Thursday, November 1, 2012

11/1 DLT and UMSL

Spent the morning at Hixson with the DLT using a walkthrough form to discuss the implementation of the Art and Science of teaching

Form here:

Afterwords met as a district to discuss what we saw what we noticed and how we will lead moving forward.

We also did a sorting activity with some themes from the common core and read the the introduction of the common core and looked for any AH-HAs that came out of it.

MY ELA AH-HA's were:

  • The CCSS was in process for over a decade
  • there are international ties to these expectations
  • not meant to replace content standards but to supplement
  • CCSS helps define general cross-disciplinary literacy expectations
  • emphasized required achievements and left room for HOW these will be reached.
  • teachers in all roles will be essential to meeting these standards
  • distribution of literary and informational reading that changes at various grade levels
  • NOT discussed in the CCSS
    • What students should know but not what teachers should teach
    • they do not describe all that could be taught
    • do not define the nature of advanced work
    • do not define the interventions or materials necessary
    • they do not define the full range of supports that students may need
    • the do not define the whole
  • College and Career Ready means:
    • Demonstrating independence
    • Build strong content knowledge
    • respond to varying demands
    • comprehend and can critique
    • value evidence
    • use technology
    • understand perspectives

I followed that meeting with the coordinators about the Nov 6th Common Core workshop.  We discussed the plan for te day and the outline of work to be completed.

After that I skipped lunch to attend a Keynote presentation by Joel Davies (more on Joel) from Apple.  He was presenting on "Flipping the classroom: Sticking the landing."

My notes from the session are below:

21st century learning is individualized learning - care of the whole person

Mission of apple: Define, create, and support the best possible learning environment.

Technology, pedagogy and content, at the center is the learning.

I'm putting stuff on the board and you are looking at it.  Chalkboard, overhead, projector = still presenting

SAMR model - Phases of technology integration

Blooms: remember-understand- apply- analyze/evaluate/create

I got an A or a B because I could SPIT back out the facts


Learning today is like 16th century learning - 
It's the Qantas model

  • Sit down
  • face forward
  • strap in
  • turn of all portable electronic devices
  • If you're lucky your trip will be relevant
  • You may resume your life in a few hours

21st century learners - want their courses to be relevant, anytime, anywhere learning, comfortable with technology, active learners, safe fail environment, not necessarily traditional students

21st century learning spaces - 
  • campfire - telling the oral tradition to anyone else…
  • watering holes - mobile desks with desktop spaces
  • cave - dorm room, solo learning spaces
  • mountain top - put something out there, get feedback on it from peers and beyond

evolve the culture of learning

law of diffusion innovation - Techies, visionaries, pragmatists, conservatives, skeptics

What led to ball point pen to work in space.  Problem = Solution

Ask the question "what do we need?" and rushed to the easiest conclusion

Think before you flip
  • Anywhere, any times class content
  • High level class discussion and activities
  • Let's build, do, and apply the learning
  • Spent more time one-on-one
  • PEAK of the roller coaster - chain to top, dread and excitement, gravity takes care of the rest
  • highest common denominator - choices about how you flip, some will transfer, some will substitution
  • 21st century assessment - SBG - all grades are temporary
  • What's a textbook?
  • You can't transform wight he lowest common denominator

rethinking the textbook
  • Don't think of an elephant - because you will only think of an elephant
  • Embrace the short attention span
  • Build for different learning styles - 8 to 9 to 3 different ones
  • transcend text

94% of tablet users prefer reading digital texts or find them as readable as print

  • Be entrepreneurial
  • develop "fun sized" content
  • hold students accountable
  • High level class activities
  • 21st century teaching frameworks
  • be transparent - see the rubric ahead of time

Content surrounded by the context….

iBooks author course...I need to look into this..

At the end of the day I wrapped up my thinking and work around the 2nd and 3rd year teacher meetings: Plan and Presentation

Then wrote a blog post on Chapter 3 of "Never work harder than your students

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