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Success By Design Raymond J. McNulty President International Center for Leadership in Education Casper, WY January 4, 2011
Not an expert Im a learner and I change my opinion based on what I learn.
Why I do this work…
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we (you) are creating. The paths are not found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination. -John Schaar
Schools are Improving School Improvement
Schools are Improving School Improvement Changing World
Making a better 20 th Century School is not the answer.
The Horse The Automobile
Henry Ford quote… If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.
Current System Something Different
The Boston Globe Ray, reading the paper on your Kindle or online just isnt the same!
Almost everyone wants schools to be better, but almost no one wants them to be different.
Teacher – Student Comparisons T – I make learning exciting for my students. 86% S – My teachers make learning fun. 41%
Many of our efforts to transform education look like the same old system!
So whats stopping us? How do we get ahead?
THEMES Why Is It So Hard To Change? The Challenges We Face Conceptual Age Closing Thoughts
THEME Why is it so hard to change?
We have a flawed perspective of always listening to our best customers… They tell us how good the system is working for them!
Why is it so hard to change? The more successful a system is, the more difficult it is to recognize when it must change. By example, market leaders are the last ones to transform. The American Education System, The market leader during the industrial era!
Market Leader Thinking Dominant logic: Thats the way we do things here.
What happened to GM..??
THEME The Challenges We Face
The primary aim of education is not to enable students to do well in school, but to help them do well in the lives they lead outside of school.
Weve created false proxies for learning… Finishing a course or textbook has come to mean achievement Listening to lecture has come to mean understanding Getting a high score on a standardized test has come to mean proficiency
Learning should have its roots in.. Meaning, not just memory Engagement, not simply transmission Inquiry, not only compliance Exploration, not just acquisition Personalization, not simply uniformity Collaboration, not only competition Trust, not fear
Basic Knowledge/Skills English Language (spoken) Reading Comprehension (in English) Writing in English (grammar, spelling, etc.) Mathematics Science Government/Economics Humanities/Arts Foreign Languages History/Geography Applied Skills Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral Communication Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Diversity Information Technology Application Leadership Creativity/Innovation Lifelong Learning/Self Direction Professionalism/Work Ethic Ethics/Social Responsibility
29 Rigor/Relevance Framework ®
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings ELA Skill: Write clear and concise directions or procedures. GroupRank Overall9 Business/Industry2 Other Non-educators10 English Language Arts Teachers Other Educators8
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings ELA Skill: Write clear and concise directions or procedures. GroupRank Overall9 Business/Industry2 Other Non-educators10 English Language Arts Teachers25 Other Educators8
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings ELA Skill: Give clear and concise oral directions. GroupRank Overall7 Business/Industry3 Other Non-educators9 English Language Arts Teachers Other Educators7
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings ELA Skill: Give clear and concise oral directions. GroupRank Overall7 Business/Industry3 Other Non-educators9 English Language Arts Teachers28 Other Educators7
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings Math Skill: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to right triangles. GroupRank Overall20 Business/Industry29 Other Non-educators31 Mathematics Teachers Other Educators24
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings Math Skill: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to right triangles. GroupRank Overall20 Business/Industry29 Other Non-educators31 Mathematics Teachers4 Other Educators24
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings Math Skill: Understand accuracy and precision of measurement, round off numbers according to the correct number of significant figures, and determine percent error. GroupRank Overall12 Business/Industry3 Other Non-educators10 Mathematics Teachers Other Educators8
NESS Study Subgroup Rankings Math Skill: Understand accuracy and precision of measurement, round off numbers according to the correct number of significant figures, and determine percent error. GroupRank Overall12 Business/Industry3 Other Non-educators10 Mathematics Teachers30 Other Educators8
We sometimes forget some of the more important issues in our work.
Motivation is a key ingredient for success in learning.
If we needed more artists in this country our plan would be: REQUIRE ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE MORE ART!
We need more scientists and mathematicians so our plan: REQUIRE ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE MORE MATH AND SCIENCE!
What Works Best? REQUIRE MANDATE FORCE EMPOWER CREATE PASSION MOTIVATE
We live in a world obsessed with science, predictability and control. Some people believe if we cant measure something, it must not count!
We must consider the possibility that if we cant purely measure something, it might be the very most important thing!
Talking with kids… Its not us against them!
THEME Conceptual Age
Todays learners are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.
What does the net generation expect from us based on their lifetime experiences with technology?
This Generation… Teenagers surveyed… Use MySpace and Face Book use texting instead of (parents) nearly 60% would rather use than a telephone are likely to have 6 applications running at once on their PC
This Generation… –The fastest growing segment of computer-users today in the U.S. is 5 to 7 year olds
NEXT PRACTICE THINKING
A Story…. Not a bad idea, but to earn a grade more than a C+, the idea has to be viable! (Yale Professor) Fredrick Smith The idea FedEx
-Shurnyu Suzuki In the beginners mind there are many possibilities; in the experts mind there are few.
Expertise (the way we do things around here) can sometimes be a road block to problem solving and the development of Next Practices.
Sustaining Innovation Next Practice
NEXT PRACTICE THINKING The Iterative Process Versions Create a disciplined, managed space for development of new ways to accomplish difficult tasks
THEME Closing Thoughts
We can rationalize the failures of the past -----
or we can learn from them.
We can complain about the troubling inadequacies of the present ----
or we can face them.
We can talk and dream about the glorious schools of the future ---
OR TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE THEM!
Success By Design Raymond J. McNulty President International Center for Leadership in Education San Francisco, CA Dec. 8-10, 2010