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    • 21st Century Skills
      How do we educate kids in the 21st Century when things are continually changing?
    • In 1967…
      Production of material goods accounted for 54% of the country’s economic output
    • By 1997…
      Production of information products and information services accounted for 63% of the country’s output
    • In 1967…
      X
    • 21st Century…
    • Problem Solving
      Communication
      Collaboration
      Critical Thinking
      Core Subjects
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    • Benefits
      Collaboration allows student to capitalize on each other’s skills and refine their problem solving processes
      Technology allows students engage more readily in lessons
      Postsecondary and workplaces value people who have these skills
    • Houston, we have a PROBLEM!
      Our schools and students have not adapted to the changing world
      We are currently using technology as a tool –primarily to develop Internet and computer skills
      Many schools are only using technology sparingly
      Failure to use emerging technology is holding back our student’s education in many ways
      We are impatient
    • Keys for Success in Classroom
      Technology shouldn’t be separated from curricular message
      Viewpoint change: failure is a normal experience and not one to be ashamed of
      Continuous reevaluation of curriculum and how it aligns with today’s needs
      Educators need to be comfortable with thinking outside the box
    • Professional Development
      Teachers need to be technology literate in order to teach it
      “Buy in” to national, state and local framework
      Pre-teacher training in integrating 21st Century skills
      Contextualizing technology rather than using individual tools
      Continuous professional development
      Time “playing”
    • Steps to “Buy in”
      Potential adopters of technology progress through 5 stages
      Knowledge-learn about it
      Persuasion-value of technology for education
      Decision-to adopt it
      Implementation-use it
      Confirmation-decision to be reaffirmed or rejected
      Introduction should be related to their specific curriculum areas
    • What are others doing?
      Standard/Program Development
      Student Focus
      Teacher Focus
      Administration Focus
    • Standard/Program Development
      Standard realignment and restructure
      STEM focus
      International program
      Partnership with vocational and secondary education
    • Student Focus
      Education and Career Action Plans
      Senior Projects
      Rigorous courses
      Course paths
    • Teacher/Administration Focus
      Professional Development
      Phased development
      Summer academy
      Common development opportunities provided by state agencies
    • What we need:
      Shared view
      Continuous professional development
      Re-evaluation