Thank you for your attentiveness during today’s faculty meeting. I am not sure how most of you reacted to the viewing of Karl Fisch’s “Shift Happens.” I hope the content makes you think (and post to the comments below). I also hope that the medium of the message starts you thinking about using some new methodologies in your classroom!
The following set of questions is from shifthappens wiki spaces:
Did You Know? is intended to be a conversation starter. Questions such as the following are good ways to start conversation: What are your initial reactions to what you saw in the presentation? How are these changes manifesting themselves in your personal lives? professional lives?
What do we think it means to prepare students for the 21st century? What skills do students need to survive and thrive in this new era? What implications does this have for our current way of doing things?
Do we need to change? If so, how?
How do we get from here to there?
What challenges must we overcome as we move forward?
What supports will we need as we move forward?
What kind of training will we need to move forward?
What kind of commitments will we need to make (with each other, our students, and our community) to move forward?
Who’s scared? Why?
What will we do next? What are some concrete actions that we can take in the near future?
Is it possible for a teacher to be an excellent teacher if he/she does not use technology?
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!