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  • In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move to include not only a focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:Global Awareness• Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues• Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts• Understanding other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages
  • In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move to include not only a focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy• Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices• Understanding the role of the economy in society• Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
  • Health Literacy• Obtaining, interpreting and understanding basic health information and services and using such information and services in ways that enhance health• Understanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction• Using available information to make appropriate health-related decisions• Establishing and monitoring personal and family health goals• Understanding national and international public health and safety issues
  • Environmental Literacy• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environment and the circumstances and conditions affecting it, particularly as relates to air, climate, land, food, energy, water and ecosystems• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of society’s impact on the natural world (e.g., population growth, population development, resource consumption rate, etc.)• Investigate and analyze environmental issues, and make accurate conclusions about effective solutions• Take individual and collective action towards addressing environmental challenges (e.g., participating in global actions, designing solutions that inspire action on environmental issues)
  • In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move to include not only a focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:Civic Literacy• Participating effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes• Exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels• Understanding the local and global implications of civic decisions
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  • Advocates for the integration of the four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation) into all academic core content areas including English-Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science, Science, Arts, and World Languages to prepare all students for college, career and civic engagement in the 21st century.
  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Preparation for College, Career and Citizenship

    1. 1. Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Preparation for College, Career and Citizenship<br />Michelle Herczog, Ed.D.<br />Consultant III, History-Social Science<br />Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services<br />Los Angeles County Office of Education<br />
    2. 2. Looking at the skills you listed,how intentional is your school/district in helping students develop these skills within content areas?<br />What are the 2-3 biggest changes in society in the last 25-30 years? <br />List 2-3 skills in<br />content areas that students <br />need to<br />address these<br />Changes.<br />
    3. 3. 1st<br />1st<br />2nd<br />5th<br />3rd<br />10th<br />4th<br />15th<br />5th<br />6th<br />20th<br />7th<br />25th<br />8th<br />30th<br />Why 21st Century Skills?<br />OECD<br />Ranking<br />Ranking of G8 countries: 10th grade math & problem solving<br />Problem Solving<br />Reading<br />Science<br />Math<br />14th<br />15th<br />15th<br />18th<br />18th<br />24th<br />24th<br />2000<br />2000<br />2000<br />2003<br />2003<br />2003<br />2003<br />Source: PISA, 2000, 2003Courtesy of Cisco Systems<br />
    4. 4. How the demand for skills has changed<br />Economy-wide measures of routine and non-routine task input (US)<br />Mean task input as percentiles of the 1960 task distribution<br />(Levy and Murnane)<br />
    5. 5. Workforce Needs<br />Of the high school students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?<br />Source: Are They Really Ready to Work? <br />(2006) The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, P21, and SHRM<br />
    6. 6. Workforce Needs<br />What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years?<br />Source: Are They Really Ready to Work? <br />(2006) The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, P21, and SHRM<br />
    7. 7. 21st Century Children<br />Every child in the U.S. needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders. <br />There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.<br />To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environments<br />
    8. 8. OUR COUNTRY IS COMPETING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY THAT DEMANDS INNOVATION; <br />OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM MUST KEEP UP.<br />
    9. 9. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills MISSIONSTATEMENT<br />Serve as a catalyst to position 21st century skills at the center of U.S.<br />K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. <br />
    10. 10. An Overview of the <br />Partnership For 21st Century Skills Initiative<br />
    11. 11. P21 Members<br />
    12. 12. 21st Century Skills Framework<br />
