1. Compe;;on in a global market, outsourcing of jobs, and lack of an educated and skilled work force in the US
2. Only 30 – 40% of the households in a community will have school aged children
3. Finding qualiﬁed teachers, retaining new, young teachers beyond three years in the system, and retaining our master teachers
4. Texas is #6 in the na;on in student growth. • The general student popula;on in Texas public schools grew by 11.1% between school years 2005-‐ 2010. • The largest percent of growth seen among low income and minority children. • 85,000+ new students enter Texas schools each year.
• Using your phone with the online tool: POLL EVERYWHERE, instant audience feedback. • hap://www.polleverywhere.com
• Industrial/Factory sedng • Agricultural calendar for school year • Weed out – High School Dropouts – not even discussed before 1980’s – “A Na;on at Risk” report • Rank and sort (GPA, SAT/ACT tes;ng)
In the founda;on of the visual Educa;onal Leaders Roles -‐ q Standards and Assessment q Curriculum and Instruc;on q Professional Development q Learning Environment
• Customized and Individualized – Digital Na;ves – Their world (music, cars) – Our instruc;onal sedngs? • Innova;on • Challenge and Rigor • Engagement and Persistence when Work is Diﬃcult • Personal Investment by the Student
• Customized and Individualized – What tools are in development? – What will our classrooms look like over the next decade?
1. More ;me and 1. opportuni;es to plan, design, and collaborate with horizontal teams (campus) and ver;cal teams (district) 2. Training that shows how 2. to design instruc;on that incorporates students’ use of technology devices
3. Flipping the classroom – 3. Homework becomes the “direct teach” and discussion and applica;on happen during class ;me 4. Inquiry processes such as 4. Project Based Learning that provide students with real world problems and challenges while using in cross-‐curricular skills in a collabora;ve sedng