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AISAP Summer Institute 2011 - 21st Century Schools

What is the future of our schools?
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Marc Levinson

on 11 July 2011

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questions ● How do we recruit the top 10% of college graduates to teaching? Is there a way to pay $80,000 per year, for an 80 hour per week, all year round job?


● How can teaching be restructured to better meet the needs of students ? Do you think productivity in K-12 education can be changed by technology? High Tech High produces college-ready graduates for about $7,000 per year. What does it cost at your school?

● How would on-line learning fit in your school’s mission?


● Why can’t we unbundle tuition? Sell classes, services and activities separately, and free ourselves from the 8 to 3 school day, and the September to June school year?

● evernote - cloud based
rss
twitter tweetdeck
linked in
blogs: tumblr blogger wordpress
Youtube
Ning who to follow on twitter:
ian jukes
alan november
clayton christensen
dan pink
michael horn
sal kahn skype
vimeo
oovoo
youtube
voki
google voice digital diet: try something new each month (12 per year) Keep the ones that work, learn from the ones that don't

Start Fedex or 10% time 21st century skills
tony wagner
critical thinking and problem solving
Collaboration across networks - leading by influence
Agility and adaptability
initiative & entrepreneurialism
Effective Oral and Written communication
Access and analyzing information
curiosity and imagination Knowing>>>> Doing
Teacher Centered>>>> Student centered
The individual>>> The team
Consumption of info>>>> Construction of meaning
Schools>>>> Networks
single sourcing.... crowd sourcing www.teachpaperless.com, December 15, 2009 by Shelley Blake-Plock AISAP Summer Institute 2011
21st Century Schools or, how to change the conversation from talking about how tuition is too high,
to talking about how to use disruptive innovation to create financial sustainability old school : new school - trends & thinkers
tools
questions What will School look like? (MacArthur foundation ) 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 1. Desks
The 21st century does not fit neatly into rows. Neither should your students. Allow the network-based concepts of flow, collaboration, and dynamism help you rearrange your room for authentic 21st century learning.

2. Language Labs
Foreign language acquisition is only a smartphone away. Get rid of those clunky desktops and monitors and do something fun with that room.






3. Computers
Ok, so this is a trick answer. More precisely this one should read: 'Our concept of what a computer is'. Because computing is going mobile and over the next decade we're going to see the full fury of individualized computing via handhelds come to the fore. Can't wait.

4. Homework
The 21st century is a 24/7 environment. And the next decade is going to see the traditional temporal boundaries between home and school disappear. And despite whatever Secretary Duncan might say, we don't need kids to 'go to school' more; we need them to 'learn' more. And this will be done 24/7 and on the move (see #3).

5. The Role of Standardized Tests in College Admissions
The AP Exam is on its last legs. The SAT isn't far behind. Over the next ten years, we will see Digital Portfolios replace test scores as the #1 factor in college admissions.

6. Differentiated Instruction as the Sign of a Distinguished Teacher
The 21st century is customizable. In ten years, the teacher who hasn't yet figured out how to use tech to personalize learning will be the teacher out of a job. Differentiation won't make you 'distinguished'; it'll just be a natural part of your work.





7. Fear of Wikipedia
Wikipedia is the greatest democratizing force in the world right now. If you are afraid of letting your students peruse it, it's time you get over yourself.

8. Paperbacks
Books were nice. In ten years' time, all reading will be via digital means. And yes, I know, you like the 'feel' of paper. Well, in ten years' time you'll hardly tell the difference as 'paper' itself becomes digitized.





9. Attendance Offices
Bio scans. 'Nuff said.

10. Lockers.
A coat-check, maybe.

11. IT Departments
Ok, so this is another trick answer. More subtly put: IT Departments as we currently know them. Cloud computing and a decade's worth of increased wifi and satellite access will make some of the traditional roles of IT -- software, security, and connectivity -- a thing of the past. What will IT professionals do with all their free time? Innovate. Look to tech departments to instigate real change in the function of schools over the next twenty years.

12. Centralized Institutions
School buildings are going to become 'homebases' of learning, not the institutions where all learning happens. Buildings will get smaller and greener, student and teacher schedules will change to allow less people on campus at any one time, and more teachers and students will be going out into their communities to engage in experiential learning.

13. Organization of Educational Services by Grade
Education over the next ten years will become more individualized, leaving the bulk of grade-based learning in the past. Students will form peer groups by interest and these interest groups will petition for specialized learning. The structure of K-12 will be fundamentally altered.

