Where Do We Go From Here?

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This was the conclusion of a presentation I gave at the 2007 NFUSSD conference in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

  1. 1. Where Do We Go From Here? Image Source - Flickr user graciepoo
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Fisch </li></ul>Fisch, K. (2006). Did You Know/Shift Happens…
  3. 3. What Skills Will Be Needed?
  4. 4. What Tools Are Available?
  5. 5. 21 st Century Skills Needed Image © 2004 Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Source: http://21stcenturyskills.org/
  6. 6. 21 st Century Skills Needed <ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Information, Communications, & Technology (ICT) Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Cross-Cultural Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity & Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership & Responsibility </li></ul>
  7. 7. 21 st Century Skills Needed <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership & Responsibility </li></ul>
  8. 9. 21 st Century Skills Needed <ul><li>Creativity & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Information, Communications & Technology Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity & Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Cross-Cultural Skills </li></ul>
  9. 10. Social Software
  10. 11. Social Software Wikipedia: The term social software is normally applied to a range of web-enabled software programs. The programs usually allow users to interact, share, and meet other users. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_software
  11. 12. Wikis
  12. 13. Blogs
  13. 14. Collaborative Office Suites
  14. 15. Media Sharing
  15. 16. Virtual Worlds
  16. 17. 21 st Century Skills Needed <ul><li>Creativity & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Information, Communications & Technology Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity & Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Cross-Cultural Skills </li></ul>
  17. 18. Not Only Content Distribution Social Software
  18. 19. Collaboration Social Software
  19. 20. Communication Social Software
  20. 21. Communication Must Be Two-Way
  21. 22. Image Source - Flickr user ChrFSU
  22. 23. Image Source - Flickr user aaulwes
  23. 24. Do We Get It?
  24. 25. Are We Reaching Them?
  25. 26. Are We Communicating?
  26. 27. Communication Is Our Job!
  27. 28. Our Job Is To Look Ahead! (And not be afraid to take the right steps)

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