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21st Century Education Tonawanda

  1. 1. Technology drives change . As a result, success in society will require skills sets in the 21 st century significantly different from those of the past. - NCREL: ‘ enGauge 21 st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age
  2. 2. Learning to Change - Changing to Learn
  3. 3. Our Students Have Changed… <ul><li>“ NetGen” </li></ul><ul><li>First generation to grow up digital </li></ul><ul><li>Expect to consume, analyze, connect, synthesize, interact, and create </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-modal </li></ul><ul><li>Attention spans </li></ul><ul><li>Interest/motivation </li></ul>
  4. 4. The new learning tools <ul><li>Watching Spaces : passive role, individual as part of a large group Examples: Television, cinema, sports, theatre, YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Secret Spaces: private intimate, controlled, between 2 or 3 people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: SMS, instant messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group Spaces : reinforces identity of self-defined group & individual’s position in group </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Facebook, Myspace, Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing Spaces : content creation, showcase, audience outside usual social group </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Flickr, Youtube, Revver </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Spaces : defined role; simulation, teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: World of Warcraft, SecondLife </li></ul><ul><li>Participation Spaces : on-line collaboration to meet a common goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Meetup, Threadless, MySociety </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The new learning environment
  6. 6. Learning to Change: Student Voice
  7. 7. Why teach 21 st Century Skills? <ul><li>“ Today’s education faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how students learn.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Partnership for 21 st Century Learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. USA 1960’s typical classroom – teacher-centered, fragmented curriculum, students working in isolation, memorizing facts. A San Francisco architectural firm establishes an alternative school providing internships for high school students.  A perfect example of real-life, relevant, project-based 21st century education. 20th century vs. 21st century schools
  9. 9. Learners work collaboratively with classmates and others around the world – the Global Classroom   Learners work in isolation – classroom within 4 walls Active Learning   Passive learning Research-driven   Textbook-driven Learning is designed on upper levels of Blooms’ – synthesis, analysis and evaluation (and include lower levels as curriculum is designed down from the top.)   Lessons focus on the lower level of Bloom’s Taxonomy – knowledge, comprehension and application. Focus:  what students Know, Can Do and Are Like after all the details are forgotten.   Focus:  memorization of discrete facts Outcome-based   Time-based
  10. 10. High expectations – “If it isn’t good it isn’t done.”  We expect, and ensure, that all students succeed in learning at high levels.  Some may go higher – we get out of their way to let them do that.   Low expectations Grades based on what was learned Grades averaged Integrated and Interdisciplinary curriculum Fragmented curriculum No “discipline problems” – students and teaches have mutually respectful relationship as co-learners; students are highly motivated. “ Discipline problems – educators do not trust students and vice versa.  No student motivation. Great deal of student freedom   Little to no student freedom Student-centered:  teacher is facilitator/coach Teacher-centered:  teacher is center of attention and provider of information  
  11. 11.   Factory model, based upon the needs of employers for the Industrial Age of the 19th century.  Scientific management.   Multiple literacies of the 21 st century – aligned to living and working in a globalized new millennium. Literacy is the 3 R’s – reading, writing and math Curriculum and instruction address student diversity Diversity in students is ignored. Performances, projects and multiple forms of media are used for learning and assessment Print is the primary vehicle of learning and assessment. Curriculum is connected to students’ interests, experiences, talents and the real world. Curriculum/School is irrelevant and meaningless to the students. Self, Peer and Other assessments.  Public audience, authentic assessments. Teacher is judge.  No one else sees student work.
  12. 13. Bloom's Taxonomy <ul><li>Emphasize core subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use 21st century tools to develop learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teach and learn in a 21st century context </li></ul><ul><li>Teach and learn 21st century content </li></ul><ul><li>Use 21st century assessment that measure 21st century skills </li></ul>6 Elements of 21 st Century Learning
  13. 14. Moving from the Nouns to the Verbs <ul><li>Nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processor </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Produce </li></ul>
  14. 15. 21st Century Bloom's
  15. 16. Let’s Explore… http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21/ Creating a 21 st Century Classroom
  16. 19. A KWL chart is an excellent pre-assessment tool to determine student knowledge and interest. On-line Surveys
  17. 20. On-line Surveys A ‘1 minute paper’ is an elaboration strategy where learners can summarize or paraphrase what they have learned.
  18. 21. Easybib
  19. 22. Podcasting Willow web website
  20. 23. The cigar box project Over the course of a year, students remixed primary source images to create digital collages and historical documentaries. Voicethread
  21. 24. Students are able to share their problem solving techniques for a math unit. Access to the Voicethread is available for students in class or at home. Voicethread link Voicethread
  22. 25. wikis
  23. 26. wikis
  24. 27. Delicious
  25. 28. Delicious
  26. 29. http://areallydifferentplace.org/ Blogs
  27. 30. Blogs
  28. 31. Blogs A Daily Dose website
  29. 32. Blogs Secret Life website
  30. 33. Educational Origami – the Digital Blooms http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ Wikis - http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis Blogs – http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/Education+Bloggers Voicethread – http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/ Podcasts – http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/edupodcast/ Exploring 21st Century Learning
  31. 34. Do schools kill creativity?