CPM meeting – Feb 4, 2011
Common Core State Standards edition July 2010
CPM is a tool for teachers... what is that tool going to look like?
Is it possible for teachers to use CPM in a more traditional sense?
Yes. But does it work? Hopefully it at least helps get them questioning.
1. Building a Vision for the Future
- All students will need flash drive & ability to connect
- Important to share/write
- “Wow” factor of technology is highly motivating
- Accessibility important
- Professional development important with CCSS
- Aaron Sams (Colorado) – reverse class/lecture
- What will support structures/framework for teachers look like? Free content is out there… how will teachers develop and use it?
- It’s not what the teachers know, it’s how they’re forming relationships with students and developing their knowledge base.
4. Curricular forms in class
- You can teach majority of mathematics with technology
- How technology elicits mathematics:
students posing questions
natural vs artificial (natural: tech becomes a part of the students’ repertoire)
a vehicle to get to higher order thinking (Bloom’s taxonomy)
the mathematics becomes the students’ (rather than the teacher’s)
- affinity spaces - communities built around common interests
- computers used for diagnostics, skill practice, within a larger curricular context (can be used outside of class)
- “unlocking” of tools based on demonstration of skill competency through games (like ds/wii - earn new tools through progress in game)
- overcoming the dominant cultural perspectives regarding classroom norms
- all tools should be available at all times - students drive the tool
- what makes a good tool? ease of use, relevance, immediate access points
Games: Endogenous vs Exogenous
- pervasive now - will be more so
- need clearly articulated goal structure and rewards
- multiple pathways
Data: Ok to give vs. collect
- students like real data
- context and use of data is crucial and launch is important!
3. Drawing on expertise: What can we learn from others?
1. What will the world look like in 5 - 10 years?
- “school” might be different - different context, teachers, students, materials, expectations
- Teachers and students have more freedom in where they find materials
- Future teachers may feel less restricted by the increasing mandates
- Media and curricular systems will change
- Independent schools (private and charter) may increase in number and may continue interest in “niche curricula”
- Modularity may be increasingly desirable
- Curricula probably will be hybrid of media
- National push towards STEM
2. What would an ideal CPM class look and sound like in 5 - 10 years?
- 21st century skills/CCSS Math practices
- more collaboration than today
- connectivity - students, teachers, classrooms
- ability for students to mark text, archive work, searchable
- pathways (linear or representation web) student progress along trajectories
- How is the “it” represented? For students as tasks, while teachers have access to snapshots as to where students are along the pathway.
- Ideas have been around, the tools have changed to allow us to track students along the path.
- Immerse students in experiences where they are mathematizing.