21st Century LearningTRUSD Board MeetingFeb 15, 2011
The Dawning of the Digital Native
“For young people, new digitaltechnologies…are primarymediators of human-to-humanconnections. They have createda 24/7 netw...
21st Century Learning Initiatives• Strategically diversify –principals, SLC’s, teacherlibrarians, elementary and secondary...
2009 21st Century LearningAcademy Participating SchoolsJoyceKohlerSierra ViewHighlands HighHagginwoodJohnsonNoraltoRio Tie...
Timeline
Aug. 2008K – 6 ReportCardCommitteeRecommends inclusion of21 C skillsFirstPrincipalsPLCSession8 June,2009QZAB BoardApproval...
Report Card• Brian Briggs~ Coordinator, Educational Technology• Vickie Plefka~ Elementary Teacher Librarian, Frontier andW...
• 2008 : Create Unified Report Card• 2009 : Integrate 21st CL Skills into the Report Card• 2010 : Refine the Skills to Eig...
• 2010 : Self Direction & Collaboration• 2011 : Higher Order Thinking Skills & Social Skills• 2012 : Technology Literacy &...
Reference Sheet21st Century Skills :ProfessionalDevelopmentPerspective
teacher A teacher BWe do need toteach 21stCentury Skills!Oh yes, I guessthat isimportant!21st Century Skills at Garden Val...
There was a problem!We had no common language.
Two in-services later…
…our staff is developing a sharedunderstanding, and passing it on to students.
Now we are off and running!
Professional Learning Community• Tim Gardes~District Librarian, Library Services• Kelly Grashoff~ Principal, Kohler Elemen...
Purpose: To provide a hands-on, relevantprofessional learning opportunity for TwinRivers principals that will build theirk...
Professional DevelopmentComponents:• Examining 21st century learning and relatedresearch• Best practices at model schools•...
Digital Learning Academy• Steve Scott~ Director, Educational Technology
Digital Learning Academywith The Metiri Group
Pilot Program• Michael Reed~ Principal, Regency Park• Annette Weiskircher~ Elementary Teacher Librarian, Regency Park• Ter...
21st Century Pilot SchoolsAcross Twin Rivers Unified School District• Frontier ElementarySchool• Regency ParkElementary Sc...
Intensive Professional Development for Pilot SchoolsLeadership Training for PLC Principals21st Century Skills Training for...
• Professional Development: TeacherLibrarians delivered at all elementary sites21st Century Learning:Professional Developm...
• Building and Assessing 21st Century ProjectsAuthentic Learning• Student Engagement Ratings• Integrated Project Templates
Project Based Learningat Regency ParkAnnette Weiskircher~ Elementary Teacher Librarian, Regency Park
Teresa Rowan’sService Learning Project
Video Project• Edna Shoemaker~ Student Learning Coach, Norwood JuniorHigh School• Marc Moorehead~ Student Learning Coach, ...
21st Century Skills VideoProjectCaptured!
Overview• What do the 21st Centuryskills look like?– How are theyintegrated and appliedwithin our curriculumand content st...
Uncovered• Search near and wide• Criteria– Professional in nature– Clearly communicates what the skill is– How it looks in...
Goal• Develop one 10-12 minute video for each ofthe eight skills– Classroom vignettes– Demonstrations– Interviews• Advance...
Involvement• 8 schools– Elementary / Secondary• 24 teachers– Classroom teachers, SLC, & TL• SECC– Liz Rhoads– Doug Niva• $...
21st Century Skills in Action• Collaboration– TRUSD and Site Teachers– Site Teachers and Students• Technology– Student Eng...
“I made an account for goanimateand made a slideshow for how theearth and the moon were made.”-Rosemary Benson, NJHS 7th G...
• When we live – and educate – in theservice of our values…• When our values include “To inspire eachstudent to extraordin...
21st Century Learning in TRUSDSupport, expand, and innovate!
21st Century LearningUrgency
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  1. 1. 21st Century LearningTRUSD Board MeetingFeb 15, 2011
  2. 2. The Dawning of the Digital Native
  3. 3. “For young people, new digitaltechnologies…are primarymediators of human-to-humanconnections. They have createda 24/7 network that blends thehuman with the technical to adegree we haven’t experiencedbefore.”-John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, BornDigital: Understanding the FirstGeneration of Digital Natives
  4. 4. 21st Century Learning Initiatives• Strategically diversify –principals, SLC’s, teacherlibrarians, elementary and secondary• Spread through each neighborhoodnetworks• Collaboratively created/delivered betweenInstructional Technology and, C & IDepartments– K-6 Report Card– Principal/Student Learning Coach PLC– Video Project– Professional Development
  5. 5. 2009 21st Century LearningAcademy Participating SchoolsJoyceKohlerSierra ViewHighlands HighHagginwoodJohnsonNoraltoRio TierraSmythe (7-8)GrantWoodridgeFrontierPioneerRegency ParkWestsideOrchardNorwoodRio Linda Jr.
