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21st Century Literacy Abbreviated

Our view of how to simplify 21st century skills into four key terms.

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21st Century Literacy Abbreviated

  1. 1. 21 st Century Literacy and Littleton Public Schools The nexus of Literacy Initiatives = and = Inspired Writing
  2. 2. Literacy for the 21 st Century Where did you find it? Why do you trust it? Write your Senator Reach beyond your community Obey the law and be sure to vote Identity = Currency Avoid online danger Honor intellectual property Connect with the world Post it in the hall so visitors can see Post it online for the world to see
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  4. 4. Inspired Writing Innovation grants: Lenski Arapahoe Euclid Sandburg Hopkins <ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Information access </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Science ($$$) </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering ($$$) </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard </li></ul><ul><li>Document Camera </li></ul><ul><li>AlphaSmart </li></ul>Powering Up grant: w/Englewood 5 Phase I schools Writer’s Workshop 5 th grades only +13.7% CSAP gains Outpaced 4 th grades New leadership: Scores leveling off PLC interest Data access issues 90% Goal Major shifts: PLC structure Calendar changes Universal Lit. Frame. Consolidate data Common vision: 5 Phase I schools School Improvement Writer’s Workshop Co-teaching 21 st Century Learning: All 5 th grades 1:1 netbooks All 6 th grade Lang. Arts 1:1 netbooks All 9 th grade Lang. Arts 1:1 netbooks Multiple grants awarded LPS Foundation support Repurpose desktop refresh 7 th and 8 th grades planned for 2010
  5. 5. Blog posts: I really never thought 5th grade was going to be fun but boy was I wrong.I used to not like writing but know I keep looking at the time and inside I am saying,”is it time for writing yet?” –Lupita, 5 th grade Wow!I never thought Lupita would ever like writing so much.When we would tell her that it was time for her to write her patch she would say.”I don't like doing them.”But know she gets on the computer and does her patch on there without us having to tell her.That amazes me and even brings a little tear in my eye. –Lucio (Lupita’s father) 163 more… visit
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