    13. 13. 21st Century Skills Framework<br />21st Century Themes<br />Global Awareness<br />Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurship Literacy<br />Civic Literacy<br />Health Literacy<br />Information, Media & Technology Skills<br />Information Literacy<br />Media Literacy<br />ICT Literacy<br />Life & Career Skills<br />Flexibility & Adaptability<br />Initiative & Self-Direction<br />Social & Cross-Cultural Skills<br />Productivity & Accountability<br />Leadership & Responsibility<br />
    14. 14. 21st Century Skills Framework<br />Learning & Innovation Skills - The “4 C’s” <br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Communication<br />Collaboration<br />Creativity and Innovation. <br />Just as the 3R’s serve as an umbrella for all core subjects, so the 4C’s serve for all other 21st Century skills<br />
    15. 15. 21st Century Interdisciplinary Themes<br />Global Awareness<br />
    16. 16. Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy<br />
    17. 17. Health Literacy<br />
    18. 18. Environmental Literacy<br />
    19. 19. Civic Literacy<br />
    20. 20. 21st Century Skills Framework<br />
    21. 21. 21st Century Support Systems<br />21st Century Standards <br />Build understanding across and among core subjects as well as 21st Century interdisciplinary themes <br />Emphasize deep understanding rather than shallow knowledge <br />Engage students with real world data, tools and experts they will encounter in college, on the job, and in life<br />Allow for multiple measures of mastery<br />Assessment of 21st Century Skills <br />A balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective formative and summative classroom assessments <br />Useful feedback on student performance embedded into everyday learning <br />Formative and summative assessments measuring mastery of 21st Century skills <br />Development of student portfolios demonstrating mastery of 21st Century skills<br />
    22. 22. 21st Century Support Systems<br />21st Century Curriculum and Instruction <br />Opportunities for applying 21st Century skills across content areas and for competency-based approaches to learning <br />Innovative learning methods integrating the use of technologies, problem-based approaches and higher order thinking skills <br />Integration of community resources beyond school walls<br />
    23. 23. 21st Century Support Systems<br />21stCentury Learning Environments <br />Create learning practices, human support and physical environments that support teaching and learning of 21st Century skill outcomes <br />Support professional learning communities that enable educators to collaborate, share best practices and integrate 21st Century skills into classroom practice <br />Enable students to learn in relevant, real world 21st Century contexts<br />Allow equitable access to quality learning tools, technologies and resources <br />Provide 21st Century architectural and interior designs for group, team and individual learning <br />Support community and international involvement in learning, both face-to-face and online <br />
    24. 24. 21st Century Support Systems<br />21st Century Professional Development <br />Integrates 21st Century skills, tools and teaching strategies into classroom practice — and identify activities that can be restructured<br />Balances direct instruction with project-oriented teaching methods <br />Illustrates how deeper subject mastery can enhance the learning of the 4C’s <br />Enables professional learning communities that model 21st Century skills<br />Cultivates identification of student learning styles, intelligences, strengths & weaknesses <br />Helps teachers use various strategies to reach diverse students and support differentiated teaching and learning <br />Supports the continuous evaluation of students’ 21st Century skills development<br />Encourages knowledge sharing among communities of practitioners, using face-to-face, virtual and blended communication models <br />Uses a scalable and sustainable model of professional development <br />
    25. 25. P21 State Leadership Initiative<br />Current State Partners<br /><ul><li>Arizona
    26. 26. Illinois
    27. 27. Iowa
    28. 28. Kansas
    29. 29. Kentucky
    30. 30. Louisiana
    31. 31. Maine
    32. 32. Massachusetts
    33. 33. Nevada
    34. 34. New Jersey
    35. 35. North Carolina
    36. 36. South Carolina
    37. 37. Ohio
    38. 38. South Dakota
    39. 39. West Virginia
    40. 40. Wisconsin</li></li></ul><li>Kansas Department of Education<br />
    41. 41. Leading Examples<br />
    42. 42. How is the Framework being used?<br /> Defining the 21st century student.<br />North Carolina<br />State Board of Education Policy:<br />Future-Ready Students <br /> for the 21st Century<br /> http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/state_board/<br />
    43. 43. Example of State Programs<br />
    44. 44. How is the Framework being used?<br />Aligning with workforce development.<br /><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></li></ul><li>How is the Framework being used?<br />Embedding 21st Century Skills<br />into state standards:<br />West Virginia<br />Wisconsin<br />New Jersey<br />New York<br />P21 Paper on 21st Century Skills and Standards<br />
    45. 45. New Jersey’s World Class Standards<br />
    46. 46. How is the Framework being used?<br />Embedding into professional development.<br />West Virginia/Teach 21<br />North Carolina Teaching Standards<br />P21 paper on 21st Century Skills and Professional Development <br />
