Presentation on theme: "Preparing Every Child for the New Global Economy: What Should Districts Do? Partnership for 21 st Century Skills Nevada Department of Education Pre-Conference."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing Every Child for the New Global Economy: What Should Districts Do? Partnership for 21 st Century Skills Nevada Department of Education Pre-Conference Session Stateline, Nevada April 25, 2008
Why are 21 st Century Skills so important? What is the Framework for 21 st Century Skills? What should districts do? Overview
Why are 21 st century skills so important? There are 5 new contexts of the New Global Economy
Why are 21 st century skills so important? New ContextSkills Required Global Competition Global Awareness Self-Direction
Why are 21 st century skills so important? New ContextSkills Required Global Cooperation Global Awareness Collaboration Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy
Why are 21 st century skills so important? New ContextSkills Required Information Growth Information Literacy Critical Thinking Problem Solving
Why are 21 st century skills so important? New ContextSkills Required More Jobs & Careers Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Innovation & Improvement Flexibility & Adaptability
Why are 21 st century skills so important? New ContextSkills Required Growing Service Economy Communication Skills Life & Career Awareness Skills
Why are 21 st century skills so important? What is the Framework for 21 st Century Skills? What should districts do? Overview
Core Subjects -Economics -English -Government -Arts -History -Geography -Reading or Language -Arts -Mathematics -Science -World Languages -Civics 21 st Century Themes - Global Awareness - Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurship Literacy - Civic Literacy - Health Literacy
Learning & Innovation Skills Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Creativity & Innovation Communication & Collaboration 21 st Century Skills Framework
Information, Media & Technology Skills Information Literacy Media Literacy ICT (Information, Communications & Technology) Literacy
21 st Century Skills Framework Life & Career Skills Flexibility & Adaptability Initiative & Self-Direction Social & Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity & Accountability Leadership & Responsibility
What’s new about 21st Century Skills? Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills for EVERYONE Innovation and Creativity Skills Life and Career Skills for EVERYONE Information, Media and Technology Skills New Understanding of CoverageNew Areas of Emphasis
Route 21 How do I learn more about 21 st century skills?
1. Focus on 21 st Century outcomes – Decide upon the 21 st century skills that every student should have when they graduate from your district. What should districts do? (get broad stakeholder “buy-in”)
2. Be purposeful and intentional – Be “purposeful and intentional” about teaching and assessing these 21 st century skills. What should districts do? (develop rubrics for each of the skills, e.g. Catalina Foothills School District)
3. Align educational support systems to produce 21 st century outcomes. What should districts do?
4. Focus on Professional Development – Design professional development strategies that will help your teachers teach and assess the 21 st century skills that you have chosen. (e.g. Lawrence Township, West Virginia) What should districts do? http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/
5. Focus on Assessment – Be sure you have a broad range of assessments (formative and summative) that measure true 21 st century skills. What should districts do? (e.g. John Bransford (N.C.), New Tech High, CRWA)
6. Align education, workforce development, and economic development. What should districts do?
7. Partner – Focus on the importance of partnerships (after school, youth development, busines community, parents, etc.). What should districts do?
In education, the questions we ask are very important. Conclusion
Are our students ready for the new global economy? Conclusion
Are our students critical thinkers and problem solvers? Are our students globally aware? Are our students self-directed? Are our students good collaborators?
Are our students information and technology literate? Are our students flexible and adaptable? Are our students innovative? Are our students effective communicators? Conclusion
These skills should become the “design specs” for 21 st century education in Nevada. Conclusion
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