Presentation on theme: "Enhancing Organizational Capacity to Infuse Teaching and Learning with 21st Century Solutions Change isn't about fighting the old it is about building."— Presentation transcript:
Enhancing Organizational Capacity to Infuse Teaching and Learning with 21st Century Solutions Change isn't about fighting the old it is about building the new.- Socrates
Labtech is one of the leading and largest technical education manufacturers and designers based in Asia. Established in 1985, 28 years ago. East and West: Originating from the USA, we combine the best of East and West with good design and lower costs to meet the needs of industrializing nations. Strategic Location and Close by Support: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Jordan are Base countries. Technical Education Equipment: Labtech Designs and produces training systems for Vocational Schools, Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities. Intl Markets: Supplying equipment to over 70 countries around the world. Extensive technical product range: with over 900 training systems in six key technology areas. SYSTEMS FOR KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING The International Education Company
Purpose of Presentation To provide a framework for implementing 21 st Century Skill Programs in a technology enriched learning environment
The Workplace is Changing: 21 st Century Skills New technologies bring new methods of working Workers are going to have to learn many new things as they come along Life-long learning will not be only be a desired trait but an absolute necessity. Communication, collaboration, leadership, innovation, creativity, cooperation and other soft skills become increasingly important.
Organizational Changes in the 21 st Century Organisms not Organizations Everything is connected to everything else: Systems Thinking Cooperation Past success is a poor predictor of future performance in a changing world: Measure the right things!
ICT Initiatives typically fall under one of two umbrellas: Infrastructure Hardware & Connectivity Info-Structure Courseware & Web-based While these provide the backbone of initiatives, they are neither comprehensive nor systematic.
1. Finding Funding 2. Maintenance 3. Inadequate Training 4. Integration into Curriculum 5. Access 6. Safety 7. Teacher attitudes 8. Stopping Here ? Infrastructure & Info-structure: The Challenges
3i Framework Infrastructure Info-Structure Info-Culture 21 st Century Standards Benchmarking & Feedback Loops Professional Development Tech Integration in Curriculum Design Change Management Facility Development Systems Development Organizational Development & Capacity Building
3i Framewor k: Each Area needs to be considered as part of the total investment in ICT Infrastructure Info-Structure Info-Culture 60% Investment 20% Investment
Server Content & Opportunity Learning Platform Management Systems Connection B.Y.O.D.: Bring Your Own Device Device Provided by CSR or Partner Device Provided by School or MoE or Students own Device Most Students Students without own Device
Standards for developing Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) through the infusion of technology in education Measurement of ICT integration program effectiveness International Benchmarking Researched-based best practices for enhancing student engagement with material Research-based best practices to develop life-long learning Capacity Building in the 21 st Century: ISTE NETS*S
Capacity Building in the 21 st Century: ISTE NETS*T Demonstrates capacity to create technology-rich learning environments Demonstrates ability to infuse technology throughout curriculum Requires modeling best practices for students Not focused on technology operations. It is about getting the student to use technology for learning (not necessarily the teacher) Measurable only by student output. It is about doing something together with the students not to the students. Out of the five domains, four are student oriented and only for the teacher (PG)
Capacity Building in the 21 st Century: ISTE NETS*A Demonstrates capacity to create technology-rich schools Sets expectations on ICT usage Creates and monitors feedback loops on program effectiveness Leads stakeholders at developing localized ICT solutions Facilitates professional development opportunities
Comprehensi ve Capacity Building for Technology Integration National Education Technology Policy NETS*A NETS*T NETS*S The success of each layer is dependent on the success of those below it. The capacity of our students demonstrates the effectiveness of education. The NETS*S is the ultimate objective for all technology policy.
Next: Our Goal: Reduced cost of ICT + develop 21 st Century Skills Decided on the program to achieve our goal: BYOD We have our benchmarks to measure our goal: (ISTE) BUT How do we know if the teachers are ready? Do they have the capacity to implement the program and make it successful? Will lack of knowledge and poor attitude derail my project?
Technology Adoption Curve Proof of Concept Mass Adoption Initial Adoption The Technology Chasm
The Purpose of Good Assessment: A good assessment program, when set into an overall development framework, will provide an ongoing tool to evaluate teacher capability and will be the foundation for developing future PD which will take teachers to the next step. It can profile teachers and yields information according to the Technology Adoption Curve. This enables more precise targeting on future initiatives and programs. Assessment isnt just about where you are but it includes a pathway to where you should be.
Content Knowledge is Important to Successful ICT Integration but is presumed to be addressed by current PD and standards in place by the MOE.
Levels of Tech Integration into the Curriculum EntryAdoptionAdaptionInfusionTransformation Teacher uses technology to deliver content Teacher allows students to use technology with direction Teacher as facilitator and students begin to independently use technology tools Teacher provides the learning context and students choose tools to achieve learning outcome Teacher encourages innovative use of technology. Technology tools are used to facilitate HOTS and learning happens that would be impossible without technology. All teachers have different levels of capacity for using technology in the classroom. Capacity exists on a spectrum, can be benchmarked, and can be improved.
Characteristics of Technological Learning Environment Teachers can use a variety of approaches to create technology enriched learning environments for their students. Learning environments are characterized as: Technology infused pedagogies Multipurpose Applies to all subject areas Active Students use technology as a tool in routine classroom activities Collaborative Learning environment utilizes technology to collaborate in and outside the classroom. Constructive Students use technology to connect new information to prior knowledge Authentic Students use technology to gather real-world data. Goal Directed Students use technology to set their own goals and plan activities. Teachers must be aware of their learning environments and learn how to construct new ones through professional development interventions.
Technology Integration Matrix EntryAdoptionAdaptionInfusionTransformation Active Collaborative Constructive Authentic Goal Directed Teachers must be profiled on a matrix of their ability as well as the context in which they are working.
Administration: B.Y.O.D. Teachers Assessment and Profiling Leads to the proper selection of teachers for this program: TIMs Assessment for 21 st Century Skills: ISTE NETS*S Student Technology Leaders Program Administrative Level Implementation Level Customized Professional Development Modules Examples of Additional Programs: A VLE/LMS Communities of Practice Sustained Professional Development Peer Mentoring Personal Learning Networks Students ISTE NETS*T ISTE NETS*A Feedback PBL Assessment to NETS*S