  6. 6. Timeline
  7. 7. Aug. 2008K – 6 ReportCardCommitteeRecommends inclusion of21 C skillsFirstPrincipalsPLCSession8 June,2009QZAB BoardApproval7 May,200921st CenturyLearningAcademyAug, 6, 7, 8,2009Current21 C Initiatives from “TRUSD inception – current“Principal PLC10 Dec
  8. 8. Report Card• Brian Briggs~ Coordinator, Educational Technology• Vickie Plefka~ Elementary Teacher Librarian, Frontier andWoodridge• Rob Meyers~ Teacher, Garden Valley School
  9. 9. • 2008 : Create Unified Report Card• 2009 : Integrate 21st CL Skills into the Report Card• 2010 : Refine the Skills to Eight Essential Skills442TeachersTrained15,564StudentsImpacted
  10. 10. • 2010 : Self Direction & Collaboration• 2011 : Higher Order Thinking Skills & Social Skills• 2012 : Technology Literacy & Creative Thinking• 2013 : Cultural Literacy & Information Literacy
  11. 11. Reference Sheet21st Century Skills :ProfessionalDevelopmentPerspective
  12. 12. teacher A teacher BWe do need toteach 21stCentury Skills!Oh yes, I guessthat isimportant!21st Century Skills at Garden Valley:A Teacher Perspective
  13. 13. There was a problem!We had no common language.
  14. 14. Two in-services later…
  15. 15. …our staff is developing a sharedunderstanding, and passing it on to students.
  16. 16. Now we are off and running!
  17. 17. Professional Learning Community• Tim Gardes~District Librarian, Library Services• Kelly Grashoff~ Principal, Kohler Elementary
  18. 18. Purpose: To provide a hands-on, relevantprofessional learning opportunity for TwinRivers principals that will build theirknowledge base around 21st CenturyLearning and increase their ability toboth model and support thedevelopment of 21st Century Learningas a core element of instructionaldesign and delivery.Principal Professional LearningCommunities (PLCs)
  19. 19. Professional DevelopmentComponents:• Examining 21st century learning and relatedresearch• Best practices at model schools• Investigating technology applications for theclassroom• Site walk-through visits and Metiri baselinereport
  20. 20. Digital Learning Academy• Steve Scott~ Director, Educational Technology
  21. 21. Digital Learning Academywith The Metiri Group
  22. 22. Pilot Program• Michael Reed~ Principal, Regency Park• Annette Weiskircher~ Elementary Teacher Librarian, Regency Park• Teresa Rowan~Elementary Teacher, Frontier
  23. 23. 21st Century Pilot SchoolsAcross Twin Rivers Unified School District• Frontier ElementarySchool• Regency ParkElementary School• Harmon JohnsonElementary School• Kohler ElementarySchoolVideoProjectProfessionalLearningCommunity21st CenturySkillsBuilding Capacity District-wide
  24. 24. Intensive Professional Development for Pilot SchoolsLeadership Training for PLC Principals21st Century Skills Training for all teachersStrategic ProfessionalDevelopment Approach
  25. 25. • Professional Development: TeacherLibrarians delivered at all elementary sites21st Century Learning:Professional Development• Analysis of 21st Century Skills• Skill Rubrics
  26. 26. • Building and Assessing 21st Century ProjectsAuthentic Learning• Student Engagement Ratings• Integrated Project Templates
  27. 27. Project Based Learningat Regency ParkAnnette Weiskircher~ Elementary Teacher Librarian, Regency Park
  28. 28. Teresa Rowan’sService Learning Project
  29. 29. Video Project• Edna Shoemaker~ Student Learning Coach, Norwood JuniorHigh School• Marc Moorehead~ Student Learning Coach, JohnsonElementary
  30. 30. 21st Century Skills VideoProjectCaptured!
  31. 31. Overview• What do the 21st Centuryskills look like?– How are theyintegrated and appliedwithin our curriculumand content standards?• Professional Development uncovers “hole”
  32. 32. Uncovered• Search near and wide• Criteria– Professional in nature– Clearly communicates what the skill is– How it looks in the classroom– Teaches specific techniques forintegration– Teaches specific strategies for studentconcept attainment and application
  33. 33. Goal• Develop one 10-12 minute video for each ofthe eight skills– Classroom vignettes– Demonstrations– Interviews• Advance learning goals and district vision
  34. 34. Involvement• 8 schools– Elementary / Secondary• 24 teachers– Classroom teachers, SLC, & TL• SECC– Liz Rhoads– Doug Niva• $40,000 in-kind
  35. 35. 21st Century Skills in Action• Collaboration– TRUSD and Site Teachers– Site Teachers and Students• Technology– Student Engagement– Academic Achievement
  36. 36. “I made an account for goanimateand made a slideshow for how theearth and the moon were made.”-Rosemary Benson, NJHS 7th Grader, email to Ms. Ramsay
  37. 37. • When we live – and educate – in theservice of our values…• When our values include “To inspire eachstudent to extraordinary achievement everyday! “…• Students have increased opportunities…
  38. 38. 21st Century Learning in TRUSDSupport, expand, and innovate!
  39. 39. 21st Century LearningUrgency

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