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
2. The Smartest?
4. 2 Essential Questions
5. What is important to know
about CCS and 21st Century
6. No Debate…
7. Can students transfer and
apply relevant 21st century
skills when a problem is
presented in a totally new
8. Familiar with
CCSS & 21st
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CCSS OVERVIEW – WHO IS
PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT?
10. Impact Players
• Executive Directors of: NASB,
PTA, AASA, NEA,…
• State Boards of Education
• Business CEO’s
• The College Board
• Bill & Melinda Gates, $$$
11. Development of CCS
 Joint initiative of:
 Supported by:
• College Board
12. Common Core
“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)
13. Debunking CCSS
Not the Curricula, but the Instructional Goals
14. Debunking CCSS
The floor not the ceiling.
15. ELA Anchor’s
16. Standards within the Strand
18. 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.
19. http://cybraryman.com/commoncore.html - math teacher
20. What is important to know about
CCS and 21st Century Learning
21. How can digital resources
improve the learning
22. Happen to you?
CCS & 4 C’s
• Connect with People
and Resources (mine
• Community expands to
who & how you
converse – translate
• Content – open door
• Context has changed
24. 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
25. To expand your PLN
BE A LEARNER
FIRST AND AN
29. Paradigm shift
Tool – hammer vs. project
30. Hackathon using iAuthor- Anthony DiLaura
31. Schools moving to paperless environment
32. Searches word cross platform, docs, pdf, pics, etc
Calendar and voice recognition.
Keeps all docs in sync across all devices
34. Especially the rock stars!
35. Educate, Innovate, Explore
37.  21st Century Pirate Teacher Website -
 Unleashing Google in your classroom
54. 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.
55.  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
56. 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!
59. Brain Impact, 3:1
Value of Failure –
80% time failing.
Avoid F word – FEAR
60. WizIQ MOODLE CANVAS
61. TTT: Things Take Time
•One Strategy at a Time