Globally Competitive Classrooms Should integrate: Project- based learning Technology 21st Century Skill
Project Based Learning Assessments through other means than tests: Presentations Labs/Investigations Research Projects Reports Create Products etc.
Technology Integrate technology in lessons through: Podcasts Smartboards Classroom Response System (CRS)
21st Century Skills Learn independently Analyze and synthesize data Communicate well in different forms Apply learning to new situations Work in teams Find and organize information to problem solve Conduct investigations Self-monitor to improve one’s learning
“Right Stuff” These skills and abilities combined make up the “Right Stuff”to make America’s classrooms globally competitive.
Sources Friedman, T.L. (2006). The World is Flat. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Gircox. Darling-Hammond, L. and McCloskey, L. Assessment for Learning Around the World. Phi Delta Kappan 90.4 (2008): 263-72.