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Creating the 21st century classroom


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The information in this powerpoint is designed as an overview of the Fall 2012 21st Century Classroom NCDPI day-long presentation.

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Creating the 21st century classroom

  1. 1. Creating a 21st Century Classroom Exploring the Concepts ofCritical Thinking and Creativity
  2. 2. “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution.” – Albert Einstein
  3. 3. What we Valued: Then and Now20th Century View 21st Century View• Completing homework and • Generating and applying class work correctly knowledge• Mastering the basics must • Using creative and critical occur before students approaches to problem- move to broader skills solving and decision-making• Educational Success = • Educational Success = Reproducing Knowledge Extrapolating from what we know and applying that knowledge to novel situations
  4. 4. A Generation Ago…• Teachers could expect that what they taught would last students a lifetime.• One of our greatest challenges was FINDING information.• Our major task was to be able to RECALL it. US:official&biw=1366&bih=664&tbm=isch&tbnid=ffIgHt8bPXC- hM:&imgrefurl= assistants/&docid=V1tM9aDn74BVyM&imgurl= content/uploads/2011/09/Card_Catalog_Student-401x600.jpg&w=401&h=600&ei=T1oQT4VPp- PRAZHw_KwD&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=305&sig=114730900127101918374&page=3&tbnh=132 &tbnw=90&start=40&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:40&tx=14&ty=95
  5. 5. Now…• Our world is experiencing rapid economic and social change• Schools must prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented, and problems that we do not yet know will arise.
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  7. 7. And yet… T74pnaXpXrTdM&imgurl= man.jpg&w=550&h=601&ei=wQ8QT6mAI4jXtwfirMmlAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=564&vpy=133&dur=2026&hovh=235&hovw=215&tx=134&ty=123&sig=114730900127101918374&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=130&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:42 9,r:2,s:0
  8. 8. Times have changed…So What?• We need a way to engage students that represents the way learning occurs in the world outside the classroom. US:official&biw=1366&bih=664&tbm=isch&tbnid=2AX0_OrJcZO2oM:&imgrefurl= /diagram_6_principles.jpg&w=340&h=340&ei=aIwQT9uoO4iftwfYxMDkAQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=829&vpy=168&dur=4391&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=142&ty=117&sig=11473090 0127101918374&page=1&tbnh=125&tbnw=125&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0
  9. 9. 21st Century Skills...Why?Top: Core Content & OutcomesSupport image citation:
  10. 10. By the end of this sessionparticipants will…• Explore the concepts of critical thinking and creativity as 21st Century skills• Engage with online tools to help foster critical thinking and creativity• Review the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System standards to understand the role 21st Century skills play in professional growth
  11. 11. “Learning and innovation skills arewhat separate students who areprepared for increasingly complexlife and work environments in the21st century and those who are not." Principals Evaluation Handbook (p. 13) citation)
  12. 12. "The changes in classrooms arenot big moves on the chess board; they are little moves made every day that eventually add up to a major shift." from quote by Jay Baer -adapted