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Moving a 21st century skills agenda to scale in philadelphia, michael hoch

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  • Project Based Learning to Enhance 21st Century Skills
    Philadelphia Academies, Inc
    NAF Conference
    July 13, 2010
  • Opening Activity
    Constructivist Protocol
    National School Reform Faculty
    OBJECTIVE: To gain a deeper understanding of what a student who is prepared for post-secondary opportunities looks like
  • Individual Brainstorm
    Think of a student that you saw graduate and knew would be successful either in college or the workforce
  • Guiding Questions
    What about that student (what characteristics) made him/her seem likely to be successful?
    Did he/she have the support of mentors/peers/teachers? What did that look like?
    Did he/she tend to work alone or with other people?
    Was it hard for him/her to reach success? Easy? Risky? Safe?
    What motivated him/her to do well?
  • Small Group Share Out
    Each person should share out about their student
    Group members are allowed to ask clarifying questions
    After everyone has shared, group should compile list of characteristics, based on the guiding questions, that describe:
    High School Graduate Prepared to Go to College or Into Workforce
  • Full Group Share Out
    What do we see? Any surprises?
    Do all of our students look this way? Why or why not?
    What does this mean for our work as practitioners in a school?
  • PAI Discovery: 21st Century Skills
  • 21st Century Skills
    Basic Knowledge
    English language (spoken)
    Reading comprehension (English)
    Writing in English
    Mathematics & Science
    Government & Economics
    Foreign Languages
  • 21st Century Skills
    Applied Skills
    Critical thinking
    Oral Communications
    Written Communications
    Teamwork/ Collaboration
    Info. Tech. Application
    Creativity/ Innovation
    Lifelong Learning
    Ethics/Social Responsibility
  • Project Based Learning
    Orange Activity
    In your group, come up with as many different lessons as possible that you could teach with your item.
    What did you come up with?
    What 21st Century Skills are developed during this lesson?
  • The Student Learning Problem
    21st Century Skills were not being emphasized in schools.
  • Our Solution
    Project Based Learning
    British Math Study in 1997
    Three times as many students in the PBL school received the top grade on the national math exam
    Challenge 2000
    Study found increased student engagement, greater responsibility for learning, increased peer collaboration, and greater achievement gains by students labeled “low level learners.”
  • How Do I…
    Teachers interested in the skills, but concerned about how they could be implemented within the constraints of the core curriculum.
  • Why Ford PAS?
    “Learning Pillars” = 21st Century Skills
    Academically rigorous
    Project-and-inquiry based
    Modules available online, free of cost
    Technical assistance hubs around the country can offer PD and support with integration
  • Experiencing Ford PAS: Making Product Decisions
    Acme Soft Drink Company
  • About the company…
    Acme Soft Drink Company is a medium-sized soft-drink maker with a strong presence in both the United States and several other countries. Acme is unusual among soft-drink manufacturers in that it makes both soft drinks and their containers (aluminum cans).The company sells three soft drinks, of which its cola is the most popular,
    but it is thinking of expanding its product line.
    Product Distribution: Acme Soft Drinks are available in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China
    Current Products: Retro Root Beer, Super Orange Fizz, Extreme Cola
    Number of Employees: 1,000 worldwide
    Manufacturing Plants: One in Iowa, one in Georgia, and several other plants around the world 
    Consumer Base: Young adults between the ages of 14 and 26
  • The Problem!!
    Acme wants to expand its line by developing a new brand of soft drink for the U.S. market. The company is thinking about a lemon-lime-flavored soft drink.
    Competition with other brands will be stiff, so its product will have to meet customer needs and be favorably priced. This new soft drink will also need an aggressive marketing campaign.
    Many different departments at Acme will be involved in the development, production, and marketing of this new product, and they all have different concerns. How can Acme develop a new soft drink that will satisfy everyone and make a profit for the company?
  • Your Job
    Acme is planning to hold a company-wide meeting to decide on a strategy for producing the new soft drink. Acme has asked members from the following teams to come up with a Soft Drink Production Plan to share with the company.
    Corporate Citizenship
    Marketing and Sales
    Production Departments
  • The Process
    Work in small groups, by department
    Corporate Citizenship
    Marketing and Sales
    Production Departments
    Select one representative from your department
    This person will represent your department in a company-wide meeting to make decisions about Acme Soft Drink Company
    Company Meeting
  • The Company Meeting
    It’s decision time….
    What is Acme’s soft drink release date?
    What is the cost of the product?
    What is the marketing strategy and cost?
    How many milligrams of caffeine per 12 Oz.?
    What Acme Soft Drink Company use for packaging materials?
    What is the packaging design (such as 20 oz wide mouth)
    At which plant will the product will be manufactured?
  • Reflection
    Decision-making process: Did one department have more influence over the decision making process than the others?  Were there some goals that took precedence over others? If so, why do you think that happened?
    Learning from Teamwork:  How did teamwork aspect deepen and/or support your learning?
    Challenges of Teamwork: What are the challenges of working in a team? What are some strategies to overcome the challenges of teamwork in the classroom/with colleagues?
    Making the Connection: How does this type of learning relate to how tasks are accomplished in your practice?
  • Resources
    Philadelphia Academies, Inc.: www.academiesinc.org
    Partnership for 21st Century Skills: www.p21.org
    National School Reform Faculty: www.nsrfharmony.org
    Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies: www.fordpas.org
  • Contacts for Further Information
    Jennifer Cardoso, Manager of Post-Secondary and Academic Supports: jbcardoso@academiesinc.org
    Michael Hoch, Site Facilitator: mhoch@academiesinc.org
    Kate Balliet, Site Facilitator: kballiet@academiesinc.org