What are standards?• What are educational standards? – Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning. • Frequently Asked Questions
Another definitionhttp://www.4-h.org/Resource-Library/Curriculum/Resources- Archives/TonyCookStandardsPractice.dwn
Why standards-based education?• Standards-Based Education – originally arose out of a conviction that expectations for student performance can and should be raised and that specific goals needed to be set if achievement is to be improved. It rests on the belief that all children should have access to more challenging curriculum content and that they should be expected to learn that content at a proficient-to-high level of performance. •
Why do we need educational standards?• As a roadmap for teachers, parents and students – Standards do not tell teachers how to teach, but they do help teachers figure out the knowledge and skills their students should have so that teachers can build the best lessons and environments for their classrooms. Standards also help students and parents by setting clear and realistic goals for success. . . . Of course, standards are not the only thing that is needed for our children’s success, but they provide an accessible roadmap for our teachers, parents, and students. • Frequently Asked Questions
The roadmap in Kentucky• Kentucky Core Academic Standards - NEW – were adopted by the Kentucky State Board of Education in 2010. Formerly called the Program of Studies (POS), the Kentucky Core Academic Standards include the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics and also include all of the former content area standards from the POS (2006) (which are being revised and will be incorporated in the KCAS as they are adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education). • KDE > Instructional Resources > Curriculum Documents & Resources > Program of Studies
National Standards in Technology for Students http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students/
National Technology Standards for Teachers http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers
NETS For Administratorshttp://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-administrators
NETS for Coacheshttp://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-coaches
NETS for Computer Science Educators http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-computer-science-educators
Significance of ISTE Nets?• Important for life skills – The NETS can serve to not only focus attention on the importance of 21st century skills, but to also help educational constituents understand the specific skills as well as dispositions which learners today should possess in our digitally networked information society. • Raising Awareness About ISTE NETS Thursday, June 4th 2009 by Wes Fryer
21st Century Skills?http://atc21s.org/index.php/about/what-are-21st-century-skills/
What are 21st-Century Skills?http://www.thesmartbean.com/magazine/21st-century-skills-magazine/what-are-21st-century-skills/
21st Century Skills in KentuckyLearn more about the Partnership and the Framework for 21st Century Learning.
It’s a P21 thing! • P21? – Partnership for 21st Century SkillsKentuckyBecomes – What is the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)?the 15th State to • P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21stJoin P21 century readiness for every student. As the United June30, 2010 States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). • A complete list of our Strategic Council members and partner organizations is here.
Kentucky recognized by P21• P21 Recognizes Five States for 21st Century Learning at Institute.21 – Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab Partnership in the category of Partnerships for Sustainable Success • Institute.21 2012 Awards