Transcript Power Point 21st Century Learners
Welcome to 2009 - 2010
Create a District where parents want to send their children, students want to learn, teachers want to teach, and employees want to work.
21 st Century Learners . . .
Are We Ready?
Presented by Malcolm Thomas Superintendent, Escambia School District [email protected]
Rip Van Winkle awakens in the
after a hundred- year snooze and is, of course, utterly
by what he sees.
Men and women dash about, talking to small
pinned to their ears.
Young people sit at home on sofas, moving miniature athletes around on
death and disability with
in their chests and with knees made of metal and plastic.
Airports, hospitals, shopping malls… every place Rip goes just him baffles
But when he finally walks into a
, the old man knows exactly where he is.
"This is a school," he declares. "We used to have these back in
. Only now the blackboards are white."
If we teach today's students as How do you
we rob them of tomorrow." John Dewey for the
when you can’t
21 st the century learner
What will it take?
vision connection implementation
the only constant is
“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Karl Fisch Fisch, K. (2006).
Did You Know/Shift Happens…
Stay relevant in a
on the future Digital Immigrant Digital Pioneer Digital Native
21 st Century Skills Needed Image © 2004 Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Source: http://21stcenturyskills.org/
effective learners independent learners
effective communicators & creators
It’s about the
into the curriculum
The Collaboration Continuum:
Building Interdependence Through Partnership
Helping when a question is asked
Planning when a lesson or an activity happens which supports core curriculum
“a prolonged and interdependent relationship” Isolation Interdependence • Finding a website or a book for a teacher upon request.
• Showing a teacher how to use a digital camera or book a laptop cart upon request.
• Introducing the document cameras to a team when asked.
• Setting up a learning space with appropriate resources to “kick off” a unit.
• Teaching a “one-off” lesson that fits with the curriculum.
• Planning a unit to coincide with core curriculum which is independently taught by specialist.
• Sharing goals • Carefully defined roles in the process • Comprehensive co-planning • Co-planning units that will be team taught.
• Team-teaching units which authentically embed both curricular goals.
• Units which are team-taught are co assessed.
Collaboration has the highest impact on student achievement.
Collaboration is “2 (or more) equal partners who create a project or unit of study based on content standards in one or more content areas, a unit that will be team-designed, team taught, and team-evaluated.” Research from Todd, Ross: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~cissl/research/ohio.html
The Collaboration Cycle:
Building Independence Through Partnership
Frequent & consistent collaborative planning, learning and assessment:
Classroom teacher and technology facilitator work as full partners in the planning, learning (teaming in the classroom) and assessment process.
Technology facilitator offers helpful advice and tips to classroom teacher as s/he tackles new projects at their own pace. Classroom teacher actively assists other team members in use of technology.
Development Opportunities: after school walk-in sessions 3 days per week, curriculum planning at the team level, individual assistance as needed, advice and tips offered to teachers and teams as appropriate to curricular needs. Pre-assessment of skills, readiness & interest
Regular collaborative planning, learning and assessment:
Classroom teacher asks technology facilitator for assistance in planning, learning (teaming in the classroom) and assessment as needed.
Occasional collaborative planning, learning and assessment:
Classroom teacher works with technology facilitator outside of class time to plan and implement projects. Occasional teaming in the classroom, as needed.
Post-assessment, graduated expert, teacher mentor Kim Cofino: http://mscofino.edublogs.org/2008/08/28/going-full-circle/
at the ready
for the job
Change is the law of life. And those who look to the past or present are certain to miss the
John F. Kennedy