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Past or Present Paradigms of Thinking

Past or Present Paradigms of Thinking

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Published by Michael King
This article is written for the purpose of providing the reader with information on how to adopt technology into the Common Core by relooking at traditional classroom tools and transitioning into new ways of teaching and learning. The Digital Sandbox explores the future of learning through the recreation of 21st Century learning environments. Visit the Digital Sandbox: http://digitalsandbox.weebly.com/
This article is written for the purpose of providing the reader with information on how to adopt technology into the Common Core by relooking at traditional classroom tools and transitioning into new ways of teaching and learning. The Digital Sandbox explores the future of learning through the recreation of 21st Century learning environments. Visit the Digital Sandbox: http://digitalsandbox.weebly.com/

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PAST OR PRESENT PARADIGMS OF THINKING
ByMike King Published: July 10, 2011
I
n every story there is a story line and what keeps the story line interesting is the back stories.Today we are going to tell the story of Adopting Technology into the Common Core. We arealso going to tell the back stories of how students will learn best in the Common Core. Theseback stories will be about inflection points, and past or present paradigms of thinking. The newback stories will be about thinking outside of the box for a new generation, a new generation of learners who will be asked to perform authentically while thinking abstractly.Let's take one example of an
 
 inflection point as it might berelated to the future. This backstory concerns the launching of Netscape as Thomas Friedmanpoints out the importance of 
“inflection points” in his
tory. Youknow, inflection points, the pointin a curve at which it changesdirection from convex to concave,or vice versa
. Friedman states in
his book entitled the World is Flat that when Netscape was launched “We went from a world 
where value was created in vertical silos of command and control to one in which value is
created horizontally on this platform by who you connect and collaborate with…
 
I would arguethat shift from command-and-control to connect-and-collaborate is the mother of all inflection
 points. … It is the biggest event, I would argue, to change human beings and how they interact,since Guttenberg invented the printing press.” 
Now how does this back story on inflection
 
points relate to the plot of our story -- Education is at an inflection point
 –
a strategicopportunity to change course or direction.We are now introduced to the next backstory of a paradigm, a paradigm of dysfunctional proportions , the idea of accountability as established through NoChild Left Behind. A paradigm is a set of rulesand regulations that does two things: (1) itestablishes boundaries; and (2) it tells youhow to behave inside the boundaries in orderto be successful. But what if the paradigm iswrong? What if the boundaries that are setfor you are out of proportion to how youmeasure success? In this case the back storyof No Child Left Behind.A little bit too late, or is it a little bit misunderstood? "Our education system was neverdesigned to deliver the kind of results now needed to equip students for today's world- andtomorrow's. The system was originally created for a very different world. To respondappropriately, we need to rethink and redesign." The problem with this statement is that it waspublished in 2006 which advocates the old paradigm of thought as the book entitled "ChangeLeadership," is operating under the premises of No Child Left behind. What is prominent in thisback story is the failure to recognize a system that forces us to continue to improve the currentsystem, a system designed in reporting progress on two dichotomy lines, success or failure.In April of 2011 the National Center for Fair & Open Testing concluded that practicesimplemented through NCLB have been unsuccessful. NCLB has not succeeded, with rareexception, in even maintaining the previous rates of improvement. In a recent June 13th, 2011article of "
e
School News" the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, was reported as saying,"that 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled failures in the year 2012 if No Child Left

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