Ruth Ann DapkusProfessor: Dennis JablonskiED 534 Summer 2014Reflections on: Why School? How Education must change when learning and information are everywhere by: Will Richardson
http://funsmix.com/funny-education-quotes-beautiful-i-have-never-let-my-schooling/Principle 1: Connect with the audience. I used a funny yet inspirational quote / picture to connect with my witty collegiate audience. 1Because schools need to change!
In the modern world we need more education NOT less
The teaching community IS global. Teachers from all around the world interact and come together virtually. Its no longer just at the local level.
Students also share ideas, perceptions and interact online in a global setting. Students need interaction and critical thinking not to just sit by and regurgitate information from the old school classroom.Why School?
Principle 3: Salience I made the topic that will covered in the next slide red. This color contrasts with the rest of the text to let the audience know where I am going.
2Passing the test is not nearly enough any longer. Richardson (p. 77)Test scores tell us little this needs to be addressed on a very real level.one in two new teachers leaves the profession within five years (p. 140)Our world is every changing and we need to adapt and move away from old school thinking.
Old Schoolwhat does it mean to you?
http://talesfromthemaelstrom.blogspot.com/2013/02/old-school-vs-old-school.htmlPrinciple 1: Connect with the audience.
Principle 8: Capacity Limitations (limited number of bullet points to 4 per page.)
3Learning through project-based lesson plans
Interdisciplinary theme based learning
What students are interested in helps determine what they will study
we live in an age of abundant electronic information. -Richardson
Progressive LearningPrinciple 8: Capacity Limitations (limited number of bullet points to 4 per page.)Principle 5: Perceptional Organization. I let the audience know what information I will be covering and the order in which it will be presented.
4How do teachers learn?How is this relevant in the 21st century classroom?As curriculum changes teachers need to reassess their role in the classroom.We need to move away from an old school approach
Higher education is gradually adapting but K-12 is only playing catch up.
Principle 8: Ive limited bullet points to 4 per page.5Old SchoolNot so progressiveTechnology not under teachers control.New School/ProgressiveComputers, smart phones, and IPads are important but we need educated teachers!Technology then and now!
NOT all children learn the same.
Pay attention to learning styles
Pose problems relevant to students
Connect their interests to the standards
www.differentialedkindergarten.comTeachers need to be great at asking questions and astute at managing the different paths to learning that each child creates.Principle 8: Capacity Limitations . I have limited the bullet points to four per slide. i7Traditionally:
Go to conferencesTake after-school workshopsRead books
Ie: Teacher learning viewed as an event vs. ongoing process
Ideally, this should change!
How do your teachers learn?Principle 8: Capacity Limitations . I have limited the bullet points so I do not confuse the audience.
8Cannot continue to focus on curriculum thats irrelevant to todays students with standardized tests are forefront.
Reform is being written by businesses and policymakers
Smart, dedicated teachers will personalize curriculum for their students.
http://www.solarnavigator.net/sponsorship/bill_gates.htmRank and compare?
Common Core: impersonalizes education by imposing strict and unrealistic standards
Question, question, question
Focus on lifelong learning
from content mastery to learning mastery
Students have more control over their own learning.Question Quantifiable learning10Where does this leave our students?
Money moves politicians to promote policy that serves business
http://shamrachronicles.com/643/pass-on-standardized-tests/Constructivism is the idea that people construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences. 2004 (Educational Broadcasting Corp.) Developing imagination and activation of all the senses help students become actively engaged in learning.
Through experiments, real-world problem solving students enjoy learning. 2004 (Educational Broadcasting Corporation.)
Not just regurgitating facts anymore!Richardson backs constructivism"I'd articulate the shift to teachers like this: Don't teach my child science; instead, teach my child how to learn science -- or history or math or music. With as many resources as they have available to them today (not to mention what they'll have tomorrow), kids had better know how. Collaborative approachNew school approach:
http://dayspringacademyk12.org/?p=121Envision new approachesIntegrative learning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrative_learningPrinciple 7: Principle of Informative Changes diagram helps define and clarify what is meant by integrative learning14 rethink our learning practicesChange attitudes around learningrethink classrooms and advocate changeA pay it forward approach that works
Attn: Teachers Use resources!
http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/ciple 8: Capacity Limitations . I have limited the bullet points to four per slide, in order to promote clear understanding by not overloading my audience.
15Standardized tests prove problematic at best
Assessment culture is the WRONG approach
view-source:https://twitter.com/SirKenRobinsonPrinciple 1: Connect with the audience. I used a funny yet inspirational quote / picture to connect with my witty collegiate audience.Principle 3: Salience I made the topic that will covered in the next slide red. This color contrasts with the rest of the text to let the audience know where I am going.
16Tell us more about students know and their readiness for lifeTraditional tests have no room for real life informationPerformance based assessments are worth it in the long run. Problems:
Harder to correct
SubjectivePerformance-based assessmentsPrinciple 8: Capacity Limitations . I have limited the bullet points to four per slide in order to promote clear understanding by not overloading my audience. 17To prepare effective learners, educators need to be prepared themselves.
You can even: RateMyTeachers.com
(An online tool to find out what your students think of you!)Know ThyselfDesign and share
Real work for real audiences
http://snc.mgarr.skola.edu.mt/category/year-5/The biggest challenge, Yong Zhao states, is our mindset about what makes good education and the seductive power of the traditional paradigm.
-Yong Zhao University of OregonA Paradigm shift is needed Solution Tree: Will Richardson on 21st Century Learning 1:34Will Richardson talks