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Beyond 21st Century Learning: The Essentials

TIES 2012

Ryan McCallum

on 18 January 2013

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Transcript of Beyond 21st Century Learning: The Essentials

Cheating? Shift. Curiosity & Questions Ryan McCallum @cleanapple ryanmccallum.com Here's what we're teaching kids to do (with various levels of success):
Fit in
Follow instructions
Use #2 pencils
Take good notes
Show up every day
Cram for tests and don't miss deadlines
Have good handwriting
Buy the things the other kids are buying
Don't ask questions
Don't challenge authority
Do the minimum amount required so you'll have time to work on another subject
Get into college
Have a good resume
Don't fail
Don't say anything that might embarrass you
Be passably good at sports, or perhaps extremely good at being a quarterback
Participate in a large number of extracurricular activities
Be a generalist
Try not to have the other kids talk about you
Once you learn a topic, move on 1. Solve Interesting Problems.
2. Lead. It's not about the test scores. It's about who you want your students to be. "The skill of being able to generate a wide range of questions and strategies about how to use them effectively is rarely, if ever, deliberately taught." We have to. We get to. vs As a teacher, you create your own little universe where you control the rules. "The ability to ask the right questions is the single most important skill."
-Clay Parker, CEO of BOC Edwards Chemical Management Division

"I've found the best way to understand people is to ask the right questions."
-Christi Pedra, CEO of Siemens Hearing Instruments Social Media/Online-Community Manager
Telework Manager
Sustainability Manager
Elder-Care Services Coordinator
Educational Consultant
Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Medical Coder
Online Advertising Manager
Talent Management Coordinator
User Experience Manger Here's what kids should do: http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/onthejob/archive/10-jobs-that-didnt-exist-10-years-ago.html 10 Jobs that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago
• Ask as many questions as you can.
• Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.
• Write down every question exactly as it is stated.
• Change any statement into a question. Produce Your Questions • Categorize the questions as closed or open-ended.
• Name the advantages and disadvantages of each type of question.
• Change questions from one type to another. Improve Your Questions • Choose your three most important questions.
• Why did you choose these three as the most important? Prioritize Your Questions • How are you going to use your questions? Answer Your Questions Companies brought new machines in, but not new people. Technological progress—in particular, improvements in computer hardware, software, and networks—has been so rapid and so surprising that many present-day organizations, institutions, policies, and mindsets are not keeping up It's no longer about what we do.

It's about why we do it. (And the answer isn't with technology.
It's in how we use it.) Complex Communications

Expert Decision Making Two skills that will be in demand the longest: Learn to do. A lot of graphics
Exciting Analyze documents
Find Meaning
Solve Problems Do to learn. When kids learn on their own: How often is my classroom like this? Literacies From Push To Pull DON'T. TELL. ANYONE. Simply ask your questions from your mobile phone as if you were talking to a smart friend. “Dude. It’s going to be so hard for teachers to make homework effective.”


“You’re telling them?”

“Don’t tell Urdahl about this.”
Valencia What is 35% of teens with cell phones
admitted to using them
for cheating at least once. 19% don't think
it's cheating
to access the
web during
tests. More at http://bit.ly/fW7f4g learning is 21st Century Work Teachers are designers. experiences connections interactions Power = Attention × Depth × Efficiency P = A×D×E Attention Time spent paying attention Total learning time Depth Intensity of cognitive
processing required Source: bloom's taxonomy and the digital world Time spent thinking about curriculum Total learning time Efficiency "Cognitive Overhead" Why am I here? Watch. Sit. Listen. Remember. to create new connections that can't happen anywhere else. I'm "Technology is basically neutral. It’s kind of like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house, or whether a torturer uses it to crush somebody’s skull.”
-Noam Chomsky Source: Dr. Bill Daggett Creators have always had more power than consumers.
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