This page will serve as a resource for an Osher class at Carnegie Mellon for the Winter 2019 term. The class will use the CoSN K-12 Driving Innovation project as the source for much of the information.
The links and materials shared can be used by any person according to the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution.
- Hurdles – Roadblocks that force schools to slow down, prepare themselves + make the leap
- Accelerators – Real-world megatrends that drive the needs + skills expected of learners + practitioners
- Tech Enablers – The tools that grease the wheels for schools to surmount Hurdles and take advantage of Accelerators in the near to distant future
- https://edscoop.com/cosn-unveils-top-edtech-challenges-tools-for-2019/ – Online article from edscoop that outlines the top 5 Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers based on the work of over 100 educators from around the world.
- https://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/5-big-ideas-for-education-innovation-in-2019 – Online article from Christensen Institute that looks at 5 innovative ideas including social/emotional learning, personalized learning, teacher preparation, putting human relationships at the core, and the role of Career Technology Centers as incubators of innovation.
- Driving Innovation – Google Slide deck presenting an overview of the CoSN K-12 Driving Innovation project. Samantha Becker, the presenter for the initial class, will use this resource as part of her presentation.
- The idea that students don’t have to wait to graduate to change the world is motivating schools to embrace real-world learning experiences that promote student-generated ideas and solutions.
- https://www.birdbraintechnologies.com/hummingbirdduo/teach/project/robot-petting-zoo/ – article from Birdbrain Technologies site about Robot Petting Zoo project
- https://youtu.be/9hQzlvfpH6A – Video from TechHive at the Lawrence Hall of Science that provides an overview of the Robot Petting Zoo/ Makeathon project using Hummingbird Robots by K-12 students
- https://www.nmc.org/blog/learners-as-creators/ – New Media Consortium website that contains a series of K-12 and Higher Education resources
- 2016 CoSN Conference: Students as Digital Creators – webpage from Norton Gusky’s presentation at the 2016 CoSN Conference in Washington, D.C.
- Learners as Creators – Google Slide deck from Tom Lauwers giving an overview of the mission and educational projects developed Birdbrain Technologies with examples of how to program the Hummingbird micro:bit controller.
- As the consumer sector has exploded with new ways to customize user experiences and products, schools are finding ways to provide learning support at the individual level.
- https://youtu.be/iSOkI8Iyl9w – Video from Knowledgeworks that provides an overview of Personalized Learning for K-12 schools
- https://knowledgeworks.org/resources/forecast-5/ – New article with Forecasts from KnowledgeWorks
- https://www.gettingsmart.com/2018/02/pittsburgh-personalized-learning-network-helping-set-course-regional-change/ – Getting Smart article about the role of the Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Network as regional effort to meet the needs of individual learners
- https://www.npr.org/2018/11/16/657895964/the-future-of-learning-well-it-s-personal – NRP article that looks at Personalized Learning and includes interview with John Pane from the RAND Corporation in Pittsburgh
Video of 2 year old navigating content on a tablet (implications for role of technology for incoming kindergarten students)
Sal Khan TED Talk on Teaching for Mastery, not Test Scores
- Personalizing Learning – Powerpoint slide deck from Jason Swanson and Chris Sweeney looking at trends and examples of personalizing learning program issues from a national perspective
- Machines and interfaces that closely resemble humans and human decision-making in their function – encompasses machine learning and natural language processing
The AI in K-12 working group looks at Artificial Intelligence from another perspective:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a change force that focuses on how machines can become learning tools.
- AI in K12 has 5 key areas of focus:
- Computers perceiving the world using sensors
- Computer agents perceiving the world as models
- Computers can learn from large amounts of data
- The challenge of computer agents interacting with humans
- AI applications can affect the world in both positive and negative ways
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGgd9Ld-Wc&feature=youtu.beIyl9w – TED Video that provides an overview of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on how AI can save our humanity
- https://www.gettingsmart.com/2018/07/coming-this-fall-to-montour-school-district-americas-first-public-school-ai-program/ – Online article from Getting Smart that looks at the new AI middle school program in the Montour School District
- https://www.gettingsmart.com/2018/12/what-k-12-students-should-know-about-artificial-intelligence/ – Online article from Getting Smart that outlines the key elements that should be addressed in a K-12 program based on the work of the AI for K12 Working Group
- AI in Education – slide deck for Norton Gusky’s presentation
- Whether it be effective teaching practices or technology usage, schools are challenged to adapt what is working well at a small scale and persistently apply it at a school, district, or state level.
- “The Future of Work” pushes educators to start thinking now about what emerging technologies mean for education. Artificial intelligence (AI), “deep learning” and robotics are among the game-changing technologies that are beginning to alter the nature of work and, thus, workforce demands.
- https://www.nextpittsburgh.com/features/south-fayette-educators-creating-national-model-computational-thinking/ – Online article from NextPittsburgh that outlines the use of computational thinking as an innovative model for the South Fayette School District
- https://leaders.edweek.org/profile/aileen-owens-director-innovation-curriculum/ – article from Education Week that profiles Aileen Owen’s innovative work taking classroom projects and successes into the Appalachian coal mining areas of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
- https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/79456 – Video from South Fayette School District submitted for South by Southwest Conference to profile its innovative model of teaching and learning
- https://digitalpromise.org/initiative/education-innovation-clusters/ – website for Digital Promise that shares the work of Innovation Clusters, including Remake Learning in Pittsburgh
- https://remakelearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/still-hiring-humans.pdf – report from Remake Learning about the Future of Work and Technology.
- From Coal to Code – the slide deck for Aileen Owen’s presentation
Design Thinking (Accelerator)
Definition from Report
- Design thinking is a strategy for creatively exploring and ultimately formulating solutions to challenges.