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  • 1. Preparing for NEASC Accreditation http://digitallearningforallnow.com http://www.slideshare.net/jpcostasr Jonathan P. Costa, Sr. April 30th, 2014
  • 2. The Mission To prepare EVERY student for learning, life, and work in the 21st century. © Corwin Press - 2011
  • 3. © Corwin Press - 2011 Our world has changed… 1. It is flat and open. 2. It is unpredictable. 3. It is increasingly unforgiving to those who are unskilled. 4. It is constantly evolving.
  • 4. Less & More Less paper, more pixels.
  • 5. Less single source, more crowd source. Less & More
  • 6. Less just in case, more just in time. Less & More
  • 7. Less about tests, more about being tested. Less & More
  • 8. Preparing Students For a Knowledge Economy Align Your Systems With Your Goals for Learning Type of Assessment Required Subject Area Responsibilities Everyone’s Responsibility Content (Declarative) Facts Content Skills (Procedural) Discrete Skills CC/21st Cent. Skills (Contextual) Applied Understandings Type of Knowledge Desired Type of Instruction Required Lecture, video, films, assigned readings and memory activities. Classroom or textbook problems, experiments, discussions, practice and repetition. Complex projects, real time explorations, authentic and relevant skill applications. Amount of Time Required Discrete units, spiraled and predictable. Ongoing, systemic and without a finite or predictable end. Discrete units, spiraled and predictable. Recall & recognition based quizzes, tests, and activities. Multiple choice, matching, etc. (SAT/AP/Exams) Checklists, analytic rubrics, or other agreed upon skill standards (AP/CMT/CAPT/Exams) Holistic and, analytic rubrics, or other agreed upon standards of rigor (Portfolios, Exhibitions, Etc)
  • 9. Critical Life Long Skills CC ELA 21st CSCC Math E1/M3/21 - Demonstrate independence in reading complex texts or viewing media and writing, speaking or producing content about them. E2/21 - Build a strong base of knowledge through content rich texts or other appropriate sources of information. E3/E6/M5/21 – Use digital tools to obtain, evaluate, synthesize, and report findings/information clearly and effectively in response to a variety of tasks and purposes. M3/E4 - Construct and engage in viable arguments based on evidence and critique reasoning of others. E1/E3/E5/21 - Read, write, produce and speak grounded in evidence for a variety of purposes and audiences. M1/M2/M8/21 - Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. E7/21 - Come to understand other perspectives & cultures through reading, listening, and collaborations M7/21 - Demonstrate innovation, flexibility and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits, and working/learning conditions. M4/E7/21 - Value and demonstrate personal responsibility, character, cultural understanding, and ethical behavior.
  • 10. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Comprehend & Understand E1/M3/21 Demonstrate independence in reading/viewing complex texts or media and then writing, speaking or producing content about them. E1 - Comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines E1 - Discern a speaker’s key points, request clarification and ask relevant questions E1 - Build on others’ ideas, articulate ideas and confirm that a listener has understood E1 - Effectively seek out and use resources to support self-directed learning SMP 3 – Listen or read arguments and decide if they make sense. 21- Listen/view effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions and then judge effectiveness and impact E1 - Construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information E1 - Demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary
  • 11. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Acquire Factual Knowledge E2/21 Build a strong base of knowledge through content rich texts or other appropriate sources of information. E2 - Engage with works of quality and substance across a wide range of subject matter E2 - Read purposefully and listen attentively to gain both general knowledge and discipline-specific expertise E2 - Refine and share knowledge through writing and speaking
  • 12. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Information Literacy E3/E6/M5/21 Use digital tools to obtain, evaluate, synthesize, and report findings/information clearly and effectively in response to a variety of tasks and purposes. SMP 5 – Make sound decisions about when digital tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and the limitations of the tools. E3 - Identify and use different types of evidence required of different disciplines E6 - Know the strengths and limitations of various technology tools and mediums and select and use those best suited to communication goals E6 - Integrate what is learned using technology with what is learned offline 21- Use digital technologies as a tool to access, research, organize, and apply information 21- Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources 21- Evaluate information critically and competently 21 - Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand 21 - Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical and legal issues surrounding the access and use of information.
  • 13. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Critical Stance Based on Evidence M3/E4 Construct and engage in viable arguments based on evidence and critique reasoning of others. SMP 3 – Distinguish correct logic in reasoning from that which is flawed. SMP3 –Build a logical progression of statements to explore the truth about conjectures. SMP 3 -Use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments. SMP 3 - Recognize and use counter examples. SMP 3 – Contextualize and decontextualize quantitative relationships E4 - Question an author’s or speaker’s assumptions and premise 21 - Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs 21 - Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments 21 - Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
  • 14. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Communicate Effectively E1/E3/E5/21 Read, write, produce and speak grounded in evidence for a variety of purposes and audiences. E1 - Construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information E1 - Demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary E3 - Adapt communication in relation to audience, task, purpose and discipline E3 - Set and adjust purpose for reading, writing, speaking, listening and language use as warranted by the task E5 - Cite specific evidence when offering an oral or written interpretation of a text E5 - Use relevant evidence in writing and speaking 21 - Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts 21- Use a variety of communication tools for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade) and there is evidence of thoughtful selection of strategy to align with message, audience, and purpose. 21- Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)
  • 15. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Define and Solve Problems M1/M2/M8/21 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them SMP 1 – Explain the meaning of a problem and look for entry points to its solution. SMP 1 – Analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. SMP 1 – Make conjectures about the form and meaning of a solution. SMP 8 – Maintain oversight of the process while attending to details. SMP 2 – Create a coherent representation of a problem. 21 -Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions 21 -Reflect critically on learning experiences and problem solving processes 21 -Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
  • 16. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Understand and Respect Others E7/21 Come to understand other perspectives & cultures through reading, listening, and collaborations E7 - Actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening E7 - Evaluate other points of view critically and constructively 21 -Contributes useful ideas with authentication and encourages others to use their ideas as well. 21 -Responds open-mindedly to different ideas and values 21 -Understand, negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions, particularly in multi-cultural environments
  • 17. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Creativity and Adaptability M7/21 Demonstrate innovation, flexibility and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits, and working/learning conditions. SMP 7 – Shift perspective to discern patterns or structures. 21 -Is aware of their own creative process and the environments in which his/her own thinking is enhanced or inhibited. 21 –When faced with barriers or difficult problems, perseveres and works to create alternatives and new solutions. 21 -Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts 21 -Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas 21 -View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes
  • 18. Universal Skills Observable Attributes Common Core Portrait Statements / EDUCATION CONNECTION - Costa – 21st Century Skills Crosswalk Skill Set Critical Attributes Integrity and Responsibility M4/E7/21 Value and demonstrate personal responsibility, character, cultural understanding, and ethical behavior SMP 4 – Apply mathematics to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. E7 - Appreciate diverse experiences and perspectives 21 -Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind 21 -Shows respect for all members of the community 21 -Is responsible for one’s behavior and its effect on the community 21 -Demonstrates empathy for others 21 -Embraces and respects all identities and cultures 21 -Acts consistently with personal and community values
  • 19. The More You DO, The More You Learn Passive Superficial Active Involvement Engaged & Empowered