Presentation on theme: "21st Century Skills in Minnesota TIES 2009 Education Technology Conference Leslie Yoder, Saint Paul Schools Julie Beddow-Schubert, Le Crescent-Hokah Schools."— Presentation transcript:
21st Century Skills in Minnesota TIES 2009 Education Technology Conference Leslie Yoder, Saint Paul Schools Julie Beddow-Schubert, Le Crescent-Hokah Schools Mike Booke, Capital Safety
Type of Work Is Changing Tough Choices or Tough Times, New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce
What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years? Critical thinking78% Information technology77% Health and wellness76% Collaboration74% Innovation74% Personal financial responsibility72% Are They Really Ready to Work?, 2006 Important Skills Are Changing
Paradigms Must Change 20 th century21 st century 1-2 jobs10-15 jobs Flexibility and adaptability Integration of 21st Century Skills into subject matter mastery Mastery of one field Subject matter mastery Number of jobs Job requirements Teaching model Assessment model Are They Really Ready to Work Report 2006 Integration of 21st Century Skills into subject matter mastery Subject matter mastery
New Skills Global competition●Global awareness ●Self-direction Global cooperation ●Global awareness ●Collaboration ●Information and communication technology literacy Information growth ●Information literacy ●Critical thinking ●Problem solving More jobs and careers ●Critical thinking and problem solving ●Innovation and improvement ●Flexibility and adaptability Growing service economy●Communication skills ●Life and career awareness skills New context New skills required Are They Really Ready to Work?, 2006
Written communication81% Leadership73% Work ethic70% Critical thinking and problem solving70% Self-direction58% What Are They (Not) Learning? Are They Really Ready to Work?, 2006
How Can I Help? 21 st Century Skills Minnesota Become involved!
An alliance of educational districts, institutions, professionals and companies Working from a grass-roots level Supporting each other Who Are We?
All Minnesota students will have the 21st Century Skills they need to be successful in a global economy. Our Vision
To serve as a catalyst to position 21st Century Skills at the center of Minnesota education. Our Mission
Building collaborative partnerships among education (pre-K–16), business, community and government leaders Engaging in an ongoing dialog that provides recommendations and advice about 21st century education Creating and promoting state and local infrastructure that support 21st century education Our Mission (continued)
www.21stmn.org Information –Presentations and papers –Schedule of events / meetings Resources –Best practices –Curriculum –Assessment –Links to other resources
Opportunities for Involvement Steering Committee Scheduling presentations to teachers / administrators and school boards Participating in meetings and events Spreading the word!
Today’s presentation and other resources can be found at: www.21stmn.org