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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>.