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21C PLC

A presentation on the formation and necessity of a plc dedicated to changing the way we view teaching and learning.
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Sean Wybrant

on 19 June 2016

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Transcript of 21C PLC

The
digital
divide? Could we do anything differently? Drugs? It started with a Drugs? Child labor? Current economics? Globalization? Massive Migration? Sustainable living? Environmental issues? Global citizenship? Homelessness? Poverty? The digital divide? What are we doing to support our kids in regards to Collaboration? Creativity? Digital citizenship? Critical thinking? Research skills? And the answers
are pretty darn cool!... So if what we are doing is good, what's the issue? Are we giving kids everything they need to effectively address... Well...we have to figure out... What do we do well? Are there different ways of doing those things? Are there completely different things that we should be doing? And finally - which of those options will be the best
at providing our students with the skills they will
need in the world that they are going to be living in... A world where
you can... wake up to the news from... check the international responses to your before breakfast post a to the web before leaving for work interact with people in before lunch participate in a webinar on before the close of business listen to... in the car on
the way home and Tweet the highlights to your around the world before sitting down for dinner. That is assuming...of course...that you have to
GO
in to work at all. What we have been doing is good... but is good enough for our students in a global environment - the likes of which has never been seen before? Think about your classroom...and really ponder for a moment...

are you preparing your students for interacting on THIS scale? Solutions to these problems are
needed...and we have the charge
of educating the people who
will solve them.

That is a pretty big job.

So where do we start? C PLC http://edublogs.org/ http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/21st-century-learning-skills-webinar http://www.audible.com/ http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=19104 http://itunes.stanford.edu/ http://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://www.akeelahandthebee.com/ on your Have you thought about how to have your students interact with students in Africa? Or European students? Or maybe have them collaborate
with Chinese students learning
English? Maybe they could learn a little Spanish from native speakers... Or learn about life down under...or about the
Great Barrier Reef with Australians... Or maybe even learn a little about
penguins from scientists in Antarctica... :-) You see...our students are
living in a world that is broader
than it used to be...

The world is at their fingertips... Literally. Our students
see the world
differently but knowing...and
changing are two
different things...
and like Karl Fisch
pointed out... And the thing is...we know that.... http://www.reefed.edu.au/ http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_antarctica/teacher_resources/information/faqs/science.php http://classchats.com/ http://www.mandarintools.com/worddict.html http://www.epals.com/ Just think about the fact that in the last 120 years
people travelled by... To get across the country... Then came the... And now we can fly... But the some of the
most astounding changes
are smaller... ...into space... and...we got our kicks on Think about the pace of
change...and the new world that
our students have access to... Now try to imagine the
changes that are coming... Even experts aren't
able to predict what is
going to be possible... So we have to make sure that we
are teaching our students how to be
flexible...with and without technology. So what started with a question... led to the formation of a group
who wants to find some answers to
the of how to prepare our
students for the world they are
about to inherit.... Think about your classroom...and really ponder for a moment...

Are you preparing her For a world that
operates like this ? and beyond... to the moon... The material was created for NASA by Space Telescope Science Institute and for ESA by the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre under Contract NAS5-26555. [1] or [2]. We need to do some of the same things we've been doing. We need to some of those things ifferently. And we need to do some v ery different hings. We are going to leave you with a question to think about as you go through the trainings today... Is what you are doing enough to prepare your students for this? If the answer is yes...

What kind of help can
you bring for those who
might not be here quite yet and
what kind of training do you want
to help you get to the next level? Remember that technology won't inspire her to learn... Being a great teacher will. If the answer is no...

What skills do you have
that are invaluable in the
classroom and what kind of
training do you want to help
you get to the next level? Technology is a piece of the puzzle... Communication? (France) (Australia) (Russia) (Turkey) (China) http://www.justmeans.com/Doing-Things-Differently-or-Doing-Different-Things/6056.html http://www.seas.upenn.edu/about-seas/eniac/operation.php http://news.cnet.com/ENIAC-hits-50/2100-1023_3-204736.html l 2 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marcprensky.com%2Fwriting%2FPrensky%2520-%2520Digital%2520Natives%2C%2520Digital%2520Immigrants%2520-%2520Part1.pdf&ei=iMRkTIGkIML68AaLsIHKCA&usg=AFQjCNEUHeiX8ghPYUPXKPWbM4xzAljIpg http://www.p21.org/ http://www.iste.org/content/navigationmenu/NETS/forstudents/2007standards/nets_for_students_2007.htm Or any of the other 20+ pressing issues facing the world? http://www.tigweb.org/ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/business/media/12bookstore.html?_r=1 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/technology/personaltech/12basics.html Think back 5 years ago...
Did you
think you
would be
able to
carry this: and more books
in your pocket on one
of these? http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reader-3G-Wifi-Graphite/dp/B002FQJT3Q/ref=amb_link_353608462_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=03Q56NRMSZ6MBJ8C8FTM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1270963322&pf_rd_i=133141011 If you had one of these,
you could carry... And remember when Minority Report
came out in 2002 and we saw this
for the first time? http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/ Remember:

