CED Delegation to Beijing 2007
US Asia Conference Board 2008
NC/China Summit 2008, 2010, 2012
Chinese Scholar Junzheng Zhang 2009
New Literacies Institutes Beijing 2010, 2013
Student Summer/Winter Camps 2011-2013
Beijing Inst. for Science & Technology 2011
Chinese Scholar Professor Dan Li 2013
Partnership with Suzhou N. A. High School
My Involvement with China
How the demand for skills has changed
Economy-wide measures of routine and non-routine task input (US)
(Levy and Murnane, 2004)
1960 1970 1980 1990 2002
Valued Performances for Now & the
Expert thinking and problem solving
involves effective pattern matching based on detailed
knowledge. The set of skills used by the stumped expert
to decide when to give up on one strategy and what to
Complex communication requires the
exchange of vast amounts of verbal and nonverbal
information. The information flow is constantly adjusted as
the communication evolves unpredictably.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Critical thinking - Communication
Collaboration - Creativity
And 21st Century Themes
Embracing the 3 Rs + 4 Cs
Old Learning Ecology
New Global Learning
Technological Pedagogical Content
Adapted from Mishra & Koehler, 2006
Project Based Inquiry (PBI):
Process of inquiry in
response to a complex
Teacher’s Content Knowledge:
Expertise in English, History
Physics, Calculus, etc.
A Project Based
Spires, Hervey, Morris, & Stelpflug, 2012.
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
Anderson & Krathwol, (2001); Spires et al (2009)
• F2F + Online
• 24/7/365 Learning
• Just-in-Time Learning
What is Blended Learning?
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How You Can Connect Your Classroom!
•Global Education Collaborative
•Global School Net
Students generate complex intellectual products to
Students learn and collaborate in similar ways found in career and
Students are critical consumers and producers of content
Teachers are facilitators and academic coaches for high quality student
So let’s give it a go . . . .
Dr. Hiller Spires
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