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  • Skills identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which brings together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to define a powerful vision for 21st century education. These skills complement and support the knowledge and skills defined in national academic standards. Young people who acquire these skills are equipped to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing, diverse, and technology-driven world. Skills essential for success in both post-secondary education and careers Critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, communication Are a major focus of the Ford PAS curriculum. Students don’t just use these skills (e.g., work in teams, solve problems, make presentations), but are taught them and get to practice them in a variety of contexts. Students develop increasing sophistication in applying these skills over the course of the curriculum. For example, throughout the curriculum students are expected and encouraged to work together in teams to carry out investigations, synthesize data, and communicate results . Over the course of the curriculum students are introduced to a variety of skills designed to build their capacity to collaborate effectively with their teammates, including giving and receiving feedback, negotiating, and facilitating meetings
  • ELIZA : See my comment. IK: We’ve always said that Module 1 uses teamwork but doesn’t really teach it. Communication: Do they also do presentation in Mod. 2? 4 th bullet made Mod. 4 sound a lot like Mod. 3; I’m not sure if addition of “contemporary” makes enough difference? Also, is the skill in Mod. 4 supposed to be “analysis”? We haven’t really identified that as a 21 st century skill, though it’s part of critical thinking. If you look at the Mod. 4 skills identified in the Mod. Content Descriptions, there’s actually a lot of researching and organizing/synthesizing data. So maybe we can kind of link that to Mod. 3, which is the historical research, while Mod. 4 focuses more on research of the contemporary and local community workplace?
  • Explain what the whole activity is: In this activity, you will work in teams to plan a production process for making envelopes. After creating production kits with the necessary instructions for making your envelopes, you will exchange your kit with another team and try to use that team’s instructions to produce some quality envelopes!” (Mention that this activity normally takes 5 sessions with students)
  • For #2: These are things to say about creating envelopes. As you make the envelopes, consider the following: Can you follow the instructions provided? If not, what instructions are unclear? What information is missing? Do you know if you are following the instructions correctly? If so, how? If not, how would you change the instructions so it becomes clear that you are following them correctly?
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    1. 1. Spotlight on Ford PAS Themes: Building Foundations: Developing 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Facilitators : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eliza Fabillar, EDC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Newton, MA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anne Shure, EDC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Newton, MA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dikea Simmons, Southeastern H.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Detroit, MI) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Spotlight on Ford PAS Themes: Building Foundations: Developing 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Building Foundations in Ford PAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Activity: Module 1: From Concept to Consumer, Activity 4: Putting a Product Together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panel Discussion: Highlights and challenges of teaching Ford PAS </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Spotlight on Ford PAS Themes: Building Foundations: Developing 21st Century Skills <ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem-Solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Research </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Building Foundations: Developing 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Module 1: From Concept to Consumer: Building a Foundation in Problem-Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Module 2: Media and Messages: Building a Foundation of Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Module 3: People at Work: Building a Foundation of Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Module 4: Careers, Companies, and Communities </li></ul>
    5. 5. Building Foundations <ul><li>21st century skills are: </li></ul><ul><li>Taught and assessed in the first four modules </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasized, reinforced, and expanded on throughout the Ford PAS curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant to all subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Needed to successfully prepare students for postsecondary education and the workplace </li></ul>
    6. 6. Module Focus <ul><li>Module 1: Problem-solving in the context of product design, development, and production </li></ul><ul><li>Module 2: Communicating through reading, writing, role-play activities, and presentations in the context of expanding a fictional business </li></ul><ul><li>Module 3: Research on how the workplace has changed throughout U.S. history </li></ul><ul><li>Module 4: Research on the nature of the contemporary workplace and the interplay between business and community </li></ul>
    7. 7. Module 1 Activities at a Glance <ul><li>Activity 1: Inventive Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 2: The Evolution of Everyday Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 3: Making Product Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 4: Putting a Product Together </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 5: Seeing Companies in Action </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 6: Designing for the Future </li></ul>
    8. 8. Module 1, Activity 4: Putting a Product Together <ul><li>With your team, plan a production process for making envelopes </li></ul><ul><li>Create a production kit that contains instructions for making your envelopes </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange your kit with another team and create envelopes, using their instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Check with your partner team and see what they produced, using your kit </li></ul>
    9. 9. Making a Production Kit <ul><li>Figure out how your envelope is made. (Hint: Use “reverse engineering” by unfolding the envelope.) </li></ul><ul><li>Make a template of the envelope. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a blueprint: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List all the materials needed to make the envelope. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write clear step-by-step instructions for assembling the envelopes. Include pictures, if appropriate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complete the process table for producing your envelope. </li></ul><ul><li>Test and refine your process. (The envelopes produced need to be high-quality. How will you check the quality of your completed envelopes?) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Evaluate a Process <ul><li>Exchange production kits with another team </li></ul><ul><li>Create 10 envelopes, using their instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Check with your partner team and see what they produced, using your kit </li></ul>
    11. 12. Building Foundations: Developing 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Ford PAS Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vanessa Edge, Advanced Technology Academy (Dearborn, MI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cody Krier, Bath H.S. (Lima, OH) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Johnitta L. Bowens, Southeastern H.S. (Detroit, MI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tarina L. Packnett, Southeastern H.S. (Detroit, MI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sandibel Maldonado, La Academia (Lancaster, PA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmary Sierra, La Academia (Lancaster, PA) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Building Foundations: Developing 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Panelists: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cindy Andersen, Advanced Technology Academy (Dearborn, MI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carla Kohls, Bath H.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Lima, OH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dikea Simmons, Southeastern H.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Detroit, MI) </li></ul></ul>