The future is our goal! Our Mission: Take education beyond the present and into and beyond the 21 st century.
Do you realize… our kindergartners will work until 2067? http://www.yellow-springs.k12.oh.us/images/Kindergarteners-3-girls-9-0.jpg
The future is our goal! Even though we do not know the workforce demands of their future, we do know the static skills all productive citizens must be comprised of…
According to the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills, there are 6 major categories of skills for the 21 st century learner! 1. Information, Media-Literacy, and Communication Skills 2. Interpersonal, Collaborative, and Self-Directional Skills 3. Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills 4. Global Awareness 5. Civil Literacy 6. Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Skills
Information, Media-Literacy, and Communication Skills Skills that enable a person to… access quality sources in a time-efficient manner critically evaluate the quality and appropriateness of sources in regards to a topic analyze, evaluate, and create media products understand ethical and legal issue surrounding the access and use of media demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills to share, debate, and question information they encounter
Interpersonal, Collaborative, and Self-Directional Skills Skills that enable a person to… have and exhibit interpersonal skills in order to effectively and respectfully collaborate work collaboratively to be flexible and willing to compromise to achieve a goal acquire and utilize self-directional skills
Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills Skills that enable a person to… critically think about and problem-solve a task consider how parts interact to create complex systems make appropriate judgments and decisions as they analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and reflect upon evidence, skepticisms, points of view, and experiences
Global Awareness Skills that enable a person to… understand that our economy is global understand and address global issues work collaboratively with a variety of diverse cultures, religions, and individuals understand and respect other nations and cultures, including non-English languages
Civil Literacy Skills that enable a person to… understand (and willing use) civil literacy Understand their rights and obligations involving how to participate in effective citizenship at the local, state, and global realms understand what it truly means to be an active and knowledgeable citizen understand that the civic decisions of organizations, governments, leaders, and citizens can have local and global impacts
Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Skills Skills that enable a person to… understand the impact of the economy on individuals and society as a whole know how to make appropriate personal economic choices utilize entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
21st century skill integration is not implying we rewrite and revise our entire curriculum, but rather to simply tweak what we already do and include more of these skills in our lessons and assessments (Wheatly, et. al., 2010). We are going to look at 3 ways to integrate 21 st century skills. 1.Purposeful integration as part of content instruction 2.Through creativity 3.Project-based learning
Purposeful integration as part of content instruction The Partnership for 21st century skills, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association and other leading groups for language, arts, geography, social studies, English, and math, have created 21st century skills maps. Link: http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_cont ent&task=view&id=504&Itemid=185#maps http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_cont ent&task=view&id=504&Itemid=185#maps
Through creativity Many of the fastest growing jobs and emerging industries rely on workers creative capacity, a 21st Century Skill (Hernderson, 2008). More than capturing and displaying ideas Involves the ability to… 1.think unconventionally 2.question others critically and thoughtfully 3.imagine new scenarios
Project-Based Learning As students participate in project-based learning, they flourish under this child-driven, motivating approach to learning and gain valuable skills that will build a strong foundation for their future in our global economy (Bell, 2010). Integrates MANY 21 st Century Skills 1.self-directional 2.interpersonal, communication, and collaboration 3.critical thinking and problem solving
As stated by Steven Paine, West Virginia state superintendent, For a long time, there have been two worlds that we prepare our kids for…, One has been the world of academia, and the other, quite frankly, has been the real world. What I see in 21st century learning is a blending of the two (Khadroo and Clabaugh, 2009).
Integrate 21 st Century Skills to Change Each Students Future Bell, S. (2010). Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century: Skills for the Future. The Clearing House, 83(2), 39-43. Retrieved June 06, 2011 from EBSCOhost. Hernderson, J. (2008). Developing Students' Creative Skills for 21st Century Success. Education Update, 50(12), 6-7. Retrieved June 06, 2011 from EBSCOhost. Khadroo, S. T., & Clabaugh, R. (2009). Schools Tap '21st Century Skills'. Christian Science Monitor, 101(30), 3-3. Retrieved June 06, 2011 from EBSCOhost. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2004). 21st Century Skills Maps. Publications. Retrieved June 06, 2011, from http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=504&Itemid= 185#maps Wheatley, W., Dobbs, C., Willis, V., Magnan, S., & Moeller, J. (2010). Introducing 21st Century Research and Information Literacy Skills: A Yearlong Process. Science Scope, 33(9), 67-72. Retrieved June 06, 2011 from EBSCOhost. Resources