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What could today's classroom look like? Students use open source tools to write, communicate and collaborate for an audience greater than one (the teacher). Students develop their voices and practice using them to contribute to the classroom, the community, and the world. "The last twenty-five years in technology have been just the warm-up act." Carly Fiorina

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  • 1. What could today'sclassroom look like? Studentsuse open source tools to write, communicate and collaboratefor an audience greater than one (the teacher). Students develop their voices and practice using them to contribute to the classroom, the community, and the world. "The last twenty-five years in technologyhave been just the warm-up act."Carly Fiorina

2. 3. How Do We Get There? What does the structure look like?

    • laptops for every child ( starting in 5th grade) and teacher
    • personal electronic devices incorporated into classrooms i.e. iPods and cell phones
    • open wireless access in all schools
    • schools work collaboratively with community businesses and residents to create access points forall community members in public buildings
    • training for entire school community including parents and community members

4. Most importantly what would it look like when the school community has the technology...

    • curriculum integrates common themes
    • students study, research, and analyzeissues affecting them
    • classes collaborate at grade level, community level, and global level

5. Utilizing technology to motivate and engage students...

  • C ritical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • C reativity and Innovation
  • C ommunication andC ollaboration

6. Read Write Web Collaboration Motivation Utilizingtechnology to motivate and engage students... 7. Authentic Global Audience allowing for... Instantaneousreflection and feedback 8. Reading Enrichment Academy

  • Phased in over three years
  • The First Year
    • Focus on teachers' professional development to create project based classes that follow a similar structure thatintegrates technology and 21st Century Skills.
    • community out reach to get input and support for the implementation of the academy
    • classes fall into three categories
      • art and literature
      • math, science, technology, & engineering
      • languages and world cultures

9. The Reading Enrichment Academy

  • The Second Year
    • Run the Enrichment Academy with full teacher and student participation.
      • runs two weeks after traditional school year
      • students have choices
      • classes will be developmentally appropriate and multi-aged
      • at end of enrichment session students willdemonstrate or exhibit a final project that shows they successfully incorporated technology and 21st Century skills.

10. The Reading Enrichment Academy

  • The Third Year
    • two sessions
      • first after winter break
      • second after traditional year
      • students continue to have choices
    • faculty work in collaboration
      • across grade levels
      • across disciplines
    • final demonstration increasingly emphasizes 21st century skills

11. "One elected official [alone] cannot solve the problems of eight million people, but eight million people networked together can solve one city's problems."Andrew Rasiej in Thomas Freidman'sThe World is Flat

  • Networked together:
          • collaborating
          • creating
          • communicating
          • problem solving

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