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
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