Transforming Education

Presenter: David Truss
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
@datruss

Presentation Title: Transforming Education

Presentation Description: There are really only two messages in this presentation. First, Education is NOT broken! So let’s start using language that is constructive rather than counterproductive. And secondly, as educators we are inherently leaders, no matter what our role is, and so we need to model what it means to be a connected, life-long learner.

 

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://trans4med.org

Additional Information:
Resources and opportunities to continue learning and engaging on these topics can be found at: http://trans4med.org
Also, if people would like to share their thoughts on Transforming Education, I thought we could play with the twitter hashtag #Trans4mEd for a while… a way to get connected around a common theme.

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49 Responses to “Transforming Education”

  1. David (and crew) what a wonderful way to spend 20 minutes! You are spot on; we must change the conversations we are having internally and externally about education.

    Our words have power; they shape our beliefs and even more importantly our actions. I love the options that we have in this virtual space to take multiple actions to share a new story of teaching and learning.

    This video is a testament to what is possibile when we connect, collaborate, learn, and play together! It changes children’s lives and our own. Thank you for sharing the possibilites with us!

  2. Great job on this…it’s the first time I have seen a presentation created by so many people! And so many great messages.

    Thanks!

  3. Introduction says:

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  4. Vicki Davis says:

    Great video. I love how you’ve knitted this together. I’m looking for the place that has the links and blogs of everyone in here – there are a few people in here I do not know by their face and want to follow them!

    I really love how you pulled from previous keynotes. I think that as we remix we have more meaning. Great work.

    GREAT job.

  5. David Truss says:

    Thanks for the comments folks!

    Angela, I think you hit a key point, we need a ‘new story’… when we work from the old ones it is too easy to expect old endings and outcomes.

    Don, thanks for contributing. I like the idea of getting more people involved and that’s why I created these two VoiceThreads to help encourage even more voices in the conversation: http://trans4med.org/engage/

    Vicki,
    I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again… you were one of the first people in my RSS Reader and in my PLN!
    I’m going to add all the links to this page: http://trans4med.org/connect/ …but right now I’m off to my first Edcamp ~ educators and community members getting together to have a discussion unscripted and based on interests of those present… Isn’t it exiting how things are changing!

  6. Cheryl Oakes says:

    I am always in awe of the power of words and the power of this PLN.
    David, what a great creative way of spreading the word. Can’t wait for the next f2f.

    Cheryl

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  12. [...] Posted on April 16, 2012 by Marissa Goodrich The first presentation that I watched was Transforming Education by David Truss. The main points of this was to inform people that education is not broken educators [...]

  13. [...] Online Transforming Education Posted on April 19, 2012 by Taylor Lynch Transforming Education talks about how society is focusing to much on the negatives of education. Instead of being [...]

  14. [...] Transforming Education by Susan van Gelder is one of the videos that I chose to watch. This video really stressed two lessons overall. The first point was that education is not broken! So let’s start using language that is constructive rather than counterproductive. I really liked how they compared it to the game of basketball. They gave a quote by Michael Jorden that really set the tone. The quote was, “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change that outcome.” This drives home that if people keep saying that schools are failing then other people will begin to think that also. People need to have a better attitude towards schools and their futures. A lot of people do not realize how important teachers as well as schools are. The second point was, as educators we are inherently leaders, no matter what our role is, and so we need to model what it means to be a connected, life-long learner. I agree with this point in so many ways. Teachers are looked up to as role models by many students. I believe that it is true that teachers are continually learning. They are always going back to school to catch up on the new teaching techniques. They are also always learning about the new technology to further help their students. [...]

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  18. [...] “Transforming Education” is a great presentation on issues of the negative aspects of education.  If everyone only focuses on the negative parts or what they perceive to be “broken” in education, then it will be difficult for anything to ever change.  This video challenges individuals to use language that is constructive rather than language that is counterproductive.  Teachers and adults are role models and should model what it means to be connected, life-long learners which will hopefully become of passion of students as well. [...]

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  29. [...] Transforming Education – David Truss – I love the fact that he believes that as educators we are automatically leaders. That being a leader does not entail having a title before or after your name. It is the position you are in and how to conduct and handle yourself and others around you. I am so passionate about this and I believe he hits the nail on the head! Then he also touched on how education is not broken, so stop trying to say it is and rather than fix it, enhance it! [...]

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  36. [...] Transforming Education was presented by David Truss and posted by Susan van Gelder in December of 2011. The title itself intrigued me because I think education needs some transformation and I want to be a part of the group that activates the transformation. With this being an election year, the stakes are high and big changes are headed educators’ way. “There are really only two messages in this presentation. First, Education is NOT broken! So let’s start using language that is constructive rather than counterproductive. And secondly, as educators we are inherently leaders, no matter what our role is, and so we need to model what it means to be a connected, life-long learner.” I like this because I feel sometimes when people assume things are broken, they just rush in to try to fix it really fast without actually accessing the problem or issue at hand. If everyone was to view education as behind, then we would start to come up with ideas to progress education. Education just needs to be adaptable, modified, etc. It needs to be current. It needs to fit the children of today and be ready for the children of tomorrow. And we as educators need to be prepared. We need to continue to learn and grow, showing our kids what we value, hoping they will follow in our footsteps. Be positive and get started, time is ticking away. [...]

  37. [...] are two key themes that this video discusses and the first point is that education not broken! Education is transforming into a digital age. Students are now responsible for their own learning. Students must explore and [...]

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