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  • 21st Century Skills: What They Are and How to Foster Them for All Students Jason Borgen, Program Coordinator, TICAL Bob Price, Superintendent, Empire Union SD Butch Owens, Director of Student Support, Murrietta Valley USD www.protopage.com/tical_21st_skills
  • Interactive Poll Time Use cell phone SMS Text Messaging OR http://tinyurl.com/poll-grade-level
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    • Formed in 2002
    • Leading advocacy organization
    • Includes:
      • Businesses
      • Education leaders
      • policymakers
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  • Route 21 www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21
    • Core Subjects and 21 st Century themes
      • Global Awareness
      • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
      • Civic Literacy
      • Health Literacy
    • Learning and Innovation Skills
      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Communication and Collaboration
    • Information, Media and Technology Skills (ICT)
    • Life and Career Skills
      • Flexibility and Adaptability
      • Initiative and Self-Direction
      • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
      • Productivity and Accountability
      • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Interactive Poll Time Use cell phone SMS Text Messaging OR http://tinyurl.com/poll-route21
  • Did You Know?
    • 62% of all Americans are part of a wireless, mobile population that participates in digital activities away from home or work.
    • 64% of teens (12-17) engage in at least one type of online content creation.
    • 48% of ALL internet users have visited video-sharing sites such as YouTube.
    • Daily traffic to these sites have DOUBLED in the last year.
    From Various Reports at http://www.pewinternet.org
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  • Technology Used Successfully in Schools
    • Podcasting
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Cell phones/GPS units
    • Chat rooms/ Message boards-Social Networks
    • Digital Storytelling
    • Web quests
    • Digital Cameras
    • Online Courses
    • Video/Audio Conferencing
  • PODCASTING www.epnweb.org
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Class reviews
    • Study guides
    • Lectures
    • Book narration
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • School announcements
    • Parent information
    • Teacher evaluations
  • WIKIS
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Class discussions
    • Collaboration on projects
    • Sharing of web sites/documents
    • Peer editing
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • School events
    • Staff meeting notes
    • Parent information
    • Staff discussion
  • BLOGS
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Class discussions
    • Reflections
    • Writing skills
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Interaction with community
    • Motivate staff
    • Parent information
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Geography
    • Directions
    • Polling/check for understanding
    • Speaking languages
    Cell Phones/ GPS Units
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Easy Communication
    • Polling
  • SOCIAL NETWORKS socialnetworksined.wikispaces.com
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Collaboration on projects
    • Clarifying questions
    • Continuation of class discussions
    • Non-confrontational discussions
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Resource sharing
    • Build school community
    • Asynchronous staff discussions
  • DIGITAL STORYTELLING voicethread.com
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Writing/reading practice
    • Promotes creativity
    • Speaking languages
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Ability to provide information while not present
    • Use class examples in presentations, web site, etc.
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Internet practice
    • Evaluate sources
    • Information goes far beyond the textbook
    • Interactive
    WEB QUESTS trackstar.4teachers.org
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Promotes search for best practices
    • Researched interventions can be found
    • Model school communities can be researched
  • DIGITAL CAMERAS
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Data collection
    • Project creation
    • Reflections
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • School memories
    • Build staff moral
    • Best practices in classrooms can be shown in community
  • ONLINE COURSES
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Documents/HW online for absences
    • Online quizzes and immediate feedback
    • Continued class discussions and internet links
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Online professional development for staff
    • Online surveys to assess school environment
    • Display school/staff events
  • VIDEO CONFERNCING www.skype.com
    • CLASSROOMS
    • Language practice
    • Cultural acceptance
    • Virtual collaboration
    • ADMINISTRATORS
    • Virtual meetings
    • Research and communicate with a variety of Model schools
    • Cost-effective staff professional development
  • Elementary School Resources
  • Middle School Resources
    • Taking Center Stage Act II (TCSII)
    • Web portal for middle grade educators
      • 12 Chapter researched recommendations
        • Academic Excellence
        • Developmental Responsiveness
        • Social Equity
        • Organizational Structures and Processes
      • Best practice videos
    Pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii
  • Why these recommendations?
    • Asian and white subgroups are 3x more likely to score proficient and above on CSTs.
    • 35% of CA middle schools reached API growth target
    • Students assigned to “most effective” teachers for 3 years  50 percentile points higher
    • By 17 boys underperformance, equivalent to 1 ½ years
    • Men are overrepresented in higher ed. Science
    • Girls are more likely to go to college
    • >26% fail to graduate high school in CA
    • 20% classified as ELLs
    • 28% of adolescents overweight or at risk
    • >40% live in poverty
    Data taken from:
  • CDE Related resources New to the portal Back to TCSII home CDE Home Packaged trainings you can use!
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  • Chapter Sections Includes
    • Specific topics relating to chapter
    • Information and resources
      • Offsite
      • From CDE site
    • In the Spotlight (best practices)
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  • Join the discussion and be a leader for the middle grades!
    • TICAL Forum discussions
      • Must be a TICAL member and logged in to post
    • California Middle Grades Partnership Network (CMGPN)
    http://protopage.com/tical_21st_skills#Untitled/Middle_School
  • High School Resources
  • Another Look at 21 st Century Skills
    • http://newali.apple.com/acot2/
  • Thank you!
    • www.portical.org
    • [email_address]
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    • http://www.protopage.com/tical_21st_skills