Presentation on theme: "LEARNING FOR THE 21st CENTURY"— Presentation transcript:
1 LEARNING FOR THE 21st CENTURY A Report and MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills
2 Today Introduction to the Partnership Why are 21st century skills important?What are 21st century skills?What is the MILE Guide for 21st century skills?What Nine Steps can you take to build momentum?
3 introduction to the partnership for 21st century skills
4 introduction to the partnership founding membersAOLAppleCable in the ClassroomCisco SystemsDellMicrosoftNEASAP
5 introduction to the partnership key partnersUS. Department of EducationAppalachian Technology in Education Consortium (ATEC)strategic partnersISTECOSNSETDATech Corps
6 introduction to the partnership missionThe Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a public-private partnership organized to create an overall vision of how 21st century skills can be incorporated into K-12 education.
7 introduction to the partnership objectivesDefine a framework and create a common language for understanding and promoting 21st Century SkillsDemonstrate how 21st Century Skills integrate with and reinforce basic skillsProvide education leaders with tools, examples and strategies for actionBuild consensus in the public and private sectors with public education campaign to promote 21st Century Skills
8 introduction to the partnership methodologyRequest for Information (RFI)ResearchFocus GroupsOutreach to OrganizationsOutreach to Individuals with Expertise in 21st Century SkillsNational Forum on 21st Century Skills
10 why are 21st century skills important? studentsToday’s education faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how students learn.
11 why are 21st century skills important? workforce“The average person will change jobs nine times by the time he or she is 32.”Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
12 Relationship to no child left behind why are 21st century skills important?Relationship to no child left behindEmphasizes student achievement and requires assessments in core subjects.Skills are to be integrated in core subjectsRequires that every student be technologically literate by 8th gradeStates, schools and districts can incorporate a broad vision of 21st century skills into their NCLB framework
14 Current national debate what are 21st century skills?Current national debate
15 six elements of 21st century learning what are 21st century skills?six elements of 21st century learningEmphasize core subjectsEmphasize learning skillsUse 21st century tools to develop learning skillsTeach and learn in a 21st century contextTeach and learn 21st century contentUse 21st century assessment that measure 21st century skills
16 what are 21st century skills? partnership model
17 Core academic subjects remain the foundation of a good education 21st century toolsLearningskils21st century context21st century contentassessmentElement 1: core subjectsCore subjectCore academic subjects remain the foundation of a good education
18 Element 2: learning skills 21st century toolscore subjects21st century context21st century contentassessmentElement 2: learning skillslearning skillsInformation andCommunicationSkillsCommunication SkillsInformation and Media Literacy SkillsThinking andProblem-SolvingProblem Identification, Formulation and SolutionCreativity and Intellectual CuriosityCritical Thinking and Systems ThinkingInterpersonalandSelf-DirectionAccountability and AdaptabilitySocial ResponsibilityInterpersonal and Collaboration
19 Element 3: 21ST century tools learning skillscore subjects21st century context21st century contentassessmentElement 3: 21ST century tools21st century toolsInformation and CommunicationTechnologies, such as Computers,Networking and other TechnologiesAudio, Video, and Other Media and Multimedia Tools
20 Emphasize ICT LITERACY Learning skills21st century toolscore subjects21st century context21st century contentassessmentElement = ICT LITERACYusing 21st century tools to perform learning skillsThe Partnership will focus on ICT Literacy for its Year 2 Report
21 Emphasize 21st Century Content 21st century toolslearning skillscore subjects21st century contextassessmentElement 4: 21st century contentGlobal AwarenessUse 21st century skills to understand and address global issuesCollaboration with other cultures and languagesFinancial, Economic and Business LiteracyUnderstanding the role of the economy all the way down to personal financial choices.Ability to adapt with the nation’s economic environment using 21st century skillsCivic LiteracyKnowing how to be an informed and participatory citizen.Using 21st century skills to responsibly exercise rights and responsibilities at local, state, national and global levels.
22 Emphasize 21st Century Context 21st century toolslearning skillscore subjects21st century contentassessmentElement 5: 21st century contextMake content relevant to students livesTake the students out to the worldBring the world into the classroomCreating opportunities for students to interact with each other, with teachers and with other knowledgeable adults in authentic learning experiences
23 21st Century Assessment Element 6: assessment 21st century toolslearning skillscore subjects21st century context21st century contentElement 6: assessmentWe must measure both core subjects and 21st century skillsStandardized tests must be balanced appropriately with classroom assessments to measure the full range of students skillsClassroom assessment must be strengthened and integrated with instructional process to reinforce learning
24 what is the MILE GUIDE for 21st century skills?
