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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."