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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach snbeach- Twitter, Skype, Diigo snbeach50- Delicious snbeach@cox.nethttp://21stcenturycollaborative.com http://plpnetwork.com

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Are you Ready for Learning and Leading in the 21st Century?It isnt just coming it has arrived! And schools who arent redefining themselves, risk becoming irrelevant in preparing students for the future.

Shift in Learning The Possibilities Rethinking teaching and learning Multiliterate Changing Demographic Active Content Creators Global Collaboration and Communication

We are in the midst of seeing education transform from a book-based, linear system with a focus on individual achievement to an web-based, divergent system with a focus on community building.

Shift in Learning = New PossibilitiesShift from emphasis on teachingTo an emphasis on co-learning

Shifting FromShifting ToA teaching focusA learning focus

School improvement as an optionSchool improvement as a requirement Mandated accountabilityMutual accountability

Shifting FromShifting ToLearning at schoolLearning anytime/anywhere Teaching as a private event Teaching as a public collaborative practice

Learning as passiveparticipantLearning in a participatory culture Learning as individuals Linear knowledgeLearning in a networked community Distributed knowledge

What do we need to unlearn? Example: * I need to unlearn that classrooms are physical spaces.* I need to unlearn that learning is an event with a start and stop time to a lesson.The Empire Strikes Back:LUKE: Master, moving stones around is one thing. This is totally different.YODA: No! No different! Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned.

Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0

We are living in a new economy powered by technology, fueled by information, and driven by knowledge. -- Futureworks: Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century

By the year 2011 80% of all Fortune 500 companies will be using immersive worlds Gartner Vice President Jackie Fenn

Some statistics- - 1 billion people on the Internet 70 million blogs, 1.7 million posts a day.80 new blog sites created every minute

None of the top 10 jobs that will exist in 2010 exist today." -- Richard Riley, (Former US Sec. of Ed.)

A Changing World

It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.

Thats estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years.

Knowledge Creation

For students starting a four-year technical or higher education degree, this means that . . .

half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.

Time TravelLewis Perelman, author of School's Out (1992). Perelman argues that schools are out of sync with technological change:

...the technological gap between the school environment and the "real world" is growing so wide, so fast that the classroom experience is on the way to becoming not merely unproductive but increasingly irrelevant to normal human existence (p.215).

Seymour Papert (1993) In the wake of the startling growth of science and technology in our recent past, some areas of human activity have undergone megachange. Telecommunications, entertainment and transportation, as well as medicine, are among them. School is a notable example of an area that has not(p.2).

Trend 1 Social and intellectual capital are the new economic values in the world economy.This new economy will be held together and advanced through the building of relationships. Unleashing and connecting the collective knowledge, ideas, and experiences of people creates and heightens value.

Source: Journal of School Improvement, Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2002 http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/wallaradistrict/files/links/Ten_Trends_Educating_Child.pdf

Schools are a node on the network of learning.

Personal Learning NetworksCommunity-- in and out of the classroomAre you clickable- Are your students?

FORMAL INFORMALYou go where the bus goesYou go where you chooseJay Cross Internet Time

http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/google_whitepaper.pdf

MULTI-CHANNEL APPROACHSYNCHRONOUSASYNCHRONOUSPEER TO PEERWEBCASTInstant messengerforumsf2fblogsphotoblogsvlogswikisfolksonomiesConference roomsemailMailing listsCMSCommunity platformsVoIPwebcampodcastsPLEWorldbridges

Learning to Change: Changing to Learn

Walk About

New Media Literacies- What are they? Will the future of education include broad-based, global reflection and inquiry?

Shifts focus of literacy from individual expression to community involvement.

ShareCooperateCollaborateCollective ActionAccording to Clay Shirky, there are four steps on a ladder to mastering the connected world: sharing, cooperating, collaborating, and collective action. From his book- Here Comes Everybody

Sharing

Sharing leads to connecting which is the starting place for community building. Sharing is important within the context of communities as well.

Cooperating

Cooperation in communities allows many schools across an entire state to work together to create artifacts and thin walled classrooms.

Collaborating

Collaboration within a community can result in outcomes that impact policy, influence working conditions, or result in a project that displays the "wisdom of the crowd" at its best.

Collective Action

Collective action in a community often results in positive global change. 25 Days to Make a Difference

Twitter

What will be our legacyBertelsmann Foundation Report: The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools2 GroupsContent Area: Civil WarOne Group taught using Sage on the Stage methodologyOne Group taught using innovative applications of technology and project-based instructional modelsEnd of the Study, both groups given identical teacher-constructed tests of their knowledge of the Civil War.

Question: Which group did better?

AnswerNo significant test differences were found

However One Year LaterStudents in the traditional group could recall almost nothing about the historical content

Students in the traditional group defined history as: the record of the facts of the past

Students in the digital group displayed elaborate concepts and ideas that they had extended to other areas of history

Students in the digital group defined history as: a process of interpreting the past from different perspectives

Change is inevitable: Growth is OptionalChange produces tension- out of our comfort zone.Creative tension- the force that comes into play at the moment we acknowledge our vision is at odds with the current reality. Senge

Real Question is this: Are we willing to change- to risk change- to meet the needs of the precious folks we serve? Can you accept that Change (with a big C) is sometimes a messy process and that learning new things together is going to require some tolerance for ambiguity.

Last Generation

Advocates also say that the availability of technology that can call up the knowledge of the world's best thinkers with the click of a mouse, that can graph in two seconds what once took hours, and that can put scientific instrumentation in a pocket-sized computer shows that the shift isnt coming--- it has already happened. It is NOW.

In fact we are in the midst of an enormous self-accelerating spiral of technological, economic, and social change. Power of the Web is in collaborating and building community It is about building and modeling how to build learning expert newworks.Advocates also say that the availability of technology that can call up the knowledge of the world's best thinkers with the click of a mouse, that can graph in two seconds what once took hours, and that can put scientific instrumentation in a pocket-sized computer shows that the shift isnt coming--- it has already happened. It is NOW.

In fact we are in the midst of an enormous self-accelerating spiral of technological, economic, and social change. The world is a different place and because of how it is changing schools are becoming less and less relevant. Give time travel senario.Chemistry section appears.