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  • 1. A New Vision for 21 st Century Education [Insert Presenter Name] [Insert Presenter Title & Company] [Insert Event Name] [Insert Date] PLEASE NOTE: This is only a template presentation; you may add examples and additional slides based on your audience EDUCATION COMMUNITY AUDIENCE Ken Kay, President Partnership for 21 st Century Skills FETC Orlando, Florida January 25, 2007 21 st Century Skills as a Vision for K-12 Education: What should schools and districts do?
  • 2. “ This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good formation from bad, or speak a language other than English.” How to Build a Student for the 21 st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006 Overview
  • 3.
    • Every student in your school or district must be:
        • A critical thinker
        • A problem solver
        • An innovator
        • An effective communicator
        • An effective collaborator
        • A self-directed learner
        • Information and media literate
        • Globally aware
        • Civically engaged
        • Financially and economically literate
    Overview
  • 4.
    • Why are 21 st Century Skills so important?
    • What is the framework for 21 st Century Skills?
    • What should school and districts
    • do?
    Overview
  • 5. Why are 21 st Century Skills so Important? 5 Reasons
  • 6. 1. U.S. students must compete in a new global economy. Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • 7. 2. The U.S. is falling behind. Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • 8. Source: PISA, 2000, 2003 Courtesy of Cisco Systems 2000 2000 2000 2003 2003 2003 2003 OECD Ranking Ranking of G8 countries: 10 th grade math & problem solving Math Science Reading Problem Solving 24 th 18 th 24 th 14 th 18 th 15 th 15 th Why 21 st Century Skills? 30th 25th 20th 15th 10th 5th 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
  • 9. 3. The nature of work is changing. Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • 10. How many of your Parents & Grandparents had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes? Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • 11. How many jobs will a young person have today between age 18-38? … 10.2 jobs Why 21 st Century Skills? SOURCE: Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity, and Earnings Growth Among Younger Baby Boomers: Recent Results From a Longitudinal Survey Summary, US Dept. of Labor, 2004
  • 12. 20 th Century 21 st Century 1 – 2 Jobs 10 – 15 Jobs Critical Thinking Across Disciplines Integration of 21 st Century Skills into Subject Matter Mastery Mastery of One Field Subject Matter Mastery Number of Jobs: Job Requirement : Teaching Model: Subject Matter Mastery Integration of 21 st Century Skills into Subject Matter Mastery Assessment Model: Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • 13. Why 21 st Century Skills? 4. The requirements of the 21 st Century work force are changing.
  • 14. Workforce Survey: “ Are They Really Ready to Work? Why 21 st Century Skills? Released October 2, 2006, by The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21 st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • 15. Why 21 st Century Skills?
    • What skills are most important for job success when hiring a High School graduate?
    58% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 63% Social Responsibility 70% Good Communication 75% Collaboration 80% Work Ethic
  • 16. Why 21 st Century Skills?
    • Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?
    58% Self-Direction 70% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 70% Work Ethic 73% Leadership 81% Written Communication
  • 17. Why 21 st Century Skills?
    • What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years?
    76% Health & Wellness 72% Personal Financial Responsibility 74% Innovation 74% Collaboration 77% I.T. 78% Critical Thinking
  • 18. Why 21 st Century Skills? 5. We need to prepare our students to be effective 21 st Century citizens.
  • 19. What is the Framework for 21 st Century Skills?
  • 20. Overview
  • 21. 20 th Century Education Model 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 22. 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 23.
    • - English
    • Reading or Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Foreign Languages
    • Civics
    • Government
    • Economics
    • Arts
    • History
    • Geography
    Core Subjects 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 24.
    • Thinking and Learning Skills
    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
    • Creativity & Innovation Skills
    • Communication & Information Skills
    • Collaboration Skills
    21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 25.
    • ICT Literacy
    • Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills:
      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
      • Skills
      • Creativity & Innovation Skills
      • Communication & Information Skills
      • Collaboration Skills
    21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 26.
    • Life Skills
      • Leadership
      • Ethics
      • Accountability
      • Adaptability
      • Personal Productivity
      • Personal Responsibility
      • People Skills
      • Self Direction (e.g. Lawrence Township)
      • Social Responsibility
    21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 27.
    • 21 st Century Content
    • Global Awareness
    • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy
    • Civic Literacy
    • Health & Wellness Awareness
    21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 28. These 21 st Century Skills should become the new “design specs” for 21 st Century education. 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 29. What can schools and districts do? 8 Strategies
  • 30. What can your school or district do? Develop a consensus among the key stakeholders on the 21 st Century skills needed by students in your school or district. 1. Develop a Consensus
  • 31. 2. Take a Self-Assessment Use the MILE Guide to determine where you are today. What can your school or district do?
  • 32.
    • Create a teacher professional development strategy for
    • 21 st Century skills.
    • Examples:
    • Lawrence Township (Indiana)
    • North Carolina
    • West Virginia
    3. Upgrade Professional Development What can your school or district do?
  • 33. 4. Imbed 21 st Century Skills in core subjects
    • Use the ICT Literacy Maps for:
      • Math
      • Science
      • English
      • Geography
      • Social Studies (early 2007)
    What can your school or district do?
  • 34. 21 st Century Model Geographic Content Analytic Thinking Global Positioning Software Geography What can your school or district do?
  • 35. Use a full range of assessments, including high-stakes and classroom assessments, to measure 21 st Century Skills. 5. Upgrade Assessments Examples:
    • Collegiate Learning Assessment
    • West Virginia
    • North Carolina
    • Student Portfolios
    • Senior Year Projects
    What can your school or district do?
  • 36. 6. Focus on reforming high schools
    • Focus on the results
    • that matter in the
    • 21 st Century.
    • Redefine rigor to
    • include 21 st Century
    • skills.
    What can your school or district do?
  • 37. Collaborate with youth development and after-school programs on a “community strategy” to pursue 21 st Century Skills. 7. Collaborate with Community-Based Groups What can your school or district do?
  • 38. Develop an agreement on skill outcomes and ask local businesses to provide career awareness and internships that offer opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. 8. Collaborate with the Business Community What can your school or district do?
  • 39. Conclusion “ There is remarkable consensus among educators and business and policy leaders on one key conclusion: we need to bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st century.” TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
  • 40.
    • Every student in your school or district must be:
        • A critical thinker
        • A problem solver
        • An innovator
        • An effective communicator
        • An effective collaborator
        • A self-directed learner
        • Information and media literate
        • Globally aware
        • Civically engaged
        • Financially and economically literate
    Conclusion
  • 41. These skills should become the “design specs” of a 21 st Century education in your school or district. Conclusion
  • 42. Let us know how we can help. The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills 177 North Church Avenue, Suite 305 Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 623-2466 www.21stcenturyskills.org Contact Us