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Classrooms for the Future Coaches Boot Camp. L. Michael Golden Deputy Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Education November 28, 2006. Hooray!. Technology transforms society into. A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to Information 24/7

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    1. Classrooms for the Future Coaches Boot Camp L. Michael Golden Deputy Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Education November 28, 2006

    2. Hooray!

    3. Technology transforms society into • A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to • Information 24/7 • Newer and better services and goods • A culture that demands that we possess the skills and knowledge to use technology resourcefully as both a consumer and a worker

    4. Technology transforms society’s… • Customs • We use technology daily to communicate across vast distances • We use the same technology for work and entertainment • Composition • Our lives are longer and healthier because of - • Breakthroughs in technology • The use of technology to generate breakthroughs in the fields of Science, Engineering, Mathematics

    5. The World is Changing From Round… to Flat… to Creative

    6. China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world

    7. According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .

    8. 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company they have been employed by for less than one year

    9. More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company they have worked for for less than five years

    10. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .

    11. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004

    12. The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband Internet penetration(Luxembourg just passed us)

    13. 1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online

    14. There are over 100 million registered users of MySpace(August 2006)

    15. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day

    16. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month

    17. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?(Before Google)

    18. Today’s Students • 94% of online teens use the Internet for school-related research • 90% of children between ages 5 and 17 use computers • Teens spend more time online than watching television • Largest group of new users of the Internet are 2-5 year olds Source: National Education Technology Plan 2004

    19. Our Progress in Pennsylvania • Systemic vision and roadmap • Engaged stakeholders • Standards-based aligned system • Hi-speed broadband infrastructure • Streamlining strategic planning • PA Information Management System • ED Hub with single sign-on • Celebrating teachers • Developing strong leaders at all levels • 21st Century Summits for Teacher Educators • Programs that leverage these systems • Unwavering Focus on student success

    20. Additional PDE Reforms • National Governors ACT Initiative • Achieve-America Diploma Project • Project 720 • Statewide K-16 Commission • PA Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS) • 4Sight Benchmark Assessments • Assessment Anchors • Getting Results • EAP and ABG • Dual Enrollment • Career Education – Programs and Counseling

    21. Teaching and Learning Needs to be • Student centered • Data informed, continuously assessed • Personalized and Differentiated • Inquiry and Project Based • Relevant and Authentic • Cross Curricular • Value-Added • Results Focused

    22. High School Reform A national report released March 2006 identified “three fundamental ideas about today’s high schools that aren’t yet widely perceived • There are results that matter for high school for high school graduates in the 21st century – and these results are different from and go beyond traditional metrics. • Improving high schools requires the nation to redefine “rigor” to encompass not just mastery of core academic subjects, but also mastery of 21st century skills and content. • The results that matter – 21st century skills integrated with core academic subjects – should be the “design specs” for creating high schools that are truly effective for students and the nation.” Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform, Partnership for 21st Century Skills

    23. Classrooms for the Future • A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century to • Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies • Assist us to prepare our students for tomorrow’s postsecondary and workforce opportunities • Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic change in organizational and instructional practices • Preparing all students with technology tools for 21st century skills, regardless of circumstances • Laptops on student desks in “smart” classrooms • Extensive PD at all levels of the enterprise • Leverages all of our work to date

    24. What is Needed to Facilitate Change • Establishing a Unified Vision • Engaging Stakeholders at all Levels • Developing Principal as Instructional Leader • Creating a Environment of Trust • Building Inquiry-Based PLC • Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning • Modeling to Pre-service Teachers • Utilizing formative and value added assessment • Engaging Student Voices • Focusing on Implementation, Integrity, Sustainability • Reaching the Tipping Point

    25. It’s Up to All of You • Networking, Collaborating and Sharing best practices • Modeling for Peers, Administrators • Presenting to School Boards and Conferences • Introducing Universal Design for Learning • Coaching Teachers to Adapt or Change Pedagogy • Leading Formative and Continuous Assessments • Building Professional Learning Communities • Advocating that we prepare all students for postsecondary education and careers as lifelong learners • Making the Case: It’s About our Future

    26. It's Up to All of Us