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Description of the "Why" behind 21st Century Learning

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  • This is one of the most important slides. Critical thinking and problem solving. Creativity and innovation. Communication and collaboration. This is the skill set that is the critical skill set in the 21st century and the challenge we all have is how do you take a system that is focused primarily on the content of the left side of this chart and migrate to a system that’s focused on these skill outcomes for kids? That’s the challenge in a nutshell. You know, and people said to me… You don’t really think that every kid needs to critically think do you? And I felt very lucky because he then pointed to a woman behind the cash register and he said, You don’t think she needs to critically think, do you? And I said to him, Boy did I luck out. He said, Why? I said, Look what you picked! In a lot of places her job’s gone already. Right? There are places where that job’s gone. What does she do when her routine job is eliminated? She’s got to critically think and problem solve her way to what’s value added in that cafeteria, what’s value added in the food organization? Or, if those jobs go away, how do I rethink, critically think, my way to defining a new value added in the economy that’s constantly going through change? She’s got to critically think. In the same way that knowing math, science, English and social studies was my ticket up the economic ladder in the 50s, I’m saying to you that critical thinking and problem solving is her ticket up the economic ladder in the 21st century. If she has content mastery of math, science, English and social studies, and she doesn’t possess the ability to critically think and problem solve, you are not giving her the same opportunity I had when you told me to master math, science, English and social studies. It’s that simple. This set of skills is the economic equivalent of the contract that you as school board members and superintendents had with me on the issue of content focus 50 years ago.

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  • 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? View slide
  • 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- ) View slide
  • 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
    • Flattening of the world
    • Globalization
    • Competition
    • Shift in work patterns and careers
    21st Century Skills for a global economy…
    • Moving from information to conceptual age
    • Right brain rising
    • Abundance, Asia and automation
    • The six senses
      • Design
      • Story
      • Symphony
      • Empathy
      • Play
      • Meaning
    21st Century Skills for a creative economy…
    • Firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success.
    • Masses of people will participate in the economy like never before.
    • Thriving online communities will transcend social networking to pioneer a new form of collaborative production
    • Forecasts new world of enterprise, collaboration, innovation, and value creation
    21st Century Skills for a collaborative economy …
    • Core subjects
    • Global awareness
    • Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
    • Civic literacy
    • Health literacy
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Communication and collaboration
    • Information literacy
    • Media literacy
    • Information, communications and technology literacy
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Initiative and self-direction
    • Social and cross-cultural skills
    • Productivity and accountability
    • Leadership and responsibility
    21 st Century Skills
    • 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.
    Overview
  • 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%
  • P21 Members
  • P21 members are unanimous! The three “R”s aren’t enough in the 21st century. The three “R”s and the four “C”s
    • The four “C”s
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Creativity and innovation
    As the three “R”s serve as an umbrella for other subjects, the four “C”s do for other skills. The three “R”s and the four “C”s
    • P21 Framework
    • Implementation Guides
    • Content Skills Maps
    • Mile Guide
    • Route 21
    • New Book on 21st C Skills
    • Video Resources (Video 21)
    Resources you can use
  • Framework for 21st Century Learning Resources you can use
  • Resources you can use
    • Implementation Guides
    • Brief, user-friendly guides for each of the P21 support systems:
    • Professional Development
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Standards
    • Learning Environments
  • P21’s 21st century skills Core Subject Maps:
    • English
    • Social Studies
    • Geography
    • Science
    • Arts (2010)
    • Foreign Languages (2010)
    Resources you can use
  • The MILE Guide and The online MILE Guide P21’s self-assessment tool for schools and districts www.21stcenturyskills.org/mileguide Resources you can use
  • Resources you can use The MILE Guide (continued) The ability to assess readiness and progress in terms of:
    • Student Knowledge and Skills
    • Education Support Systems
    • Education Leadership
    • Policymaking
    • Partnering
    • Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning
  • Route 21 An online sharing and community resource www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 Resources you can use
  • New Book by Bernie Trilling And Charles Fadel www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com Resources you can use
  • View P21’s online collection of videos showing what 21st century education looks like in the classroom. www.21stcenturyskills.org/video21 Resources you can use
    • Arizona
    • Illinois
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • South Dakota
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    Current State Partners P21 State Leadership Initiative
  • P21 Framework http://www.p21.org/documents/P21_Framework.pdf Implementation Guides http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=504&Itemid=185#guides Content Skills Maps http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid= Mile Guide P21 http://www.p21.org/documents/MILE_Guide_091101.pdf Route 21 www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21
  • 7 Steps for Education Leaders...
    • Focus on Student Outcomes: Fuse the 3 R's and the 4 C's
    7 Steps For Education Leaders
  • 2. Create a Consensus: 7 Steps For Education Leaders
    • Form an advisory board;
    • Get community consensus;
    • Have your board make the new framework official policy.
    • Leading Districts:
    • Catalina Foothills School District
    • Chesterfield County (VA) Public Schools
    • Tahoma (WA) School District
    Leading Examples
  • www.cfsd16.org Catalina Foothills School District (Tucson, AZ) Leading Examples
  • Leading Examples
  • Tahoma School District (Maple Valley, WA) Leading Examples www.tahomasd.us
  • 3. Get Buy-In: 7 Steps For Education Leaders
    • Have your teachers identify best practices in your district that already support the new framework;
    • Have teachers create the rubrics for the skills.
  • The leading examples define the skills. http://tinyurl.com/route21rubrics Leading Examples
  • 4. Focus on 21st Century Professional Development: 7 Steps For Education Leaders
    • Prioritize the skills;
    • Identify your P.D. resources;
    • Create Professional Learning Communities.
    • Embedding into professional development:
    • West Virginia/Teach 21
    • North Carolina Teaching Standards
    • P21 paper on 21st Century Skills and Professional Development (Route 21)
    Leading Examples
  • 5. Embrace Innovation and Partnerships: 7 Steps For Education Leaders
    • East Syracuse-Minoa School District
  • 6. Align your educational support systems with the educational outcomes: 7 Steps For Education Leaders
    • Curriculum and instruction
    • Assessment
    • Professional development
    • Learning environments
  • 7. Assess and Improve: 7 Steps For Education Leaders
    • Must be held accountable for 21st century outcomes;
    • Need balanced assessment strategy;
    • Need Federal, state and local strategies;
    • Focus on both college and career readiness.
    • Examples:
    • CWRA
    • PISA
    • New Tech model
    • N.C. Genetics Assessment
    • e-portfolios
    • Senior capstone projects
    Leading Examples The leading examples focus on assessment.
  • HAS YOUR DISTRICT EMBRACED THE GOAL OF “ 21st CENTURY READINESS FOR EVERY STUDENT”? Conclusion
  • Focus on fusing The three “R”s and The four “C”s! Conclusion
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