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    The 21st  Century The 21st Century Presentation Transcript

    • Are we meeting the needs of students in the 21st Century?
    • Today’s 21st Century Student is …….
      A Collaborator
      Seeks out networks
      Exchanges ideas in a global environment using digital technologies
      Uses technology to interact with others
      A Free Agent
      Adjusts & takes advantage of change & environments
      Diversifies self to compete with others
      Explores latest technology & finds ways to apply it
      Self reliant
    • Today’s 21st Century Student is…..
      An Analyzer
      Uses critical thinking
      Skilled at research
      Applies findings
      Seeks opportunities for action research
      Argues point of view effectively
      Analyzes & applies information to new situations
      A Synthesizer
      makes connections across disciplines
      Has new ways of seeing the world
      Creates, investigates, & seizes opportunities for development & change
      Thrives in complex & challenging learning environments
    • The partnership for 21st century skills had developed a vision for 21st century student success in the new global economy.
      21st century student outcomes and support systems include:
      Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes
      Learning and Innovation Skills
      Information, Media and Technology Skills
      Life and Career Skills
    • 21st Century TeacherCore subjects and 21st Century Themes
      Must teach the master core subjects: English, reading or language arts. World languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics.
      Must promote understanding of academic content at high level by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:
      Global Awareness
      Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
      Civic Literacy
      Health Literacy
    • 21st Century TeacherLearning and Innovation Skills
      Must teach students to be:
      Creativity and Innovated
      Critical thinkers and problem solvers
      Communicators and Collaborators
    • 21st Century TeacherInformation, Media and Technology Skills
      Must teach students to be:
      Information literal
      Media literal
      ICT (information, communications and technology) literal
    • 21st Century TeacherLife and Career Skills
      Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age require that one pays rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills, such as:
      *Flexibility and Adaptability
      * Initiative and Self-Direction
      *Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
      *Productivity and Accountability
      *Leadership and Responsibility
    • The 21st Century Administrator
      Administrators will come less from traditional teacher and principal prep programs and more from the successful side of the business sector
      Strategic planning will be the driving force with a focus on the future and on results
      Create opportunities for students to focus on real world application of knowledge
      Less spotlight on compliance and more on empowerment
      Establish partnerships with community stakeholders
      Focus on networking and collaborating with local businesses and agencies
      Competition with non traditional schools such as private schools, home schools, charter schools, online courses among others leads to a focus on marketing school offerings
      Parent and community involvement will be a major focus
    • 21st Century Administrator
      Leads by empowering
      Focus on collective knowledge
      Collaboration, establishing professional learning communities, sharing best practices will be focuses
      Viewed less of an authority figure and more of an advocate
      Will constantly need to ask, “How can I help you be successful”?
      Resource Manager
      Since school needs and student needs are constantly evolving, the school leaders must continually seek out and utilize necessary resources to meet the changing needs
      Resources must be flexible and transferable to maximize effectiveness and to shift to areas of greatest need
    • References
      Lambert, M. (2002). 21st Century Learners and their approach
      to Learning. United Kingdom: University of Wolverhampton, School of Education.
      Wesch, Michael, et. al. (2007). A vision of students today. Retrieved June 19, 2009 from