Conference rooms email Mailing lists CMS VoIP podcasts PLE
  38. 38. “ Do you know what who you know knows?” H. Rheingold
  39. 39. Screen Time- How much is too much?
  40. 40. Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details. Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities .
  41. 41. Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms. .
  42. 42. Shifts focus of literacy from individual expression to community involvement. Students become producers, not just consumers of knowledge.
  43. 43. Shifts focus of literacy from individual expression to community involvement.
  44. 44. Connected Learning The computer connects the student to the rest of the world Learning occurs through connections with other learners Learning is based on conversation and interaction Stephen Downes
  45. 45. Connected Learner Scale Share (Publish & Participate) – Connect (Comment and Cooperate) – Remixing (building on the ideas of others) – Collaborate (Co-construction of knowledge and meaning) – Collective Action (Social Justice, Activism, Service Learning) –
  46. 46. In Phillip Schlechty's, Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations he makes a case for transformation of schools. Reform- installing innovations that will work within the context of the existing culture and structure of schools. It usually means changing procedures, processes, and technologies with the intent of improving performance of existing operation systems.
  47. 47. Transformation- is intended to make it possible to do things that have never been done by the organization undergoing the transformation. It involves repositioning and reorienting action by putting an organization into a new business or adopting radically different means of doing the work traditionally done. Different than Transformation includes altering the beliefs, values, meanings- the culture- in which programs are embedded, as well as changing the current system of rules, roles, and relationship- social structure-so that the innovations needed will be supported.
  48. 48. So as you consider your vision for learning in the 21st Century how do you see it? Should schools follow a reform framework or a transform framework and why? Make a case for using one or the other as a change strategy.
  49. 49. Change is hard
  50. 50. Connected learners are more effective change agents
  51. 51. 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.
  52. 52. Last Generation
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