Hams presentation

of 26 /26
Classrooms for the Future Pennsylvania Department of Education Edward G. Rendell Governor Gerald L. Zahorchak Secretary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p QHX-SjgQvQ

Embed Size (px)


This is a presentation used at the HAMS.

Transcript of Hams presentation

Page 1: Hams presentation

Classrooms for the Future

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Edward G. RendellGovernor

Gerald L. ZahorchakSecretary


Page 2: Hams presentation

Technology has transformed our 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

Page 3: Hams presentation

Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market It no longer matters where workers reside. Companies are looking for the highest

skilled workers

Page 4: Hams presentation

Change is constant

Technological exploration and innovation facilitate constant changes to our world and how we inhabit it…

we must now redesign education to

reflect a new human paradigm.

Page 5: Hams presentation

Classrooms for the Future

A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century Grantees commit 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

Support models for future classrooms Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic

change in organizational and instructional practices

Page 6: Hams presentation

Classrooms for the FutureFocus: $200 Million over 3 years for “smart”

classrooms Additional money for Professional


Page 7: Hams presentation

Classrooms for the FutureGoals: Improve teaching and learning in English, math,

science, and social studies. Change classroom practice. Change student-teacher relationships. Increase student engagement. Students responsible for learning. Students developing 21st century skills. Increase Academic achievement.

Page 8: Hams presentation

Professional Development Extensive professional development

In class modeling Face to Face workshops On-line courses Just in time learning Leadership

Page 9: Hams presentation

A Social Studies teacher might have students create a weblog to identify views on the most significant causes of World War II which can then be used as theses for collaborative multimedia presentations

Math teachers might use the design and

construction of virtual stair systems as a meaningful, standards-based approach to bridge theory and practice

Page 10: Hams presentation

English teachers might develop webquests with rubrics that support critical literacy and advanced research skills through producing digital movies, composing songs, or writing narrative essays on Langston Hughes’s poetry

Science teachers might lead students on a NASA eMission where they need to analyze jet propulsion forces and cargo load requirements to outmaneuver a meteorite

Page 11: Hams presentation

The Future Classroom

For students, it can be about moving

from passive listener to active learner

through contextual immersion.

For example, students might –

Page 12: Hams presentation

Social Studies

Examine online artifacts of the anti-bellum South and then webcast discussions with anthropologists to better understand the cultural exigencies that led to slavery

Observe Martin Luther King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech and then digitally produce a presentation that might have similar social and historical ramifications on a group of people today

Page 13: Hams presentation

Travel underwater to discover sunken treasures of lost civilizations or the golden scales of a new species of fish through live streaming video from a research vessel

Create a ‘virtual’ universe using online Hubble Space Telescope resources and calculate the event horizon around a black hole or the lifespan of a red dwarf star

Page 14: Hams presentation

The Future

Culture and pedagogical high school reform

Early indicators of systemic impact will be changes inperformance and perceptions, including: Increases in –

Attendance Student engagement Time spent on task Assignment completion Course rigor

Decreases in – Classroom disruptions Drop-Outs Overall disciplinary actions

Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements. 

Page 15: Hams presentation

So What?

Page 16: Hams presentation

Professional Development HASD is extending the PD Opportunities

to teachers outside high school

Page 17: Hams presentation

Teaching in the 21st Century: The Need for Change Course is divided into 5 units District-based facilitator 30 Act 48 hours Possible financial reward for completing

course Learn to teach your students using

methods by which they will learn actively

Page 18: Hams presentation

Upon Completion of Course

You will be able to: Identify the needs and preferences of the 21st

Century learners Recognize the gap that exists between

current instructional practices and the skill set needed by students for success in the 21st Century workplace

Understand the role collegial collaboration plays in establishing a 21st Century classroom

Establish more effective communication among stakeholders

Page 19: Hams presentation

Unit 1

Introduction This is where you learn the course

management system and become more comfortable learning online

Page 20: Hams presentation

Unit 2

Rationale for 21st Century Change How do 21st Century students communicate? How do 21st Century students think

differently? Why are 21st Century students disengaged? How is the 21st Century workplace different

than the 20th Century workplace? What are the 21st Century skills needed by


Page 21: Hams presentation

Unit 3

21st Century Teacher What is the role of the teacher in a 21st

Century classroom? What knowledge and skills are needed by the

teacher to meet the needs of the 21st Century students?

What are the perceived obstacles to 21st Century teaching?

Page 22: Hams presentation

Unit 4

Working Together to Accomplish the 21st Century Transformation What is the importance of a shared vision? How is the interaction between teachers different in

the 21st Century? How do academic departments transform in the

21st Century? How do you communicate 21st Century

approaches to stakeholders?

Page 23: Hams presentation

Unit 5

Culminating Activity

Page 24: Hams presentation

Format of Class

Facilitated by district teacher Most of work is self-paced online Periodic meetings with cohort Culminating project to implement in your

own classroom

Page 25: Hams presentation

I’m Interested

Email Kammy Meet November 18 @ 3:00 for further

information Make commitment to take course

Page 26: Hams presentation