The New Mind Set

By Simon McKenzie | 12,503 views

Created with Haiku Deck. This deck, along with the Ken Robinson speech, will be a PD Presentation to a group of 70+ high school teachers. The aim will be to "provoke" teachers to adopt a new approach to technology integration. }

Presentation Outline

  1. 1. THE NEW MINDSET

    SIMON MCKENZIE, JaNUARY 2013

    Title Slide

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  2. 2. SIR KEN ROBINSON

    "brING ON THE LEARNING REVOLUTION" (TED 2010)

    Short Biography of Sir Ken Robinson

    English born in 1950. Author, speaker and international advisor to governments on educational matters. Spent a little over a decade as Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick. Now resident in Los Angeles. Much of his focus on the idea and value of creativity. His TED talk "Bring on the Learning Revolution" runs for 15 minutes. Easily accessed via YouTube, the TED iPad app or the following link ... http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

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  3. 3. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

    Discussion Slide

    Ask participants to discuss what they believe to be the principal messages delivered by Robinson in his TED talk.

  4. 4. EDUCATION

    DISLOCATES MANY PEOPLE FROM THEIR NATURAL TALENT

    Key Message 1

    Robinson emphasises that our school systems do NOT provide opportunities for students to discover and then explore their "natural talent."

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  5. 5. THE LINEAR NARRATIVE

    WE HAVE BECOME OBSESSED WITH

    Key Message 2

    Robinson has long described education as "organic." Unfortunately, most schools (all?) follow a "linear narrative" in which students move from Point A to Point B. "College does NOT begin in kindergarten. Kindergarten begins in kindergarten."

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  6. 6. FAST FOOD MODEL

    OUR SCHOOLS ARE BUILT ON THE

    Key Message 3

    In his speech, Robinson references a TED talk from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who spoke of "fast food" and "agricultural" styles in cooking. Robinson applies this to education, believing that we must abandon the mass produced, standardised model in order to have an "agricultural model" ... in which we tend for individual students, monitor their growth and meet their individual requirements.

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  7. 7. WE SHOULD TREAD SOFTLY

    CHILDREN SPREAD THEIR DREAMS BENEATH OUR FEET AND

    Key Message 4

    With a wonderful story about a fireman, Robinson emphasises how often teachers can deride the "dreams" of students. He asks teachers as his speech concludes to "tread softly."

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  8. 8. DISENTHRALL OURSELVES

    AS TEACHERS WE NEED TO

    Key Message 5

    Robinson quotes from Abraham Lincoln and goes into raptures over Lincoln's use of the word "disenthrall." Robinson asserts that too many teachers are "set in their ways" believing there is "only one way." Teachers must be prepared to be learners.

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  9. 9. THE S.A.M.R. MODEL

    WHERE WOULD YOU PLACE THIS SCHOOL?

    Transition Slide to SAMR

  10. 10. THE SAMR MODEL

    The SAMR Model

    Give audience/participants a brief explanation of this model. (NB: The largely obscured vertical word at bottom left is "Enhancement" whilst more visible at top right is "Transformation." Allow for some discussion ... Is this a Transformative school?

  11. 11. TIME FOR P.D.

    "PERSONAL DISENTHRALLMENT"

    Transition Slide

    Not Professional Development but "Personal Disenthrallment." (Yes, I think I'm clever to have made that link to Robinson!)

  12. 12. DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

    WE NEED TO ACCEPT THAT WE ARE IN AN ASTONISHING ERA OF ...

    Disruptive Innovation

    Work quickly through this and the next three slides ... emphasise to those present that the disruption to schools from technology will continue to grow exponentially ...

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  13. 13. AND, WE NEED A NEW MINDSET BECAUSE ...

    "THE MOST IMPORTANT 21ST CENTURY TOOL IS THE MINDSET OF THE TEACHER."

    The New Mindset

    Teachers need to respond ... as testified to by the quote, our "mindset" is a key factor.

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  14. 14. TOO MANY TEACHERS ARE ...

    DOING THEIR BEST OSTRICH IMPERSONATION

    No More Ostriches ...

    The technology simply isn't going to go away, no matter how much you ignore it ...

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  15. 15. THE DIMENSIONS

    AND AFTER ALL, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RUT AND A GRAVE IS ...

    The Rut

    ... let's get out of the rut before it becomes a grave, before the school loses its relevance.

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  16. 16. THE CHALLENGE

    ARE YOU READY TO ENTER A NEW PLACE?

    So, what are you prepared to do this year?

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  17. 17. WILL YOU BUILD A PLN?

    IF YOU'RE NOT ON TWITTER, THE ONLY QUESTION IS ... WHEN WILL YOU BE?

