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21st Century Learning Roundtable 2012
Transcript of 21st Century Learning Roundtable 2012
How We Prepare the BCD Student
for Tomorrow’s Opportunities We are continually reminded that the world is rapidly changing and that schools must adapt CURRICULA and PEDAGOGY to prepare our students for these changes.
But what does that mean? The future calls us to prepare students who are imaginative, creative, and entrepreneurial— and who have the capacity for high touch abilities such as compassion, personal rapport, social interaction, caring and helping others. The BCD MS program has been carefully designed to cultivate these qualities in our students. The future calls us to prepare students who are imaginative, creative, and entrepreneurial— and who have the capacity for high touch abilities such as compassion, personal rapport, social interaction, caring and helping others. The BCD MS program has been carefully designed to cultivate these qualities in our students. CAPSTONE (Entrepreneurial, Task Persistence)
EXPLORATORY (Find Your Passion)
SMALL CLASSES, ADVISORY (High-Touch Capabilities)
STEM (Creativity, Imagination, Problem-Solving) Vision for 21st Century Learning
At Boulder Country Day, our goal is to graduate technologically literate 21st century leaders who capably balance their human creativity with the efficiency and precision of current technologies.
Current research shows the following 21st century skills are critical for success in today’s ever-changing, increasingly borderless world: creativity, critical thinking, communication, character, collaboration, and cross-cultural competency. These “6 C’s” are a foundational classroom component at BCD, consistently woven into all academic areas.
We do not define 21st century skills solely as the ability to use technology, but rather recognize that the use and understanding of technology is one component supporting student growth in the acquisition of these critical skills. Our curriculum drives the use of tools, not the other way around.
Regular, appropriate use of technology enhances our rich and rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, providing a multitude of opportunities for our students to acquire, analyze, organize, evaluate, utilize and present information in a 21st century world. The school continually invests in its technology infrastructure and computer resources to ensure our students have anytime, anywhere access to the world enabling authentic, engaging experiences both in the classroom and beyond. The BCD program already incorporates innovative 21st century curriculum and pedagogy.
With changes whirling all around us, pedagogy in the majority of American school has remained remarkably stagnant.
At BCD, we believe it is essential to provide the very best tools for our students to be able to explore their passions and develop 21st-century skills in an organic, authentic, high-powered learning environment.
1:1 is simply about the tool, not the content or curriculum. Why 1:1?
Bestselling author Daniel Pink sums it up well:
“When museum curators of the future assemble an exhibit on American schooling in the twentieth century,” Pink writes, “they’ll have many artifacts to choose from—chunky textbooks, dusty blackboards, one-piece injection-molded desks with wraparound writing surfaces. But one item deserves special consideration. I recommend that in the center of the exhibition, enclosed in a sparkling glass case, the curators display a well-sharpened No. 2 pencil.” He adds, “If the global supply chain ever confronted a shortage of No. 2 pencils, the American education system might collapse.” 3 Ways 1:1 Helps Us Maximize 21st Century Learning
1) Relevant information is always available
As adults, when something catches our interest or we want to know more, the first thing we do is “Google it.” This is authentic, passion-based learning in its most organic form. When internet access is limited in availability or prohibited, learning suffers and passions are stifled. 2) Delivery of content is streamlined and tedious managerial tasks are minimized
We believe the ways in which we have prepared to use the 1:1 environment to maximize learning is what truly makes BCD’s program a standout. DyKnow, the learning management software we will use, is the cornerstone of this transformation. 3) Digital power allows for stronger and more varied student-teacher communication as well as enhanced student collaboration.
Again, DyKnow is the cornerstone of this transformation. DyKnow is an Efficient Learning System
Efficient Learning System = Increased Learning Time
(If the system works, it DISAPPEARS)
Many different online content management programs (wikis, Quia, Edline, Quizlet etc.) Pre 1:1 1:1 Student Device
DyKnow Let's compare student life before and after 1:1 ... Getting Lesson Content Exchanging Information Class Discussion Letting the Teacher Know How You Are Doing Turning in Homework Reviewing Material & Studying Acting on a teachable moment 3 Ways 1:1 Helps Us Maximize 21st Century Learning
1) Relevant information is always available
2) Delivery of content is streamlined and tedious managerial tasks are minimized
3) Digital power allows for stronger and more varied student-teacher communication as well as enhanced student collaboration. The Device! We are looking at the new Windows 8 Tablet Computers
Price will be about $900- $1000
This price will include the tablet, keyboard, stylus and extended warranty What does it mean to be SUCCESSFUL today ? So, What is DyKnow?