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1 What is a School? In Groups of 3s & 4s, give your best definition of a School.

2 What is Student Progress?

3 What Do Employers Want? Surveypage 79 Page 34 --Thornburg

4 What is it You Want Your Students To Be Able To Do?

5 How Does Technology Assist Student Progress?

6 How Does Technology Change the Role of the Teacher in the Classroom?

7 Technology Changes the How, What, Why, and When of Teaching & Learning

8 Technology Enables More Effective Classroom Resources

9 History of a School = History of Industry One Room School House – Cottage Industry (raise the sheep, sheer the sheep, comb the wool, color the wool, wind the wool, weave the wool) Henry Ford- Assembly line, schedules, expert rivet setter. Only sets rivets in the rear corner section– workers specialize in only one aspect of the product Time on task predetermined, then move on to next task

10 History of a School = History of Industry Schools with schedules, bells, graduation date, desks in rows, everyone on same page at same time. This was an impressive Industrial Revolution until cars became so complex that in the 60 & 70s the Lemon Law was born. Some cars came off the line without quality – US industry suffered. Who went to Japan to change the face of their industry. Once made in Japan meant cheap and would break in about 3 minutes.

11 History of a School = History of Industry Richard Deming went to Japan to give them a new concept about Quality Management, sitebase management (where the worker on the assembly line could pull the plug and stop the line… Multiple & Formative Assessments, not just summative assessments like graduation Accountability, Sitebase Management, Improvement Plans and

12 History of a School = History of Industry No Facilities, satellite pagers, cell phones, laptops, Fed Ex accounts, business vans, online schedule management, one central warehouse in North Carolina…distributes all hardware and manages all support Evening business social dinners with supervisor & fellow engineers to discuss policy changes and support issues. Will we meet in the future only for football games?

13 History of a School = History of Industry How many student successfully graduated 12 th grade in the 1-Room School House? How many successful in Henry Fords Classroom? About 30% of our students will succeed no matter what. 70% need you to manage, monitor, mentor, model, and motivate. How many will be successful in a virtual school?

14 History of a School = History of Industry We hear Globalization of Standard, McDonalds in Moscowsame as McDonald in New York city. Texas Schools begin to accept national standards, SAT & ACT scores more important that class ranking Recommended High School Program & Distinguished Academic Program seek to guide students with global standards.

15 Texas TEKS Reflect National Standard TAKS test is a text-based test, just like SAT & ACT 3 Levels of Questioning –Literal –Analogous –Implied All TEKS have 4 strands running through them

16 Texas TEKS Reflect National Standard Communication Strand –Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Questioning, Reporting, Body Language (Open / Closed Body), Video Presence Research Strand Higher-Order Thinking Technology Strand Six Life-Skill Strands that will eventually end up in the TEKS.

17 How Do We Know if Students Are Progressing? 5 Levels of Mastery –Basic Skills –Supplemental Skills –Integration –Competency –Innovation

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