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1 1 130 6 Districts That Think Different Educational Leaders and Schools That Are Changing Education "If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else!"

2 2 130 Dr. Howie DiBlasi Extensive experience Education field, (20 years) Business leader, (10 years) C.I.O. (14 years) “Vocational Teacher of the Year” for the State of Arizona “Top Secondary Leaders in America” "Pinnacle Award" for outstanding Professional Development Programs I.S.T.E. as the “Best of the Best” for outstanding Professional Development Programs for 2010-2011-2012

3 3 130 Conference Links: www.drhowie.com www.disneyscience.com Twitter: hdiblasi e-mail: howie@frontier.net Skype: durangodirector www.drhowie.com www.disneyscience.com howie@frontier.net

4 4 130 www.drhowie.com

5 5 130 www.mousescience.com

6 6 130 Tools To Tackle Classroom Challenges

7 7 130 http://www.wired.com/magazine / http://www.fastcompany.com/ Pearson, Blackboard, And Education's New "Openwashing" Discover successful schools and strategies across the country:Discover successful schools and strategies across the country: and use their best teaching practices, training materials, and rubrics with your students.

8 8 130 What did you learn today?

9 9 130 Puffin Web Browser- $2.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puffin-web- browser/id406239138?mt=8# https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puffin-web- browser/id406239138?mt=8# Open iTunes to buy and download apps App is designed for both iPhone and iPad Customer Reviews Flash compatible by Tuckatee Best app on a tablet for Internet users who deal with flash video and flash associated products.

10 10 130 3 kinds of people 1. Visitors 2. Renters 3. Owners

11 11 130 How has the world changed since you graduated…? Has education at large made the same strides ?

12 12 130 Have we changed our classrooms in the last 20-30-years? Starbucks McDonalds Your bank On-line banking-bill paying Malls Sports stadiums Cameras Pay phones Travel agents On-line shopping Cars-motorcycles Churches Schools – classrooms ???

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14 14 130 Who said that…. “I am not complacent at all john. I have gone through experiences such as this for a very long time. I know I am right. I make the good argument, write the wise articles, and the persuasive letters. And sometimes I feel as though I am preaching to a stack of wood. People do not easily embrace change. Convincing them to turn in a new direction requires a patience and persistence that tax everyone. It does not help matters that the course we are attempting to follow could get us all hanged” Ben Franklin talking to John Adams, June 7, 1776

15 15 130 10 Districts That Think Different Educational Leaders and Schools That Are Changing Education "If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else!"

16 16 130 Credit to: 10 Things I’d Do Right Now as a Superintendent The Model Technology Program Schools Meet 10 superintendents who are exemplary ed-tech leaders Manor's New Tech High School Meet six of the country’s best STEM schools The Flipped Classroom Think Different: A Lesson in Education Reform and Life, from Apple's Steve Jobs America's Most Amazing Schools Blue Valley Schools-CAPS Program

17 17 130 38 Schools and Districts That “Think Different” Emergent Themes Focus on literacy Student engagement through digital content Motivation and accountability Internet literacy Data-driven instruction Student-centric classrooms Multimodal learning Project/problem-based learning Collaboration Student empowerment Download data sheet on: www.drhowie.com www.drhowie.com

18 18 130 NETS- Combine-Students and Teachers Creativity and Innovation Communication/Collaboration Critical Thinking/Problem Solving/Decision Making Facilitate/Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Research and Information Fluency Digital Citizenship Technology Operations/Concepts Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

19 19 130 Future Work Skills 2020 © 2011 Apollo Research Institute. All rights reserved 6 —big, disruptive shifts that are likely to reshape the landscape for organizations and workers.

20 20 130 1. Transdisciplinarity: literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines. More about transdisciplinarity.More about transdisciplinarity. 2. Virtual collaboration : ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team. More about virtual collaboration.More about virtual collaboration. 3. Sense-making : ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed. More about sense-making. More about sense-making. 4. Social intelligence : ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions. More about social intelligence.More about social intelligence.

21 21 130 5. Cross-cultural competency : ability to operate in different cultural settings. More about cross- cultural competency More about cross- cultural competency 6. Novel and adaptive thinking - Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule- based Just added: Computational thinking- The ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

22 22 130 Skills for success – CORE SKILLS - employers seek. 1. Communication (oral-written-presentation) 2. Critical/analytical thinking 3. Self Direction & Problem-solving 4. Think outside the box- (Creativity and innovation) 5. Collaboration & Teamwork 6. Information gathering, evaluation & synthesis 7. “Adaptability” 8. Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind 9. Know more about the world-(Global citizens) http://www.graduateopportunities.com/career_advice/graduate_skills

23 23 130 What they don’t want… Poor teamwork skills lack of leadership skills Poor attitude / lack of work ethic / poor approach to work Lack of interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, listening); Lack of drive, motivation, enthusiasm and initiative Arrogance / selfishness / aggression/ dominating Lack of commitment / high absenteeism/ lack of loyalty Inflexibility/ inability to accept direction, challenges or change Poor or inappropriate academic qualifications or results Lack of emotional intelligence, self-awareness or self- confidence Lack of commitment / high absenteeism / lack of loyalty

24 24 130 “Change Is Good ……... You Go First”

25 25 130 “You can't *buy* change” The consequences are high-tech classrooms delivering meaningless, low-level instructional experiences. “You can't *buy* change,” argues Sylvia Martinez of Generation YES.

