Saturday, June 30, 2012

iste 2012

yong zhao

Yong starts at 55 min
any definition you set is going to drive what you do - so destination is important
i would love the standards if they were not common or not core.. we are lost with the purpose of ed - race to the top of what
bravo - to different talents than pisa
graph - of pisa scores in math - and entrepreneur activities
people confident - so pisa scores have a negative correlation with entrenpreneurial  
maybe by pushing you to get scores - your damaging... confidence..
confidence underpins creativity - if you don't have that - what's the point...
asia - says - forget about the knowledge.. let's teach less..
amer ed is liked by everybody except amer policy makers
traditional model of any school is about creating a curriculum... we make a bet - if you follow this curriculum - you will be successful.. the issue is - when we make any of those predictions... 
waterbuffalo can be harder than college alg
if you put a curriculum in - you are selecting...  
creativity and entrepreneurship are elements of the human spirit
creativity can't be taught.. but it can be killed.. american teachers can't teach better they just kill less 
test scores should not apply to everybody.. help every individual maximize their potential 
 his slides

from review of his book on his site:

This book is the result of my attempts to answer these questions with data and evidence from a variety of sources. Essentially, I reached the following conclusions:
  1. The current education reform efforts that attempt to provide a common, homogenous, and standardized educational experience, e.g., the Common Core Standards Initiative in the U.S., are not only futile but also harmful to preparing our children for the future.
  2. Massive changes brought about by population growth, technology, and globalization not only demand but also create opportunities for “mass entrepreneurship” and thus require everyone to be globally minded, creative, and entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship is no longer limited to starting or owning a business, but is expanded to social entrepreneurship, policy entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship.
  3. Traditional schooling aims to prepare employees rather than creative entrepreneurs. As a result the more successful traditional schooling is (often measured by test scores in a few subjects), the more it stifles creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit.
  4. To cultivate creative and entrepreneurial talents is much more than adding an entrepreneurship course or program to the curriculum. It requires a paradigm shift—from employee-oriented education to entrepreneur-oriented education, from prescribing children’s education to supporting their learning, and from reducing human diversity to a few employable skills to enhancing individual talents.
  5. The elements of entrepreneur-oriented education have been proposed and practiced by various education leaders and institutions for a long time but they have largely remained on the fringe. What we need to do is to move them to the mainstream for all children.

sir ken
his talk starts at about 45 min again
[i haven't listened to it yet]

prensky - (about 1 hr in)
what's making us better is connecting our brains to tech (schank) what to teachers do better - empathy - for students - compassion, so expansion is so that students can find their passion - this is the key
4 things - listen, respect (assume good), over expect students, empower teachers to dare - we need to be courageous and daring..
very important that every person finds the infinity group they fit into - if there's something you don't like -for god's sake don't get good at it
coach to find what's in the kid to make it better 

Mayim Bialik ( about 1 hr 15 min in) -  the heart of learning will never change

love the panel idea... eclectic voices... the calmness of a conversation..

ignites - will is about 45 min in - jakes was good - beginning ish - haven't watched all