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Where do we stand?
• National dropout rate remains over 30%
• Nearly one third of first year teachers leave the profession.
• 78% of students report doing the “bare minimum” when it comes to school.
• Only 21% of students report that learning is interesting
• 30%-50% of content and instructional practice needs to be changed. • Bruce Joyce - ASCD
• 56% of technology leaders report that getting teachers to integrate technology in to their classroom practice remains their greatest challenge.
Changing World AMONG the vicissitudes incident to life no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the 14 th day of the present month. On the one hand, I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, from a retreat which I had chosen with the fondest predilection, and, in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years—a retreat which was rendered every day more necessary as well as more dear to me by the addition of habit to inclination, and of frequent interruptions in my health to the gradual waste committed on it by time. -George Washington’s First Inaugural My fellow citizens, today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal. This ceremony is held in the depth of winter, but by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring. -William Jefferson Clinton First Inaugural
Changing World • r u smart bcoz i need some 1 smart
Changing World • New “Web Smart” Literacy
Changing World • Students in control • Be a Hero
Changing World • They are in Control even if it’s not flashy • Line Rider • Video
Changing Students • • • • Andy Warhol, Liberace, Jackie Gleason, and Lee Marvin have always been dead. They don't remember when "cut and paste" involved scissors. Wayne Gretzky never played for Edmonton. Boston has been working on "The Big Dig" all their lives. Pay-Per-View television has always been an option. They never had the fun of being thrown into the back of a station wagon with six others. Voice mail has always been available. "Whatever" is not part of a question but an expression of sullen rebuke. For daily caffeine emergencies, Starbucks has always been around the corner. Bill Gates has always been worth at least a billion dollars. Aretha Franklin has always been in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Snowboarding has always been a popular winter pastime. The Hubble Telescope has always been focused on new frontiers. They never saw Pat Sajak or Arsenio Hall host a late night television show. Digital cameras have always existed. They never saw a Howard Johnson's with 28 ice cream flavors.
Changing Students • They are the largest cohort in American history “Echo Boomers” • 80 million born since 1981 • 10 million immigrants • 30% larger than the Baby Boomers
Changing Students • 49% are interested in a career in technology
Changing Students • Most cite technology as the biggest advantage of being part of the Millennials group
Changing Students • They spend more time on the computer and playing computer games than watching TV
Changing Students • 57% are media creators and contributors rather than media consumers
Changing Students • 25, 000+ use social networks like My. Space and Facebook
Broadband to the Home
Changing Tools • $100 Laptop
Google for Educators
Web 2. 0
New Focus on Digital Content • Structured “Content Planning”
New Approaches to PD • Using our most abundant resource. . Students • Generation Yes.
New Approach to Leadership • Attributes of an effective leader?
Planning for change
Refocus our priorities • Our decision filter: • Kids • Learning • Technology
Planning • Planning is a chance to step back and take stock of where you are and what is possible in the future.
Planning • Consensual “reality” can get in the way. Before an idea can come to fruition people in the system often kill it.
Planning • It’s all about “beliefs” and “beliefs” are opinions.
Planning • If something is worth doing, then do it. • “Yes!” first, “How” later
Planning • The plan serves as a map to get us where we want to go.
Planning • Planning is a tool to educate, garner support, and inspire change. • It’s an opportunity to tell create a new narrative about education and technology.
Planning • Great leaders help us achieve what we thought was impossible. • MLK didn’t say, “I have a strategic plan!” He had a dream. • He also knew it was not an easy road. He didn’t have all the “How’s”
Planning • Some say, “I’ll believe it when I see it. ”
Planning • But the truth is, “You will see it when you believe it. ”
Don Mesibov • A final word from Don Mesibov