Scaling Innovations in Teaching New Literacies

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  • 1. Scaling Innovations in Teaching New Literacies
    Justin Reich
    Doctoral Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Co-Director, EdTechTeacher.org
  • 2. Tweet your questions and comments#mnli2
  • 3. My Background
    Project Manager of the Digital Collaborative Learning Communities Project
    K-12 Classroom wiki study: 179,851 wiki and usage statistics, 70teacher interviews, nearly 40student focus groups, observations in MA, NH, CT, VA, GA, CA
    Doctoral student at Harvard Ed School
    Co-Director EdTechTeacher.org
    Former social studies teacher in 1-1 classroom
  • 4. Experiment
    Cycle of Experiment and Experience
    Review (Experience)
    Plan
    Fear -
    Growth+
    Institutional Capacity+
  • 5. Plan
    Experience
    Experiment
  • 6. Teacher Leaders:Leading Innovation
  • 7. Teacher Leaders:Generate Demand
  • 8. Who has the most impact on teacher practice?
  • 9. Elements Supportive of a Culture of Experiment and Experience
    Skunkworks of experimentation
    Public recognition and teaching opportunities for innovators; ongoing PD for everyone
    Increasing the supply of technology
    Administrative support of innovation
    Family/Community communication and involvement
    Managed approach to Internet safety
  • 10. Levels of Technology Integration
    Adoption
    Look, I can save my personal files to the cloud!
    Adaptation
    Look, I can grade drafts of my students assignment in Google Docs!
    Innovation
    Look, I can have my students co-construct a writing assignment, and then evaluate their collaboration with the revision history!
  • 11. Elements Supportive of a Culture of Experiment and Experience
    Skunkworks of experimentation
    Support small teacher cohorts of innovators
    Planning time
    Professional development
    Pats on the back
    Empowering Teacher Leaders:A Cohort Model of Professional Development
  • 12. Elements Supportive of a Culture of Experiment and Experience
    Public recognition and teaching opportunities for innovators
    Appreciate recognition in public and private
    Grow the Skunkworks by giving teacher-leaders opportunities to teach and lead
    Ongoing, job-embedded, teacher-led professional development for all adults
    Watertown TIP Program
    Technology literacy, Media literacy, Internet safety
  • 13. Elements Supportive of a Culture of Experiment and Experience
    Administrative support of innovation
    Support for experimentation/innovation from principals and superintendents
    Accountability for progress towards shared learning goals
    Innovation support from IT
    Support for curricular innovations
    Curriculum support from Department Heads, Coaches, Specialists
    Common planning time
    Technology committee, with diverse stakeholders, to retain institutional knowledge
  • 14. Elements Supportive of a Culture of Experiment and Experience
    Family/Community communication and involvement
    Communicate early and often
    Contract early
    Involve in online dialogue
    Increase the supply of technology
    Build community support, make the case for new literacies
    Use competitive structures where eventually everyone wins
  • 15. Elements Supportive of a Culture of Experiment and Experience
    Managed approach to Internet safety
    Cultivation of personal responsibility from teachers and students
    Student trust with clear accountability
    Push filter controls as close to teachers as possible
    Integrated e-safety instruction
    Media literacy
    Digital citizenship
    Make students responsible for one another
  • 16. OFSTED Report
    Ofsted inspectors visited 33 primary and secondary schools, a special school and a pupil referral unit and found e-safety was outstanding in five, good in 16, satisfactory in 13 and inadequate in one.
    Blocking pupils' access to unsuitable websites does not encourage them to take responsibility for their safety online, Ofsted inspectors say.
    "Managed" online systems were more successful than "locked" ones at safeguarding pupils' safety, they said.
    Where the provision for e-safety was outstanding, the schools had managed rather than locked down systems
    Full Report
  • 17. Experiment
    Cycle of Experiment and Experience
    Review (Experience)
    Plan
    Fear -
    Growth+
    Institutional Capacity+
  • 18. Thoughts?
  • 19. Visit us at EdTechTeacher.org!
    justin@edtechteacher.org
    tom@edtechteacher.org