Presentation on theme: "Thinking Forward: Preparing Our Students for the Future December 15-16, 2008 Thinking Forward: Preparing Our Students for the Future Session III Are We."— Presentation transcript:
Thinking Forward: Preparing Our Students for the Future December 15-16, 2008 Thinking Forward: Preparing Our Students for the Future Session III Are We There Yet? The Road Ahead for North Carolina Presentation by Joe Freddoso, MCNC December 15, 2008
Session III: Are we there yet? Hunt Institute North Carolina Legislators Retreat December 15, 2008
Today’s Session III Agenda The Current US and NC Economy Fundamental transitions –North Carolina’s position Impact for Education In North Carolina –State Board goals/status –Planning Taxonomy –Potential Framework –Tactics
US Economy – Dire Straits
North Carolina not immune Unemployment-tracking national trend Poverty Rate-9% above national average Per Capita Income-85% national average State Budget- $330M below as of 10/08 –Below trend for 85% of budget (withholding/sales) State Health Plan, Higher Ed enrollment Housing – Contra to national Gas prices – lower collections
Underlying Transitions AgrarianIndustrialInformationCreative Stuff Self Small Geography Stuff More Stuff Larger Reach Mass Produce Infrastructure 54% Goods Stuff More Stuff Global Distributed Cheap Labor Productivity Division of work 63% Information Stuff Global Information Less useful life Collaboration Competition Innovation Faster and Faster 70% peer to peer
Pace of innovation and adoption The rate of technical progress itself is accelerating, so expect to see 20,000 years of progress in the 21st century, about 100 times greater than the 20th century.
Innovation Cycle Research Solar Field Research Commoditization Adoption by power companies Deployment Other places after test Test Nevada and CA Desert 100 mile by 100 mile field Source: IvanMouraCampos Smj/bph0406 So what does this mean for students?
Students Need T people Collaboration Engineering Synthesize Articulate Math Music Engineering Science What we do Caught in the industrial age Mass Produce for the most part Standardized Test Some innovation, still 80% in a 60 year old model Fundamental redo needed Technology is not a panacea for this but its one building block
A word about connectivity Previously Connected to NCREN -2 Connected via Intermediary -6 Fully Integrated per terms of SOW -78 Backbone Connections Completed, LAN integration required -14 Circuits Ordered, confirmed due dates - 11 Circuits Ordered, awaiting due dates -3 Project Dialogue Occurring -1 City or Combined City/County LEAs Durham Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Clay Cleveland Columbus Craven Cumberland Dare Davidson Davie Duplin Edgecombe Forsyth Franklin Gaston Gates Graham Granville Greene Guilford Halifax Harnett Haywood Henderson Hertford Hoke Hyde Iredell Jackson Johnston Jones Lee Lenoir Lincoln McDowell Macon Madison Martin Mecklenburg Mitchell Montgomery Moore Nash New Hanover Northampton Onslow Orange Pamlico Pender Person Pitt Randolph Richmond Robeson Rockingham Rowan Rutherford Sampson Scotland Stanly StokesSurry Swain Transylvania Tyrrell Union Vance Wake Warren Washington Watauga Wayne Wilkes Wilson Yadkin Yancey Edenton- Chowan Perquimans Elizabeth City/Pasquotank Currituck Camden Asheville Whiteville Newton- Conover Hickory Asheboro Clinton Mt. Airy Elkin Thomasville Lexington Kannapolis Mooresville Iredell- Statesville Roanoke Rapids Weldon Chapel Hill Carrboro Polk
Collaborative Services Core Services provide the infrastructure for storing and retrieving multimedia educational content across multiple institutions in an integrated way Learning Object Repository Federated ID Management Learning Management Systems Collaborative Service Working Group Very active part of MCNC advisory structure New Co-Chairs Peter Asmar (DPI) John Leydon (UNCGA) Saundra Williams (NC CCS) Applications allow for the generation, dissemination and creative use of content in a secure, collaborative fashion Classroom Capture, various kinds of archiving Podcasting, streaming, iTunes U, etc.
Vision, but are we progressing? SBOE GoalAlignedNot Aligned Globally Competitive Students Connectivity Assessment review Virtual Study and Research 80% still in old model Drop Out Rate NAEP Math (less than 50% proficient) Culture 21 st century professionalsInnovation at the edge Study and research Not aligned or required No translation into practice Students healthy and responsible Drug/Alcohol use down More emphasis Higher poverty rates Double digit growth obesity Leadership guide innovation State Board NC Virtual Study and Research NSP/Learn and Earn DPI hard to do basics Not aligned higher ed 21 st century systemsWISE now worksAlignment of systems Digital portfolio
Key Impeding Factors Lack of clear leadership and accountability Education Cabinet role Lack of planning taxonomy Vision not articulated or supported across K20 Specifics not clear to business Few links to community and economic vitality Sense of urgency lacking Still bound by silos and scarcity Culture is not yet the collaboration model Risk not rewarded, innovation muted Too much noise with no coordination
Some suggestions on tactics Tangible goals related to 21 st Century endorsed by leaders (potential areas) -Drop out -Post Secondary Enrollment -STEM majors in higher ed -Teachers on subject -Virtual inclusion -Standards aligned Clear accountability for each goal Business and economic development tie for each goal-involve them in planning Involve local districts in goal setting University of North Carolina Tomorrow model?
So how do we get there? Globally Competitive Students Leadership drives innovation 21 st Century Students Healthy and Responsible Students 21 st Century Systems Globally Competitive Students Leadership drives innovation 21 st Century Students Healthy and Responsible Students 21 st Century Systems Who is accountable across K20? How do we involve K20? How do we involve the broader community? Education Cabinet Role-Vision across K20