Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reflections on Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ TEDxNYED talk

  • What are we preparing our students for?
  • Strategic replacements/upgrades of outdated curriculum
    • Updates are replacements of outdated content, skills and assessments
  • Media, global and digital literacy – what is it and what does it look like?
  • Students are processing information differently.
  • Most learning isn’t linear.
  • Every school should have at least 3 benchmark assessments where students get to “be” a futurist and/or practice new genre(s).
  • Have student develop the rubrics – What does a quality __________ (blog, podcast, wiki, etc.) look like?
  • New School Versions
    • Schedule – What types of schedules would best help kids?
    • Student grouping – Why do we always need 3rd graders together?
    • Personnel grouping – Why are we only meeting with our content area/department?
    • Space (virtual and physical) – Virtual Learning Magnets (Tom Welsh)
Quite a bit to think about here.  I'm particularly struck by asking students to define quality work!

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