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1 Transforming Teaching and Learning in a Flat World October 14, 2008 Innovative Learning Conference Jennifer Womble, NBCT

2 Session Objectives: Over Flat World topics Over Flat World topics Synthesize Flat findings with current research on the brain, learning, pedagogy and the Innovate America Report. Synthesize Flat findings with current research on the brain, learning, pedagogy and the Innovate America Report. Investigate the Classroom Implications of the Flat world Investigate the Classroom Implications of the Flat world Prioritize the teacher actions in the Flat world Prioritize the teacher actions in the Flat world Explore classroom activities that utilize Flat classroom traits Explore classroom activities that utilize Flat classroom traits Discuss possible outcomes of Flat classrooms Discuss possible outcomes of Flat classrooms

3 Create a Character Our first task today is to determine who is in our workshop and share introductions of names and roles in education. VISIT one of these websites and create a character that represents you! VISIT one of these websites and create a character that represents you! Southpark Southpark Simpsons Simpsons M& Ms M& Ms

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5 Forces at work Globalization Globalization Shifts in Job Market-Comparative Advantage Shifts in Job Market-Comparative Advantage Influx of Technology Influx of Technology Culture Culture Teachertube.com Teachertube.com

6 5 Skill Sets toward learning in Flat World by Thomas Friedman 2007 FILL in the DIAGRAM in the Flat Folder on your desktop titled Skill Sets: Learn how to Learn Learn how to Learn Navigation Navigation CQ + PQ > IQ CQ + PQ > IQ Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Right Brain Right Brain SECRET SAUCE

7 Synthesize with current research Brain and Learning Research GlasserPinkSousa World Class Schools Research DaggettMcRel Best Practices Marzano

8 Innovate America Report 2004 Council on Competiveness Read excerpt from Pages Read excerpt from Pages Where can I find this report? Where can I find this report? What does it say? What does it say? Use SEARCHME.COM to find the Executive Summary of this report and read the contents Be ready to explain the TONE of the article Use SEARCHME.COM to find the Executive Summary of this report and read the contents Be ready to explain the TONE of the article

9 How does this look when we combine current educational research in the Flat World? GRAPHIC GRAPHIC

10 Read these 3 quotes-what is the relationship between them? Innovation has always been deep in Americas soul…if we stop innovating, we stop being American. --Innovate America Report 2004 Innovation has always been deep in Americas soul…if we stop innovating, we stop being American. --Innovate America Report 2004 Standard of living is related to the average value add of your workforce and that is related to average educational level of your workforce. If you downgrade the average educational level of youre your workforce, relative to your competition, your standard of living will decline. --Craig Barrett, Intel Chairman Standard of living is related to the average value add of your workforce and that is related to average educational level of your workforce. If you downgrade the average educational level of youre your workforce, relative to your competition, your standard of living will decline. --Craig Barrett, Intel Chairman Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. –Bill Gates Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. –Bill Gates

11 Find 10 pictures/images on the internet to represent these concepts and save them in your folder Technology Literacy Technology Literacy Read Read Write Write Problem solving Problem solving Creativity Creativity Cross Curricular Cross Curricular Technology Product Technology Product Collaboration Collaboration Autonomy Autonomy Rigor Rigor

12 Open the document titled: Traits of a Flat World Teacher Prioritize the traits #1-15 on the world document Prioritize the traits #1-15 on the world document Discuss Discuss

13 Lesson Resources UBD UBD Ga wiki space Ga wiki space ePals ePals

14 Examples of Flat World Lessons Wiki spaces Wiki spaces Research Photostory Research Photostory Video Production (Mabry online) Video Production (Mabry online) Building the Ultimate Brain Building the Ultimate Brain Child Development Projects Child Development Projects

15 OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYING FLAT WORLD TRAITS Increased innovation Increased innovation Deepen global knowledge base Deepen global knowledge base Increased productivity Increased productivity Changed social norms reguarding education Changed social norms reguarding education

16 GOAL Best schools on the planet. Best schools on the planet.

17 HOW TO SHARE: PLCs and SLCs Small Learning Communities SLCs--Kids in common, Research best solutions as team Knowing Students and Using what we know! Knowing Students and Using what we know! Several models for establishing SLCs Several models for establishing SLCsREQUIRES: High level of TRUST in teachers High level of TRUST in teachers Professionalism Professionalism Treats teachers as EXPERTS Treats teachers as EXPERTS Includes: Information (Data), Vision, Relationships, Creativity, Experiments, Collecting Evidence, Sharing Includes: Information (Data), Vision, Relationships, Creativity, Experiments, Collecting Evidence, Sharing

18 Putting it all together Changing Global Economy SCANS SKILLS Flattened global economy through information technology Developing Creative Thinkers Right Brain Skills Design, Story, Empathy, Play, Meaning Explosion of Research Brain Science TOOLS Rapid pace of Technology Innovation Access to data/information NETS/Web st century Students Millennials Digital Natives Net Generation LESSON PLANS Content standards

19 Learning is a Social Event High Expectations High Expectations TEAMS can change the culture of a School TEAMS can change the culture of a School Teaching is a TEAM Sport Teaching is a TEAM Sport Collegial Conversations about student work are essential Collegial Conversations about student work are essential We teach kids, not content We teach kids, not content Motivation by student engagement: increase the WOWs to increase the AYP! Motivation by student engagement: increase the WOWs to increase the AYP! What is the ONE thing that has adults making sustained change? What is the ONE thing that has adults making sustained change? PEER COACHING & MENTORING


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