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The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
The 21st  Century
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The 21st Century


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  • 1. Are we meeting the needs of students in the 21st Century?
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 21st Century TeacherLearning and Innovation Skills
    Must teach students to be:
    Creativity and Innovated
    Critical thinkers and problem solvers
    Communicators and Collaborators
  • 7. 21st Century TeacherInformation, Media and Technology Skills
    Must teach students to be:
    Information literal
    Media literal
    ICT (information, communications and technology) literal
  • 8. 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
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  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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