21st Century Learners
          & Literacies


        2009 Summer Literacy Institute
        Hamline University

        ...
GUIDING QUESTIONS
How are students changing?


     GUIDING QUESTIONS
How are students changing?


     GUIDING QUESTIONS



 How are texts changing?
How are texts changing?




           (Are they?)
What is literacy?
Web 1.0
read-only
static
consumer
Web 1.0
read-only
static
consumer
            Web 2.0
            read-write
            dynamic
            creator
Human Graph!
The Machine is Us/ing Us
what is
21st century
literacy?
How are students changing?




               (Are they?)
Letter from Camp 2.0
inherent characteristics
external influences




inherent characteristics
A Vision of Students Today
external influences


    evolving responses



inherent characteristics
Meet Kim Cofino
        • 21st Century
          Literacy Specialist
        • International School B
        • Blog:
    ...
21st century learners
life
  outside
the classroom
always on
interaction is expected
social
highly customized experiences
increasingly digital
constantly
connected
instant access
producers
           +
  consumers
prosumers
their average classroom
    experience
what do 21st century learners experience
            in your classroom?
learners
learners   literacies
effective learners
effective learners are…

                          lifelong
                                 learners
effective learners are…




 natural navigators
effective learners are…
 critical thinkers and evaluators
effective
 communicators & creators
effective communicators & creators are…




able to create something new
effective communicators & creators are…




able to communicate across
      culture, time & distance
effective communicators & creators are…
effective global   collaborators
effective global collaborators are…

 able to collaborate to reach
      common
                 goals
effective global collaborators are…




