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Connected educator leading a connected generation


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Connected educator leading a connected generation

  1. 1. NJASA Techspo 2013 Twitter Hashtag #Techspo Connected Educators leading the Connected GenerationPresented by:Edward Aguiles- Director of Curriculum/InstructionSandra Paul-Director of TechnologySayreville Public Schools, NJ
  2. 2. Agenda How is the present generation connected? What does it mean to be a Connected Educator? Why is it necessary to be a Connected Educator? How is your community connected? How do you become a Connected Educator?
  3. 3. How is the presentgeneration connected?
  4. 4. Connected Generation
  5. 5. Connection to School
  6. 6. By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion ofcollege graduates in the world.”—President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009
  7. 7. What does it mean to be a Connected Educator?Image credit:
  8. 8. A Connected Educator is: A connected learner Knowledgeable about Web 2.0 Willing to Join a Social Media Network Willing to become a blogger Reflective and reaches out
  9. 9. The National Education Technology Plan,Transforming American Education: LearningPowered by Technology, calls for applying the advancedtechnologies used in our daily personal andprofessional lives to our entire educationsystem to improve student learning,accelerate and scale up the adoption ofeffective practices, and use data andinformation for continuous improvement.
  10. 10. It presents five goals withrecommendations for states, districts,the federal government, and otherstakeholders.
  11. 11. Each goal addresses one of the fiveessential components of learningpowered by technology: Learning – Assessment – Teaching – Infrastructure – Productivity –
  12. 12. LearningThe model of 21st century learning described in this plancalls for engaging and empowering learning experiences forall learners. The model asks that we focus what and how weteach to match what people need to know, how they learn,where and when they will learn, and who needs to learn. Itbrings state-of-the art technology into learning toenable, motivate, and inspire all students, regardlessof background, languages, or disabilities, to achieve. Itleverages the power of technology to providepersonalized learning instead of a one-size-fits-allcurriculum, pace of teaching, and instructionalpractices.
  13. 13. AssessmentThe model of 21st century learning requires new andbetter ways to measure what matters, diagnosestrengths and weaknesses in the course of learningwhen there is still time to improve student performance,and involve multiple stakeholders in the process ofdesigning, conducting, and using assessment. In all theseactivities, technology-based assessments can providedata to drive decisions on the basis of what is bestfor each and every student and that in aggregatewill lead to continuous improvement across ourentire education system.
  14. 14. TeachingJust as leveraging technology can help us improvelearning and assessment, the model of 21stcentury learning calls for using technology to helpbuild the capacity of educators by enabling a shiftto a model of connected teaching. In such ateaching model, teams of connected educatorsreplace solo practitioners and classrooms arefully connected to provide educators with 24/7access to data and analytic tools as well as toresources that help them act on the insights thedata provide.
  15. 15. InfrastructureAn essential component of the 21st century learningmodel is a comprehensive infrastructure for learning thatprovides every student, educator, and level of oureducation system with the resources they need whenand where they are needed. The underlying principleis that infrastructure includes people, processes,learning resources, policies, and sustainablemodels for continuous improvement in additionto broadband connectivity, servers, software,management systems, and administration tools.Building this infrastructure is a far-reaching project thatwill demand concerted and coordinated effort.
  16. 16. ProductivityTo achieve our goal of transforming American education, wemust rethink basic assumptions and redesign our educationsystem. We must apply technology to implement personalizedlearning and ensure that students are making appropriateprogress through our K-16 system so they graduate. Theseand other initiatives require investment, but tight economictimes and basic fiscal responsibility demand that we getmore out of each dollar we spend. We must leveragetechnology to plan, manage, monitor, and report spending toprovide decision-makers with a reliable, accurate, andcomplete view of the financial performance of our educationsystem at all levels. Such visibility is essential to meeting ourgoals for educational attainment within the budgets we canafford.
  17. 17. Oh Yeah!
  18. 18. Pew Internet surveys since 2005have consistently found that: Roughly 1 in 10 online adults maintain a personal online journal or blog. 72% of online 18-29 year olds use social networking websites, nearly identical to the rate among teens By comparison only 39% of internet users ages 30 and older use these sites.
  19. 19. Social Capital Adults are increasingly fragmenting their social networking experience. 52% who use social networking sites say they have two or more different profiles. That is up from 42% who had multiple profiles in May 2008. Among adults profile owners: ◦ 73% have a profile on Facebook ◦ 48% have a profile on MySpace ◦ 14% have a LinkedIn profile.
  20. 20. Cellphones Have Changed theConnectivity LandscapeCell phone ownership is nearly universalamong teens and young adults, 75% of teens own cell phones 58% of 12-year olds now own a cell phone, up from just 18% of such teens as recently as 2004. 93% of adults ages 18-29 own a cell phone
  21. 21. Who’s Online? 93% of teens ages 12-17 93% of young adults ages 18-29. 74% of all adults ages 18 and older go online. 55% of 18-29 year olds have accessed the internet wirelessly on a laptop or on a cell phone 28% of 18-29 year-olds have accessed the internet wirelessly on another device such as an e-book reader or gaming device
  22. 22. Are we connected or what?
  23. 23. How are we connected?
  24. 24. Connected EducatorMonth
  25. 25. Ted Blog: Will Richardson
  26. 26. Why? Communications Professional Development PLN including extension of education, Blended/Virtual learning MOOC (massive open online courses), online degrees and courses Resources for planning, implementation, research data Development of curricula, instruction, evaluation; Global connections to other cultures, subject matter experts, Innovation, Creativity
  27. 27. MOOC: Massive Open OnlineCourse
  28. 28. Facebook
  29. 29. Blogging
  30. 30. Google Hangout
  31. 31. Social Bookmarking
  32. 32. Video Streaming TED Talks Annenberg videos Teaching Channel OpenCourseware – Universities YouTube Kahn Academy Floating University
  33. 33. Professional Development Instructional videos
  34. 34. Globalization
  35. 35. A Vision ofSeamless Connectivity in the Future
  36. 36. Thank you Contact info: ◦ Edward Aguiles – ◦ Twitter:@EdAguiles ◦ Sandra Paul – Twitter: @spaul6414 ◦ LinkedIn: sandra.paul ◦ Facebook: spaul6414 ◦ Skype: spaul6414
  37. 37. Resources Getting Started with Web 2.0 Getting Started with Social Bookmarking Introduction to Social Media in Education What is a MOOC? How to Start a Blog? –A Complete Guide to Setting up a Blog PLN for Educators NETS – A National Education Technology Standards for Administrators Pintrest Delicious
  38. 38. Resources Evolving Education – Scott Rocco Learning in Burlington – Patrick Larkin Poker Principal – Edward Aguiles Principal’s Page, the blog - Michael Smith