Gifted Education In the 21st Century

a new HOPE
Brian Housand, PhD brianhousand.com

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GEEK

GIFTED

EDUCATOR

RESEARCHER

I Informing & M Motivating P People A About C Creativity & T Technology

2012

Hawaii Minnesota North Carolina California Georgia New York Montana Pennsylvania Nova Scotia Connecticut Virginia Colorado Texas Indiana

2012

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21st Century Skills?

A NEW Creating HOPE Alliance

1977

A long time ago in a school far, far away...

Benjamin Bloom 1913 - 1999

E. Paul Torrance 1915 - 2003

Julian Stanley 1918 - 2005

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“The Nation that dramatically and boldly led the world into the age of technology is failing to provide its own children with the intellectual tools needed for the 21st century.”

Our children could be

STRAGGLERS
in a world of technology.

NOT LET THIS
HAPPEN

WE MUST

AMERICA MUST NOT BECOME AN INDUSTRIAL DINOSAUR

WE MUST NOT

provide our children

a 1960s education
21st Century WORLD.

for a

1983

SepTE M BER 12

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Learning and Innovation Skills

Creativity and Innovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration

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Creativity & Innovation
1. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. 2. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression. 3. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. 4. Identify trends and forecast possibilities.

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Knowledge)alone)is)NOT)enough.)

If your students can the answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.

“Intelligence in the age of the Internet, where you're as only smart as how quickly you can use your smart phone.”

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Keep technology in the hands of students

Why  Do  We  Ask   Kids  To  UNPLUG   At  School?

DID

80%

Tear down the wall

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.

RE:Search

“Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.”
-- Ernest Hemingway

NEW LITERACIES
newliteracies.uconn.edu/
IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers

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RE:Connect

1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity. 2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths. 3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you. Free yourself to play your own game. 4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you. 5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded. 6. Do what you love and can do well.

7. Learn the skills of interdependence.

The whole process of education should thus be conceived as the process of learning to think through the solution of real problems.
-- John Dewey, 1938

Real World Problems Academic Rigor Technology Integration
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Re:Create

Plugging Into Creative Outlets
Brian C. Housand Angela M. Housand Gifted Education Communicator Spring 2011 Vol. 42, No. 1

Pianos

NOT Stereos
(Resnick, 1996)

THE COMPUTER IS MY INSTRUMENT.

will.i.am

20%

Computers serve best when they allow

everything
to change.
(Papert, 1993)

Think GLOBAL ACT Local

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Gifted Education In the 21st Century

a new HOPE
Brian Housand, PhD brianhousand.com

bit.ly/vagifted2012

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