    Twitter 1

    Explain the acronym PLN and how this idea is becoming increasingly important. "Test the waters" and find out how many in the room are active "Tweeters."

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  18. 18. WILL TWITTER BECOME

    YOUR PERSONALISED STAFF ROOM?

    Twitter 2

    Use this "screen capture" from my Twitter feed to show that it's not about "what I had for breakfast." Emphasise in particular the fact that Twitter has become a place for jobs in education to be advertised. Also provides great links and resources ... Pose the Question: What would you do if in your next job interview a principal asked you to name your favourite education hashtags?

  19. 19. WILL STAFF MEETINGS

    BE ABOUT COLLABORATION, SHARING AND LEARNING?

    Staff Meetings

    I will admit that this is a personal "bugbear" of mine ... i work in a school that has largely unproductive staff meetings where information is delivered (and there is little if any discussion!) Yes, I'm trying to be provocative but every school needs to put a huge emphasis upon LEARNING.

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  20. 20. WILL YOU BUILD A DIGITAL PRESENCE?

    THE RESUME OF THE FUTURE WILL BE YOUR BLOG!

    Digital Portfolio

    Experts agree that a person's "digital presence" will replace a paper CV within the next 5-10 years. Young, pre-service teachers are already being encouraged to build a "digital portfolio" as they prepare for seeking employment.

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  21. 21. NEW APPS AND TOOLS?

    WILL YOU COMMIT TO TRYING

    APPS and TOOLS

    Many teachers continue to avoid testing/using/integrating new tools. Emphasise the ease/speed with which many apps can be learned ... at this point I would be highlighting "Haiku Deck" (in which, obviously, this presentation was created.)

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  22. 22. WILL YOU GIVE STUDENTS TIME JUST TO EXPLORE AND CREATE?

    Innovation Time

    Refer back to Robinson's discussion of creativity ... and the fact that he believes schools are "killing creativity." Suggest to teachers that students would benefit from "Innovation Time" or "Appy Hour" where they decide what they want to learn/do. Why must they be compelled to learn what we decide? Why be constrained by the extent of the teacher's knowledge?

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  23. 23. WILL YOU ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO LEARN

    ANY TIME? ANY PLACE? WITH ANY DEVICE? AT ANY PACE?

    Devices

    Highlight the fact that students of today believe they should be able to learn: Whatever Whenever Wherever However they want. Are teachers willing to let go of some control e.g. to allow the use of smartphones in class

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  24. 24. WILL CONTENT CURATION BE PART OF YOUR NEW MINDSET?

    Content Curation

    Explain the term. Emphasise the sheer enormity of the Internet and its continued rapid growth e.g. it would take well over 600 years to watch all of the videos now on YouTube Challenge teachers to begin "curating" teaching materials ... bookmarking on a computer is so 2009!

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  25. 25. WILL YOU ACCEPT

    THAT DIGITAL COPIES CAN AND SHOULD REPLACE PAPER?

    A Green School

    So, I just don't get it ... my school has 1:1 Apple laptops, but in 2012 our photocopy bill was higher than ever before! There are SO MANY simple ways to drastically reduce the amount of paper we use. But it seems that many teachers still see digital copies as having "less authority." Would you ever consider writing material on a whiteboard and then letting students simply photograph this with a smartphone?

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  26. 26. WILL YOU GIVE STUDENTS

    A VOICE IN DESIGNING THEIR OWN LEARNING?

    Student Led Learning

    ... a slide which speaks for itself! Students should be given input; get to know them, let them tell you what they want to learn. If, for example, there is a choice of 3 units in a subject, why should the teacher go simply with what he or she is comfortable with? When it comes to showing learning ... would you allow students to choose the way in which they present their discoveries? If you set an assignment and get back 30 identical responses, you didn't set an assignment, you gave out a recipe!

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  27. 27. LEARNING SPACES?

    WILL YOU BE READY TO ACCEPT A NEW VISION OF

    Learning Spaces

    I read recently of a teacher who removed all the furniture from a classroom and allowed students to set it back up as they wanted ... would you do that? In the next few years classrooms will begin to look radically different ... desks in a neat row is a model from the Industrial Revolution!

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  28. 28. FINALLY, ARE YOU WILLING TO BE

    THE CHIEF LEARNER? THE LEARNING DESIGNER? TO ADOPT THE NEW MINDSET?

    The Last Challenge

    Are you prepared to change your mindset? To even see yourself in a different light? Become the "Chief Learner" in your classroom ... "be a guide by the side not the sage on the stage." Time to choose ADAPTATION or EXTINCTION?

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