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Discussion Questions for Most Likely to Succeed Book Group Monday Oct 17 Noon

Here are the big ideas that I have prepared for tomorrow’s discussion, they are self-reflective – so you might just want to let them percolate a little.

First, the authors ask at the end of the introduction

During my years in school, the mentor who had the biggest impact on my life trajectory was __________ because ______________

And this will be a great way for us to introduce ourselves to each other.

Is Jacob a typical student? Thinking about Jacob’s learning style in high school – how are we now and could we in the future engage Jacob in his college learning?

In our time at OU how has our curriculum changed to be more based on skills versus credentials alone – has it gone far enough? If we focus on employable skills – are my undermining a R1 education? Are our students being prepared for an innovation society?

What is the purpose of an Undergraduate education at OU? Graduate education? How well is our experience aligned with our purpose?

Remember, it is a lunch meeting, feel free to bring your lunch or coffee.. I look forward to the discussion..

Hopefully that will give us a few things to start our discussion, I am excited to hear your perspectives.

 

Details on the Book Club
Details on the Book Club

Overview of the Program: How will our students be different?

On Monday, September 26th – 11 faculty met in the library for an overview of my CTE Fellow program.

We discussed the trends that are being reported in K-12 and higher education about the use of technology and also innovation skills.   These reports include The National Education Technology Plan, The New Horizon Report, The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards, and the White House Initiatives like CS for All.

What does this all mean?

These documents highlight both funding priorities and development priorities for students.  So how will students be different when they have all had exposure to computer science and coding before coming to college? We may be able to engage them in different kinds of thinking tasks?

How will students learn differently when they have been learning in flexible learning spaces and now are in a lecture hall?  How will be need to engage them differently?

These are all the questions that we will try to discuss and grapple with during the CTE Fellow Series on the How Higher Education will need to change as our students change.

 

CTE Fellow

Hello!

This year 2016-2017, I have been named a CTE Faculty Fellow.  This is a program where faculty are chosen to lead a faculty learning community about a topic of their expertise and interest.

Through my work in School with teachers and in designing the 21st Century Masters Program (http://bit.ly/21stcenturyteaching) I have developed my knowledge about how schools are changing and how higher education will need to change to meet the new needs and expectations of students.

Throughout the year I will be leading workshops, book studies, and guest speakers about this topic.  I am excited to engage my colleagues from across campus in this topic and brainstorm how we will be able to meet the new needs of our upcoming student population.

 

To read more about the program please visit:  http://www.ou.edu/content/cte/communities/faculty-fellows1.html

 

What Apps and Websites that I spoke about In Milan

(I am just starting this new blog but wanted to give you the links)

Both Alberto and I talked about Tickle App for programming.

http://www.kidblog.com 

I spoke about http://www.code.org and signing up for a teacher account. (there is also online training if you teach English)

I showed an Ozobot http://ozobot.com

I wanted to show Tiggly –http://www.tiggly.com which has shapes words, and numbers for early chidhood. you can change it to Italian directions built into the App. Numbers is my favorite, but letters are also very interesting for learning English.

Alberto and I talked about Adobe Voice (app for making videos) .. Also shows up as Adobe Spark in the App store.

I also spoke about making infographics in Canva and Piktochart – both apps and websites.

I also hoped to show Doink Green Screen an app for recording green screen videos and engaging in creativity and learning.

I also mentioned Explain Everything for having students create videos, use one iPad as a Smartboard, or creating flipped videos. This is now available for computers as well as iPads.

Translated with Google Translate
Sia Alberto ed io abbiamo parlato Tickle App per la programmazione.

Ho parlato http://www.code.org e la firma per un account insegnante. (C’è anche la formazione on-line se si insegna inglese)

Ho mostrato un Ozobot http://ozobot.com

Ho anche sperato di mostrare Tiggly –http: //www.tiggly.com che ha forme parole e numeri per chidhood presto.

Alberto ed io abbiamo parlato Adobe Voice (app per fare video) .. si mostra anche come Adobe Spark in App Store.

Ho parlato anche di fare infografica in Canva e Piktochart – entrambe le applicazioni e siti web.

Ho anche sperato di mostrare Doink Green Screen un app per la registrazione di video a schermo verde e impegnarsi in creatività e l’apprendimento.

Ho anche detto spiegare tutto per avere gli studenti a creare video, utilizzare uno iPad come Smartboard, o la creazione di video capovolto. Questo è ora disponibile per i computer e iPad.