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    • 21st Century Curriculum…is it needed?
      By Travis Gulick
    • What is 21st Century Curriculum??
      Understand core subjects in relation to 21st century content w/21st century assessments
      Interpretive learning and thinking skills
      Information and communications technology
      Important 21st century life skills
    • Why learn 21st century skills?
      The world is changing and to succeed we need to adapt to our surroundings.
      http://www.coxsackie-athens.org/District/technology.asp
    • Background Information
      Standards are being raised worldwide and in turn increasing the importance of assessments.
    • Background Information cont…
      Schools focus on professional development to help students excel.
    • Background Information cont…
      Learning environments changing along with the available technology.
      http://www.cisb.com.cn/page/detail_static.php?id=181&moduleid=9
    • Impact on K-12 Education
      Despite national education budget cuts schools should expect to implement 21st century learning skills into the classroom through technology.
      http://www.playadelmar.net/officers_board.htm
    • Impact on K-12 Education cont…
      Flexibility and adaptability
      Shows initiative and self-direction
      Cross-Cultural communication
      Productivity and accountability
      Responsibility
    • What’s being done…?
      Groups like Partnership for 21st Century Skillsare among the leaders in promoting the move into updated 21st century skills inside schools.
    • What’s being done…? cont…
      Organizations like e School News offer many free tools and resources for teachers to help integrate technology into their classrooms.
    • Conclusion
      Students NEED to be exposed to the 21st century skills so that they can prepare themselves for a future career of their choice. We don’t want this for our kids.
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/24/anewmcdefinition
    • Works Cited
      "Classroom." Candadian International School of Beijing. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.cisb.com.cn/page/detail_static.php?id=181&moduleid=9>.
      Coxsackie-Athens Central School District . Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.coxsackie-athens.org/District/technology.asp>.
      Devaney, Laura. "Tapscott: Digital natives need tech-rich education." eSchoolNewa. eSchool Media Inc., 26 Jan 2010. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/26/digital-natives-need-tech-rich-education/?ast=30>.
      "Food for Thought." Guardian News and Media Limited 2010. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/24/anewmcdefinition>.
      Michelman, Barbara. "Events & News." U.S. Students Need 21st Century Skills to Compete in a Global Economy. Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 10/10/2007. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=369&Itemid=64>.
      Playa Del Mar. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.playadelmar.net/officers_board.htm>.