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  • 1. 21st Century Curriculum…is it needed?
    By Travis Gulick
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Why learn 21st century skills?
    The world is changing and to succeed we need to adapt to our surroundings.
  • 4. Background Information
    Standards are being raised worldwide and in turn increasing the importance of assessments.
  • 5. Background Information cont…
    Schools focus on professional development to help students excel.
  • 6. Background Information cont…
    Learning environments changing along with the available technology.
  • 7. Impact on K-12 Education
    Despite national education budget cuts schools should expect to implement 21st century learning skills into the classroom through technology.
  • 8. Impact on K-12 Education cont…
    Flexibility and adaptability
    Shows initiative and self-direction
    Cross-Cultural communication
    Productivity and accountability
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. Works Cited
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    Coxsackie-Athens Central School District . Web. 24 Mar 2010. <>.
    Devaney, Laura. "Tapscott: Digital natives need tech-rich education." eSchoolNewa. eSchool Media Inc., 26 Jan 2010. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <>.
    "Food for Thought." Guardian News and Media Limited 2010. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <>.
    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. <>.
    Playa Del Mar. Web. 24 Mar 2010. <>.