Presentation on theme: "Technology & Classrooms of the Future Appleton Area School District Spring 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Technology & Classrooms of the Future Appleton Area School District Spring 2011
Committee’s Charge Why are we here? By September 2011, a recommendation will go forward to the Board of Education specifying desired technology for the AASD including detail as to how and why it will improve the learning experience and engage today's learners.
What Are Our Guiding Questions? What do we know about the nature of change? What do we know about the nature of technology? What do we know about the nature of changes in student brain physiology? What do we know about the nature of 21 st century learning? What do we know about what schools offer to support learning with technology? What technology is recommended to meet the student learning needs of today?
Welcome Back! Tonight’s Agenda: –Review of first session Committee’s charge Exponential change –A brief history of technology in education –Exponential change »In technology »In society »In education
Resources Were you able to access the sharepoint site with materials from our sessions? s/Docs/COF/default.aspxhttp://sharepoint.aasd.k12.wi.u s/Docs/COF/default.aspx
Exponential Change Video Clip – –Living on the Future Edge (Part 1)
Tonight’s Agenda –Change in student learning Physiological change in the brain Technology enhanced methods of learning
Who is the Student of Today? What changes do they face? Is their brain physiology the same as ours? What is digital bombardment and what is it doing to our students? What examples illustrate this change?
Ian Jukes Futurist/focused on change Educational researcher Ties brain research to learning
Digital Bombardment (13 min) Video Number 1 This clip may be seen on the resources page of the AASD “Classroom of the Future” Sharepoint site
Table Discussion React to what you heard about digital bombardment (physiological brain change). What learning implications do you see related to digital bombardment (physiological brain change) ?
What are Attributes of this Change? (11 minutes) Video Number 2 This clip may be seen on the resources page of the AASD “Classroom of the Future” Sharepoint site.
React to what you heard about physiological changes in the brain. What learning implications do you see related to digital bombardment (physiological brain change) ? Table Discussion
Article Discussion How Technology Wires the Learning Brain w-technology-wires-the-learning-brain/
The The Face of Today?
Disclaimer Research exists that both supports and refutes the concept of multitasking. Our role here is not to judge whether or not we recognize and condone it. Our role is to acknowledge the perception of the student mindset when they come to school.
Table Discussion React to what you heard about multitasking. Do you acknowledge the perception of multitasking from a student’s mindset?
Concluding thoughts? (2 minutes) Video Number 3 This clip may be seen on the resources page of the AASD “Classroom of the Future” Sharepoint site
What Might This Learning Look Like? A video clip of a teacher who is re-thinking possibilities around learning that technology may provide.
Knowing what we know – Now what? (4 minutes) Video Number 4 This clip may be seen on the resources page of the AASD “Classroom of the Future” Sharepoint site
Next Steps - Meetings Topics –Change –Student learners of today –The intersection of learning and technology –Constructing the classroom supportive of teaching and learning with technology –Recommendations to the Board
Reminder of Next Meeting April 26, 2011 Roosevelt Middle School 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Summarizer –List three key takeaways from our 2 sessions together. –List 2 key questions that you feel need to be addressed yet. –List one desired area you wish for us to explore –Please leave sheets at front table and THANK YOU for joining us! See you April 26th!