26 26 130 Leadership Tasks 1.Build the Vision 2.Manage Change 3.Change the culture 4.Staff Development 5.Classroom Management and Tech Support 6.Communication and input 7.Monitor and sustain the change

27 27 130 Explore successful models of innovative schools. Difficult to develop a vision of a 21st century school There are few well-know publicly-available models that are captured and shared Few known established places that one can visit to read about innovative schools

28 28 130 2012 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award winners discuss the keys to their success C.J. Huff : Creating new possibilities from unspeakable tragedyC.J. Huff : Creating new possibilities from unspeakable tragedy On May 22, 2011, the town of Joplin, Mo., lost six schools in an EF5 tornado that killed 160 people and displaced half the student body. Joplin currently has about 3,200 students living in temporary facilities. In spite of these challenges, the district is leading the way in using technology to transform instruction under the guidance of Superintendent C.J. Huff Jerri Kemble: Today’s superintendents must be ‘willing to take risks’Jerri Kemble: Today’s superintendents must be ‘willing to take risks’ Brad Saron: Ed tech is not about devices, but ‘how you use them’Brad Saron: Ed tech is not about devices, but ‘how you use them’ William Skilling on moving from professional development to ‘professional learning’William Skilling on moving from professional development to ‘professional learning’

29 29 130 2012 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award winners discuss the keys to their success Mark Evans: The ‘three Cs’ that ed tech can help addressMark Evans: The ‘three Cs’ that ed tech can help address Daniel Frazier: ‘Bold leadership’ is needed for today’s schoolsDaniel Frazier: ‘Bold leadership’ is needed for today’s schools Nicholas Gledich on the importance of ‘pausing and planning’Nicholas Gledich on the importance of ‘pausing and planning’ Michele Hancock : The key to ed-tech success is ‘constantly communicating’Michele Hancock : The key to ed-tech success is ‘constantly communicating’ Michael Hanson : How he’s taken his district from worst to first in ed techMichael Hanson : How he’s taken his district from worst to first in ed tech

30 30 130 Mark Evans Being a tech-savvy superintendent means “always looking down the road,” with an eye toward how technology can help school districts achieve what he calls the “three Cs”: classroom engagement, cost efficiency, and communication.

31 31 130 Daniel Frazier, superintendent of Iowa’s Sioux Central Community School District, “Show bold leadership.” “We’re talking about fundamentally changing the structure of the 21st-century classroom. That’s a scary proposition that is going to alter the perceptions of our public as to what the classroom [environment] should be,”

32 32 130 Daniel Frazier Discussed how a one-to-one laptop program for students in grades 3-12 is facilitating an inquiry-based approach to learning in his district. How he has been able to get “100-percent commitment” to implementing technology from his district’s staff by sending them out to other schools to see what successful innovations others were doing.

33 33 130 GREEN EGGS AND HAM By Dr. Seuss I am Sam, I am Sam, Sam I am That Sam-I-am! Than Sam-I-am! I do not like that Sam-I-am! Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham. Would you like them here or there?

34 34 130 6 Districts That Think Different Mooresville Graded School District - Mooresville NC Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia Durango School District 9-R- Durango CO Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

35 35 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity - understand concepts Virtual collaboration - member of a virtual team Sense-making - significance of what is being expressed Social intelligence - connect to others in a deep and direct way Adaptability/Adaptive Thinking - coming up with different solutions Computational thinking - translate vast amounts of data Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness and an inquiring mind Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Cross-cultural competency Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Technology Operations and Concepts Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Communication (oral-written-presentation) Research/Information Fluency-gathering, evaluation & synthesis Critical/analytical thinking Collaboration & Teamwork Know more about the world-(Global citizens) Creativity and Innovation

36 36 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity - understand concepts Virtual collaboration - member of a virtual team Sense-making - significance of what is being expressed Social intelligence - connect to others in a deep and direct way Adaptability/Adaptive Thinking - coming up with different solutions Computational thinking - translate vast amounts of data Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness and an inquiring mind Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

37 37 130 What is Transdisciplinary Learning? Learning to know - This is the capability of making connections, adapting to changes and knowing how to learn. Most notably, this refers to the inquiry-based approach to learning such as the scientific process or research and information fluency. Learning to do - transdisciplinary learning is framed in the idea of project-based learning or performance tasks that demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge in a creative manner. Learning to live together - the interconnectedness of the world makes this aspect even more urgent for a need to be able to collaborate on a local and global scale. Learning to be - the life-long journey of self-discovery must be part of the process of learning.

