21 st Century Skills Teachers’ Academy August 3-4 2011 21st Century Readiness for Every Student: ESC Overview Canon imageFORMULA P-150
Icebreaker Activity Prompt for the four question exercise: You have a child, grandchild, niece, child of friends whom you love and care about deeply, and this child is just starting kindergarten…On your own answer the 1 st three Questions...
Icebreaker Activity Question 4: (Homework Blackboard Discussion Topic)-Post your response to the below question: What would learning be like if it were designed around your answers to the first three questions?
Global Innovation Economy “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” --Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist (1928- )
The Shift of Power...??? they will need far more knowledge of technology and of other people than can be gained from a high school education. To be able to seize the opportunities and meet the challenges, the next generations must truly be able to compete with anyone. Because the playing field is going to be really level
Our country is competing in a global innovation economy.
Fusing the three “R”s with the four “C”s is a national imperative.
Policy must be the catalyst for change.
The 7 steps for education leaders.
OUR COUNTRY IS COMPETING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY THAT DEMANDS INNOVATION; OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM MUST KEEP UP. Global Innovation Economy
Mean task input as percentiles of the 1960 task distribution Economy-wide measures of routine and non-routine task input (US) (Levy and Murnane) Global Innovation Economy
2010 Critical Skills Survey American Management Association, in conjunction with P21, surveyed 2,115 managers and other executives about the needs of the 21st century workforce.
How are the four Cs recognized within organizations? Has your organization identified these skills as priorities for employee development, talent management, and succession planning? Source: AMA/P21 2010 Critical Skills Survey, released April 2010 Skill Agree/ Strongly Agree Critical thinking 73.3% Communication skills 79.2% Collaboration/team building 72.3% Creativity and innovation 66.6%
What has changed in business today? Rate by order of importance why you believe these additional skills and competencies are taking on relative importance in the business environment. Source: AMA/P21 2010 Critical Skills Survey, released April 2010 Somewhat/Most Important Nature of work 77.5% Global competition 86.5% Pace of change 91.0% Organizational structure 66.3%
What has changed in business today? As the economy improves, how important are the following skills and competencies in helping grow your organization? Source: AMA/P21 2010 Critical Skills Survey, released April 2010 Somewhat/Most Important Critical thinking 97.1% Communication skills 95.3% Collaboration/team building 92.0% Creativity and innovation 93.1%
Is the U.S. workforce prepared? How would you compare the skills levels of the experienced workers versus the recent graduates within your organization? Source: AMA/P21 2010 Critical Skills Survey, released April 2010 Above Average/ Highest Ability Experienced workers 58.5% Recent graduates 30.1%
Preparing the next generation Please rate the following education systems for their abilities to prepare students in the four Cs to ensure those entering the workforce are proficient in these areas: Source: AMA/P21 2010 Critical Skills Survey, released April 2010 Above Average/Excellent K-12 10.9% Trade schools 13.7% Two-year colleges 18.7% Four-year colleges 48.9%
Preparing the next generation Do you agree that fusing the three Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic) with the four Cs ensures 21 st century readiness for students today? Source: AMA/P21 2010 Critical Skills Survey, released April 2010 Agree/Strongly Agree 79.5%