21st Century School LeadershipPresentation Transcript
Jennifer Wolgamott EDAD 550
Why do we have to change the way schools educate students?
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Teaching 21st Century Learners
Today’s Kindergarteners will retire in the year 2070.
Students today face issues such as:
Global warming – Famine
Poverty – Health issues
Global population explosion
Students must have
21 st century skills.
What defines 21 st Century?
Sorting Activity – 20 th Century Classroom vs. 21 st Century Classroom
Schools – From ‘buildings’ to 'nerve centers’
Teacher – The teacher is the facilitator rather than the provider of information.
Curriculum – Pencil/paper becomes a secondary tool. Instead of being textbook-driven and teacher-centered, it is project-based
Student vs. Learner
Students become the learners. Today we must see learners in a new context:
We must maintain student interest.
We must instill curiosity.
We must be flexible.
We must excite learners.
“ We need to prepare students for THEIR future not OUR past.” - Ian Jukes
Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants
Today’s students have been immersed in technology and multitasking their entire lives.
Young people age 8-18 use electronic media more than 6 hours a day on average. – Henry J. Kaiser Foundation
Effective 21 st Century Leaders
What outcomes do we want to accomplish in the classroom?
What available tools and resources can and will support teachers in helping their students meet these outcomes?
What preparation do we need to ensure teachers and students appropriately utilize tools and resources?
How will we measure the effectiveness of these tools to gauge how well they support and improve teaching and learning?
Strategies for Effective 21 st Century Leadership
Invest in your own learning
Ensure technology experts interact with classroom experts
Provide ongoing staff development
Model strategies with staff
See the 21 st century classroom as student-centered and technology-rich.
Understand the role of technology.
Seek out solutions.
Do not measure success by faster networks and more computers.
“ A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” - Ralph Lauren
Learning to Change-Changing to Learn
Are you ready to lead education into the 21 st century?
“ It is today we must create the world of the future.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
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