By: Dave Black Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and School Centennial, CO
<ul><li>GOAL: To begin an  ongoing  conversation about how best Lutheran schools will serve the 21 st  century student </l...
<ul><li>What is different about students today from 10-15 years ago? </li></ul><ul><li>How should these differences affect...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 What are the characteristics of our students?
<ul><li>As Lutheran educators, our calling is to best prepare our students for productive lives in service to God and man ...
<ul><li>1. The ability to use technology in God-pleasing ways for ministry and personal productivity, and in keeping with ...
2. The ability to analyze information and sources critically for accuracy and relevancy Wikipedia
<ul><li>3.  The ability to communicate effectively through the spoken word </li></ul>Windows Movie Maker
<ul><li>4.  The ability to communicate effectively through the written word </li></ul>
<ul><li>5.  The ability to collaborate effectively with others ~ even with those whom you may not personally know </li></ul>
<ul><li>6.  The ability to be self-motivated to be  </li></ul><ul><li>a life-long learner </li></ul>RSS Feeds
<ul><li>7.  The ability to create, innovate, and problem solve independently and collaboratively </li></ul>Alice
<ul><li>8.  The ability to move from being a content consumer to a content producer </li></ul>
<ul><li>9.  The ability to act and think globally </li></ul>
<ul><li>REMEMBER: No one of us has all the answers. We need EVERYONE to help make sense of what is happening. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Model life-long learning and God-pleasing technology use.  </li></ul><ul><li>(“The computer will not replace the t...
<ul><li>2. Build new lessons, units,  and projects which directly  address 21st century  student skills within the  school...
<ul><li>3. Engage in conversations with others to understand better the nature of all the changes in our world and how edu...
<ul><li>4. Contribute! Each educator has unique lesson plans, interests and aptitudes, etc., which may add value to other ...
<ul><li>5. Recognize and adapt to the global nature of education and society. </li></ul>
<ul><li>http://www.21stcenturyskills.org </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy organization for infusing 21st century skills into edu...
<ul><li>Lutheran School Portal ( http://www.lsportal.net ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration -- First for educators, the...
<ul><li>Clearly articulate a vision for technology in education and in ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a consensus abou...
Conclusion We need all Lutheran Educators  to share their expertise  as we seek to utilize technology for God’s glory! Joi...
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  • Preparing The 21st Century Student

    1. 1. By: Dave Black Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and School Centennial, CO
    2. 2. <ul><li>GOAL: To begin an ongoing conversation about how best Lutheran schools will serve the 21 st century student </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing conversations at http://www.lutheraneducation.net </li></ul><ul><li>Audio recording at http://www.lea.org </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki for 21 st century learning and skills at http://skillsfor21stcentury.wikispaces.com/ (Just starting this – hope to make this resource grow!) </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>What is different about students today from 10-15 years ago? </li></ul><ul><li>How should these differences affect our teaching and their learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities might the Lord be opening to Lutheran schools through these changes? </li></ul>
    4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 What are the characteristics of our students?
    5. 5. <ul><li>As Lutheran educators, our calling is to best prepare our students for productive lives in service to God and man </li></ul><ul><li>We are preparing students for their future, not our past </li></ul><ul><li>Our students must compete in a global economy </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of work is changing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OLD: Mastery of one field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEW: Mastery across multiple disciplines with the ability to adapt in collaborating with a variety of individuals </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>1. The ability to use technology in God-pleasing ways for ministry and personal productivity, and in keeping with good digital citizenship practices </li></ul>
    7. 7. 2. The ability to analyze information and sources critically for accuracy and relevancy Wikipedia
    8. 8. <ul><li>3. The ability to communicate effectively through the spoken word </li></ul>Windows Movie Maker
    9. 9. <ul><li>4. The ability to communicate effectively through the written word </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>5. The ability to collaborate effectively with others ~ even with those whom you may not personally know </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>6. The ability to be self-motivated to be </li></ul><ul><li>a life-long learner </li></ul>RSS Feeds
    12. 12. <ul><li>7. The ability to create, innovate, and problem solve independently and collaboratively </li></ul>Alice
    13. 13. <ul><li>8. The ability to move from being a content consumer to a content producer </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>9. The ability to act and think globally </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>REMEMBER: No one of us has all the answers. We need EVERYONE to help make sense of what is happening. </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Model life-long learning and God-pleasing technology use. </li></ul><ul><li>(“The computer will not replace the teacher, but those teachers who do not adapt to technology will be replaced.”) </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>2. Build new lessons, units, and projects which directly address 21st century student skills within the school curriculum. </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>3. Engage in conversations with others to understand better the nature of all the changes in our world and how educators can best prepare students for THEIR future (not our past). </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>4. Contribute! Each educator has unique lesson plans, interests and aptitudes, etc., which may add value to other educators if they are shared. The collective wisdom is better than that which is kept solitary. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>5. Recognize and adapt to the global nature of education and society. </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>http://www.21stcenturyskills.org </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy organization for infusing 21st century skills into education </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic and explanation of their model </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills Framework </li></ul>
    22. 22.
    23. 23. <ul><li>Lutheran School Portal ( http://www.lsportal.net ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration -- First for educators, then for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with other Lutheran educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused blogs for Lutheran schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared teaching resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scratch ( http://scratch.mit.edu ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces ( http://www.wikispaces.com ) and pbwiki ( http://pbwiki.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong connection to District and Synodical resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Docs ( http://docs.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Custom Search ( http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread ( http://www.voicethread.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Many other tools to be shared on the presentation wiki at http://skillsfor21stcentury.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Clearly articulate a vision for technology in education and in ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a consensus about 21st century skills among key stakeholders in Lutheran education </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synod professional development package </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List of speakers and topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embed 21st century skills in the core subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade assessment to step beyond high-stakes testing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other Lutheran schools and educators </li></ul>
    25. 25. Conclusion We need all Lutheran Educators to share their expertise as we seek to utilize technology for God’s glory! Join the conversation at http://www.lutheraneducation.net

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