14. Education School Classes that Fail to Integrate Social Technology
This is actually one that could occur over the next five years. Education Schools have to realize that if they are to remain relevant, they are going to have to demand that 21st century tech integration be modelled by the very professors who are supposed to be preparing our teachers.

15. Paid/Outsourced Professional Development
No one knows your school as well as you. With the power of a PLN in their backpockets, teachers will rise up to replace peripatetic professional development gurus as the source of schoolwide prof dev programs. This is already happening.

16. Current Curricular Norms
There is no reason why every student needs to take however many credits in the same course of study as every other student. The root of curricular change will be the shift in middle schools to a role as foundational content providers and high schools as places for specialized learning.

17. Parent-Teacher Conference Night
Ongoing parent-teacher relations in virtual reality will make parent-teacher conference nights seem quaint. Over the next ten years, parents and teachers will become closer than ever as a result of virtual communication opportunities. And parents will drive schools to become ever more tech integrated.



18. Typical Cafeteria Food
Nutrition information + handhelds + cost comparison = the end of $3.00 bowls of microwaved mac and cheese. At least, I so hope so.

19. Outsourced Graphic Design and Webmastering
You need a website/brochure/promo/etc.? Well, for goodness sake just let your kids do it. By the end of the decade -- in the best of schools -- they will be.








20. High School Algebra I
Within the decade, it will either become the norm to teach this course in middle school or we'll have finally woken up to the fact that there's no reason to give algebra weight over statistics and IT in high school for non-math majors (and they will have all taken it in middle school anyway).

21. Paper
In ten years' time, schools will decrease their paper consumption by no less than 90%. And the printing industry and the copier industry and the paper industry itself will either adjust or perish. right brain v. left brain what motivates us? Mastery, Autonomy, Purpose

be careful with $ rewards Schools and Productivity:
We have Baumol's cost disease.

the inability to increase productivity from the resources we have dictates that tuition will continue to increase if we continue to increase salaries.

What is Baumol's cost disease?
(from wikipedia, but I learned about it from an article that was written by Jim Buckheit)
"It involves a rise of salaries in jobs that have experienced no increase of labor productivity in response to rising salaries in other jobs which did experience such labor productivity growth. This goes against the theory in classical economics that wages are always closely tied to labor productivity changes.

The rise of wages in jobs without productivity gains is caused by the necessity to compete for employees with jobs that did experience gains and hence can naturally pay higher salaries, just as classical economics predicts.

The original study was conducted for the performing arts sector. Baumol and Bowen pointed out that the same number of musicians are needed to play a Beethoven string quartet today as were needed in the 19th century; that is, the productivity of Classical music performance has not increased. On the other hand, wages of musicians (as well as in all other professions) have increased greatly since the 19th century when not adjusted for inflation." disruptive innovation in Schools is being driven by technology What is Disruptive Innovation?

An innovation that transforms a sector characterized by products that are complicated, expensive, inaccessible, and centralized into
a sector characterized by simple, affordable, accessible, convenient and often customizable.

Examples: personal computers, transistor radios, mp3 players (ipods), Southwest Airline, Turbo Tax By 2019, 50% of all high school courses on-line K-12 Blended / Hybrid Learning / More than 3 million K-12 students in 2009 "Blended learning is any time a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and at least part through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace. Student control is what distinguishes online learning from other forms of tech-rich learning, such as when a teacher uses a smart board." Michael Horn describes
6 models of blended learning:
Face to Face,
Rotation,
Flex,
On-line Lab,
Self-Blend,
Online Driver

Teachers & students have different roles in each Google docs / Google Connect
MS OneNote / Twitter The 2011 Horizon Report
produced by New Media Consortium, ISTE, CoSN

Current Key Drivers:

1. The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as eucators.

2. As IT support becomes more and more decentralized, the technologies we use are increasingly based, not on school servers, but in the cloud.

3. Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate and succeed.

4. People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they are.

5. The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing. CoSN Digital Horizons - widespread adoption Near term horizon: within the next 12 months
Cloud computing
Mobiles - smart phones, ipads, etc.

2 to 3 years:
Game based learning
Open Content

4 to 5 Years
Learning analytics (like Google analytics)
Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) Blended or Online Learning Examples:
Online School for Girls
Oaks Christian Online School
Stanford EPGY High School
Orange Lutheran HS
Khan Academy Dan Pink Tony Wagner, Cont'd.
New ways of organizing the work of teachers
working together - in and out of classrooms
lots of job satisfaction, but no tenure
teacher training http://www.nais.org/files/html/NAIS_COA_Schools.html http://www.khanacademy.org/ http://www.cosn.org/Default.aspx?TabId=6375 http://smallablearning.com/scenarios/browse
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