#TriConf17 Day 3

Keynote (Michael Fullan)

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Updating Curriculum and Assessment (Heidi Hayes Jacobs)



Three types of pedagogy:

  • antiquated (what to cut?)
    • This does not mean that everything old needs to be cut. It means practices that are outdated and obsolete need to be cut because they no longer serve the needs of today’s learners
  • classical (what to keep?)
    • Anything classical is timeless and timely. It holds up! Of course we want to keep classical pedagogies.
  • contemporary (what to create?)
    • What can we do to modernize curriculum, instruction, and assessment? Be sure that all choices are made in the best interest of our modern learners.

A new kind of learner needs the best of classical and contemporary teaching. They need to be:

  • literate self-navigator
  • professional learner
  • media critical
  • savvy media makers
  • mindful citizens
  • social contractor
  • global ambassador
  • innovative designer
    • (taken directly from session slides)


Every museum has a curator. The job of curator is to decide what gets exhibited and what doesn’t. Remember that the curator decides the permanent exhibits, the temporary exhibits, and what gets stuck in the storage room never on display.

Schools need to curate apps in the same way. What are our class go-to apps? Which ones can come out and be used once in a while? And which should we probably not use?

Note to self- start doing this more actively at school! It’s on the Instructional Tech page already, but is there a better way? Look into a tagging system like the one on the curriculum21 clearinghouse.

Media literacy/bias/legitimacy of sources:

Most of my notes during this discussion were on Twitter, so here are some tweets I made for stuff that stood out to me.

We also took some time to talk about the types of pedagogy used when teaching reading and writing. Then we compared that to the pedagogy that we use when teaching consumption and creation of media (you may or may not be thinking that it’s far less prevalent and far less structured than reading and writing).

Regarding what types of media kids should be creating: When picking a format for kids to make, remember: it’s not just about what you should make. It’s about what you’re teaching. What makes sense for your students and your class?

Tool-specific rubric design is essential. If you do in well, and if you do it in advance, the quality of the projects will be so much better.

Ideas for the to-do list:

  • Lincoln TIL! – see Reddit sample and talk to Deborah
  • We should all have a podcast channel at our schools
  • Come up with app/web site curation system that’s easy to access and well organized

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