38 38 130 What is the best way to understand a concept? The best way to understand a concept is to explain or teach it to someone else. “While we teach, we learn,” said the Roman philosopher Seneca. Now scientists are bringing this ancient wisdom up to date, documenting exactly why teaching is such a fruitful way to learn — and designing innovative ways for young people to engage in instruction. Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2011/11/30/the-protege- effect/#ixzz2N9meZer9http://ideas.time.com/2011/11/30/the-protege- effect/#ixzz2N9meZer9

39 39 130 Mooresville Graded School District - NC Durango School District 9-R- Durango CO Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Pflugerville High School- Pflugerville TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

40 40 130 Mooresville's Mark Edwards named 2013 Superintendent of the Year It’s about changing the culture of instruction — preparing students for their future, not our past.”

41 41 130 Mooresville's Mark Edwards named 2013 Superintendent of the Year Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops) “This is not about the technology,” Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District, would tell the visitors later over lunch. “It’s not about the box. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/education/mooresville-school-district-a-laptop- success-story.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/education/mooresville-school-district-a-laptop- success-story.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

42 42 130 Karen Cator, director of educational technology for the United States Department of Education. “There are lessons to be learned from Mooresville.”

43 43 130 “Dr. Edwards! You have to see this!” came their excited reply. Knowing that the students had cut their recess short, Edwards sensed that something seismic was afoot. And indeed, the crew was soon clustered around a laptop computer, eagerly perusing a website that tracks global earthquake activity.

44 44 130 “What’s important about that,” Edwards continues, “is that our students had access to real-time data, so they were able to make real-time observations. To see kids running in from recess, back to their classroom …that was something I’d never seen before.

45 45 130 The students were inside monitoring quakes around the world, and had pinpointed tremors in Southeast Asia,” Edwards marvels. “They said ‘we think a big earthquake is going to happen somewhere in the area.’

46 46 130 About two weeks later, the devastating quake and tsunami struck Japan.” That type of learning — which is possible now that our students have access to powerful technology tools — has brought everyone to a brand new place.”

47 47 130 How have classrooms changed? Classrooms have moved from lecture to lattice (a framework or structure), where students collaborate in small groups with the teacher swooping in for consultation.

48 48 130 Thomas Bertrand, superintendent of schools in Rochester, Ill., said he was struck by the “culture of collaboration among staff and kids” in Mooresville

49 49 130 Mooresville’s laptops perform the same tasks as those in hundreds of other districts: they correct worksheets, assemble progress data for teachers, allow for compelling multimedia lessons, and let students work at their own pace or in groups, rather than all listening to one teacher

50 50 130 Many students adapted to the overhaul more easily than their teachers, some of whom resented having beloved tools — scripted lectures, printed textbooks and a predictable flow through the curriculum — vanish.

51 51 130 The difference, teachers and administrators here said, is that they value computers not for the newest content they can deliver — but for how they tap into the oldest of student emotions — curiosity, boredom, embarrassment, anxiety, — and help educators deliver what only people can.

52 52 130 said, student-Chase Wilson “I’m not a very social person, but I have no problem typing on a keyboard,” one of those shy ones,. “It connected me with other students — opened me up and helped me with talking in public.”

53 53 130 Federal Department of Education officials cite Mooresville as a symbolic success District’s graduation rate was 91 percent in 2011. National Center for Education Statistics estimated that 78 percent. State tests in reading, math and science, an average of 88 % of students across grades and subjects met proficiency standards

54 54 130 If the leaders don’t get it, it doesn’t happen….. Scott McLeod Scott McLeod If a teacher gets it, a classroom changes. If a principal gets it, the whole building begins to change. If a superintendent gets it, the whole district begins to change. [And, if state or federal policymakers get it, the statewide or nationwide climate begins to change.] January 20, 2010 http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/

55 55 130 Question How much (if any) of our curriculum is centered around authentic problem- solving, teamwork and information literacy?

56 56 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Sense-making Social intelligence Adaptability and Adaptive Thinking Computational thinking Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

57 57 130 Whiteboard Evaluation Project TEST me Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard http://www.scriblink.com/Scriblink http://www.scriblink.com/ TEST me DabbleboardDabbleboard Drawings and graphic organizers-online Share with others Students in multiple locations can add to the board at the same time. http://www.dabbleboard.com/

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59 59 130 6 Great Sites for Student Collaboration Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for...

