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21st Century Curriculum…is it needed?<br />By Travis Gulick<br />
What is 21st Century Curriculum??<br />Understand core subjects in relation to 21st century content w/21st century assessments<br />Interpretive learning and thinking skills<br />Information and communications technology<br />Important 21st century life skills<br />
Why learn 21st century skills?<br /> The world is changing and to succeed we need to adapt to our surroundings.<br />http://www.coxsackie-athens.org/District/technology.asp<br />
Background Information<br />Standards are being raised worldwide and in turn increasing the importance of assessments. <br />
Background Information cont…<br />Schools focus on professional development to help students excel.<br />
Background Information cont…<br />Learning environments changing along with the available technology.<br />http://www.cisb.com.cn/page/detail_static.php?id=181&moduleid=9<br />
Impact on K-12 Education<br />Despite national education budget cuts schools should expect to implement 21st century learning skills into the classroom through technology.<br />http://www.playadelmar.net/officers_board.htm<br />
Impact on K-12 Education cont…<br />Flexibility and adaptability<br />Shows initiative and self-direction<br />Cross-Cultural communication<br />Productivity and accountability<br />Responsibility<br />
What’s being done…?<br />Groups like Partnership for 21st Century Skillsare among the leaders in promoting the move into updated 21st century skills inside schools. <br />
What’s being done…? cont…<br />Organizations like e School News offer many free tools and resources for teachers to help integrate technology into their classrooms. <br />
Conclusion<br />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.<br />http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/24/anewmcdefinition<br />
Works Cited<br />"Classroom." Candadian International School of Beijing. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.cisb.com.cn/page/detail_static.php?id=181&moduleid=9>. <br />Coxsackie-Athens Central School District . Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.coxsackie-athens.org/District/technology.asp>.<br />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>.<br />"Food for Thought." Guardian News and Media Limited 2010. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/24/anewmcdefinition>. <br />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>.<br />Playa Del Mar. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <http://www.playadelmar.net/officers_board.htm>.<br />
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