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The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills is a unique public-private organization created in 2002 to develop a successful model of learning for this Millennium that incorporates 21 st century skills into our system of education.
Learning for the 21 st Century Emphasize core subjects Emphasize learning skills Use 21 st century tools to develop learning skills Teach and learn in a 21 st century context Teach and learn 21st century content Use 21 st century assessments that measure 21 st century skills
Provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of a new Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020 that aligns with the National Educational Technology Plan 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Educational Technology Advisory Committee
Traditional Education Technology Implementation Cycle The traditional technology implementation cycle in schools involves implementing only 1 or 2 pieces of the critical 6 piece whole at a time. By the time a schools completes all 6 steps of the cycle, it’s time to start all over with step 1. As a result, the school is perpetually behind and teachers perpetually lack the tools they need to properly harness technology to the learning process. Content Hardware Professional Development Technical Support Infrastructure Productivity Tools
Technology Immersion Implementation With the Technology Immersion model, schools implement all 6 critical technology resources at the same time as part of a “technology immersion package”. Now teachers have the tools they need to assess student proficiency and develop multimedia lesson plans targeted at student skill strength and weakness areas. Equally as important, students are given the same tools as teachers, including wireless notebook computers to use at school and at home. Software Hardware Technical Support Online Assessment Digital Content Professional Development Technology Immersion
Six Critical Components of a Technology Immersion Package
A wireless mobile computing device for each student for use at home and school
Ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators through proven training models
Online instructional resources in the core subjects