Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century

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Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century by Linda Mariotti.

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Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century

  1. 1. May 1, 2009
  2. 2. Commission on The Whole Child  ◦ January/July, 2006 ◦ Stephanie Pace Marshall/Hugh Price, co-chairs ◦ The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to Action  Five components
  3. 3. healthy.
  4. 4. safe and secure.
  5. 5. engaged.
  6. 6. supported.
  7. 7. challenged.
  8. 8. Whole Child Web site  Resources  Whole Child Community Conversations  Project Resolution Tool Kit  The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to  Action
  9. 9. Critical thinking and problem-solving  Creativity and innovation  Collaboration, teamwork, leadership  Cross-cultural understanding  Communication and media literacy  Computing and ITC technology  Career and learning self-reliance 
  10. 10. Component Skills 7 C’s  Research, analysis,  Critical thinking, synthesis, project problem-solving management, etc. New knowledge  creation, solution Creativity, innovation design, storytelling  Cooperation,  compromise, Collaboration,  consensus, teamwork, leadership community building
  11. 11. 7 C’s Component Skills  Cross-cultural  Diverse ethnic, understandings knowledge, organizational cultures Communication,  Crafting, analyzing media literacy  messages, using technology effectively Computing, ITC  technology Effective use of  electronic information, knowledge tools
  12. 12. 7 C’s Component Skills Career, learning Managing change,   self-reliance lifelong learning, career redefinition
  13. 13. Students working in teams to experience and explore relevant, real- world problems, questions, issues and challenges, then creating presentations and products to share what they have learned
  14. 14. Conventional speed Twitch speed   Step by step Random access   Linear processing Parallel processing   Text first Graphics first   Work-oriented Play-oriented   Stand alone Connected  
  15. 15. Multitasking / toggling  Multimedia learning  Online social networking  Online information searching  Games, simulations, creative expressions 
  16. 16. Teacher directed Student directed Direct instruction Collaborative construction Knowledge based Skills based Content rooted Process rooted Basic skills Higher order thinking Theory Practice Curricula Life skills Individual Group Classroom Community Summative assessment Formative evaluation Learning for school Learning for life
  17. 17. To learn collaboration – work in teams learn critical thinking – tackle complex problems learn oral communication – present learn written communication- write
  18. 18. To learn technology – use technology develop citizenship – tackle civic, global issues learn about careers – do internships learn content - research, do all of the above
  19. 19. Desktop computers, Desks, chairs with   pods of laptops; teacher in front of media rich, room; books and immediate, fast, materials; a print rich engaging, dynamic environment and instant response environment Educators as digital  immigrants; taught Students as digital before technology  natives; adept at using digital media, wired to tools
  20. 20. Methods of learning Methods of teaching   aligned aligned Learning spaces Teaching areas   Strategies, resources Tools, resources that   that support learning support teaching for students, staff 20th century schools  21st century learning  communities
  21. 21. Collaborative networkers and  communicators Adaptive and creative  Information, media and technology savvy  Partial to instant gratification  Reliant on media in its various forms 
  22. 22. Desktop computers with high speed internet  PDA’s, iPods, cell phones  Focused software  Learning and content management systems  Video, audio conferencing  Cameras, video cameras  Media production  Social networking sites  Time for planning, experimentation 
  23. 23. Moderate, facilitate, Lecture and deliver   refocus discussions information Stimulate moderate, Ask questions then   manage communication accept answers and collaboration Model “how-to” at the  Use interactive chalk board  whiteboards, blogs, social networks
  24. 24. Employ “give facts then Adapt curriculum, use   test” model digital tools to gather/ assess information Know pedagogy and  effective practice Combine pedagogy,  effective practice and technological skills Engage in one-way  teacher/student communication Facilitate student/group  collaboration
  25. 25. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi

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