60 60 130 1. Debate GraphDebate Graph Collaborative debate or group brainstorming-Work together to build graphs and visual representations of complex topics and arguments, creating subject-maps and spider graphs to clearly show different contributors’ ideas and input. http://debategraph.org/ http://debategraph.org/ 2. Show Document Show Document Enables students to have instant, shared web-meetings- documents can be shared-useful tools to make collaboration easier, quicker and more effective, including brainstorming with interactive whiteboards and image and video sharing. http://www.showdocument.com/http://www.showdocument.com/ 3. Primary WallPrimary Wall Allows teachers and students to work together in real-time, adding sticky notes to a group ‘wall’ like a pinboard. Simple, fast and user-friendly-create projects, with group writing and drawing tools also available. 4. Scribblar allows you to create a virtual “room” in seconds — without having to register http://www.scribblar.com/demoScribblarhttp://www.scribblar.com/demo 5. Mind42 is a “mindmapping” tool that has tremendous collaborative features.Mind42 6. Scriblink is an online whiteboard that can be used by up to five people at one time. Scriblink

61 61 130 Durango 2000 Making 21 st Century Classrooms Successful Mooresville Graded School District - NC Durango School District 9-R Durango CO Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

62 62 130 Durango 9-R Model 12 Tech Proficiencies for ALL teachers 12 Tech Proficiencies for ALL Administrators Provided 3 years to demonstrate proficiencies ALL K-12 principals REQUIRED to attend PD for administrators

63 63 130 Tied to staff evaluation ETIL Assessment becomes part of Teacher Evaluation

64 64 130 Professional Development: 21st Century Models Face-to-face presentations Well-trained leaders are key to the success Center on academic goals Principals celebrate completing a "Laptops for Leaders" course Professional development for Superintendent

65 65 130 A.A. Program Developed Administrator Academy 2 times a month Professional development provided to all administrative leaders and principals Each administrator is tested on ETIL Competencies

66 66 130 Tasks Sheet for ET/IL Teacher Competencies Developed Areas 1.Software applications and management 2.Word Processing and spreadsheets 3.File management 4.E-mail 5.Troubleshooting 6.Multimedia-Digital Media 7.Data driven reporting 8.Web Literacy 9.Communication-Oral-Written-Presentation 10.Problem Solving 11.Critical Thinking 12.Global Collaboration Connections

67 67 130 Problem based learning and higher level questioning developed Understand “Essential Questions” Answer must be based on data gathered Develop a plan of action Make a decision Reflection

68 68 130 Peer Coaching Program Developed 15 coacher/trainers provided professional development in all areas Assigned to school based on population of students and teacher staff Logs recorded on every teacher

69 69 130 Staff development..is it working ? Integrate “Proof of Concept” into ALL Staff Development Develop proficiencies certification Provide a “TEST OUT” Option

70 70 130 ET/IL - Success 98 % of teachers are proficient or advanced in ET/IL 99 % of teachers have developed and taught ETIL lessons All K-10 teachers have accessed their students and faculty on their ability to use technology skills in the classroom Teachers have successfully integrated IVC into their curricula

71 71 130 ET/IL - Success ETIL Lessons placed on web to share with all staff ETIL Web projects placed on web to share with all staff ETIL Student assessments placed on Web ETIL course offerings placed on the Web Goals, descriptions, projects and statistics placed on Web to share

72 72 130 ET/IL - Success On-line courses developed for state wide ET/IL curriculum Over 180 teachers in the State of Colorado take the classes SchoolDude instituted to make sure the technology works and is serviced within 24 hours I.T technicians assigned to each school

73 73 130 Quote at staff meeting from the principal There is a BIG difference..between can’t and won’t…….when you tell me you can’t, I will help you... BUT,when you say you won’t…..

74 74 130 Question How do we prepare our students to become not only readers and writers, but editors and collaborators as well?

75 75 130 Tinkering School Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvHViFc0ekw

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77 77 130 Tinkering School

78 78 130 Tell me what you heard Gever Tulley say Kids can be trusted No tests No set curriculum Real tools Immersed Offer them time Figure things out Fooling around Making things Real plans Building Hands on Completed projects Celebrate failures Analyze Problems become puzzles New approach

79 79 130 Kids can be trusted No tests No set curriculum Real tools Immersed Offer them time Figure things out Fooling around Making things Real plans Building Hands on Completed projects Celebrate failures Analyze Problems become puzzles New approach

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81 81 130 Very interesting….!!!!!

