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January 3, 2012
Part A. Our new landscapes
A1. Our new information landscape
A2. Our new learning landscape
- How many of these…?
- Every year learning will be more… [SLIDES]
A3. Our new economic landscape
- Global economy [SLIDES]
A4. Deeper thinking
- Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Chart
- Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Guide
- Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised)
- Iowa State University Bloom’s new taxonomy handout
- Bloom’s quicksheets (see also Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)
- Bloom’s taxonomy of measurable verbs
- Thinkfinity Bloom’s verbs
- Do students need to learn lower-level factual and procedural knowledge before they can do higher-order thinking?
- What’s in your head?
Part B. Technology
B1. This is how we dream
- Iowa Core
- Social Studies
- Cognitive Complexity / Depth of Knowledge
- Universal Constructs
- Technology Literacy
- Characteristics of Effective Instruction
- Common Core State Standards – English Language Arts
- Common Core State Standards – Math
Part C. Moving Forward
C1. Simple but big ideas
- 3 axes of school reform
- Personalization v. differentiation v. individualization
- The four negotiables
C3. Other resources / Wrap-up
Part D. Other Resources
- What can we do to increase the cognitive complexity of students’ day-to-day work so that they are more often doing deeper thinking and learning work?
- What can we do to better incorporate digital technologies into students’ deeper thinking and learning work in ways that are authentic, relevant, meaningful, and powerful?
- What can we do to give students more agency and ownership of what they learn, when they learn, how they learn, and how they show what they’ve learned?
- What can we do to better recognize and assess when students’ deeper thinking and learning work is (or isn’t) occurring?
- What can we do to build the internal capacity of both individual educators and school systems to be better learners and faster change agents?
- As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we bring educators, board members, parents, communities, policymakers, and higher education along with us?
- As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we ensure that traditionally-underserved student and family populations aren’t further disadvantaged?
- As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, what individual and societal mindsets – and local, state, and federal policy supports and/or barriers – need reconsideration?
D2. Technology integration resources
- The REAL pedagogical problem
- George Siemens / David Warlick quotes
- Technology and learning spectrum
- TPACK (see also handout)
- Technology integration matrix
- Learning activity types: wiki and mind map
- Web 2.0 that works
- Teacher needs in anticipation of the instructional use of technology
- Technology, coaching, and community
- Educational technology bill of rights for students
D3. Problem- / Inquiry- / Challenge-based learning resources
- New Tech Network (videos; solar oven)
- High Tech High (videos; projects)
- Big Picture Learning (podcasts and videos; student testimony and personalization)
- EdVisions (videos; traditional v. self-directed students)
- Envision Schools (PBL in action and success story)
- Expeditionary Learning (stories)
- Canadian Coalition of Self-Directed Learning (e.g., Thomas Haney)
- New York Performance Assessment Consortium
- Independent Curriculum Group
- Band of Educators
- Berkeley Carroll School (Brooklyn, NY)
- Science Leadership Academy (Philadelphia, PA) core values
- Discovery and Unlimited (Christchurch, New Zealand)
- The Nueva School
- Whitfield Career Academy (example projects)
- Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
- Edutopia Schools That Work
- Scholastic Cool Schools
- Center for Authentic Intellectual Work
- Buck Institute for Education (videos; student testimony and teacher restructuring; technology and PBL)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (example report)
- CASTLE’s crowdsourced list of exemplary 21st century schools