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Curriculum & 21st century skills

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