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21st Century Skills

  1. 1. When will I use this in the real world? Integrating 21st century skills into the curriculum Nick Dailey July 21, 2009
  2. 2. What are 21st Century Skills? <ul><li>21st Century Content and Learning and Thinking Skills often left out of the traditional curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Broadly defined as skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century knowledge based economy. </li></ul>
  3. 5. Partnership for 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Anything missing? </li></ul><ul><li>Possible to do all this in the class-room? </li></ul>
  4. 7. Just a few of their members… <ul><li>Adobe </li></ul><ul><li>Apple </li></ul><ul><li>ASCD </li></ul><ul><li>Hewlett Packard </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>NEA </li></ul>
  5. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Large-scale implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change is hard! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What about the fundamentals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If we devote time do these skills, do we lose the basics? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do we assess this? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any ideas? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. 21st Century Skills In Action Examples of integration within the core curriculum
  7. 10. Shakespeare Playbill <ul><li>Images of action </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Plot summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Students can work together and use technology </li></ul>
  8. 11. Modeling Molecules <ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Present findings </li></ul><ul><li>Share online </li></ul>
  9. 12. Collaboration <ul><li>Virtual study groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be world wide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-creating documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s experiment with Google Docs </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Bottom Line <ul><li>While 21st Century in name, these skills have been around a long time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dewey, Socrates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Way of interacting with content rather than content itself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trains students to create and obtain, not only recite, knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparation for success in life beyond school </li></ul>

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