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21st century education

  1. 1. 21st Century Education<br />Making the Shift<br />
  2. 2. It is already the 21st Century<br />Are we there?<br />Will it be easy?<br />Does it happen by itself?<br />Is it the same thing we did when we were in school?<br />
  3. 3. What is 21st Century Education<br />It is bold<br />It breaks the mold<br />It is flexible<br />It is creative<br />It is challenging<br />It is complex<br />Scott McLeod<br />
  4. 4. From “Here” to “There”<br />According to Dr. Douglas Kellner at UCLA this technological revolution will have a greater impact on society than the transition from an oral to a print culture.<br />Today's kindergarteners (in 2008) will be retiring in the year 2067<br />
  5. 5. 21st Century Skills<br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence<br />Agility and Adaptability<br />Initiative and Entrepreneurialism<br />Effective Oral and Written Communication<br />Accessing and Analyzing Information<br />Curiosity and Imagination<br />Tony Wagner<br />
  6. 6. Factory model<br />Textbook-driven<br />Teacher-centered<br />Paper and pencil<br />One Way, One Answer<br />Drill and Kill<br />
  7. 7. New Definitions<br />Schools – will go from ‘buildings’ to ‘nerve centers’, with walls that are porous and transparent, connecting teachers, students, and the community to the wealth of knowledge that exists in the world.<br />Teacher – From primary role as a dispenser of information to orchestrator of learning and helping students turn information into knowledge, and knowledge into wisdom.<br />
  8. 8. Learner<br />In the past a learner was a young person who went to school, spent a specified amount of time in certain courses, received passing grades and graduated. Today?<br />
  9. 9. Learner - First<br />We must maintain student interest by helping them see how what they are learning prepares them for life in the real world.<br />
  10. 10. Learner - Second<br />We must instill curiosity, which is fundamental to lifelong learning.<br />
  11. 11. Learner - third<br />We must be flexible in how we teach!<br />
  12. 12. Learner - Fourth<br />We must excite learners to become even more resourceful so that they will continue to learn outside the formal school day.<br />
  13. 13. Time – based<br />Focus: memorization of discrete facts<br />Bloom’s Taxonomy – Knowledge, comprehension, and Application.<br />Textbook-driven<br />Passive Learning<br />Isolation<br />Teacher-Centered<br />Fragmented Curriculum<br />Grades averaged<br />Outcome – based<br />Focus: What students know, can do and are like after all the details are forgotten<br />Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis, analysis, and evaluation (and more)<br />Research-driven<br />Active Learning<br />Collaboratively (Globally even)<br />Student-centered<br />Integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum<br />Grades based on what was learned (benchmarks)<br />20th Century Classroom vs. 21st Century Classroom<br />
  14. 14. Technology?<br />Not Once has the word computers been used in this presentation yet. <br />Myth 21st Century Education is Computer Training.<br />
  15. 15. “Digital Natives” vs. “Digital Immigrants”<br />entire lives have been immersed in the 21st century media culture<br />digital learners – they literally take in the world via the filter of computing devices:  the cellular phones, handheld gaming devices, PDAs, and laptops they take everywhere, plus the computers, TVs, and game consoles at home<br />Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that young people (ages 8-18) mainline electronic media for more than six hours a day, on average.  Many are multitasking – listening to music while surfing the Web or instant-messaging friends while playing a video game.  <br />
  16. 16. EVEN TODDLERS<br />
  17. 17. Assessment<br />Supports a balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective classroom formative and summative assessments<br />Emphasizes useful feedback on student performance that is embedded into everyday learning<br />Requires a balance of technology-enhanced, formative and summative assessments that measure student mastery of 21st century skills<br />Enables development of portfolios of student work that demonstrate mastery of 21st century skills to educators and prospective employers<br />Enables a balanced portfolio of measures to assess the educational system’s effectiveness at reaching high levels of student competency in 21st century skills<br />
  18. 18. How are we assessing?<br />Are we assessing? <br />Is it effective? <br />Is it working?<br />What does the assessment tell us?<br />
  19. 19. As of Today<br />This screen listed students who are struggling, and we talked about how can we help them<br />