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  • It’s so crappy right now because we are unlearning. HUGE.\n
  • We’ve changed the way we get news, music, do business and politics...\n
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  • Assuming we have access.\n
  • We’re asking kids questions that they can answer with their cell phones.\n
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  • All in 20 years time. Think how different this moment is.\n
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  • Anyone want a doctor or lawyer or mechanic that isn’t an unlearner? Why wouldn’t we expect that in teachers?\n\n\n
  • Anyone want a doctor or lawyer or mechanic that isn’t an unlearner? Why wouldn’t we expect that in teachers?\n\n\n
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    1. 1. Learning in a Networked WorldSchooling in an Era of AbundanceWill Richardsonwill@willrichardson.comwillrichardson.com@willrich45 bit.ly/KyQb6E
    2. 2. “It was the best of times, it wasthe worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...” Charles Dickens
    3. 3. CHANGE
    4. 4. “The change we are inthe middle of isn’t minor and it isn’t optional.” Clay Shirky
    5. 5. Scarcity
    6. 6. ScarcityABUNDANCE
    7. 7. ABUNDANCE OF... Information Tools Opinions People Data Resources Media More...
    8. 8. ABUNDANCE OF... (Kids’ Version) Games Videos Networks Texts Hangouts All Sorts of Other Interesting StuffThey Don’t Have Access to In School
    9. 9. ...WHICH IS CHANGING Media Politics Journalism Medicine Books Business Music...
    10. 10. ...WHICH IS CHANGING ...Education
    11. 11. ...A world marked by “ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous information, ubiquitous networks, at unlimited speed, about everything, everywhere,from anywhere, on all kinds of devices that make it ridiculously easy to connect, organize, share, collect, collaborate and publish.” Michael Wesch
    12. 12. ...WHICH IS CHANGING Examples
    13. 13. ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.
    14. 14. ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.Is Changing Us.
    15. 15. bit.ly/MZmNDy
    16. 16. carcityS bit.ly/MZmNDy
    17. 17. carcityS bit.ly/MZmNDy
    18. 18. carcity SAbu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
    19. 19. carcity SInformation ≠ Education Abu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
    20. 20. carcity SAbu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
    21. 21. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere
    22. 22. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere
    23. 23. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere
    24. 24. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms
    25. 25. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships)
    26. 26. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships) Groups (Classrooms)
    27. 27. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships) Groups (Classrooms) Networks (VLEs)
    28. 28. “Networked Individualism”
    29. 29. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms 5. Learning is On Demand
    30. 30. bit.ly/LQ85go
    31. 31. change
    32. 32. CHANGE
    33. 33. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist?
    34. 34. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist? -or-
    35. 35. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist? -or- What happens when we no longer need school to do school?*
    36. 36. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist? -or- What happens when we no longer need school to do school?* * (As it is currently defined)
    37. 37. REMEMBER:“School” is where we get an “education,” and an “education” is defined by what we assess.
    38. 38. REMEMBER:And, if we don’t assess what we value, we will value what we assess.
    39. 39. “We are ‘optimizing the measurable at the risk ofneglecting the immeasurable.’” Justin Reich
    40. 40. “The illiterate of the21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler
    41. 41. UNLEARNINGSo, given these new realities,what do we have to “unlearn”?
    42. 42. UNLEARNING Five Part Process
    43. 43. UNLEARNING1. Understand: The contexts for change
    44. 44. UNLEARNING1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement
    45. 45. “Today, instead of teaching them information, I wasteaching them how to learn.  And yet, I’m not surewhat my new role in this is.  I’m not sure how toconnect to my students and their learning processwhile doing this.  I’m not sure how to laugh andenjoy them. And I was not expecting the profoundsense of loss and the pain accompanying it.”
    46. 46. UNLEARNING 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice
    47. 47. ARE YOU LITERATE?• 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 bit.ly/nctelit
    48. 48. UNLEARNING 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect, ReLearn
    49. 49. UNLEARNING 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect 5. Provoke: Engage others, Advocate
    50. 50. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn
    51. 51. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn 1. Delivery
    52. 52. UNLEARNING UnDelivery Idea:
    53. 53. UNLEARNING UnDelivery Idea:Let Students Design One Unit
    54. 54. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn 1. Delivery 2. Competition
    55. 55. UNLEARNINGUnCompetiton Idea:
    56. 56. UNLEARNINGUnCompetiton Idea: Share Everything
    57. 57. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn 1. Delivery 2. Competition 3. Assessment
    58. 58. UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book TestNot Open Phone...
    59. 59. UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book Test, Not Open Phone... ...Open Network
    60. 60. BE BOLD
    61. 61. 2020?
    62. 62. “We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.” Stephen Downes
    63. 63. MY REQUESTDon’t teach my child (your subject here).
    64. 64. MY REQUEST Don’t teach my child (your subject here).Teach my child how to learn (your subject here).
    65. 65. “In times of change, learnersinherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifullyequipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer
    66. 66. THE END Thanks!will@willrichardson.com @willrich45 willrichardson.com

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