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1 Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President bassett@nais.org
The “Big Shifts” … and Schools of the Future “The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” For titles and subtitles each word capitalized except articles and prepositions and conjunctions for four or fewer letters. Title and subtitle text appears black on clear/white backgrounds. Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President 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? What are the skills & values the 21st C. will demand & reward? The Five Cs + One (What we’ll teach) Can we agree on them? What are “The Big Shifts” that will redefine “schooling”? (How we’ll teach)

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

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

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

6 Run

7 Teacher-centered…….. Student-centered The Individual……… The Team
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) 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… Yourself… Your Stuff… 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, 21st. C
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) 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 Marymount – NYC “Fab Lab” Key Design Thinking Concepts: Exploring Imagining Experimenting Prototyping 3-D fabricator/printers

13 NAIS’s Challenge 20/20: High 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) 8th graders

15 Challenge 20/20: Montessori School of Denver

16 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts. (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) 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 Othello – Orson Wells (1952)
Othello – Laurence Olivier (1965) Othello – Laurence Fishburne (1995) Othello – Cheers version (1983)

19 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts. (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) 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, 21st. C
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) 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
Smithsonian Podcast interpretation by Katy Waldman, Holton Arms School Demonstration of Learning

23 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts. (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) 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? How will we assess & measure success? formative tests, demonstrations of learning, electronic portfolios How will we lead? Change agency leadership Betting on the fast horses

25 Are We Ready for the Big Shifts. (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C
Are We Ready for the Big Shifts? (cf. MacArthur Foundation, 21st. C. Learning) Resources on the NAIS Website (www.nais.org): Click on or search for The Five C’s Plus One: Skills and Values for the 21st 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.) Click on or search for Bassett Tedx Talk on Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts (27 minutes) 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) Click on or search for “Schools of the Future” for resources and profiled innovative schools and programs See Appendix (Next): Related Slides

26 The Five C’s + One Creativity Communication Collaboration
Return 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” Creativity Communication Collaboration Critical Thinking Character Cosmopolitanism – Cross Cultural Competency

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

28 Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President bassett@nais.org
The “Big Shifts” … and Schools of the Future For titles and subtitles each word capitalized except articles and prepositions and conjunctions for four or fewer letters. Title and subtitle text appears black on clear/white backgrounds. Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President

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

30 The public perception of the gap between “what’s important” and “how effective schools are in teaching it.” KnowledgeWorks newsletter, Oct. 2007

31 What does the research say?
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