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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  • At your table, take 1 minute to discuss this quote, what it means to you as a science teacher, and what it means in regards to our students. Have a representative from each group share.
  • The biggest issue was finding information. Card catalogs, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Textbooks, and Topic-Specific Books were our main sources of information. The card catalog I used in high school had most of the same cards as my parents pulled when they were in high school. Information didn’t change and update as often.
  • The game changer: students don’t really need us for content anymore. Think about what you teach that students could not find on Google.. What is there? The big things they need from us include support and guidance regarding: how to collaborate, how to analyze, how to evaluate, how to communicate effectively, how to connect our content to other disciplines, their lives, and the world around them, and how to self-monitor and self-assess. These are skills we can help student develop through our content.
  • Reminds me of the Bob Dylan Song, “The Times, They are a Changin’”
  • Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning provide students with all of these opportunities.
  • Explain the p21 rainbow. Though Technology is a component, other skills are required to facilitate 21 st Century learning. Today, we will focus on the 4Cs. Lovely model, but not a great tool…not a lot you can do with it. Above horizon – core content and outcomes in the classroom Below horizon – supports Roman Architecture… arch – keystone…most important part…. 100 years ago…. What would be the same? Much has changed… the keystone that holds this all together has not changed over the past years…. Remains constant. Keystone that holds whole model together.
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  • Teachers who want to move up the rating scale cannot ignore these 21 st Century skills. To move from proficient to accomplished in standard I, the teacher must “communicate to students the vision of being prepared for life in the 21 st century”. Discuss how the 4Cs are embedded in the distinguished category.
  • Remember structure and choice Heidi Hayes Jacobs shares that if teachers will just make one modification to each unit, we can begin the little moves to make major shifts
  • 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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    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