Empowering Rural Schools for Tomorrow

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<p>EmpoweringRURAL SCHOOLSFOR TOMORROWWisconsin Rural Schools Alliance</p> <p>Nov. 2013</p> <p>Resources &amp; Digital Handout</p> <p>http://tinyurl.com/WIRuralSchools</p> <p>Katie Morrowteach42morrow.com </p> <p>ONeill Public SchoolONeill, Nebraska</p> <p>OPS 24/7 Learningv2.0</p> <p>How do you measure success?</p> <p>What can we do now that we couldnt do before? </p> <p>Opened Opportunities</p> <p>Changing ecosystem brings opportunity. Authors Artists Programmers</p> <p>In the last 24 hours on Facebook...</p> <p>ADDED PROFICIENCIES</p> <p>BROKEN DOWN BARRIERS</p> <p>CULTIVATED A CULTURE OF PRIDE</p> <p>How did we do it? Our process</p> <p>Access</p> <p>24/7 Access</p> <p>Choice in Device</p> <p>We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is </p> <p>provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we </p> <p>create for ourselves.</p> <p>~Stephen Downes</p> <p> Student Choice &amp; Involvement</p> <p>Bottom-up</p> <p>Meet Addie</p> <p>Creators, not just Consumers of Content</p> <p>24</p> <p>Community Commercials and Public Service Announcements</p> <p>25</p> <p>4th Grade Nebraska History</p> <p>The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.</p> <p>~Sydney J. Harris</p> <p>Community of Learners</p> <p>Community</p> <p>Break down classroom walls</p> <p>iTunes u courses</p> <p>iBooks Author</p> <p>Publish and Promote</p> <p>OHS YOUTUBE CHANNEL</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/user/ONeillPublicSchool</p> <p>Harness the Back Channel</p> <p>Edmodo Socrative iChat</p> <p>Develop and maintain a PLN</p> <p>Twitter Symbaloo Facebook</p> <p>"Learning must be lifelong, life-wide, and available on </p> <p>demand."</p> <p>~National Educational Technology Plan </p> <p>Do things differently?Do Different</p> <p>Things</p> <p>Challenge Based Learning</p> <p>Real problems.1. </p> <p>Learn together.</p> <p>Do something!</p> <p>2.</p> <p>3.</p> <p>http://challengebasedlearning.org </p> <p>Design an app to improve communication on your campus.</p> <p>41</p> <p>Transform apathy into engagement</p> <p>Increase recycling in your communityCultural Shift: Disprove a misconception about your generation</p> <p>Make your town more energy efficient</p> <p>Improve the online behaviors of youth in your community</p> <p>Reduce your schools paper waste</p> <p>Increase the percentage of students in your class who stay in school for one more year.</p> <p>Increase the number of healthy food choices served at school (or at home).</p> <p>Change a policy in your school.</p> <p>Create cross-cultural connections in your school and/or community. </p> <p>42</p> <p>43</p> <p>Making a Dierence...CBL is effective in building 21st Century Skills90% of teachers reported significant improvements in twelve key 21st century skill areas</p> <p>CBL Engages Students in LearningOver 75% of students, across every age group, felt they learned more than they expected, worked harder than they normally do, and were part of solving a big problem.</p> <p>2009 CBL Pilot Report, New Media Consortium; 2011 CBL Implementation Report, New Media Consortium</p> <p>Teachers find CBL engaging, effective, &amp; a good use of time.Over 90% of teachers, across every grade level, felt that CBL was a good use of their limited time and would use it again.</p> <p>45</p> <p>nelovesps.org</p> <p>Never stop </p> <p>learning!</p> <p>iPad Action Research English 8 at OHS</p> <p>Video Reflections</p> <p>Reflection:</p> <p>What simple but powerful things can you do to promote technology-impacted </p> <p>learning in your school?</p> <p>Entrust our StudentsShift some of the control</p> <p>Start with the WHYFocus on the verbs, not the nouns</p> <p>Stay in the Question</p> <p>Publish and Share!Transparent learning process</p> <p>Take Responsible RiskCelebrate failure!</p> <p>Be the ChangeSmall steps towards progress</p> <p>Dont Just Do Things Differently...</p> <p> ... Do Different Things</p> <p>Stay hungry. Stay foolish.</p> <p>in a Meaningful WayLeveraging Technology</p> <p>Its about the journey,</p> <p> not the destination.</p>


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