Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Preparation for College, Career and CitizenshipPresentation Transcript
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Preparation for College, Career and Citizenship Michelle Herczog, Ed.D. Consultant III, History-Social Science Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services Los Angeles County Office of Education
Looking at the skills you listed,how intentional is your school/district in helping students develop these skills within content areas? What are the 2-3 biggest changes in society in the last 25-30 years? List 2-3 skills in content areas that students need to address these Changes.
1st 1st 2nd 5th 3rd 10th 4th 15th 5th 6th 20th 7th 25th 8th 30th Why 21st Century Skills? OECD Ranking Ranking of G8 countries: 10th grade math & problem solving Problem Solving Reading Science Math 14th 15th 15th 18th 18th 24th 24th 2000 2000 2000 2003 2003 2003 2003 Source: PISA, 2000, 2003Courtesy of Cisco Systems
How the demand for skills has changed Economy-wide measures of routine and non-routine task input (US) Mean task input as percentiles of the 1960 task distribution (Levy and Murnane)
Workforce Needs Of the high school students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies? Source: Are They Really Ready to Work? (2006) The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, P21, and SHRM
Workforce Needs What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years? Source: Are They Really Ready to Work? (2006) The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, P21, and SHRM
21st Century Children Every child in the U.S. needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders. There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces. To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environments
OUR COUNTRY IS COMPETING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY THAT DEMANDS INNOVATION; OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM MUST KEEP UP.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills MISSIONSTATEMENT Serve as a catalyst to position 21st century skills at the center of U.S. K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders.
An Overview of the Partnership For 21st Century Skills Initiative
21st Century Skills Framework
21st Century Skills Framework 21st Century Themes Global Awareness Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurship Literacy Civic Literacy Health Literacy Information, Media & Technology Skills Information Literacy Media Literacy ICT Literacy Life & Career Skills Flexibility & Adaptability Initiative & Self-Direction Social & Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity & Accountability Leadership & Responsibility
21st Century Skills Framework Learning & Innovation Skills - The “4 C’s” Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication Collaboration Creativity and Innovation. Just as the 3R’s serve as an umbrella for all core subjects, so the 4C’s serve for all other 21st Century skills
21st Century Interdisciplinary Themes Global Awareness
Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
21st Century Skills Framework
21st Century Support Systems 21st Century Standards Build understanding across and among core subjects as well as 21st Century interdisciplinary themes Emphasize deep understanding rather than shallow knowledge Engage students with real world data, tools and experts they will encounter in college, on the job, and in life Allow for multiple measures of mastery Assessment of 21st Century Skills A balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective formative and summative classroom assessments Useful feedback on student performance embedded into everyday learning Formative and summative assessments measuring mastery of 21st Century skills Development of student portfolios demonstrating mastery of 21st Century skills
21st Century Support Systems 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction Opportunities for applying 21st Century skills across content areas and for competency-based approaches to learning Innovative learning methods integrating the use of technologies, problem-based approaches and higher order thinking skills Integration of community resources beyond school walls
21st Century Support Systems 21stCentury Learning Environments Create learning practices, human support and physical environments that support teaching and learning of 21st Century skill outcomes Support professional learning communities that enable educators to collaborate, share best practices and integrate 21st Century skills into classroom practice Enable students to learn in relevant, real world 21st Century contexts Allow equitable access to quality learning tools, technologies and resources Provide 21st Century architectural and interior designs for group, team and individual learning Support community and international involvement in learning, both face-to-face and online
21st Century Support Systems 21st Century Professional Development Integrates 21st Century skills, tools and teaching strategies into classroom practice — and identify activities that can be restructured Balances direct instruction with project-oriented teaching methods Illustrates how deeper subject mastery can enhance the learning of the 4C’s Enables professional learning communities that model 21st Century skills Cultivates identification of student learning styles, intelligences, strengths & weaknesses Helps teachers use various strategies to reach diverse students and support differentiated teaching and learning Supports the continuous evaluation of students’ 21st Century skills development Encourages knowledge sharing among communities of practitioners, using face-to-face, virtual and blended communication models Uses a scalable and sustainable model of professional development
P21 State Leadership Initiative Current State Partners
Kansas Department of Education
How is the Framework being used? Defining the 21st century student. North Carolina State Board of Education Policy: Future-Ready Students for the 21st Century http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/state_board/
Example of State Programs
How is the Framework being used? Aligning with workforce development.
