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21 century assessment

  1. 1. Assessment, Professional Development and 21st Century Skills<br />
  2. 2. WE MUST FUSE THE THREE “R”s WITH THE FOUR “C”s.<br />
  3. 3. The four “C”s<br /><ul><li> Critical thinking and problem solving
  4. 4. Communication
  5. 5. Collaboration
  6. 6. Creativity and innovation</li></ul>As the three “R”s serve as an umbrella for other subjects, the four “C”s do for other skills.<br />
  7. 7. The four “C”s are a student’s<br />ticket up the economic ladder<br />in the 21st century.<br />
  8. 8. 21st Century Skills Framework<br />The Framework for 21st Century Learning describes the skills, knowledge and expertise students must master to succeed in work and life. <br />
  9. 9. 21st Century Skills Framework<br />21st Century Themes<br /><ul><li>Global Awareness
  10. 10. Financial, Economic, </li></ul>Business & <br />Entrepreneurship Literacy<br /><ul><li>Civic Literacy
  11. 11. Health Literacy
  12. 12. Environmental Literacy</li></ul>Core Subjects<br /><ul><li>Economics
  13. 13. English
  14. 14. Government
  15. 15. Arts
  16. 16. History
  17. 17. Geography
  18. 18. Reading or Language
  19. 19. Arts
  20. 20. Mathematics
  21. 21. Science
  22. 22. World Languages
  23. 23. Civics</li></li></ul><li>21st Century Skills Framework<br />Learning & Innovation Skills<br /><ul><li> Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  24. 24. Creativity & Innovation
  25. 25. Communication & Collaboration</li></li></ul><li>21st Century Skills Framework<br />Information, Media &<br />Technology Skills<br /><ul><li> Information Literacy
  26. 26. Media Literacy
  27. 27. ICT (Information, Communications & Technology) Literacy</li></li></ul><li>21st Century Skills Framework<br />Life & Career Skills<br /><ul><li> Flexibility & Adaptability
  28. 28. Initiative & Self-Direction
  29. 29. Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
  30. 30. Productivity & Accountability
  31. 31. Leadership & Responsibility</li></li></ul><li>21st Century Skills Framework<br />Standards & Assessment<br />Curriculum & Instruction<br />Professional Development<br />Learning Environments<br />
  32. 32. Guiding Recommendations<br />Assessment:<br />Build 21st century skills into formative assessment strategies. <br />Create an aligned accountability system: all assessment strategies should align with 21st century skills standards, professional development and curriculum and instruction.<br />Consider ICT literacy assessment as a starting point.<br />Create open repositories for assessment items and rubrics that help measure 21st century skills. <br />
  33. 33. Guiding Recommendations<br />Professional Development:<br />Develop intensive teacher professional development programs that focus intentionally on 21st century skills instruction. <br />Build capacity.<br />Develop district leadership teams to infuse 21st century skills throughout the school district. <br />Invest in ICT (information communications technologies) excellence. <br />Develop professional learning communities around specific 21st century skills. Train administrators around how to lead 21st century skills initiatives.<br />
  34. 34. What are the characteristics of effective professional development?<br />
  35. 35. Research: Effective Professional Development<br />Intensive and ongoing <br />Connected to practice and other school initiatives<br />Content related<br />Builds strong working relationships among teachers<br />Professional Learning in the Learning Profession, National Staff Development Council 2009<br />
  36. 36. “It’s time for our education workforce to engage in learning the way other professionals do - continually, collaboratively and on the job – to address common problems and crucial challenges where they work.”<br />-- Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr<br />
  37. 37. ICT Literacy<br />Students should be able to:<br />Apply technology effectively<br />Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information.<br />Use digital technologies, communication/ networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information in order to successfully function is a knowledge society.<br />
  38. 38. Web 2.0 Social Tools<br />Information Searching<br />Google, Pagebull, Ask, Aftervote…<br />Managing and Organizing<br />Calendars, To Do Lists, Student Information Spaces<br />Social Bookmarking<br />Del.icio.us, Diigo<br />Content Collaboration<br />Wiki, Google Docs<br />Media Sharing<br />Voicethread, Flickr, Podcasts<br />Social Networking<br />My Space, Ning, Twitter<br />
  39. 39. Stripling Inquiry Model<br />Inquiry is a framework for learning<br />Choosing Web 2.0 Tools to Support Teaching and Learning in a Digital World, Pam Berger, Sally Trexler, Libraries Unlimited, 2010<br />
  40. 40. Stripling Inquiry Process<br />Connect<br />Connect to self, previous knowledge<br />Gain background knowledge to set context for new learning<br />Observe, experience<br />Wonder<br />Develop questions<br />Make predictions<br />Investigate<br />Find and evaluate information to answer questions, test hypotheses<br />Think about the information to illuminate new questions and hypotheses<br />* Barbara Stripling, Inquiry-Based Learning in Curriculum Connections Through the Library. Libraries Unlimited<br />
  41. 41. Stripling Inquiry Process<br />Construct<br />Construct new understandings connected to previous knowledge<br />Draw conclusions about questions and hypotheses<br />Express<br />Express new ideas to share learning with others<br />Apply understandings to a new context, new situations<br />Reflect<br />Reflect on own process of learning and on new understandings gained from inquiry<br />Ask new questions<br />
  42. 42. Stripling Inquiry Model<br />Searching<br />Managing and Organizing<br />Social Bookmarking<br />Content Collaboration<br />Media Sharing<br />Social Networking<br />
  43. 43. Stripling Inquiry Model<br />Searching<br />Media Sharing<br />Managing and Organizing<br />Social Bookmarking<br />Social Networking<br />Content Collaboration<br />
  44. 44. Manage & Organize Information<br />http://Diigo.com<br /> a social bookmarking tool <br />
  45. 45. Diigo.com<br />
  46. 46. Social Networking<br />http://ning.com<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48. Media Sharing<br />http:www.voicethread.com<br />
  49. 49. Voicethreads<br />Voicethread<br />

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