Quote from Panel of Scholars Define '21st-Century Skills'Top scholars say students need mix of abilitiesBy Sarah D. Sparks July 17th – Education Week Spotlight
How are we going to establish and communicate?
There are naysayers, but the momentum is behind CCSS
Every feel like you know how all this is going to end up? Like going against Batman and Robin, they always win in the end. Is CC a bad thing? What some leading experts are saying.
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers
This visual was created in house under State Consulting Services (for a LPA published newsletter) – CC is the framework/blueprint, but you can fix the rooms how you like. See ASCD notes.
Here are more key elements
Talk about issues that teachers will encounter using the new paradigm.
1. 0 – read only – company info, website.2.0 – read/write, community centered, blogs, wikis, chats, mashup.3.0 - mobile, data management, individualized4.0 – symbiosis, interaction between humans and machines, thinking for you *** Put these in notes at bottom of previous slide or in slide following
Can students transfer and
apply relevant 21st century
skills when a problem is
presented in a totally new
CCSS & 21st
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CCSS OVERVIEW – WHO IS
PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT?
• Executive Directors of: NASB,
PTA, AASA, NEA,…
• State Boards of Education
• Business CEO’s
• The College Board
• Bill & Melinda Gates, $$$
Development of CCS
Joint initiative of:
• College Board
“Common Core Standards define the knowledge and
skills students should have within their K-12
education careers so that they will graduate high
school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing
academic college courses and in workforce training
(NGA & CCSSO, 2010)
Not the Curricula, but the Instructional Goals
The floor not the ceiling.
Standards within the Strand
CC – Cliff Notes
1. Literacy at heart of learning in every subject area.
2. Life-Long learners develop a habit of inquiry.
3. Assessing progress is part of learning.
4. Learning includes turning information into knowledge
using multiple media.
5. Learning occurs in a global context.
http://cybraryman.com/commoncore.html - math teacher
What is important to know about
CCS and 21st Century Learning
How can digital resources
improve the learning
CCS & 4 C’s
• Connect with People
and Resources (mine
• Community expands to
who & how you
converse – translate
• Content – open door
• Context has changed
1.0 – read only – company info
2.0 – read/write, community
centered, blogs, wikis, chats.
3.0 - mobile, data management,
4.0 – symbiosis, interaction
between humans and machines,
thinking for you
21st Century Pirate Teacher Website -
Unleashing Google in your classroom
Most popular micro blogging tool
GLOBAL COMMUNITY – 140 characters to say what you
are doing. Sound crass? Not if actions or thought
interest you or others. Especially research & ed.
INSTANTANEOUS – immediate share, dialogue or
SELECTIVE – using hash tags, you can filter you want
and don’t. Backchannels are now used at most major
events and conferences.
Do a short lesson (140 characters or so) on what Twitter is and
how to use it responsibly (and how not to use it)
Make sure all students have a Twitter account to participate with
(it can be their personal one or one created just for class)
Then decide as a class or by yourself a theme to start chats
Create a hashtag (#?) appropriate to your class that is unique and
won’t be visited by many outsiders
Find an engaging article to share with students – make sure it
isn’t too long at first
Create an open-ended question that will both provoke thought
Then set the kids loose on the hashtag
Read what they write and participate in the conversation too -set
specific parameters that you can monitor for accountability
Teach them to proofread as they go
Marvel at the quiet sounds in your classroom despite how much
“talking” is really going on.
Tips for Using
Twitter in the
Connecting @ various times about a variety of
Small things add up. 1 drop forms a river, then a
awesome and not
sharing is SELFISH!
Share & learn.
Sharing is caring!