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Identify the essential characteristics of successful schools and the most rapidly improving schools Best Practices/Research to assist schools Organize our learning into useful tools
THINK of a number from 1 to 10 MULTIPLY that number by 9 If the number is a 2-digit number, ADD the digits together Now SUBTRACT 5
DETERMINE which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with (example: 1=a, 2=b, 3=c,etc.) THINK of a country that starts with that letter REMEMBER the last letter of the name of that country
THINK of the name of an animal that starts with that letter REMEMBER the last letter in the name of that animal THINK of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter
Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange?
Not an expert Im a learner and I change my opinion based on what I learn.
The primary aim of education is not to enable students to do well in school, but to help them do well in the lives they lead outside of school.
Weve created false proxies for learning… Finishing a course or textbook has come to mean achievement Listening to lecture has come to mean understanding Getting a high score on a standardized test has come to mean proficiency
Learning should have its roots in.. Meaning, not just memory Engagement, not simply transmission Inquiry, not only compliance Exploration, not just acquisition Personalization, not simply uniformity Collaboration, not only competition Trust, not fear
Basic Knowledge/Skills English Language (spoken) Reading Comprehension (in English) Writing in English (grammar, spelling, etc.) Mathematics Science Government/Economics Humanities/Arts Foreign Languages History/Geography Are They Really Ready To Work? Applied Skills Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral Communication Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Diversity Information Technology Application Leadership Creativity/Innovation Lifelong Learning/Self Direction Professionalism/Work Ethic Ethics/Social Responsibility
This is the story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about public education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the Global Economy because they cant think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad, or speak a language other than English. Time Magazine Dec. 18, 2006
What got us to where we are today in education, will not get us to where we need to be!
The Internet has created the greatest generation gap since the advent of rock and roll.
This Generation… Teenagers surveyed… Use MySpace and Face Book use texting instead of e-mail (parents) nearly 60% would rather use e-mail than a telephone are likely to have 6 applications running at once on their PC
This Generation… The killer application for todays students isnt You Tube, Face Book, My Space, Google, Moodle, Pod-casting or some Wiki-site For digital teens, the one and only killer app is… speed Consider this …
This Generation… –The fastest growing segment of computer-users today in the U.S. is 5 to 7 year olds
Three reasons for this… Abundance Asia Automation
#1 Abundance Malls, Target, PetsMart, Best Buy, Homes, Cars Self Storage Trash …. USA spends more on trash bags than 90 countries spend on everything
Abundance has produced an ironic result… Lessened the significance of things because you can get it anywhere. (no longer enough to create a product thats reasonably priced and functional) Products must be more R – Directed beautiful, unique, meaningful, aesthetic imperative
Abundance Elevates R – Directed Thinking Electric lighting was rare a century ago… Today it is commonplace and abundant. Yet…. Candles who needs them anymore? $2.4 billion business a year
#2 ASIA Knowledge workers new competition.. India, Philippines, China Programmers 70k – 80k are paid what a Taco Bell worker makes Chip designers 7k in USA …..1K in India Aerospace Engineers USA 6K… $650 in Russia Accountant USA 5K… $300 in Philippines
United States Population Shift Source: Population Division, United Nations USA
Chinas Population Shift Source: Population Division, United Nations China
Population Shift Source: Population Division, United Nations USA China
Savings Rate 1. India -- 25% 2. Japan -- 28% 3. Korea -- 30% 4. China -- 50% 5. United States -- (-4%)
2007 – World Economic Leaders 1. United States 2. Japan 3. England 4. Germany Source: Goldman Sacks
2040 – World Economic Leaders 1. China 2. India 3. United States 4. Mexico 5. Russia 6. Brazil 7. Germany 8. England Source: Goldman Sacks
#3 Automation Last century machines proved they could replace human backs This century new technologies are proving they can replace human left brains Any job that depends on routines is at risk. Automation is changing even doctors work. Outsource.com
Left hemisphere is sequential, logical and analytical. The Left powered the Information Age. Still necessary, but no longer sufficient. Right hemisphere is non linear, intuitive and holistic. The Right qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness and meaning will power the Conceptual Age.
A new age valuing…. High Concept: the capacity to detect patterns / opportunities to create, to be artistic / emotional beauty and to combine seemingly unrelated ideas into something new. High Touch: involves the ability to empathize with others, understand the subtleties of human interaction to find joy and elicit it in others
High Concept / High Touch GMs top leader… I see us being in the art business. MBAs becoming the blue collar workers for the conceptual age. Graphic designers have increased ten fold in the last decade. Since 1970, 30% more people are earning a living as writers. More Americans today work in art, entertainment and design than as lawyers, accountants and auditors.
The future belongs to a very different kind of mind.. Creators and empathizers Pattern recognizers Meaning makers And more……….
Three Question Exercise 1.What will the world be like 20 years from now? 2.What skills will your child need to be successful in that world? 3.What would learning look like if it was designed around your answers?
International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc. Rigor/Relevance Framework
Rigor and Relevance is NOT a new add –on !! Rigor and Relevance is a Philosophy of Teaching !!
1 Knowledge of one discipline 2 Application within discipline 3 Application across disciplines 4 Application to real-world predictable situations 5 Application to real-world unpredictable situations
Acquisition of knowledge Application of knowledge Action Continuum Relevance of learning to life and work