25 The MILE Guide Results? The MILE Guide Who contributed? How did we collect the information?What did we do with the information?Results? The MILE GuideWho? Over 300 participating organizations and experts in their fields of education- How? Request for Information (RFI)ResearchFocus GroupsOutreach to OrganizationsOutreach to Individuals with Expertise in 21st Century SkillsNational Forum on 21st Century SkillsWhat?Collected, cataloged using GEM controlled vocabularyPut all resources in a databaseSummarized input into the MILE Guide
26 how to use the mile guide : what is the MILE guide?how to use the mile guide :Convene all stakeholdersFocus on each column/categoryFind the corresponding level that represents your schools effortsCompare your level to the 21st century visionUse findings to develop plans for improvement
27 The MILE guide can help you: what is the MILE guide?The MILE guide can help you:Set benchmarks and goalsApply for grantsDetermine funding prioritiesCreate assessment tools
28 MILE GUIDE: online Milestones for Improving Learning and Education in the 21st Century The first step in taking action is taking the online assessment, which everyone in the audience did. Open discussion about the online tool.
29 MILE GUIDE: online Milestones for Improving Learning and Education in the 21st Century
30 Professional Development what is the MILE guide?LEARNING AND TEACHINGCore Subjects21st Century Context21st Century ContentLearning SkillsLearning ToolsAssessmentPedagogyProfessional DevelopmentEarlyStageTransitional Stage21st CenturyLearning and teachingCore subjects: Core academic subjects remain the foundation of a good education21st Century Context: Make content relevant to students lives, Take the students out to the world, Bring the world into the classroom, Creating opportunities for students to interact with each other, with teachers and with other knowledgeable adults in authentic learning experiences21st Century Content: Global Awareness, Financial, Economic and Business Literacy, Civic LiteracyLearning Skills:Information and Communication Skills- Communication Skills, Information and Media Literacy SkillsThinking and Problem-Solving Skills- Problem Identification, Formulation and Solution, Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity, Critical Thinking and Systems ThinkingInterpersonal and Self-Direction Skills- Self-Direction, Accountability and Adaptability, Social Responsibility, Interpersonal and CollaborationLearning Tools: Information and Communication Technologies, such as Computers, Networking and other Technologies, Audio, Video, and Other Media and Multimedia ToolsAssessments:We must measure both core subjects and 21st century skills,Standardized tests must be balanced appropriately with classroom assessments to measure the full range of students skills,Classroom assessment must be strengthened and integrated with instructional process to reinforce learning
31 what is the MILE guide? LEADING AND MANAGING Early Stage VisionEquitable Educational OpportunityPlanning and Allocating ResourcesInfrastructure and System IntegrationKnowledge and SkillsPolicy makingAccountabilityEarlyStageTransitional Stage21st CenturyLeading and ManagingVision – Includes integration of 21st century skills as overall vision for students through promotion and facilitation.Equitable Education – Ed. Goals, teaching strategies and assessments reflect needs of a diverse population, tools are distributed equally and all students have access to 21st century skills.Planning & Allocating Resources – allocation and infrastructure are structured to provide students, parents, teachers and administrators with access to 21st century tools and technology, there is tech support, and all district services are connected.Infrastructure & System Integration – All systems resources are connected, there is a process of handling technology support.Knowledge & Skills – Administrators are innovative, proficient in the use of 21st century tools in creating curriculum, assessment and standards, and demonstrate 21st century learning tools in management.Policymaking – focuses on integration of 21st century skills in to content mastery, educational objectives, state standards, and licensure of educators.Accountability – All schools, districts, administrators are evaluated on 21st century skills.
32 Higher Education and Teacher Preparation what is the MILE guide?PARTNERINGParentsCommunityHigher Education and Teacher PreparationContent ProvidersBusinessEarlyStageTransitional Stage21st CenturyPartnering21st Century schools exhibit the following:Partnering – collaborate to help the child obtain mastery of both core subjects and 21st century skill, frequently use 21st century skills to facilitate dialogue, have mastery of 21st century tools to work towards improving their skills.Community – programs support learner mastery of 21st century skills, provide students with after school activities to develop 21st century skills.Higher Ed. & Teacher Prep. – all teacher prep programs graduate teachers who are proficient in content area and 21st century skills, prep programs promote the alignment of their programs to K-12 ed strategies.Content Providers – create content that include standards with 21st century skills, develop aligned resources, assessments and curriculum integration with 21st century skills.Business – K-12 and private sector partner to prepare students for workplace and 21st century skills mastery, K-12 students are mentored to develop these skills, businesses support ed programs that foster 21st century skills.
33 key stakeholders in the public sector what is the MILE guide?key stakeholders in the public sectorFederal PolicymakersState PolicymakersLocal Policymakers
34 key stakeholders in the private sector what is the MILE guide?key stakeholders in the private sectorBusinessesFamilies and Parents
35 Key stakeholders in Education what is the MILE guide?Key stakeholders in EducationK-12 Education LeadersHigher EducationSchools of EducationResearchersYouth-Serving OrganizationsContent ProvidersProfessional Development Organizations
36 what nine steps can you take to build momentum?
37 nine steps to build momentum Embrace a powerful vision of public education that includes 21st century skillsAlign leadership, management, and resources with educational goalsAssess where schools are nowIdentify the 21st century skills to focus onDevelop a professional development plan for 21st century skills
38 nine steps to build momentum (continued…) Make sure students have equitable access to a 21st century educationBegin developing assessments to measure student progress in 21st century skillsCollaborate with outside partnersPlan collectively and strategically for the future