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  1. 1. Foreign Languages in the 21st Century Classroom A Series of Workshops from theDepartment of International and Second Language Studies at theUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education September 2011-April 2012
  2. 2. 2011-2012 Grant Schedule • AM & PM - 9/12 - Sessions 1 & 2 – Introduction to the Partnership for the 21st Century Skills and the FL Skills Map • AM - 10/10 Session 3 – LIS – Creativity and Innovation • PM - 10/10 Session 4 – LIS – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • AM - 10/31 Session 5 – LIS – Communication and Collaboration • PM - 10/31 Session 6 -- IMT – Information Literacy • AM – 12/5 Session 7 – IMT -- Media Literacy • PM – 12/5 Session 8 – IMT – Technology Literacy • AM - 1/30 Session 9 – share/evaluation/report on fall Skills Map activities by participants • PM - 1/30 Session 10 – LCS – Flexibility and Adaptability • AM - 2/27 Session 12 – LCS – Social and Cross-Cultural Skills • PM - 2/27 Session 11 – LCS – initiative and Self–Direction • AM – 4/2 Session 13 – LCS – Productivity and Accountability • PM – 4/2 Session 14 – LCS – Leadership and Responsibility • AM & PM - 4/26 - Sessions 15 & 16 – share/evaluation/report on spring Skills Map activities by participants 2
  3. 3. Today’s Schedule8:30-9:30 – Breakfast, Conversation, and Housekeeping, Introduction of Toni Theisen, evaluator, Book distribution9:30-10:30 – Productivity and Accountability10:30-10:45 – Break10:45-11:45 – Create Samples (N & I)11:45-12:30 – Working Lunch12:30-1:30 – Leadership and Responsibility1:30- 1:45 – Break1:45-2:45 – Create Samples (N & I)2:45-3:00 Summary: OH, AHA!, OMG! 3
  4. 4. Your New Book
  5. 5. Your New Book• As the 21st century unfolds, the pace of change in the world is accelerating while education in the United States remains stagnant.• Every level of the education system will have to undergo massive changes. Teachers and administrators must lead this cultural shift, which is perhaps as important and massive as the industrial revolution.• Students will need a combination of cognitive skills (skills students will need to succeed academically) and conative skills (skills students will need to succeed interpersonally) necessary for the 21st century.
  6. 6. Your New Book• Marzano and Heflebower suggest three cognitive skills (1. analyzing and utilizing information, 2. addressing complex problems and issues, and 3. creating patterns and mental models) and two conative skills (1. understanding and controlling oneself and 2. understanding and interacting with others). – “The intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of understanding and controlling oneself and understanding and interacting with others in the 21st century will require students to combine their factual knowledge about topics, such as effective communication techniques, with their assessment of how they are feeling (their emotional responses, for example) and choose the most appropriate course of action.”
