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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?
“ 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
Why are 21 st Century Skills so Important? 5 Reasons
1. U.S. students must compete in a new global economy. Why 21 st Century Skills?
2. The U.S. is falling behind. Why 21 st Century Skills?
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
3. The nature of work is changing. Why 21 st Century Skills?
How many of your Parents & Grandparents had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes? Why 21 st Century Skills?
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
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?
Why 21 st Century Skills? 4. The requirements of the 21 st Century work force are changing.
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.
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?
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?
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