21st Century Skills

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21st century skills are bridge from 19th Century Skills - pragmatic, community based solutions to real-life problems. Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Problem Solving, Responsible Citizenship, Information Literacy

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21st Century Skills

  1. 1. Education is all a matter of building bridges. Ralph EllisonThe top ten jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’texist in 2004. Secretary of Education, Richard Riley, 2004The above… “example reminds us of the importance of whatI’ll call ‘factual credibility.’ ” Walter E. Palmer (click the link)Instead of preparing our children to support a 21st Centuryeconomy, perhaps we should be preparing our economy tosupport our children. William Farren
  2. 2. Making the paradigm shift to 21st Century classroomwill require us to do the same things we are askingour children to do…the things we learned in college. Copyright 2012 Skills21.orgThe things our grandparents learned as children.
  3. 3. Collaboration Innovation Problem Solving
  4. 4. CommunicationFord & Edison radio broadcast.Chautauqua, NY, 1929 Citizenship Hard to see, but notice the math literacy required to draw a perfect six point star on aLiteracy blackboard.
  5. 5. Perhaps we don’t need a whole new 21stCentury skill set.
  6. 6. What we need is the courage and fortitude totransfer 19th Century skills to 21st Centurychallenges.
  7. 7. A few examples of what I learned about usingtechnology as a means to an end. Websites: Staff Development 2009 CLARTI Mr. Irish’s Web Classroom Networking: Linked In Slide Share Books: No Llorar: A Dominican Folk Song EQ Books: Act Three Click one, then let us know what you think. tdirish11@yahoo.com

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