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  • In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move to include not only a focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:Global Awareness• Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues• Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts• Understanding other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages
  • In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move to include not only a focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy• Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices• Understanding the role of the economy in society• Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
  • Health Literacy• Obtaining, interpreting and understanding basic health information and services and using such information and services in ways that enhance health• Understanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction• Using available information to make appropriate health-related decisions• Establishing and monitoring personal and family health goals• Understanding national and international public health and safety issues
  • Environmental Literacy• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environment and the circumstances and conditions affecting it, particularly as relates to air, climate, land, food, energy, water and ecosystems• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of society’s impact on the natural world (e.g., population growth, population development, resource consumption rate, etc.)• Investigate and analyze environmental issues, and make accurate conclusions about effective solutions• Take individual and collective action towards addressing environmental challenges (e.g., participating in global actions, designing solutions that inspire action on environmental issues)
  • In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move to include not only a focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:Civic Literacy• Participating effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes• Exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels• Understanding the local and global implications of civic decisions
  • High Tech High
  • Advocates for the integration of the four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation) into all academic core content areas including English-Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science, Science, Arts, and World Languages to prepare all students for college, career and civic engagement in the 21st century.

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  • 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
  • P21 Members
  • 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
  • Health Literacy
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Civic 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
    • Arizona
    • Illinois
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Ohio
    • South Dakota
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
  • Kansas Department of Education
  • Leading Examples
  • 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.
    • Massachusetts
  • 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:
    • New Tech
    • Envision Schools
    • IB
    • Expeditionary Learning
    • Asia Society
    • Career Academies
  • 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
    • Assessment
    • 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