82 82 130 Five things students say they want from education ‘Why do I need to know this?’ 5. Interactive technology 4. Teacher mentors 3. Innovation 2. Choice 1. Real-world application and relevancy http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/07/28/five- things-students-say-they-want-from-education/

83 83 130 Unlike in the corporate world, where businesses spend tens of millions researching what their consumers really want, when it comes to how we structure and organize our kids' education, we generally don't make the slightest attempt to listen to, or even care, what students think about how they are taught. Marc Prensky

84 84 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Sense-making (Critical Thinking - significance of what is being expressed ) Social intelligence Adaptability and Adaptive Thinking Computational thinking Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

85 85 130 BOOKS Critical Thinking Critical Thinking (The Daily Spark) 180 Easy-to-Use Lessons and Class Activities! [Paperback] SparkNotes Editors (Author)

86 86 130 BOOKS - Creativity - Critical Thinking - Innovation Sample from the book: Which of the following animals does not belong in this list ? WHY? Polar bear, Penguin, Beluga, Moose, Walrus, Reindeer

87 87 130 Answers…. Moose - for hair and desert Polar bear – 2 words Beluga – only one word-in the water No e in Walrus All can be found in the Artic- EXCEPT Penguins. Penguins can only be found in the Southern Hemisphere

88 88 130 Critical Thinking Exercise Fact – Fiction or Opinion #27-221

89 89 130 Determine if each statement sounds like a fact or an opinion My mom is the best mom on earth. My dad is taller than your dad. My telephone number is difficult to memorize. The deepest part of the ocean is 35,813 feet deep Dogs make better pets than turtles. 85% of all cases of lung cancer in the U.S. are caused by smoking. If you flatten and stretch out a Slinky toy it will be 87 feet long. Slinky toys are fun. One out of every hundred American citizens is color blind. Two out of ten American citizens are boring.

90 90 130 Mooresville Graded School District - NC Durango School District 9-R- Durango CO Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

91 91 130 Principal: Chris Lehmann Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US Apple Distinguished School Dell's #Inspire100 Lindback Award for Excellence White House as a Champion of Change Champion of Change "30 Most Influential People in EdTech" Outstanding Young Educator Award. National School Board Association-Chris one of "20 to Watch"

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93 93 130 Mission and Vision "How do we learn?“ "What can we create?“ "What does it mean to lead?"

94 94 130 Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia http://www.scienceleadership.org/ http://www.scienceleadership.org/ The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and “ The Franklin Institute ”. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project- based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.

95 95 130 Curriculum Focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship, are emphasized in all classes.

96 96 130 Project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection

97 97 130 to ease that transition and allow our students and faculty to begin forging bonds together as a learning community – before the “hard work” of the classroom begins. Summer Institute Seeing Ourselves/Seeing the City An Expedition into 9th Grade Summer Institute Dates and Times: August 28th – August 30th

98 98 130 9th Grade-- Grade-Level Theme - Identity Advisory Wednesdays @ The Franklin Institute English 9 African-American History 1st Year Integrated Biology/Chemistry Rotation of Technology / Art / Drama / Engineering electives

99 99 130 How are you going to use your life to positively impact other people? Diana Laufenberg-SLA Teacher T=46

100 100 130 Integrated Biology/Chemistry

101 101 130 10th Grade -- Grade-Level Theme - Systems Advisory Individualized Learning Plan English 10 World History 2nd Year Integrated Biology/Chemistry Health Choice of Electives such as Digital Video, Art, Drama, Ceramics, Debate, Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Music

102 102 130 African-American History

103 103 130 11th Grade -- Grade-Level Theme - Change Advisory Individualized Learning Plan English 11 American History Physics Physical Education Choice of Electives such as Digital Video, Art, Drama, Ceramics, Debate, Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Music

104 104 130 Science Electives (examples - Anatomy and Physiology, Science and Society, Urban Ecology)

105 105 130 12th Grade - Grade-Level Theme - Creation Advisory Senior Capstone English Electives (examples - Shakespeare, Storytelling, Sexuality and Society, Reel Reading) History Electives ( examples - Globalism, Political Economy, American Government, Political Science) Science Electives ( examples - Anatomy and Physiology, Science and Society, Urban Ecology) Choice of Electives include: Senior Art, Senior Engineering, Senior Digital Video and other.

106 106 130 Questions to Bill Gates from Students at Science Leadership www.thegatesnotes.com Questions to Bill Gates from Students at Science Leadership www.thegatesnotes.com

107 107 130 Download SLA's standard rubric:

108 108 130 Social intelligence – What??? ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.

109 109 130 http://giftedthinkers.com/social_intelligence.htm Why should we teach something that students will learn through life experience? Shouldn't this be taught at home rather than school? Is teaching SI wasting time for children who already have high social intelligence? Why is empathy important? How does someone feel who has low social intellligence?

