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    • Curriculum & 21st Century Skills
      Week 4: Whole Group Summary
      Fawn Brunson
    • ~John Dewey
      "If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."
      John Dewey, the 20th century philosopher and educational reformer made this comment about the state of education in the early 1900’s.
      Today, 21st century educators are still trying to address the needs of their learners with “antiquated mission statements reminiscent of the past century” (Jacobs, 2010, p. 8).
      Source: Google Images
    • Discussion
      The integration of 21st century skills in curriculum.
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    • Essential Question 1
      How can administrators support the growing need to prepare students with the necessary 21st century skills to be successful digital citizens?
      Support
      Provide
      Promote
      Model
      Change
      Encourage
      Implement
    • Key Points
      Support, encourage, and model collaboration
      Provide necessary resources
      Accountability measures
      Provide and support professional development
      • Promote a culture of “risk taking” and acceptance of failure
    • More Key Points
      • Model digital citizenship in their leadership practices
      Broaden assessment tools to include digital forms
      Implement the NETS for students, teachers, and administrators into daily school practices
      Support quality curriculum
    • How can school administrators include Common Core Standards in all curriculum development, and closely align local curriculum goals and objectives to state educational technology standards or NETS for Students?
      Identify
      Include
      Utilize
      Assess
      Conduct
      Allow
      Expect
      Essential Question 2
    • Key Points
      Identify CCS and NETS that are already integrated in current curriculum, adjust as needed
      Allow time for learning, expect learning curve
      Include teachers in the planning, development, and aligning of curriculum
      Utilize curriculum mapping and development tools
      ISTE Curriculum Planning Tool
    • More Key Points
      Start with transforming assessments
      Conduct a curriculum needs assessment
      Assess teacher’s level of technology understanding and NETS usage
    • Essential Question 3
      As a school leader, how would you motivate teachers to use and become proficient in the NETS?
      Model
      Share
      Build
      Assess
      Establish
      Determine
    • Key Points
      Model best practices daily
      Provide authentic blended professional development:
      online, face-to-face, mentoring, teacher observations…
      Share best classroom practices of the NETS in your school and challenge teachers to build on those successes
    • More Key Points
      Teachers assess their own implementation of NETS using digital tools:
      NETS Profiler Pro
      School 2.0 Reflection Tool for NETS-T
      Establish personal learning communities and give teachers time to collaborate
      Establish school-wide goals for implementing NETS
      Determine a starting point (where are teachers) build from there
    • Unanswered Question
      How to transform district leaders, directors, CEOs, and board members into digital leaders and supporters of 21st century skills?
    • Shared Resources
      Carnegie Foundation's Reading in the Disciplines
      A New Essential Curriculum For a New time
      Reflection Tools for NETS-S-Ts
      Profile for Technology-Literate Teachers
      Library Media Matrix Outcomes
      MTLSS VSC Alignment
    • ~Albert Shanker
      “As teachers, we must constantly try to improve schools and we must keep working at changing and experimenting and trying until we have developed ways of reaching every child."