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21 st Century Learning and Skills Disruptive Innovation Jim Warford
Albert Einstein on Genius Everybody is a genius in some way. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a Tree, it will spend its life thinking it is stupid.
Florida Accountability System Began grading all schools A–F in 1999 Grade based solely on FCAT scores Vouchers available to any student in F school Rapid expansion of Charter and Choice Schools
Marion County 48 schools 34% minority 58% Free and Reduced Lunch 11 - Low-Performing Schools 3 - F schools 8 - D schools Only 1 - A school Business Community up in arms!
Developed the Continuous Improvement Model And implemented Rigor and Relevance Training
Marion CIM Results Went from three F, eight D and only one A school in 1999 to twenty A, sixteen B and no F schools by 2003 Moved Marion from a low-performing district to an A district and above state average for first time in its history Helped close the achievement gap between student demographic groups
Reduced African-American students failing FCAT from 50% to 30% Reduced Hispanic students failing FCAT from 38% to 29% Cut the dropout rate almost in half… from 5.7% to 2.8%
Results Documented in: Educators in Action: Strategic Improvement Efforts Published by American Productivity and Quality Center 2007
In 2003, I was Appointed Floridas First Chancellor of K12 Public Schools
And given responsibility For over 300 of Floridas Lowest Performing Schools
Between the Continuous Improvement Model was implemented in over 300 of Floridas lowest-performing D and F Schools Through the Assistance Plus Program
In two years over 80% Moved off the low-performing list.
Lessons Learned The story of Americas public schools is NOT a story of failure! We educate more students today to a higher standard than ever before in our history! But the world is changing even faster than we are. Todays students are wired differently!
Source: USA Today Is This How Teachers Feel?
Disrupting Class: How Technology Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen
Sustaining Innovation and Disruptive Innovation
Disruptive Innovations Follow a Pattern… Heres a Polaroid Picture!
Disruptive Innovations Apple Computer Quartz Watches Sony Transistor Radio Xerox Copier Google
Disrupting Class 0r… How Technology Will Change the Way the World Learns
Computers can play an Important part in helping our Schools improve, but it matters Far more how they are used… How were they first used?
Higher Test Scores
,000 Students Taking Courses On-Line
, ,000,000 Students Taking Courses On-Line
, ,000, ,200,000 Students Taking Courses On-Line
Virtual School Enrollment Has Doubled in the Past 3 Years.
Virtual Schooling is driving the same sorts of transforming changes in education as Apples iTunes has been producing in the way people listen to music. Bill Tucker, Education Sector Institute
Florida Virtual School Enrollment 1997….. 1, ….. 83,000
Apex Learning- Paul Allen (Microsoft Co-Founder) AP Course Offerings 2003….. 8, ….. 30,200 Growth Rate = 50%
What Do Virtual School Students Say They Like Best About It?
What Do Virtual School Students Say They Like Best About It? Individual Attention One-on-One Instruction
Some Good News: They Want to Come to Your School….
Some Good News: They Want to Come to Your School…. But They Want It To Be Very Different!
How we educate our children in the future will be more important than how much we educate them.How we educate our children in the future will be more important than how much we educate them. - Thomas Friedman World is Flat 2006 Lessons Learned
Source: USA Today Todays Students Are wired DIFFERENT!
Does This Remind You of Someone At Your School?
How Do Todays Students Feel About Your School?
Student Survey Percentages Survey Statement TotalMaleFemale I enjoy being at school Teachers make school an exciting place to learn Teachers have fun at school Learning can be fun
Student Survey Percentages Survey Statement TotalMaleFemale At school I am encouraged to be creative My classes help me understand what is happening in my everyday life I learn new things that are interesting to me at school
Student Survey Percentages Survey Statement TotalMaleFemale Teachers care about me as an individual Teachers care if I am absent from school
Survey Tools International Center for Leadership in Education We Learn Student Survey We Teach Instructional Staff Survey We Lead Leadership Survey
Teachers are Feeling the Pressure!
Higher Test Scores Wont Save Public Schools…
Higher Test Scores Wont Save Public Schools… But Engaging Technology Can
We Need A New Vision
Vision and Focus Can take you from Excuses to Results We make too many Excuses…
Whos To Blame? The college professor said: Such rawness in a student is a shame, lack of preparation in high school is to blame.
Whos To Blame? Said the high school teacher: Good heavens! That boys a fool. The fault of course is with the middle school.
Whos To Blame? The middle school teacher said: From such stupidity may I be spared. They sent him in so unprepared.
Whos To Blame? The primary teacher huffed: Kindergarten blockheads all. They call that preparation – why, its worse than none at all.
Whos To Blame? The kindergarten teacher said: Such lack of training never did I see. What kind of woman must that mother be.
Whos To Blame? The mother said: Poor helpless child. Hes not to blame. His fathers people were all the same.
Whos To Blame? Said the father at the end of the line: I doubt the rascals even mine. Anonymous
If Public Schools Are to Survive… We must close the Engagement Gap
Application Model 1. Knowledge in one discipline 2. Application within discipline 3. Application across disciplines 4. Application to real-world predictable situations 5. Application to real-world unpredictable situations
Is it Application? If NO If NO If YES - Is it real world? If NO and one discipline If NO and one discipline If NO and interdisciplinary If NO and interdisciplinary If YES - Is it unpredictable? If NO If NO If YES If YES Application Model Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Levels CDCDABABCDCDABAB Blooms Application
RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE A B D C TeacherWork Teacher/Student Roles StudentThinkStudent Think & Work StudentWork High Low
Brain Research is providing new support…
Kuzmich, 2008 What is learning? How can we use this knowledge to improve student learning? 67 How the Brain Learns
Levels CDCDABABCDCDABAB Blooms Application
Blooms Application C D A B 20 th Century 21 th Century
18th Annual Model Schools Conference Monday, June 14 – Thursday, June 17, 2010 Orlando
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