                able to   lead or follow
effective global collaborators have…




    no boundaries
What does this mean for
teaching and learning?
next steps
  read
  Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful
  Web Tools for the Classroom
  Redefining Literacy for the...
next steps
 read more
 Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed
 KimCofino, always learning
 Doug Belshaw, dougbelshaw.com/blog
next steps
 read even more
 Educational Leadership (March 2009)
 Digital Youth Project
 The 21st Century Learner wiki
 Lit...
next steps
 watch
 Learn to Change, Change to Learn
 Information R/evolution
 A Vision of K-12 Students Today
next steps
 standards & frameworks
 ISTE NETS-S
 IRA/NCTE Standards
 Partnership for 21st Century Skills
 NCTE Definition ...
next steps
 join
 Classroom 2.0 Ning
 NCTE Ning
big big thanks
to Kim Cofino for sharing
and encouraging remixing.
Visit her excellent blog, Always
Learning, at
http://ms...
Image Sources (Creative Commons License):
Dangling Colors: http://flickr.com/photos/yanivg/52124840/
Honey, courtesy Scott...
contact me
Scott Schwister
sschwister@gmail.com
http://higheredison.wordpress.com
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  1. 1. 21st Century Learners & Literacies 2009 Summer Literacy Institute Hamline University Scott Schwister http://higheredison.wordpress.com
  2. 2. GUIDING QUESTIONS
  3. 3. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
  4. 4. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS How are texts changing?
  5. 5. How are texts changing? (Are they?)
  6. 6. What is literacy?
  7. 7. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
  8. 8. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
  9. 9. Human Graph!
  10. 10. The Machine is Us/ing Us
  11. 11. what is 21st century literacy?
  12. 12. How are students changing? (Are they?)
  13. 13. Letter from Camp 2.0
  14. 14. inherent characteristics
  15. 15. external influences inherent characteristics
  16. 16. A Vision of Students Today
  17. 17. external influences evolving responses inherent characteristics
  18. 18. Meet Kim Cofino • 21st Century Literacy Specialist • International School B • Blog: Always Learning
  19. 19. 21st century learners
  20. 20. life outside the classroom
  21. 21. always on
  22. 22. interaction is expected
  23. 23. social
  24. 24. highly customized experiences
  25. 25. increasingly digital
  26. 26. constantly connected
  27. 27. instant access
  28. 28. producers + consumers prosumers
  29. 29. their average classroom experience
  30. 30. what do 21st century learners experience in your classroom?
  31. 31. learners
  32. 32. learners literacies
  33. 33. effective learners
  34. 34. effective learners are… lifelong learners
  35. 35. effective learners are… natural navigators
  36. 36. effective learners are… critical thinkers and evaluators
  37. 37. effective communicators & creators
  38. 38. effective communicators & creators are… able to create something new
  39. 39. effective communicators & creators are… able to communicate across culture, time & distance
  40. 40. effective communicators & creators are…
  41. 41. effective global collaborators
  42. 42. effective global collaborators are… able to collaborate to reach common goals
  43. 43. effective global collaborators are… able to lead or follow
  44. 44. effective global collaborators have… no boundaries
  45. 45. What does this mean for teaching and learning?
  46. 46. next steps read Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century A Whole New Mind
  47. 47. next steps read more Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed KimCofino, always learning Doug Belshaw, dougbelshaw.com/blog
  48. 48. next steps read even more Educational Leadership (March 2009) Digital Youth Project The 21st Century Learner wiki Literacy Discussion wiki
  49. 49. next steps watch Learn to Change, Change to Learn Information R/evolution A Vision of K-12 Students Today
  50. 50. next steps standards & frameworks ISTE NETS-S IRA/NCTE Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
  51. 51. next steps join Classroom 2.0 Ning NCTE Ning
  52. 52. big big thanks to Kim Cofino for sharing and encouraging remixing. Visit her excellent blog, Always Learning, at http://mscofino.edublogs.org/
  53. 53. Image Sources (Creative Commons License): Dangling Colors: http://flickr.com/photos/yanivg/52124840/ Honey, courtesy Scott McLeod: http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2009/02/a-taste-of-honey.html Girl with computer: : http://flickr.com/photos/kamaji/1434567124/ Lights and the City: http://flickr.com/photos/diankarl/2970686837/ Blue Sky Over Monday Morning: http://flickr.com/photos/guitrento/2564986045/ NY at Night: NY at night: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/497814516/ Swing: http://flickr.com/photos/mcmorr/1294684803/ Bumper Cars: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwalker71/2637125074/ Sunset playing: http://flickr.com/photos/nattu/895220635/ Puzzle piece: http://flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3082335820/ Baby with iPhone: http://flickr.com/photos/paulm/1584418819/ Connected: http://flickr.com/photos/crash-candy/2347430057/ Touch Sensitive: http://flickr.com/photos/pranavsingh/1196494552/ Camera: http://flickr.com/photos/ssh/12638218/ Blindfold: http://flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/2657434642/ Finger point: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/ Question mark: http://flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318946369/ ISB21: http://isb21.wikispaces.com Steering Wheel: http://flickr.com/photos/paulvaarkamp/865876994/ Statue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usagent/261743402/ Orienteering in Venice: http://www.flickr.com/photos/_cristina/2252226613/ Big eyes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/borghetti/43058749/ Birds on wire: http://flickr.com/photos/suckamc/5388273/ Painted girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/867886652/ Hieroglyphics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/1331640797/ Think outside the box: http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/525695141/ NASA: http://flickr.com/photos/pingnews/491430005/in/photostream/ Ants: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/1584818205/ Fish: http://flickr.com/photos/brujamavi/2824076847/ Sunset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight-digital/2352150031/ We eat light: http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943/ Rubik's cube: http://flickr.com/photos/nataliejohnson/237529176/ Open road: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2049233526/ Gadgets: http://flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/748716731/ Mountain Climber: http://flickr.com/photos/ilker/2493908947/ Audience: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/174586756/ Web: http://flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/322023870/ Graffiti Body Outlines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/3978223/
  54. 54. contact me Scott Schwister sschwister@gmail.com http://higheredison.wordpress.com
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