    47. 47. West Virginia <br />Focus on what it looks like in the classroom.<br />Teach 21: <br />www.wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/<br />
    48. 48. How is the Framework being used?<br /> Embedding into assessment.<br />PISA<br /> CWRA<br /> New Tech Model<br /> E-portfolios<br /> N.C. Assessment of Genetics <br /> P21 Paper on 21st Century Skills and Assessment<br />
    49. 49. North Carolina’s ACRE Project<br />North Carolina's Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort - also known as ACRE - is the state's comprehensive initiative to redefine the Standard Course of Study for K-12 students, the student testing program and the school accountability model. <br />http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/<br />
    50. 50. Leading Examples<br />Leading Models:<br />There are leading models around the country that embrace 21st century readiness:<br /><ul><li> New Tech
    51. 51. Envision Schools
    52. 52. IB
    53. 53. Expeditionary Learning
    54. 54. Asia Society
    55. 55. Career Academies</li></li></ul><li>High Tech High – Culture(Pearson)<br />
    56. 56. POLICY MUST BE THE<br />CATALYST FOR CHANGE.<br />MOMENTUM ISN’T SUSTAINABLE WITHOUT LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS CREATING THE RIGHT POLICIES.<br />
    57. 57. Federal Policy <br />Incorporating 21st Century Skills into:<br /><ul><li>Common Core State Standards
    58. 58. Assessment
    59. 59. Reauthorization of ESEA
    60. 60. New Legislation for state funding</li></li></ul><li>Role of Partnership <br />Catalyze the movement<br />Collaborate with interested parties<br />Provide resources/reports/expertise<br />Offer guidance/advice<br />Gather and promote best practices and quality models<br />Encourage member activity<br />Build advocates at all levels<br />Host events such as P21 Summit<br />
    61. 61. The 21st Century Coalition for California<br />www.p21california.com<br />
    62. 62. 21st Century Coalition for California<br />Why we need it in California TODAY! <br />
    63. 63. 21st Century Coalition for California<br />Public Health<br />Dropout Epidemic<br />Achievement Gaps<br />Financial Crisis<br />Environmental Challenges<br />
    64. 64. 21st Century Coalition for California<br />A Call to Action!<br /><ul><li>Establish broad consensus for a new vision for 21st Century Learning for ALL California students.
    65. 65. Engage all stakeholders to incorporate 21st Century Learning into education reform plans for California.
    66. 66. Align educational standards, frameworks, assessment, and accountability systems to support 21st Century Learning.
    67. 67. Work with employees, policy committees, appointees and stakeholders to infuse this vision into the work of California. </li></li></ul><li>21st Century Coalition for California<br />Los Amigos of Orange County<br />
    68. 68. 21st Century Coalition for California<br />Individual Endorsers<br /><ul><li>Michael Matsuda, President, North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
    69. 69. Michelle M. Herczog, Consultant III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles County Office of Education; Past President California Council for the Social Studies; National Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors
    70. 70. Jon Gundry, Interim Superintendent, Los Angeles County Office of Education
    71. 71. Darline P. Robles, Professor, Clinical Education, University of Southern California
    72. 72. Jackie Goldberg, former Assembly Education Chair
    73. 73. Jose F. Moreno, President, Anaheim City School Board
    74. 74. Jan Domene, retired President National PTA
    75. 75. Fred Navarro, Assistant Superintendent, Ed Division, Anaheim Union High School District
    76. 76. KimOanh Nguyen-Lam, Director, Cal State University Strategic Language Initiative
    77. 77. Rob Gaudette, California League of Middle Schools Teacher of the Year
    78. 78. Kelly Gallagher, California English Teacher of the Year and author of "Readicide”
    79. 79. Janice Billings, Executive Director for ACSA Region 17; retired superintendent
    80. 80. John Mergendoller, Executive Director, Buck Institute</li></li></ul><li>Senate Bill 402 Introduced by State Senator Lou Correa <br />(1) Focus on integrating 21st century skills including critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation skills as a competency-based approach to learning in all academic core content areas, including English language arts, mathematics, history-social science, science, visual and performing arts, and world languages.<br />(2) Promote interdisciplinary approaches that integrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry and problem-based approaches, and higher order thinking skills that provide contexts for pupils to apply learning in relevant, real world scenarios to prepare pupils for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.<br />
    81. 81. Stay Connected!<br />21st Century Coalition for California:<br />www.p21california.com<br />Partnership for 21st Century Skills:<br />www.21stcenturyskills.org<br />
    82. 82. Contact Information:<br />Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.<br />Consultant III, History-Social Science<br />Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services<br />Los Angeles County Office of Education<br />Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu<br />562-922-6908<br />Herczog_Michelle@yahoo.com<br />

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