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Education in a Digital World
Tammy Westergardon 18 February 2014
Transcript of Education in a Digital World
Preparing Students for their Future
This is helping to individualize student learning and differentiate instruction.
5th graders at Mark Twain Elementary School Teacher Tearra Bobula
Digital Learning Day at the Nevada State Legislature
Feb. 6, 2013
This is the gateway to enhance college and career readiness for every student.
one to one technology
1 : 1
Carson City is transforming
teaching and learning
It's promoting anytime, anywhere access to collaborative and connected learning environments.
Mark Twain Elementary School Tearra Bobula's 5th grade
Learners are engaged, enabled and empowered.
ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
NETS - National Educational Technology Standards
NETS - S students
NETS - T teachers
NETS - A administrators
Empower Carson City 2017
Goal 5 Exceptional administrators, teachers and staff
Focus on Literacy
Partners in change} Carson City School Superintendent,
Richard Stokes, offers keynote remarks at the Carson City Library's
opening of a new digital space.
The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, using a wide variety of digital tools and media.
Digital literacy skills:
ICT literacy (Information and Communication Technology)
Carson City librarians lead engaging programs at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada to help stem summer learning loss and keep kids smart during the summer. Supervisor Karen Abowd attended the showcase event, and was a good sport with the zombie app.
Learning WITH technology is more important than learning ABOUT technology.
video and audio tools - like cameras and microphones
Learning and Innovation Skills
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Communication and Collaboration
Career and Life Skills
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
Page by page} From the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada,
a young patron gets in a short read between activities, summer 2013.
Nevada Technology Plan - 2012
Digital -Age Education in Nevada A plan for 1 : 1 computing in Nevada Schools
Race to the Top District Grant
School Board of Trustees and District Administration
Nevada Commission on Educational Technology
Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Technology increases student interest and engagement with subjects
inspires students to take extra time on assignments to master subjects
yes, EXTRA, time.
George Lucas} At the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada this summer, Carson City Library activities kept kids engaged.
From Malcolm Gladwell's 2008
best seller "Outliers" his research suggests it takes at least 10,000 hours to master cognitively demanding activities.
The Community Toolbox
The Carson City Library
BETWEEN SCHOOL, HOME, AFTER SCHOOL AND DURING THE SUMMER ARE
ESSENTIAL TO A YOUNG PERSON'S ABILITY TO KEEP UP.
ON AND OFF THE CLOCK
LIKE THE REST OF US, STUDENTS WORK
TO GET IT RIGHT
Common sense. Common passion.
Carson City public librarians create meaningful, quality
out-of-school-time learning links.
in mid September
ANCHOR MAN} CONDUCTING AN INTERVIEW DURING A SUMMER PROJECT AT THE LIBRARY, A YOUNG PATRON IS IMPRESSED WITH THE LOCAL TEEN'S INTERVIEW AND TECH SKILLS.
Gifted and Talented) GATE coordinator, Carol Harris,works late with the library's audio engineer mentor, David Allen of Solstice Recording, to learn about the enrichment opportunities youth will have to make and record music in the library.
New tools} Using the library to get the
hours in to learn and practice.
Real World} C-SPAN journalist while in Carson City this summer offered a journalism 101 clinic that resulted in 4 teams developing original 3 - 5 minute news stories.
What does a community in FULL partnership look like?
The non-profit engine leading Nevadans to competitive careers in industry
Backed by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute
Works closely with Nevada's K-12, higher education, workforce development, and economic development systems to align education and training programs with the needs of industry
Carson City high school graduates must be college AND career ready:
strong work ethic
FULL partnership means that industry MUST engage.
2013 Nevada Manufacturing Day
T&D Machines, Inc
Click Bond, Inc.
The Micromanipulator Company
Vitamin Research Products
Vineburg Machining, Inc.
More than 1,200 students, parents, teachers and transitioning workers across Northern Nevada received valuable career pathway information
More than 700 came directly from the Carson City School District
hands on demonstrations and classroom presentations
"65% of today's elementary aged students may end up doing work that has not been invented yet."
A Community in FULL partnership
Empower Carson City 2017
Goal 4 of 5 - CURRICULUM THAT MATTERS
Strategy 4.1.2 - provide every student
access to current one-to-one mobile technology and access to the Internet as an authentic educational tool.
Commitment and Financial Support
Nicole Fagundes, left, CHS honors history teacher and
Sena Loyd, MLS, Carson City Library Director
Brief snippets from three of CHS honors class assignment, "World Fair Documentary" at
the start of the school year - approximately 120 students were responsible for the assignment.
one of the projects from
Simply stated ...
Encourage learners to leverage technology they use in their daily lives to solve real world problems and develop marketable skills.
and the third (!)