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The Christian School
Movement

in the

Digital World


Greg Bitgood

Superintendent, Heritage
Christian Schools

The Challenge

Why 2025?


This date gives us a target
to point towards. It gives us
a benchmark for Christian
Schools and Associations
to begin to implement
change in meaningful bites.


This will be the year that
the Kindergarten students
who start school in 2013
will finish their Grade 12.


Urgency and Faith


2025 is sufficiently far off
enough to be well beyond our
scope of vision without the
help of God and it is
sufficiently close enough to be
directly affected by decisions
we are making today.


Innovation is no longer just for
those who are creative.
Innovation is now the
necessity.


The Innovation Imperative

“If we don’t innovate


in
the private sector and in
government


if we don’t
find new ways to
maximize efficiency and
meet our strategic goals,
we risk letting big
opportunities pass us by


and the cost to our global
competitiveness could be
severe.”

USA FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowksi made this
statement in response to a
CISCO report predicting 60
fold increase in mobile
broadband usage by 2015.

Moore’s Law

Gordon Moore, founder of Intel, based
this “law” on the amount of transistors
that can be put on a computer chip at
relatively the same size and cost. It has
continued to hold true to this day. Every
two years, computer power has continued
to double and this pace doesn’t seem to be
slowing any time soon. He made this
prediction in 1965
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The Doubling

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2011

1965

2020

"
The number of transistors
incorporated in a chip will
approximately double every 24
months."


Gordon Moore, Intel Co
-
Founder

The Smaller the Better

Carver Meade, a fellow engineer and contemporary of
Gordon Moore discovered:

Microchip Efficiency = (Scale of
Reduction)
2

“By making things smaller everything gets better
simultaneously there is little need for trade offs. The
speed of our products goes up the power consumption
goes down, system reliably improves by leaps and
bounds but especially in the cost of doing things drops
as a result of technology.”

Gordon Moore

The Doubling

An Osborne Executive
portable computer, from
1982, and an iPhone,
released 2007 (iPhone
3G in picture). The
Executive weighs 100
times as much, is nearly
500 times as large by
volume, costs 10 times
as much, and has 100th
the clock frequency of
the iPhone.

Moore’s Law Grows all Tech

Doubling Times of Various Technological Performance in Months




Doubling Times
of Various
Technological
Performance in
Months

Comparing Moore to Flight

In 1978, a commercial flight
between New York and Paris
cost around $900 and took
seven hours. With same
exponential growth of Moore’s
Law being applied to the airline
industry since 1978, that flight
would now cost about a penny
and take less than one second.

Comparing Moore to a Switch

Because electricity travels
a
shorter distance in a smaller
transistor, smaller transistors
mean faster chips. It would take
you about 50,000 years to turn a
light switch on and off 3 trillion
times, but today’s microchip
transistors switch on and off that
many times each second.

The Future

“Technological progress is like an axe in the
hands of a pathological criminal.”

Albert Einstein

Letter to a friend 1917

Communication

Revolution

Gutenberg's Press made the Protestant
Reformation possible.

Communication Revolution =
Social Networks

This revolution has given way to a new digital
forum for relationships.

Youtube

video on Social Media

Communication

Revolution

We need to be discipling a generation of
communication literate young people.

The HCOS story:

Communication Competencies

Our digital students are communicating in
ways we never dreamed of, this will
require a new set of competencies:

Informationalism

With the advent of Google we have some of the
most powerful tools ever available to mankind!

Informationalism

“Google's mission is to organize the
world's information and make it
universally accessible and useful.”

Google’s Corporate Information Webpage


The Wiki Generation

Our students relationship to information is
completely changing. How is this changing our
educational approach?

Globalization

The world is a much smaller place
today because technology has extended
our humanity.

Global Citizens

How do we prepare our
students for a world that
has minimal boarders,
global competition for
jobs, instant
communication to any
point on the globe, and a
new political reality:


Heritage

Global Citizenship Program

The Pedagogical Manifesto


We are suggesting a document emerges from
three conferences to provide:


A Vision for 21
st

Century Education in the Christian
School movement.


Suggested strategies for schools to navigate the
disruptive change cascading upon culture.


A set of outcomes that will guide our schools and
students into the shifting landscape of the Digital
World.


Purposeful direction that gives reasonable targets of
change and innovation.



PTC Report: Skills needed for
the 21
st

Century


Functional Numeracy and Literacy


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving


Creativity and Innovation


Technological Literacy


Communications and Media Literacy


Collaboration and Teamwork


Personal Organisation


Motivation, Self
-
Regulation and Adaptability


Ethics, Civic Responsibility, Cross
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Cultural
Awareness
Skills

PTC Report: Pedagogical
Vision for the 21
st

Century


From Learning Information to Learning to
Learn


From Data to Discovery


From One Size Fits All to Tailored Learning


From Testing to Assess to Assessing to Learn


From Classroom Learning to Lifelong Learning
Transformation

PTC Report: Components of a
21
st

Century System


A flexible educational path with project
-
based or
integrated learning.


A blended system that uses classrooms and
technology


Technology to access learning objects and teaching
tools.


Open access to information systems for content and
decision making


Constant feedback and assessment to allow students,
parents and teachers to adjust to meet challenges or
accommodate progress.

PTC Report: Shifting Roles for
21
st

Century Education


From Passive Student to Active Learner


From Parent as Supporter to Parent as
Participant


From Teacher as Lecturer to Teacher as Guide
Shifting

The Futurist Outlook: Education 2011

1.
Class time vs. non
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class time interlaced: self
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directed learning becomes most important
taught skill of the future.


The Futurist: Education 2011

2.
China may be the first country to succeed
in educating most of its population
through the Internet.


From 2003
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2007, China spent about $1
billion to implement online learning projects
in the rural country
-
side.


The Futurist Outlook: Education 2011

3.
Social networking will facilitate a more
collaborative form of learning.


The Futurist Outlook: Education 2011

4.
The next generation of students will be living
wherever they want and taking many if not all
of their courses online. They will graduate
online, earn degrees online and work online