110 110 130 http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/raise-great- kids/socially-intelligent-child/preschoolers http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/raise-great- kids/socially-intelligent-child/preschoolers Social Intelligence for PreSchoolers Sensitize your child to other people's experience. Introduce the problem-solving concept of "We can find a solution that works for everyone." Supervise playdates as closely as required, but as loosely as possible. Keep enforcing the “no-hitting- no-matter-what” rule. Be aware that preschoolers are exploring how power works. Bossiness is often a challenge with preschoolers

111 111 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Sense-making Social intelligence Adaptability and Adaptive Thinking Computational thinking Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Cross-cultural competency Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Technology Operations and Concepts Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Communication (oral-written-presentation) Research/Information Fluency-gathering, evaluation & synthesis Critical/analytical thinking Collaboration & Teamwork Know more about the world-(Global citizens) Creativity and Innovation

112 112 130 Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. — Mary Lou Cook

113 113 130 Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students from Grade School to Grad School http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/01/09/s ix-word-memoirs-students/http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/01/09/s ix-word-memoirs-students/ by Maria PopovaMaria Popova “The constraint fuels rather than limits our creativity.”

114 114 130 As an autobiographical challenge, the six-word limitation forces us to pinpoint who we are and what matters most — at least in the moment. The constraint fuels rather than limits our creativity.

115 115 130 Charlotte 'Charley' Berkenbile, 8, is in third grade at Florence Elementary School in Keller, Texas.

116 116 130 Sonia Rose Menken, 10, attends Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair, N.J., where she is in fifth grade.

117 117 130 Shawn Budlong, 13, is in seventh grade at the Thurgood Marshall School in Rockford, Ill.

118 118 130 6 words examples Woke up old surprised now what We met. We loved. He left. I still believe in Santa Claus. Still don't know what I'm doing. Successful outside, empty inside. Why bother? I should have never said goodbye

119 119 130 6 words examples I made people forget time. "Keep on going, it gets better." I had nothing better to do. Long days, short nights: working Mom. Embrace the day...smile at someone Saying goodbye is hard to do.

120 120 130 Mooresville Graded School District Durango School District 9-R Science Leadership Academy Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

121 121 130 “This notion of having a degree that is really a career-tech degree scares me" Texas, Education Commissioner Michael Williams said at a recent gathering of business leaders.

122 122 130 7,200 Enrollment 80% Free & Reduced Lunch 60% Hispanic 28% African American

123 123 130 Manor New Tech Built on the New Technology Foundation model of project- based learning, is strikingly different from what is found in traditional secondary education classroom settings. Modeled after Sacramento New Tech High School which was modeled from the first New Technology High School, Napa.Sacramento New Tech High SchoolNapa

124 124 130 Prepare students to excel in an information- based and technologically- advanced society.

125 125 130 We are committed to leading educational reform and our instructional program encourages students to learn through collaboration with peers, businesses, and the community.

126 126 130 What is MANOR NEW TECH HIGH?

127 127 130 Debunking five myths about PBL ( created by Manor students) Misconceptions 1. PBL is the same as "making something", "hands-on learning" or "doing activity ". 2. PBL isn't standard-based. It focuses on "soft skills" like critical thinking and collaboration, but doesn't teach enough content knowledge and academic skills. 3. PBL takes too much time. 4. PBL is only for older students...or fluent English speakers...or those who don't have learning disabilities.

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129 129 130 Students develop problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and the resiliency they need to succeed in a rapidly-changing and competitive world. Our curriculum brings together the strength of modern technology, community partnerships, problem solving, interdisciplinary instruction, and global perspectives in a student-centered, collaborative, project- based community.

130 130 Think Forward Institute designed to train educators in best practices for Project Based Learning(PBL), Leadership, and 21st Century Skill Applications.

131 131 130 HOW ABOUT RESULTS?

132 132 130 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- gu0RR5N_Rw&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=activehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- gu0RR5N_Rw&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active Principal Steve Zipkes makes a cameoSteve Zipkes

133 133 130 Questions for you…. How do you engage the “Digital Learner” Allow students to provide input on how they learn? Ask students what could change to make their school a better school? Why they can play a video game and be engaged for hours- and appear to be bored in school

134 134 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Sense-making Social intelligence Adaptability and Adaptive Thinking (Adapts and adjust to changes) Computational thinking Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

135 135 130 The Habitude of Adaptability: Embrace Change Angela Maiers “In a global economy, workers need to be increasingly adaptable, versatile, and tolerant of uncertainty in order to operate effectively and efficiently in these changing and varied environments.”

136 136 130 Adaptability: Education's Answer to Tomorrow's Challenges... Responding to a Volatile World: Teaching Adaptability and...Teaching Adaptability and... The Teacher Adaptability Quotient ScaleThe Teacher Adaptability Quotient Scale Teaching Children How to AdaptTeaching Children How to Adapt

137 137 130 Adaptability and Flexibility - Involves: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/adaptability.htm http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/adaptability.htm Be willing to take risks Adapting successfully to changing situations & environments Keeping calm in the face of difficulties Planning ahead- have alternative options in case things go wrong Thinking quickly to respond to sudden changes in circumstances Persisting in the face of unexpected difficulties Anticipating & responding positively to changing environments Taking on new challenges at short notice. Dealing with changing priorities/workloads

138 138 130 When You Sit Down To a Scott Adams' Adventure... Anything Can Happen! Accumulate points, crack a mystery two-word commands, some common sense and a little ingenuity. Anything can happen when you play a Scott Adams Adventure... and it usually does!

