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DIGITAL-AGE                                             INVENTIVE THINKING        LITERACY                                ...
1. Digital-Age Literacy•   Proficiency with basic literacy and numeracy skills: writing, reading, oral    communication; a...
The Virtual World Has     Changed…                          Our students                        are contributing          ...
So What?• Participatory  reading  and writing• Social affiliations and  networking• Being online vs. going  online• The w...
Connectivism• Diversity of opinions.• Connecting specialized nodes or information  sources.• Non-human appliances.• Capaci...
2. Effective Communication• Problem-solving• Creating products• Learning and mastering content• Interpersonal skills• Achi...
Mastery of Core Subjects:•   English•   World Languages         Interdisciplinary•   Arts                        Themes:• ...
3. High Productivity• Organization to achieve goals efficiently• Using technology to solve problems and  achieve goals eff...
High Yield Instructional                 Strategies•   Identifying similarities and differences  +45%•   Summarizing and ...
4. Inventive Thinking•   Multi-tasking•   Adapting to new surroundings•   Meeting deadlines•   Independently establishing ...
Changing Mindsets…   What might have prompted the shift in   thinking? Why is the ability to create more   sophisticated t...
A Change Long-  Overdue…  To consider… On average, how much time in your  teaching practice do you devote to direct teachi...
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21st century skills

  1. 1. DIGITAL-AGE INVENTIVE THINKING LITERACY -adaptability, managing-basic, scientific, economic complexity and self-directionand technological literacies -curiosity, creativity and risk--visual and informational takingliteracies -higher-order thinking and-multicultural literacy andglobal awareness sound reasoning STUDENT LEARNING EFFECTIVE HIGH COMMUNICATION PRODUCTIVITY-teaming, collaboration and -prioritize, plan and manageinterpersonal skills for results-personal, social and civic -effective use of real-worldresponsibility tools-interactive communication -relevant, high-quality products
  2. 2. 1. Digital-Age Literacy• Proficiency with basic literacy and numeracy skills: writing, reading, oral communication; arithmetic, computing and problem-solving• Basic knowledge of scientific concepts and processes• Identifying economic issues; weighing costs against benefits; examining the changes in economic conditions• Knowing what technology is; how to use it; when to use; the appropriate and responsible use of it• Interpreting, creating and using visual images for the purposes of decision- making, communicating and learning• Locating information; determining its utility, evaluating the credibility• Cultural proficiency• Recognizing the interrelationship of various individuals, groups, nations, etc.
  3. 3. The Virtual World Has Changed… Our students are contributing to the collective knowledge of cyber space.
  4. 4. So What?• Participatory  reading and writing• Social affiliations and networking• Being online vs. going online• The web as an application platform• Digital self-expression; defining and claiming of one’s voice
  5. 5. Connectivism• Diversity of opinions.• Connecting specialized nodes or information sources.• Non-human appliances.• Capacity to know more is more critical• Continual learning through nurturing and maintaining connections• Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill
  6. 6. 2. Effective Communication• Problem-solving• Creating products• Learning and mastering content• Interpersonal skills• Achieving balance in one’s life by managing technology and relationships• Using technology to promote the common good• Using contemporary tools, processes and technologies
  7. 7. Mastery of Core Subjects:• English• World Languages Interdisciplinary• Arts Themes:• Mathematics *Global Awareness• *Financial/Economi Economics c/Business Literacy• Science *Civic Literacy• Geography *Health Literacy• History• Government and Civics
  8. 8. 3. High Productivity• Organization to achieve goals efficiently• Using technology to solve problems and achieve goals efficiently• Using real-world tools to create authentic products which address real issues and solve real problems
  9. 9. High Yield Instructional Strategies• Identifying similarities and differences  +45%• Summarizing and note taking  +34%• Reinforcing effort and providing recognition  +29%• Homework and practice  +28%• Nonlinguistic representations  +27%• Cooperative learning  +27%• Setting objectives and providing feedback  +23%• Generating and testing hypotheses  +23%• Questions, cues and advanced organizers  +22%
  10. 10. 4. Inventive Thinking• Multi-tasking• Adapting to new surroundings• Meeting deadlines• Independently establishing and achieving goals, and reflecting on learning• Enthusiasm for inquiry-based learning• Creating new ideas/products that add dimension to the existing culture• A willingness to take risks and make mistakes• Higher-order thinking (i.e. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy)
  11. 11. Changing Mindsets… What might have prompted the shift in thinking? Why is the ability to create more sophisticated than the ability to evaluate?
  12. 12. A Change Long- Overdue… To consider… On average, how much time in your teaching practice do you devote to direct teaching vs. facilitating activities that allow students to learn by doing? To teach themselves?

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