Be Different: 21st Century Vision

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Be Different: 21st Century Vision

  1. 1. Be Different
  2. 2. Why be different? Listening to music Johnny Horton Watching a video SchoolHouse Rock Producing, learning with media Grass Born to Be Stepped On Boomers (1943-1960) Gen X (1961-1981) Gen Y (1982-2000)
  3. 3. 21 st century skills? <ul><li>Talk with your group and on a scrap piece of paper, write down the skills students will need in the future to succeed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Did you know?
  5. 5. Would you add any other skills?
  6. 6. What is a digital native? <ul><li>grew up with cell phones, cds, dvds, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>more impulsive </li></ul><ul><li>extremely social </li></ul><ul><li>multi-task </li></ul><ul><li>less fear of failure </li></ul><ul><li>nonlinear </li></ul><ul><li>risk takers </li></ul><ul><li>have electronic friends </li></ul><ul><li>instant gratification </li></ul><ul><li>share a common language </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Native View <ul><li>“Coming to school is like taking a transatlantic flight...you sit for six hours and hope it ends soon.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. &quot;If digital immigrant educators really want to reach digital natives... they will have to change .&quot; (Marc Prensky, 2001)
  9. 9. Changing job requirements 1960’s 1980’s 2000’s digital graphics animation web publishing video/audio editing word processing spreadsheet database grammar typing accounting shorthand word processing spreadsheet database grammar typing accounting shorthand grammar typing accounting shorthand
  10. 10. <ul><li>NC public schools will produce globally competitive students. </li></ul><ul><li>NC public schools will be led by 21st Century professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>NC public school students will be healthy and responsible. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership will guide innovation in NC public schools. </li></ul><ul><li>NC public schools will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems . </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Are your teachers using… </li></ul>blogs wikis RSS podcast virtual worlds Twitter
  12. 12. <ul><li>How do we make our students competitive across the globe? </li></ul>perspective collaboration appreciation for diversity creativity digital communication empathy
  13. 13. Think Different Rethink the Possibilities

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