empowering rural schools for tomorrow
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EmpoweringRURAL SCHOOLSFOR TOMORROWWisconsin Rural Schools Alliance
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ONeill Public SchoolONeill, Nebraska
OPS 24/7 Learningv2.0
How do you measure success?
What can we do now that we couldnt do before?
Changing ecosystem brings opportunity. Authors Artists Programmers
In the last 24 hours on Facebook...
BROKEN DOWN BARRIERS
CULTIVATED A CULTURE OF PRIDE
How did we do it? Our process
Choice in Device
We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is
provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we
create for ourselves.
Student Choice & Involvement
Creators, not just Consumers of Content
Community Commercials and Public Service Announcements
4th Grade Nebraska History
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
~Sydney J. Harris
Community of Learners
Break down classroom walls
iTunes u courses
Publish and Promote
OHS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Harness the Back Channel
Edmodo Socrative iChat
Develop and maintain a PLN
Twitter Symbaloo Facebook
"Learning must be lifelong, life-wide, and available on
~National Educational Technology Plan
Do things differently?Do Different
Challenge Based Learning
Design an app to improve communication on your campus.
Transform apathy into engagement
Increase recycling in your communityCultural Shift: Disprove a misconception about your generation
Make your town more energy efficient
Improve the online behaviors of youth in your community
Reduce your schools paper waste
Increase the percentage of students in your class who stay in school for one more year.
Increase the number of healthy food choices served at school (or at home).
Change a policy in your school.
Create cross-cultural connections in your school and/or community.
Making a Dierence...CBL is effective in building 21st Century Skills90% of teachers reported significant improvements in twelve key 21st century skill areas
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.
2009 CBL Pilot Report, New Media Consortium; 2011 CBL Implementation Report, New Media Consortium
Teachers find CBL engaging, effective, & 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.
iPad Action Research English 8 at OHS
What simple but powerful things can you do to promote technology-impacted
learning in your school?
Entrust our StudentsShift some of the control
Start with the WHYFocus on the verbs, not the nouns
Stay in the Question
Publish and Share!Transparent learning process
Take Responsible RiskCelebrate failure!
Be the ChangeSmall steps towards progress
Dont Just Do Things Differently...
... Do Different Things
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
in a Meaningful WayLeveraging Technology
Its about the journey,
not the destination.