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20 vs 21 Century Schools (newport pres) 20 vs 21 Century Schools (newport pres) Presentation Transcript

  • 20 th Century Education vs. 21 st Century Education How far have we come? Where are we headed? Are we there yet?
  • The 20 th Century Classroom
  • Characteristics of a 20 th Century Classroom
    • Teacher-centered:  teacher center of attention, soul provider
    • of information
    • Teacher-centered learning experiences
    • Fragmented curriculum
    • Focus on memorizing the facts
    • Time-based and textbook driven
    • Passive Learning, lack of student engagement, interest or
    • excitement
    • Learners work in isolation – classroom within 4 walls
    • Little to no student freedom
  • Characteristics of a 20 th Century Classroom
    • Lowered learning expectations
    • Teacher is judge - No one else sees student work
    • Curriculum/School is irrelevant and meaningless to the students
    • Print is the primary vehicle of learning and assessment
    • Diversity in students is ignored
    • Literacy is the 3 R’s – reading, writing and math
    • Factory model, based upon the needs of employers for the
    • Industrial Age of the 19th century.
  • Tools From A 20 th Century Classroom
  • 20 th Century Learning Passive Isolated Learning Disconnected
  • ? 20 21
  • Transitioning to A 21 st Century Classroom
  • Characteristics of a 21 st Century Classroom
    • Student-centered - teacher is facilitator/coach/guide
    • Integrated, Interdisciplinary Curriculum - based on standards and learning progressions
    • Learning is designed on upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Research-driven and outcome based
    • Active Learning - great deal of student freedom
    • Driven by exploration, creativity and 21st century skills
    • Authentic Assessment -Project Based, Performances, projects and multiple forms of media are used for learning and assessment
  • Characteristics of a 21 st Century Classroom
    • Learners work collaboratively with classmates and others around the world – the Global Classroom
    • Curriculum is connected to students’ interests, experiences, talents and the real world.
    • Self, peer and other assessments - public audience for authentic assessments
    • High expectations increased rigor
    • Self directed or autonomous learners
  • Instructional Tools for the 21 st Century
  • 21 st Century Learning Collaborative Creative Connected
  • Communication Evolution!!
  • Then and Now “ Take out your text books and turn to page….” “ Open up your laptops, log in and go to www..” “ Take out your notebooks…and write…” “ Open up Google Notes and share....” “ Clear your desks and get a sharpened pencil for the quiz….” “ Press the response clicker to respond to the quiz questions” “ Turn your paper into the bin…” “ Submit your work to Moodle, Network Folder or email it to me..” “ Don’t call out…raise your hand to participate in discussion..” “ Post your response in the forum to participate…” “ Cut out a current event from the news paper..” “ Open your RSS feeds and find a current event..”
  • What hasn’t Changed?
    • Devoted hardworking educators
    • Student support and assistance
    • Daily teacher demands and requirements
    • Meeting students’ diverse needs
    • The need for parental support and involvement
    • Communication with stakeholders
    • The evolution of “Best Practices”
  • What is Changing?
    • Instructional practices
    • Teacher and student skill sets
    • Required levels and areas of proficiency
    • Communication styles, expectations, resources
    • Vital skills for future success
    • Academic requirements
    • AUP Policies for the Read Write Web
    • District Goals, initiatives and vision
  • 21 st Century Classroom Environments
  • Today’s Learners How can we continue to reach them?
    • Core Content Curriculum Skills
    • Learning and Innovation Skills
    • Information Media and Technology Skills
    • Life and Career Skills
    21 st Century Skills Framework 21st Century Skill Framework
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Communication and Collaboration
    • Research and Information Fluency
    • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Technology Operations and Concepts
    National Educational Technology Skills ISTE
  • Continued Educational Reform Initiatives 21 st Century Learning Matters
  • Becoming Effective Change Agents
    • Build a Shared vision and establish a collective plan for the future
    • Continue support for of 21 st Century teaching and learning
    • Creation of rich curriculum that embraces digital learning opportunities
    • Professional development opportunities are relevant and current
    • Increase exposure and use of emerging technologies
    • Take professional and personal responsibility for continued professional learning
  • Learning Environments
    • Professional Learning Communities……
    • Collectively strengthen curriculum and instruction
    • Analyze student achievement and growth through standardized and authentic assessment opportunities
    • Establish common instructional goals, desired outcomes and rigorous expectations
    • Offer differentiated learning opportunities - Student learning styles and needs
    • Relevantly integrate 21 st Century Skills and NETS for 21 st Century preparedness
    • Promote ongoing professional growth! “We know that we are never truly finished!”
    • Review, Revise, Re-implement
  • Five Attributes of PLC’s
    • Supportive and shared leadership
    • Collective creativity
    • Shared values and vision
    • Supportive conditions
    • Shared personal practice
  • Transforming Practice
    • Ways to Get Started:
    • Start with the end in mind
    • Create collaborative collective plans – Involve all stakeholders – We are in this together!
    • Include our students, give them a voice
    • Customize professional development opportunities
    • Share and discuss what’s working well and what’s not
    • Provide time for professional growth and learning
    • Build a solid foundation for Professional Learning Community
  • Ensure a 21 st Century Focus
    • 21 st Century Leadership
      • Shared leadership
      • Everyone has value in the process
      • Open Communication is vital
    • 21 st Century Pedagogy
      • It’s not only about the Core Content
      • Changing the DNA of Pedagogy
    • 21 st Collaborative Learning Environments
      • Everyone learns
      • Everyone contributes
      • 24/7 Access to resources, tools and learning
      • Collaborative learning is promoted
  • Preparing Newport Students
    • Focused Aligned Curriculum
    • Quality Instruction – Research and Evidence Based – Best Practice is Best Practice
    • Build and sustain robust infrastructures that support 21 st Century learning
    • Equality in every classroom – leveled playing fields
    • Shared planning and commitment in producing stronger outcomes!
  • Quality Research/Evidence Based Instructional Practices Passive Active Bloom's Taxonomy Evaluate Create
  • Rethinking Education
    • Aligned educational priorities will assist our students in strengthening their core competencies, social and emotional behaviors and 21 st Century skills for guaranteed post K-12 success.
  • Preparing Our Students
    • What is Our Plan?
    • How can our community move forward together
    • to support and sustain
    • 21 st Century learning environments?
    • 2020 is less than 10 years away….
    • Are we preparing for our future?
    • 2011 – 20?? graduates need to be prepared for a world where they can be successful global competitors.
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