139 139 130 Mystery Fun HouseMystery Fun House (1981)

140 140 130 Games – Amanita Design http://amanita-design.net/games.html

141 141 130 Samorost 2 Point and Click Game http://amanita-design.net/samorost-2/ http://amanita-design.net/samorost-2/

142 142 130 Mooresville Graded School District - NC Durango School District 9-R- Durango CO Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

143 143 130 Edward Drapp, Superintendent (860) 567-7400 Regional School District No. 6

144 144 130 RSD6 Educational Technology

145 145 130 Professional Development in RSD6 RESOURCES –Assessment and RubricsAssessment and Rubrics –EdmodoEdmodo –Google AppsGoogle Apps –IPad/IPod ResourcesIPad/IPod Resources –VideoconferencingVideoconferencing –Web ToolsWeb Tools Resources by Subject –Language ArtsLanguage Arts –Math ResourcesMath Resources –Science ResourcesScience Resources –Social Studies ResourcesSocial Studies Resources –Wellness and PEWellness and PE –World LanguageWorld Language RSD6 Technology Showcase BlogRSD6 Technology Showcase Blog The Edtech Challenge Twitter Resources Understanding 21st Century LearningUnderstanding 21st Century Learning –Digital Citizenship / Internet SafetyDigital Citizenship / Internet Safety –EDU SpecialistsEDU Specialists

146 146 130 RESOURCESRESOURCES‎ > ‎ Videoconferencing Skype Resources Skype and Author Network Skyping: Assigned Roles Content Providers Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration Skype Resources Skype and Author Network Skyping: Assigned Roles Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) Collaborations Around the Planet Collaborations Around the Planet (CAPspace) Videoconference Program DatabaseVideoconference Program Database

147 147 130 AG EDUCATION: IT’S MORE THAN LEARNING WHERE CHOCOLATE MILK COMES FROM

148 148 130 It provides the opportunity for people to understand agriculture is not just farming; it’s a sustainable way of life.

149 149 130 The agriculture industry needs talented, driven and passionate youth willing to make a commitment to agriculture

150 150 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Sense-making Social intelligence Adaptability and Adaptive Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Computational thinking Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

151 151 130 “We Don’t Need Smart Boards, We Need Smart People” (Jerry Brodkey) http://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/we-dont-need- smart-boards-we-need-smart-people-jerry-brodkey /http://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/we-dont-need- smart-boards-we-need-smart-people-jerry-brodkey /

152 152 130 Book Exercises: "BRAIN STORMING " (sample from the book ) By Marty Fligor - Published by Creative Publishing

153 153 130 Practice 26: Give uses for a piece of toast Practice 37: Give uses for a windshield wiper Practice – THINK DIFFERENT :

154 154 130 Choose Your Own Adventure series. Interactive, multiple-choice multiple-ending series Popular series for children Published, with more than 255 million copies sold in 38 languages

155 155 130 Choose Your Own Adventure

156 156 130 Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670294/write-choose-your-own-adventure-books-through-this- clever-html5-apphttp://www.fastcodesign.com/1670294/write-choose-your-own-adventure-books-through-this- clever-html5-app Who hasn’t, at least for a moment, thought a Choose Your Own Adventurebook would be fun to write? It’s like making a game out of words. Branching narratives are a surprisingly natural approach to make books interactive.

157 157 130 Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670294/write-choose-your-own-adventure-books- through-this-clever-html5-apphttp://www.fastcodesign.com/1670294/write-choose-your-own-adventure-books- through-this-clever-html5-app But they’re a logistical nightmare. Multiple storylines? Converging plots? How could you keep even a simple story straight? inkle appears to have figured it outinkle

158 158 130 Internal compositional software available to the public free as an HTML5 web app called inklewriterinklewriter When you’ve reached a decision point, you just click “add option” and enter the appropriate text. Try it here http://writer.inkl estudios.com/

159 159 130 Where is the best model in the US ? Mooresville Graded School District - NC Durango School District 9-R- Durango CO Science Leadership Academy – Philadelphia Manor New Tech High- Manor TX Regional School District No. 6 - Litchfield CT Blue Valley Schools – Overland Park KS

160 160 130 Blue Valley ( C.A.P.S.) Center for Advanced Professional Studies Overland Park, Kansas

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162 162 130 http://www.bvcaps.org/s/1403/start.aspx Center for Advanced Professional Studies

163 163 130 Students learn professional skills Succeed in today's fast-paced world Before entering college or other post- secondary educational opportunities CAPS is about students solving real problems, with real tools (used by real professionals), being mentored by real employers, leading to real contribution.