How is the Framework being used? Embedding 21st Century Skills into state standards: West Virginia Wisconsin New Jersey New York P21 Paper on 21st Century Skills and Standards
New Jersey’s World Class Standards
How is the Framework being used? Embedding into professional development. West Virginia/Teach 21 North Carolina Teaching Standards P21 paper on 21st Century Skills and Professional Development
West Virginia Focus on what it looks like in the classroom. Teach 21: www.wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/
How is the Framework being used? Embedding into assessment. PISA CWRA New Tech Model E-portfolios N.C. Assessment of Genetics P21 Paper on 21st Century Skills and Assessment
North Carolina’s ACRE Project North Carolina's Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort - also known as ACRE - is the state's comprehensive initiative to redefine the Standard Course of Study for K-12 students, the student testing program and the school accountability model. http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/
Leading Examples Leading Models: There are leading models around the country that embrace 21st century readiness:
High Tech High – Culture(Pearson)
POLICY MUST BE THE CATALYST FOR CHANGE. MOMENTUM ISN’T SUSTAINABLE WITHOUT LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS CREATING THE RIGHT POLICIES.
Federal Policy Incorporating 21st Century Skills into:
Common Core State Standards
Reauthorization of ESEA
New Legislation for state funding
Role of Partnership Catalyze the movement Collaborate with interested parties Provide resources/reports/expertise Offer guidance/advice Gather and promote best practices and quality models Encourage member activity Build advocates at all levels Host events such as P21 Summit
The 21st Century Coalition for California www.p21california.com
21st Century Coalition for California Why we need it in California TODAY!
21st Century Coalition for California Public Health Dropout Epidemic Achievement Gaps Financial Crisis Environmental Challenges
21st Century Coalition for California A Call to Action!
Establish broad consensus for a new vision for 21st Century Learning for ALL California students.
Engage all stakeholders to incorporate 21st Century Learning into education reform plans for California.
Align educational standards, frameworks, assessment, and accountability systems to support 21st Century Learning.
Work with employees, policy committees, appointees and stakeholders to infuse this vision into the work of California.
21st Century Coalition for California Los Amigos of Orange County
21st Century Coalition for California Individual Endorsers
Michael Matsuda, President, North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
Michelle M. Herczog, Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education; Past President California Council for the Social Studies; National Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors
Jon Gundry, Interim Superintendent, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Darline P. Robles, Professor, Clinical Education, University of Southern California
Jackie Goldberg, former Assembly Education Chair
Jose F. Moreno, President, Anaheim City School Board
Jan Domene, retired President National PTA
Fred Navarro, Assistant Superintendent, Ed Division, Anaheim Union High School District
KimOanh Nguyen-Lam, Director, Cal State University Strategic Language Initiative
Rob Gaudette, California League of Middle Schools Teacher of the Year
Kelly Gallagher, California English Teacher of the Year and author of "Readicide”
Janice Billings, Executive Director for ACSA Region 17; retired superintendent
John Mergendoller, Executive Director, Buck Institute
Senate Bill 402 Introduced by State Senator Lou Correa (1) Focus on integrating 21st century skills including critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation skills as a competency-based approach to learning in all academic core content areas, including English language arts, mathematics, history-social science, science, visual and performing arts, and world languages. (2) Promote interdisciplinary approaches that integrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry and problem-based approaches, and higher order thinking skills that provide contexts for pupils to apply learning in relevant, real world scenarios to prepare pupils for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.
Stay Connected! 21st Century Coalition for California: www.p21california.com Partnership for 21st Century Skills: www.21stcenturyskills.org
Contact Information: Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D. Consultant III, History-Social Science Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services Los Angeles County Office of Education Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu 562-922-6908 Herczog_Michelle@yahoo.com