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1 Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President The “Big Shifts” … and Schools of the Future “The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” Who said that? Also coined the term “cyberspace”) William Gibson, American/Canadian writer, philosopher

2 Generative, Design Thinking What Are the Most Important Questions for Schools, at any Level? 1. What are the skills & values the 21 st C. will demand & reward? –The Five Cs + One (What we’ll teach)The Five Cs + One 2. Can we agree on them?agree 3. What are “The Big Shifts” that will redefine “schooling”? (How we’ll teach)

3 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Six Big Shifts (plus one) (Brought to you, free, by the Internet Revolution)  Knowing……………. Doing

4 Falmouth Academy’s Submersible Robot Creativity, Robotics, Teaming and STEM Return “Demonstrations of Learning” Ted Sizer’s “Exhibitions”

5 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  Knowing…………….. Doing  Teacher-centered…….. Student-centered

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7 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  Knowing…………….. Doing  Teacher-centered…….. Student-centered  The Individual……… The Team

8 Expeditionary Leadership Training Watershed School, CO NOLS-based Leadership Basics: Taking Care of… 1.Yourself… 2.Your Stuff… 3.Your Responsibilities to the Team In the context of real-world project-based learning and problem-solving Measured by CWRA critical- thinking assessment.

9 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  Knowing….……….…. Doing  Teacher-centered….… Student-centered  The Individual……….. The Team  Consumption of Info…Construction of Meaning

10 Lamplighter School (TX) Egg Business Run Urban School (CA) Oral Histories

11 Rio Grande School (NM)

12 3-D fabricator/printers Key Design Thinking Concepts: Exploring Imagining Experimenting Prototyping Marymount – NYC “Fab Lab”

13 NAIS’s Challenge 20/20: High NoonHigh Noon Sharing our planet: Issues involving the “global common” Global warming Biodiversity and ecosystem losses Fisheries depletion Deforestation Water deficits Maritime safety and pollution Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment & covenant Massive step-up in the fight against poverty Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism Education for all Global Infectious Diseases Digital divide Natural disaster prevention and mitigation Sharing our rulebook: Issues needing a global regulatory approach Reinventing taxation for the 21st century Biotechnology rules Global financial architecture Illegal drugs Trade, investment, and competition rules Intellectual property rights E-commerce rules International labor and migration rules.

14 20/20 Fay School Entrepreneurship: Global Problem: Water Deficits Global Solution: WaterWalker Fay School (MA) 8 th graders

15 Challenge 20/20: Montessori School of Denver

16 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  Knowing………….…. Doing  Teacher-centered…… Student-centered  The Individual………. The Team  Consumption of Info.…Construction of Meaning  Schools………………..Networks (online peers & experts)

17 PLCs & Crowdsourcing Lessons & Curriculum

18 OthelloOthello – Orson Wells (1952) Othello Othello – Laurence Olivier (1965) OthelloOthello – Laurence Fishburne (1995) Othello Othello – Cheers version (1983)

19 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  Knowing…………..….. Doing  Teacher-centered…..… Student-centered  The Individual…….….. The Team  Consumption of Info….. Construction of Meaning  Schools………………... Networks (online peers & experts)  Single Sourcing………. Crowd Sourcing

20 Crowdsourcing Meets Gaming Nobel Prizes in Science and Medicine?

21 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  Knowing…………….. Doing  Teacher-centered…… Student-centered  The Individual………. The Team  Consumption of Info….Construction of Meaning  Schools………………..Networks (online peers & experts)  Single Sourcing……… Crowd Sourcing  High Stakes Testing….. High Value Demonstrations

22 Grant Wood’s Victorian Survival SmithsonianSmithsonian Podcast interpretation by Katy Waldman, Holton Arms SchoolKaty Waldman Demonstration of Learning

23 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation The Big Shifts  “Students moving from the passenger seat to the driver’s seat.” #edfuture

24 Generative, Design Thinking What Are the Next Most Important Questions for Schools, at any Level? 1. How will we assess & measure success? –formative tests, demonstrations of learning, electronic portfolios 2. How will we lead? –Change agency leadership –Betting on the fast horses

25 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21 st. C. Learning)MacArthur Foundation Resources on the NAIS Website (www.nais.org):www.nais.org  Click on or search for The Five C’s Plus One: Skills and Values for the 21 st C.: Also see separate blogs on each of the C’s: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication; Character; Cosmopolitanism (Cross- cultural Competency). (Search for Bassett Blog on Creativity; Bassett Blog on Character; etc.)The Five C’s Plus One  Click on or search for Bassett Tedx Talk on Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts (27 minutes)The Big Shifts  Click on or search for Independent School Fall 2009 magazine article on “Demonstrations of Learning for 21st. C Schools”: Note the six skills I wrote about at the beginning of that article have subsequently morphed into the 5 “C’s” + One)Demonstrations of Learning for 21st. C Schools  Click on or search for “Schools of the Future” for resources and profiled innovative schools and programsSchools of the Future See Appendix (Next): Related Slides

26 The Five C’s + One  Creativity  Communication  Collaboration  Critical Thinking  Character  Cosmopolitanism – Cross Cultural Competency For a TEDx video version of this presentation, search on the NAIS website for “The Big Shifts.” For an overview and links to blogs on each of these topics search on the NAIS websites for “The Five C’s + One”The Big ShiftsThe Five C’s + One Return

27 Cultural GPS: U.S. vs. Japan PFB… in Japan: Tsunami Headlines. Department Chair Selection Return

28 Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President The “Big Shifts” … and Schools of the Future

29 What does the research say? Our own blue ribbon panel of college leaders?

30 KnowledgeWorks newsletter, Oct The public perception of the gap between “what’s important” and “how effective schools are in teaching it.”

31 What does the research say? Return


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