21st Century Learner and the Iowa Core Curriculum


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21st Century Learner and the Iowa Core Curriculum

  1. 1. Making the Connection: Iowa Core and the 21st Century Learner 2009 ITEC Presentation by Toy Waterman [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>What’s the big deal about blogs, wikis, or any Web 2.0 tool? These tools can transform the classroom to embrace 21st century learners and the Iowa Core Curriculum. This session will discuss 21st century learner characteristics and the connection to the Iowa Core Curriculum. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How are the 21st century learners different? <ul><li>will use technologies that haven’t been invented to do jobs that don’t exist </li></ul><ul><li>networked </li></ul><ul><li>multi-tasker </li></ul><ul><li>digitally literate </li></ul><ul><li>craves interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>strong visual-spatial skills </li></ul><ul><li>tethered to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>wants to learn things that matter </li></ul><ul><li>wants to be challenged to reach their own conclusions </li></ul>From Iowa Core Curriculum Presentation
  4. 4. Our students of today… <ul><li>A Vision of K-12 Students Today </li></ul><ul><li>iSchool Initiative </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do 21st century learners need to survive? <ul><li>Critical thinking and problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration across networks and learning by influence </li></ul><ul><li>Agility and adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative and Entrepreneurialism </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Oral and Written Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing and Analyzing Information </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity and Imagination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach The New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can Do About It, by Tony Wagner (Basic Books, 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What are 21st century tools? <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning: Pockets of Potential </li></ul><ul><li>“ Perhaps the most ubiquitous technology in children’s lives today are mobile devices - tools such as cell phones, iPod devices, and portable gaming platforms that traverse home, school, and play via the hands and pockets of children worldwide.” </li></ul><ul><li>Did You Know 4.0 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why should Iowa schools teach the 21st century skills? <ul><li>“ Integrating 21st century skills into teaching and assessment, then, is not only an economic imperative, driven by changes in the workforce, but a vital aspect of improving student learning .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measuring Skills for the 21st Century, 2008” - Silva </li></ul>
  8. 8. Iowa knows it is imperative! <ul><li>Iowa legislature defined 21 st Century Skills as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills Work Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enGauge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCANS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextually related national standards </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 21st Century Partnership Partnership Route 21 Framework
  10. 10. NETS Standards <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Operations andConcepts </li></ul>ISTE’s NETS for Students Refreshed
  11. 11. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy <ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing </li></ul><ul><li>Applying </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering </li></ul>Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally - Tech & Learning
  12. 12. Foundational Material <ul><li>Iowa Core Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS 2007 Student Standards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Are the 21st Century teachers different? <ul><li>I hope not, as district 25 so well describes teachers… </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not the ideas or descriptors that are different - the WORLD is different…” -Kristin Hokanson, technology interaction mentor, Upper Merion, PA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://lucygray.org http://del.icio.us/tag/dist25 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. What does this all mean???? <ul><li>Teaching in the 21st Century </li></ul><ul><li>A Vision of 21st Century Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(This is a large file and will take time to download.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Welcome to the 21st Century </li></ul>
  15. 16. How does IACC change the school system? <ul><li>Educator professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21st century instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Among teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each and every student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expect a changing school environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student ownership of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tool for learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breadth of options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community connections </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. What are the tools of the 21st century educator? <ul><li>Iowa Core Curriculum Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>PLCs supporting with social sites like Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership teams within each school using Etherpad and Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Support sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scenario Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>netTrekker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkfinity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebTools4U2Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edutopia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social sites like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Warlick </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Questions??? Toy Waterman [email_address]