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2 Key Initiative: 21 st Century Contemporary Competencies

3 Market Conditions and Funding What’s the big deal?

4 kills- and competencies-oriented cultures will create innovative learning opportunities for students, teachers, administrators, and parents. S

5 An Emerging Landscape: Why Teach 21 st Century Skills and Competencies? Canadian education is undergoing significant transformation nationally, Ontario launching new policies, conversation around 21 st century learning Destination Imagination: Classroom Edition Shifting Minds: Great to Excellent, Michael Fullan Report (6 competencies) Work of Sir Ken Robinson, Tony Wagner, Andy Hargreaves CODE Initiatives, EQAO and 4Cs

6 M Fullan- Great to Excellent 1.Character Education 2.Digital Citizenship 3.Communication 4.Critical thinking and Problem Solving 5.Collaboration 6.Creativity and Imagination Destination Imagination: Classroom Edition 04/29/2013

7 Ontario Funding- Customers NO formal funding in place Curriculum and Instruction- Integrated learning 21 st Century Learning Committees Focus on Inquiry based learning, Project-based learning, Problem-based learning Destination Imagination: Classroom Edition 04/29/2013 How is the board addressing the priority? What is in place now? Are there discussions about 21 st solutions?

8 8 Key Contacts School LeadershipDistrict Leadership Principals Innovators Leaders in Technology Director, CIO Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction School Effectiveness Superintendents Special Education Superintendents Student Success Co- ordinators IT Specialists CHAMPIONS,RISK TAKERS

9 Developing 21 st Century Skills: Possible Solutions 9 Changing Perspectives on Technology? CLiC Echos Pro eTexts Equella SuccessMaker Cogneeto etc. Changing Teacher Practice? CLiC Echos Pro (Equella?) DI: Classroom Edition Cogneeto Developing 21 st C Skills in Students? DI: Classroom Edition Cogneeto PD Titles

10 Making the conversation bloom … differentiating our Unique Positioning Statement(s)

11 cogneeto

12 Why not just give up on Cogneeto? 1.Times have changed. Awareness around 21 st Century competencies is building. 2.We’ve addressed initial customer concerns. Now iPad compatible. Teachers can now differentiate criteria. Two-tiered pricing models. 3.We haven’t been at it long. 4. It’s really good.

13 The Cogneeto Re-Launch 1.New pricing models. Individual Teacher = $95/yr Whole School = $595/yr

14 1.New pricing models. Individual Teacher = $95/yr Whole School = $595/yr 2.New look and website to launch the new version. 3.New messaging emphasis. The Cogneeto Re-Launch

15 Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved.15

16 The Cogneeto Re-Launch 1.New pricing models. Individual Teacher = $95/yr Whole School = $595/yr 2.New look and website to launch the new version. 3.New messaging emphasis. 4.Improved implementation support. Easier to try. Easier to use. Easier to upgrade.

17 Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved.17

18 The Cogneeto Re-Launch 1.New pricing models. Individual Teacher = $95/yr Whole School = $595/yr 2.New look and website to launch the new version. 3.New messaging emphasis. 4.Improved implementation support. Easier to try. Easier to use. Easier to upgrade.

19 Highlights from our Integrated Plans

20 Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved.20 From Marketing: Launching mid-Sept Refreshed branding and website A series of new overview videos Instant access for all purchases and trials Individual Teacher and Whole School pricing Revised flipsheet eBlast campaign to schools From Sales: Generate Trials CST school follow-up to eBlast AE’s to connect F2F with key leaders

21 21 UPS Developing a for Cogneeto

22 22 UPS Objectives To advance 21 st century competencies esp. critical thinking To improve teacher’s facility with technology To improve literacy achievement Key Initiatives Destination Imagination Challenges Political reluctance Possible Solutions Cogneeto Easy to manage for teachers Builds critical thinking and metacognition through compare-and-contrast strategies Slows down learning process and builds ownership of success criteria Uses highly effective instructional strategies such as peer and self-assessment Comes with a bank of assignments designed to exercise critical thinking Builds collaboration in a safe environment For any discipline or medium Cost effective (<$1/student for average sized school) Cogneeto’s Secret Sauce Developing a Superintendent of Curriculum Principal of Program

23 23 UPS Objectives To advance 21 st century competencies esp. critical thinking To improve teacher’s facility with technology To improve literacy achievement Key Initiatives Destination Imagination Challenges Political reluctance Possible Solutions Cogneeto Developing a Superintendent of Curriculum Principal of Program To heighten critical thinking: that was Cogneeto’s goal from its inception. It takes highly effectively feedback strategies, like Peer and Self-Assessment, and adapts them to enhance metacognition and slow down the creative process. The result is not only improved achievement but a collaborative environment that heightens thinking. Unique Positioning Statement (UPS)

24 Objectives To improve literacy To engage students and develop ownership over learning and success criteria Key Initiatives Integrated literacy instruction Emphasis on Feedback Destination Imaginat’n Challenges Engagement 24 UPS Developing a Student Success Leader English Head

25 25 UPS Objectives To improve literacy To engage students and develop ownership over learning and success criteria Key Initiatives Integrated literacy instruction Emphasis on feedback Destination Imaginat’n Challenges Engagement Possible Solutions Cogneeto Cogneeto’s Secret Sauce Developing a Student Success Leader English Head Easy to manage for teachers Builds critical thinking and metacognition through compare-and-contrast strategies Slows down learning process and builds ownership of success criteria Uses highly effective instructional strategies such as peer and self-assessment Comes with a bank of assignments designed to exercise critical thinking Builds collaboration in a safe environment For any discipline or medium Cost effective (<$1/student for average sized school)

26 26 UPS Objectives To improve literacy To engage students and develop ownership over learning and success criteria Key Initiatives Integrated literacy instruction Emphasis on feedback Destination Imaginat’n Challenges Engagement Possible Solutions Cogneeto Developing a Cogneeto slows down the learning process causing students to deeply understand and apply success criteria and thus improve communication. By using highly effective feedback strategies, such as peer and self-assessment, builds student ownership for learning. Best of all, it reduces management issues for teachers and increases engagement for students. Unique Positioning Statement (UPS) Student Success Leader English Head

27 Seven Steps Special Considerations around the Caution.

28 28 Special Considerations around 21st There is an influential 21 st Century champion risk-taker? There is a 21 st C plan with a designated leader They use language such as: Inquiry-based Learning, Project Based –learning, Creativity & innovation, Critical thinking etc. There are technology initiatives (BYOD, flipped classroom, 1:1, etc.) Where is the funding coming from? There is an influential 21 st Century champion risk-taker? There is a 21 st C plan with a designated leader They use language such as: Inquiry-based Learning, Project Based –learning, Creativity & innovation, Critical thinking etc. There are technology initiatives (BYOD, flipped classroom, 1:1, etc.) Where is the funding coming from? All 21 st century solutions have implementation challenges – not always and only around technology. Have these been considered? Has the purpose of the pilot been established? Is there sufficient training? Is there an opportunity to sell services? All 21 st century solutions have implementation challenges – not always and only around technology. Have these been considered? Has the purpose of the pilot been established? Is there sufficient training? Is there an opportunity to sell services?

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