20 vs 21 Century Schools (newport pres)


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20 vs 21 Century Schools (newport pres)

  1. 1. 20th Century Education vs. 21st Century Education How far have we come? Where are we headed? Are we there yet?
  2. 2. The 20th Century Classroom
  3. 3. Characteristics of a 20th Century Classroom • Teacher-centered: teacher center of attention, soul provider of information • Teacher-centered learning experiences • Fragmented curriculum • Focus on memorizing the facts • Time-based and textbook driven • Passive Learning, lack of student engagement, interest or excitement • Learners work in isolation – classroom within 4 walls • Little to no student freedom
  4. 4. Characteristics of a 20th Century Classroom • Lowered learning expectations • Teacher is judge - No one else sees student work • Curriculum/School is irrelevant and meaningless to the students • Print is the primary vehicle of learning and assessment • Diversity in students is ignored • Literacy is the 3 R’s – reading, writing and math • Factory model, based upon the needs of employers for the Industrial Age of the 19th century.
  5. 5. Tools From A 20th Century Classroom
  6. 6. 20th Century Learning
  7. 7. Transitioning to A 21st Century Classroom
  8. 8. Characteristics of a 21st Century Classroom • Student-centered - teacher is facilitator/coach/guide • Integrated, Interdisciplinary Curriculum - based on standards and learning progressions • Learning is designed on upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy • Research-driven and outcome based • Active Learning - great deal of student freedom • Driven by exploration, creativity and 21st century skills • Authentic Assessment -Project Based, Performances, projects and multiple forms of media are used for learning and assessment
  9. 9. Characteristics of a 21st Century Classroom • Learners work collaboratively with classmates and others around the world – the Global Classroom • Curriculum is connected to students’ interests, experiences, talents and the real world. • Self, peer and other assessments - public audience for authentic assessments • High expectations increased rigor • Self directed or autonomous learners
  10. 10. Instructional Tools for the 21st Century
  11. 11. 21st Century Learning
  12. 12. Communication Evolution!!
  13. 13. Then and Now “Take out your text books and turn to page….” “Open up your laptops, log in and go to www..” “Take out your notebooks…and write…” “Open up Google Notes and share....” “Clear your desks and get a sharpened pencil for the quiz….” “Press the response clicker to respond to the quiz questions” “Turn your paper into the bin…” “Submit your work to Moodle, Network Folder or email it to me..” “Don’t call out…raise your hand to participate in discussion..” “Post your response in the forum to participate…” “Cut out a current event from the news paper..” “Open your RSS feeds and find a current event..”
  14. 14. What hasn’t Changed? • Devoted hardworking educators • Student support and assistance • Daily teacher demands and requirements • Meeting students’ diverse needs • The need for parental support and involvement • Communication with stakeholders • The evolution of “Best Practices”
  15. 15. What is Changing? • OUR STUDENTS! • Instructional practices • Teacher and student skill sets • Required levels and areas of proficiency • Communication styles, expectations, resources • Vital skills for future success • Academic requirements • AUP Policies for the Read Write Web • District Goals, initiatives and vision
  16. 16. 21st Century Classroom Environments
  17. 17. Today’s Learners How can we continue to reach them?
  18. 18. • Core Content Curriculum Skills • Learning and Innovation Skills • Information Media and Technology Skills • Life and Career Skills 21st Century Skills Framework
  19. 19. • Creativity and Innovation • Communication and Collaboration • Research and Information Fluency • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making • Digital Citizenship • Technology Operations and Concepts National Educational Technology Skills
  20. 20. Continued Educational Reform Initiatives 21st Century Learning Matters
  21. 21. Becoming Effective Change Agents • Build a Shared vision and establish a collective plan for the future • Continue support for of 21st Century teaching and learning • Creation of rich curriculum that embraces digital learning opportunities • Professional development opportunities are relevant and current • Increase exposure and use of emerging technologies • Take professional and personal responsibility for continued professional learning
  22. 22. Learning Environments Professional Learning Communities…… • Collectively strengthen curriculum and instruction • Analyze student achievement and growth through standardized and authentic assessment opportunities • Establish common instructional goals, desired outcomes and rigorous expectations • Offer differentiated learning opportunities - Student learning styles and needs • Relevantly integrate 21st Century Skills and NETS for 21st Century preparedness • Promote ongoing professional growth! “We know that we are never truly finished!” • Review, Revise, Re-implement
  23. 23. Five Attributes of PLC’s 1. Supportive and shared leadership 2. Collective creativity 3. Shared values and vision 4. Supportive conditions 5. Shared personal practice
  24. 24. Transforming Practice Ways to Get Started: • Start with the end in mind • Create collaborative collective plans – Involve all stakeholders – We are in this together! • Include our students, give them a voice • Customize professional development opportunities • Share and discuss what’s working well and what’s not • Provide time for professional growth and learning • Build a solid foundation for Professional Learning Community
  25. 25. Ensure a 21st Century Focus 1. 21st Century Leadership – Shared leadership – Everyone has value in the process – Open Communication is vital 1. 21st Century Pedagogy – It’s not only about the Core Content – Changing the DNA of Pedagogy 1. 21st Collaborative Learning Environments – Everyone learns – Everyone contributes – 24/7 Access to resources, tools and learning – Collaborative learning is promoted
  26. 26. Preparing Newport Students 1. Focused Aligned Curriculum 2. Quality Instruction – Research and Evidence Based – Best Practice is Best Practice 3. Build and sustain robust infrastructures that support 21st Century learning 4. Equality in every classroom – leveled playing fields 5. Shared planning and commitment in producing stronger outcomes!
  27. 27. Quality Research/Evidence Based Instructional Practices Evaluate Create
  28. 28. Rethinking Education Aligned educational priorities will assist our students in strengthening their core competencies, social and emotional behaviors and 21st Century skills for guaranteed post K-12 success.
  29. 29. Preparing Our Students What is Our Plan? How can our community move forward together to support and sustain 21st Century learning environments? 2020 is less than 10 years away…. Are we preparing for our future? 2011 – 20?? graduates need to be prepared for a world where they can be successful global competitors.