164 164 130 CAPS - Strands, Pathways & Courses Bioscience Strand Business, Technology & Media Strand Engineering Strand Human Services Strand

165 165 130 Bioscience Strand CAPS Bioscience Research Environmental Science and Animal Health Molecular Medicine and Bioengineering

166 166 130 Engineering Strand Aerospace Engineering CAPS Innovate Civil Engineering and Architecture Computer Integrated Manufacturing Design Process for Engineers Digital Electronics

167 167 130 Business -Technology & Media Strand Filmmaking Global Business iMedia Interactive Design Technology Solutions

168 168 130 Human Services Strand Foundations of Medicine Law Sports Medicine Teacher Education

169 169 130 Learning is student driven Students learn the professional skills necessary to succeed in today's fast-paced world, all before entering college or other post-secondary educational opportunities.

170 170 130 Junior and senior level students explore their interests in a profession-based learning approach.

171 171 130 Teachers facilitate the learning process through problem-based projects comprised of authentic and relevant work assignments.

172 172 130 What are the early results? Increased student enrollment – –250 students in 2009 –1,000 students in 2012 Increased business partners and mentors— 240 business partners, 360 active mentors

173 173 130 What are the early results? Increased student completed projects for real business clients—Over 170 projects Key business partners investing financial resources— Garmin, Bayer, Cerner, Black & Veatch, Sprint, Cisco, IBM, American Century, H & R Block, Freedom Bank, DLR Group, Apple, Kauffman Foundation, Microsoft, General Electric, Edison Foundation and Project Lead the Way

174 174 130 What are the early results? 82 paid college-level internships, beating out college students 17 provisional patents and patents in progress 5 student-led businesses, filed for LLC

175 175 130 Recipient of the prestigious 2011 Edison Gold Award for most innovative product of the year Blue Valley CAPS received a Gold Edison Award in the Living, Working and Learning

176 176 130 2012 MILESTONES Download PDF Download PDF CAPS grew from 16 – 27 courses. BUSINESS PARTNERS 254 MENTORS 362 STUDENT ENROLLMENT 658

177 177 130 CAPS Administration and Contact Information Donna Deeds Executive Director............. (913) 239-4231 Dr. Tom Trigg Superintendent of Schools.... (913) 239-4000 Dr. Sue Dole, Deputy Superintendent of Education Services (913) 239-4000

178 178 130 All together now…….. Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Sense-making Social intelligence Adaptability and Adaptive Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making Self Direction Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind Computational thinking Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

179 179 130 The Staged Self-Directed Learning Model Gerald Grow

180 180 130 http://makezine.com/ Teaching Learners to be Self-Directed

181 181 130 Skills for success – CORE SKILLS - employers seek. 1. Communication (oral-written-presentation) 2. Critical/analytical thinking 3. Self Direction & Problem-solving 4. Think outside the box- (Creativity and innovation) 5. Collaboration & Teamwork 6. Information gathering, evaluation & synthesis 7. “Adaptability” 8. Ambition, self-awareness & an inquiring mind 9. Know more about the world-(Global citizens)

182 182 130 Knock to the noggin A man wanted to enter and exclusive club but did not know the required passsword. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, “TWELVE”. The member replied,”SIX”. And was in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, “SIX”. The member replied, ”THREE” and was let in. The man thought he heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said. “TEN” and the man replied, “FIVE”. He was NOT let in..what should he have said?

183 183 130 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/job-interview- questions_n_802658.html#s217038&title=Goldman_Sachs_ Ridiculously Hard Job Interview Questions From Top Employers Like Google, Goldman Sachs

184 184 130 An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents. How much is a ______? Pear or Pair ANSWER: Due to the fact that this question is read to you, you could answer: A 'pair' of apples would cost 40 cents, a pair of oranges would be 80 cents, and pair of grapefruit would cost $1.20.

185 185 130 How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

186 186 130 Answer: 22 times. From WikiAnswers: From WikiAnswers AM 12:00 1:05 2:11 3:16 4:22 5:27 6:33 7:38 8:44 9:49 10:55 PM 12:00 1:05 2:11 3:16 4:22 5:27 6:33 7:38 8:44 9:49 10:55

187 187 130 I have 2 final questions …..

188 188 130 What needs to change about our curriculum when our students have the ability to reach audiences far beyond our classroom walls? How do we inspire and engage the Digital Learner?

189 189 130 I need my teachers to learn !!!

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191 191 130 10 Districts That Think Different Educational Leaders and Schools That Are Changing Education "If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else!"


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