  7. 7. Productivity and Accountability Dr. Tracy Bishop 7
  8. 8. Productivity and AccountabilityStudents as productive andaccountable learners takeresponsibility for their own learning byactively working to increase theirlanguage proficiency and culturalknowledge. 8
  9. 9. Life and Career Skills• Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills. 11
  10. 10. LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS- FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY- INITIATIVE AND SELF-DIRECTION- SOCIAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS- PRODUCTIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY- LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY 12
  11. 11. Productivity• Productivity is prioritizing, planning, and applying knowledge and skills to make decisions that create quality results in an ever-changing environment. Individuals and teams demonstrate initiative, self-direction, and personal responsibility to add value to the world around them. 13
  12. 12. TACKLING PRODUCTIVITY: AVIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2VJwplieno 14
  13. 13. Accountability• Individuals demonstrate accountability through efficient time management, appropriate resource allocation, personal integrity, and self-monitoring to meet the demands of productivity. Individuals and teams recognize the interconnectedness of their actions at all levels. 15
  14. 14. TACKLING ACCOUNTABILITY:A VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXXSNaIW30A&feature=y outube_gdata_player 16
  15. 15. Twenty-first century productivity and accountability reflection:• ability to acquire new learning on one’s own• application of appropriate processes and tools to facilitate task completion• self-sufficiency as required in a complex environment• identification of available opportunities 17
  16. 16. Twenty-first century productivity and accountability reflection:• motivation and commitment to achieve• assuming leadership roles• building on prior learning and experience to apply knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts• self-confidence and self-respect Iowa Department of Educationhttp://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20 1889#pa
  17. 17. Manage Projects• Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressure• Prioritize, plan and manage work to achieve the intended result 19
  18. 18. Produce Results• Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:• Work positively and ethically• Manage time and projects effectively• Multi-task• Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual• Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette• Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams• Respect and appreciate team diversity• Be accountable for results Partnership for 21st Century Skills http://www.p21.org/overview/skills-framework/266 20
  19. 19. Leadership and Responsibility Prof. Rosalie Cheatham 22
  20. 20. Leadership and Responsibility• Students as responsible leaders leverage their linguistic and cross-cultural skills to inspire others to be fair, accepting, open, and understanding within and beyond the local community. 23
  21. 21. Hallmarks of these Criteria• Using interpersonal and problem- solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal• Leveraging strengths of others to accomplish a common goal• Demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior• Acting responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind 24
  22. 22. Intermediate Range In cooperation with an outside charitable agency, students sponsor a school class in a stricken area by raising money to send necessary supplies such as school materials and books, and by sending cards, letters and school supplies to affected student on a regular basis. Whole class communication could also occasionally be recorded or videotaped, or conducted live over the Internet.26
  23. 23. Challenges for Teachers• For the future, we’ll need to think differently: to be flexible, to think across borders, make connections and see opportunities. These things aren’t incidental to education, but at the heart of it.• How we develop our unique talents is both a personal matter for individuals and a huge national issue. Ken Robinson 27
  24. 24. “…young people today are 40 percentless likely to leave their home state thanprior generations. In the most startlingbehavioral change among young peoplesince Marlon Brando started mumbling,an increasing number dont even botherto get drivers licenses.” "Generation Y Bother" 30
  25. 25. “I am worried that an aversion to risk has creptinto the psyches of our young people. Perhaps itsfrom overprotective parents who drive their LittleLeaguers to first base in the minivan. Or maybeits a lingering cloud of hopelessness despite the"hope and change" bumper stickers. But its nothealthy.And governments make matters worse by settingup roadblocks. Almost one in four jobs requires apermit from a state agency. And most are notbrain surgery! Heck, theyre not even tree surgery.Say you want to move to Alabama to become amanicurist, youll first need 750 hours of training.” Todd Buchholz NPR 3/28/12 31
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  27. 27. Our Challenge• How do we create leaders for 2020?• What type of leaders do we want / need?• What does responsibility mean in this era?" Leadership is the art of getting someone else todo something you want done because he wants todo it.” Dwight Eisenhower 33
  28. 28. For Consideration…• Honest — Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions. Deceptive behavior will not inspire trust.• Competent — Base your actions on reason and moral principles. Do not make decisions based on childlike emotional desires or feelings.• Forward-looking — Set goals and have a vision of the future. The vision must be owned throughout the organization. Effective leaders envision what they want and how to get it. They habitually pick priorities stemming from their basic values.• Inspiring — Display confidence in all that you do. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, you will inspire others to reach for new heights. Take charge when necessary. 34
  29. 29. And…Intelligent — Read, study, and seek challenging assignments.Fair-minded — Show fair treatment to all people. Prejudice is theenemy of justice. Display empathy by being sensitive to thefeelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.Broad-minded — Seek out diversity.Courageous — Have the perseverance to accomplish a goal,regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Display aconfident calmness when under stress.Straightforward — Use sound judgment to make a good decisionsat the right time.Imaginative — Make timely and appropriate changes in yourthinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of newand better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems. Be innovative! 35
  30. 30. It’s Time for You to …Lead and to be Responsible 36

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