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Intro To Cff

  1. 1. Introduction to Classrooms for the Future Garden Spot High School
  2. 2. What is CFF? <ul><li>Classrooms for the Future seeks to comparably equip core curricular classrooms in public high schools across PA. </li></ul><ul><li>However, this initiative is not about what schools get - it's about what they get out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms for the Future is about recognizing and embracing the need for reform, understanding the role of technology as a catalyst for, and adopting practices that may be unfamiliar. </li></ul>http://www.edportal.ed.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=475&&PageID=202800&level=2&css=L2&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true#DA_76236
  3. 3. School 1.0 School 2.0 <ul><li>Teacher Centered </li></ul><ul><li>Content coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Memorizing information </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>Whole group configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Single instructional and learning modality </li></ul><ul><li>Memorization and recall </li></ul><ul><li>Single discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook dependent </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers teaching to one learning style </li></ul><ul><li>Learning content </li></ul><ul><li>Learning isolated skills </li></ul><ul><li>and factoids </li></ul><ul><li>Acting purely as a student </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as Add-on </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Centered </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Doing </li></ul><ul><li>Using Information </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator/Co-Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible grouping configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple instructional and learning modalities to include all students </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Order Thinking Skills - creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple sources of information </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers addressing multiple </li></ul><ul><li>learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Completing authentic projects </li></ul><ul><li>Acting as professional in the discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integrated into Curriculum and Instruction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is this important? “ The best employers the world over will be looking for the most competent, most creative and most innovative people on the face of the Earth and will be willing to pay them for their services. This will be true not just for the top professionals and managers, but up and down the length and breadth of the workforce.” Source: National Center on Education and the Economy, Tough Choices or Tough Times, Executive Summary, June 2007
  5. 5. Why is this important? <ul><li>The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and Performance Indicators for Students </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation . </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Roles of the Coach <ul><li>Resource Provider </li></ul><ul><li>As a resource provider, the coach assists teachers with materials, tools, information, etc., to support classroom instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Supporter </li></ul><ul><li>As a classroom supporter, a coach is a co-planner, a co-teacher and a feedback provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>As a learning facilitator, a coach helps coordinate and facilitate learning experiences for school staff. A coach engages teachers in inquiry, collaborates with teachers to determine area of need and together they design ways to address the issues of concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>As a mentor, the coach is a critical friend supporting all teachers, novice and experienced. </li></ul>Joellen Killion, Deputy Executive Director, National Staff Development Council
  7. 7. A Coach is not….. <ul><li>An Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>An Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li>A Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>The Expert </li></ul><ul><li>A Whistle Blower </li></ul><ul><li>A Technology fix-it person </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do we get there? Help teacher recognize what he/she knows Help teacher recognize what he/she needs to learn Help teacher recognize what he/she can do If you have an interest in incorporating technology into your classroom or curriculum and would like some assistance, feel free to contact me.

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