Preparing Indiana Students for the 21st Century Ken Kay, President Partnership for 21 st Century Skills Indiana Education Roundtable Indianapolis, IN May.
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Preparing Indiana Students for the 21st Century Ken Kay, President Partnership for 21 st Century Skills Indiana Education Roundtable Indianapolis, IN May 24, 2007
Why are 21 st Century Skills so important? What is the framework for 21 st Century Skills? What can Indiana do? Overview
Current P21 Initiatives 1. P21 Partnership States 2. High School Reform Report 3. Partnership with C.C.S.S.O. - Assessment - Communications (P.R. Toolkit) - State Consortium (SCASS.21) 4. Workforce Readiness Survey (released October, 2006) 5. New Directions for Youth Development: The Case for 21 st Century Learning (released November, 2006) Overview
Why are 21 st Century Skills so Important? 4 Reasons
1. Indiana students are now competing in the new global economy. (They are already in a “flat” world.) Why 21 st Century Skills?
“This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad, or speak a language other than English.” How to Build a Student for the 21 st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006 Why 21 st Century Skills?
2. The U.S. is falling behind. Why 21 st Century Skills?
Source: PISA, 2000, 2003 Courtesy of Cisco Systems 30th 25th 20th 15th 10th 5th 1st 2000 2003 OECD Ranking Ranking of G8 countries: 10 th grade math & problem solving 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Math Science Reading Problem Solving 24 th 18 th 24 th 14 th 18 th 15 th Why 21 st Century Skills?
3. The nature of work is changing. Why 21 st Century Skills?
How many of your Parents & Grandparents had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes? Why 21 st Century Skills?
How many jobs will a young person have today between age 18-38? …10.2 jobs Why 21 st Century Skills? SOURCE: Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity, and Earnings Growth Among Younger Baby Boomers: Recent Results From a Longitudinal Survey Summary, US Dept. of Labor, 2004
Why 21 st Century Skills? 4. Requirements of the workforce are changing.
Workforce Survey: “Are They Really Ready to Work?” Why 21 st Century Skills? Released October 2, 2006, by The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21 st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management groups.
Why 21 st Century Skills? What skills are most important for job success when hiring a High School graduate? Work Ethic80% Collaboration75% Good Communication70% Social Responsibility63% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving58%
Why 21 st Century Skills? Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies? Written Communication81% Leadership73% Work Ethic70% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving70% Self-Direction58%
Why 21 st Century Skills? What applied skills and basic knowledge are most important for those you will hire with a four-year college diploma? Oral Communication95.4% Collaboration94.4% Professional/Work Ethic93.8% Written Communication93.1% Critical Thinking/Problem Solving93.1%
Why 21 st Century Skills? Of the four-year graduates you recently hired, how do they rate? Oral Communication9.824.8 Collaboration8.124.6 Professional/Work Ethic18.616.8 Written Communication27.815.8 Critical Thinking/Problem Solving9.027.6 DeficientExcellent
Why 21 st Century Skills? What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years? Critical Thinking78% I.T.77% Health & Wellness76% Collaboration74% Innovation74% Personal Financial Responsibility72%
What is the Framework for 21 st Century Skills?
20 th Century Education Model 21 st Century Skills Framework
- English - Reading or Language Arts - Mathematics - Science - Foreign Languages - Civics - Government - Economics - Arts - History - Geography Core Subjects 21 st Century Skills Framework
Thinking and Learning Skills Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills Creativity & Innovation Skills Communication & Information Skills Collaboration Skills (These skills are critical in a flat world.) 21 st Century Skills Framework
ICT Literacy Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills Creativity & Innovation Skills Communication & Information Skills Collaboration Skills 21 st Century Skills Framework
Life Skills Leadership Ethics Accountability Adaptability Personal Productivity Personal Responsibility People Skills Self Direction Social Responsibility 21 st Century Skills Framework
21 st Century Content Global Awareness Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy Civic Literacy Health & Wellness Awareness 21 st Century Skills Framework
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 Coverage New Areas of Emphasis What’s New about 21 st Century Skills?
1. Focus on 21 st Century Skill outcomes. What can Indiana do?
2. Upgrade Professional Development Create a teacher professional development strategy for 21 st Century Skills. Examples: Lawrence Township (Indiana) North Carolina West Virginia What can Indiana do?
3. Imbed 21 st Century Skills in core subjects Use the ICT Literacy Maps for: Math Science English Geography Social Studies (Fall, 2007) What can Indiana do?
21 st Century Model Geographic Content Analytic Thinking Global Positioning Software Geography What can Indiana do?
Use a full range of assessments, including high-stakes, classroom assessments, senior projects and student portfolios to measure 21 st Century Skills. Examples: John Bransford College Readiness and Work Audit (CRWA) 4. Upgrade Assessments What can Indiana do?
5. Develop a Consensus Develop a consensus among the key stakeholders on the 21 st Century Skills needed by Indiana students. Examples: New Tech High Lawrence Township (Indiana) What can Indiana do?
Conclusion “There is remarkable consensus among educators and business and policy leaders on one key conclusion: we need to bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st Century.” TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
Every student in Indiana must be: A critical thinker A problem solver An innovator An effective communicator An effective collaborator A self-directed learner Information and media literate Globally aware Civically engaged Financially and economically literate Conclusion
These skills should become the “design specs” of a 21 st Century education in Indiana. Conclusion
Let us know how we can help. The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills 177 North Church Avenue, Suite 305 Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 623-2466 www.21stcenturyskills.org Contact Us