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  • Hershey will open a new plant in Mexico cutting over 900 jobs in PA.
  • According to Cisco Systems, in 2003 the 10th grade students in the US ranked 7 th in math and problem solving. Japan ranked first
  • How many of your parents & grandparents had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes? The US Department of Labor estimates a young person between the ages of 18-38 will have 10.2 jobs.
  • What does this have to do with technology? Infusing Technology into the classroom incorporates relating subject matter to real life situations.
  • Engaging in anytime-anywhere learning beyond the school day and to close the gap between the classroom and the real world.
  • Expanding content areas for study relevant to the new century, such as health and financial literacy as well as global awareness.
  • We must educate all teachers and students to use the computer as a productivity tool as well as a tool for learning.
  • Developing technical skills, such as using networked computing devices to enhance learning.blogging being good citizen in a global community.
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    1. 1. STEM Education WHY??
    2. 2. 1990 curriculum <ul><li>Solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Work alone </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Cover&quot; the curriculum </li></ul>
    3. 3. 2010 curriculum <ul><li>Ask: Find problems </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate: Multiple sources/media </li></ul><ul><li>Create: Engage actively in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: Collaborate; diverse views </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect: Learn how to learn </li></ul>
    4. 4. Old Rules, New Game <ul><li>Old Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics use capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital is mobile, and it seeks productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity used labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education of the few, labor by the masses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education process reflect a community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity uses technology & knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education of all, knowledge for the masses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational results create a community </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Really Big (and Hard) Questions.. <ul><li>How do we prepare our students for success in a knowledge based, technology driven, globally competitive world? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we align to our community aspirations for quality of life & strategies for economic opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>How do we transform our schools into high performance environments where students are expected to be and are high achievers? </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Primary aim of education is not to enable students to do well in school, but to help them do well in the life they will lead outside of school.
    7. 7. So where is this all leading…. STEM EDUCATION
    8. 8. Why are 21st Century skills so important?
    9. 9. U.S. students must compete in a new global economy. Hershey is opening their next plant in…… MEXICO!!!
    10. 10. The U.S. is falling behind.
    11. 11. The nature of work is changing.
    12. 12. Why 21 st Century Skills? Subject Matter Mastery 20 th Century 21 st Century Number of Jobs : Job Requirement Teaching Model 1-2 Jobs Mastery of One Field 10-15 Jobs Critical Thinking Across Disciplines Integration of 21 st Century Skills into Subject Matter
    13. 13. The requirements of the 21 st Century work force are changing?
    14. 14. We need to prepare our students to be effective 21 st Century citizens.
    15. 15. What is the Framework of 21 st Century Skills?
    16. 16. 20 th Century Education Model Core Subjects Assessment
    17. 17. Framework for 21 st Century Learning
    18. 18. Life Skills <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>People skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self direction </li></ul><ul><li>Social Responsibility </li></ul>
    19. 19. 21 st Century Content <ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Financial, Economic and Business Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Wealth Awareness </li></ul>
    20. 20. Core Subjects <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Civics </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul>
    21. 21. Thinking and Learning Skills <ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Information Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Skills </li></ul>
    22. 22. ICT Literacy <ul><li>Information and communications technology (ICT) is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Information Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Skills </li></ul>
    23. 23. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. <ul><li>Prensky, 2001 </li></ul>
    24. 24. Students learn from thinking….thinking is engaged by activity. <ul><li>Jonassen, 2003 </li></ul>
    25. 25. How many students that start high school finish college???? Go ahead take a guess…….
    26. 26. Out of every 100 ninth graders….
    27. 27. 68 will graduate from high school
    28. 28. 40 will enter college
    29. 29. 26 are still enrolled in the sophomore year
    30. 30. 18 will graduate from college
    31. 31. The goal is an organization that is constantly making its future rather than defending its past. <ul><li>Hamel & Valiksngas, 2003 </li></ul>
    32. 32. How can this be done? <ul><li>Programs like Robotics, Technology, Science and Engineering Fairs, physical education, health education and out of classroom activities increase student awareness and expertise in science and technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which will lead to greater understanding and expertise. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing them for the future and their career whatever it may be….. </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Willard Wirtz <ul><li>There aren’t two worlds -- education and work, there is one world -- life. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Thoughts….. <ul><li>OUR STUDENTS (your children) are our future, and given the supports they need, will achieve great things </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for attending today </li></ul>