The enemy of
great is good. OR... 3,398 Chris Lehman, a progressive principal in
Philidelphia, asked this question at ISTE 2010:

What if we stopped telling kids that high school
was preparation the real world and instead convinced them that high school the real world? for IS We do a lot of good things
with a great staff... but are we willing to be exceptional? We need to be...because good isn't enough for... And they are going to be living in a
world where... So when we hear that we are
preparing students for a world
yet to be imagined...it isn't just a
tagline... It is a call to action. Are you ready to change the
world? 3 Standard Definition Movies
40 Hours of Music
250 Poster Sized Images
3,500 Books
AND
Every National Geographic Magazine Ever Produced ...plus you could check your email and play a few games while reading the headlines and getting GPS directions from the coffee shop you are in to the nearest Wifi access point... All photos were borrowed from various artists at http://www.sxc.hu unless they were from school files or are otherwise acknowledged. Some of the ideas presented here were originally presented by Dr. Thornburg, Karl Fisch, and Chris Leheman. Each of these presenters is exceptional and
I would encourage you to view presentations that they have put together as well. Acknowledgements: The music in the original
presentation was provided by
hisboyelroy and is titled Ana. Thank you for watching.
Please provide any feedback
or sources that you think would
make the presentation better. http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/blizzard-2010-shelves-federal-government-wheres-the-telework/4178/ http://ccmixter.org/people/hisboyelroy http://news.cnet.com/ENIAC-fetes-50-year-birthday/2100-1001_3-205180.html Question mark graphic by hisks: http://www.sxc.hu/profile/hisks C Discussion Boards Blogging Readers Twitter Facebook Diigo YouTube Concept Mapping WallWisher Capzles Podbean Hypertexts Shared Calenders Prezi Evernote Chat Rooms LiveStreaming Skype BrainShark Discussion Boards Blogging Readers Twitter Facebook Diigo YouTube Concept Mapping WallWisher Capzles Podbean Hypertexts Citation Machines Shared Calenders Prezi Evernote Chat Rooms LiveStreaming Skype BrainShark Screencast C h Citation Machines O i e Imagine for a minute... that school was about more
than standardized tests... that school was about
more than preparing
students for the workplace... that students learned a whole new way to think about information... and that
students
saw rele-
vance in
the tools
and concepts
they were
expected to
learn while
in their
schools and
classrooms Imagine a school where tools
of the 21st century were engaged
intentionally as part of a comprehensive
plan to instruct students and not taught in
isolation, pockets, or a hit and miss fashion...
I tried to do that in my classes this year. I tried to integrate the tools
at my disposal to make a powerful
learning platform that students could
use. So...why the boring beginning
to the presentation then? I brought in tools
for communication,
collaboration, creativity, media/visual/written literacy, and critical thinking... But everyone who
uses technology in the classroom does this, right? I'm not sure. Because when people
ask what I've done or been doing,
they seem surprised... So that's why I'm here.
To outline for you a way
to think about technology
as part of a comprehensive plan... First...we have to define our objectives...and for me that means defining what my students should be able to do in the digital age... Students should be able to use digital tools and concepts
to creatively communicate thoughtful solutions to issues based on informed decision making processes both individually and collaboratively. This is what we do to
our students much of the
time. We water down what
we give them.... r We give them splashes of excitement
that are disconnected from each other
and the world they live in... Choose
to be
different Well... Se for me it started with a "What got us to where we are today will not get them to where they need to be tomorrow." - Williams Daggett The problem, in my opinion, is that we are living in a culture of fear. And our fears prevent us from addressing the issues that need to be faced. Fear and Work
to
Risk and Play Bringing staff on with
21st century learning
requires a mindshift... Moving Staff into the 21st Century So who am I and
why are you listening to me? http://geekymama.blogspot.com/2009/01/ultimate-definition.html In 6th grade I tried to start my own superhero club so that I could save the world So, then I grew up
kind of...well...not really... The issue about how to
move staff towards 21st Century
teaching and learning is complex... Eventually, I got
married to a beautiful woman...
and had 3 beautiful
daughters and my perspective
on...everything...changed... So I am going to walk you through
some of things I have done, steps I've
taken, and explain how I do things...as a teacher
in the classroom. See...you had
to know a little
about me...and
where I come from
before you can
understand where I'm
going... I decided to go to
school to learn about
technology integration I spent a lot of time
reflecting on what
21st century education
was and should be The changes are slight...
so slight that some people
miss them...but to miss the
subtle shifts that are happening... is to fail our students. So it starts with a vision...
and visions start
with questions... So I use tools...but I select them
based on their ability to be part
of a comprehensive plan: Discussion Boards Interactive calendars Dropboxes Document Sharing Concept Mapping Blogs Reader Twitter Citation Maker Advanced Searching WhoIs lookups Wikis Social Bookmarking Podcasts Screencasts Online Forms/Surveys Visual Tools So this is what that looks like
for my classroom: I decided that I was...
and that the best way to
do so was with a clear vision
and with the best tools we know
how to use... Satellite Imagery Chats http://mrwybrant.blogspot.com/2011/04/links-for-my-presentation.html
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