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+ 21 st Century Skills and Academic Standards Kimberly Hetrick Berry Creek Middle School Eagle County School District
+ Purpose of presentation Students will understand 21 st Century Skills, and Federal, State of Colorado and Eagle County School District learning standards so that students may identify with, discuss, and apply such expectations to their individual learning goals.
+ Background Knowledge 21 st Century Skills http://www.p21.org
+ What are 21 st Century Skills? Students must learn the essential skills for success in today’s world, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration.
+ Twenty-First Century Student Outcomes The elements described in this section as “21st century student outcomes” (represented by the rainbow) are the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century. (see website)
+ 21 st Century Skills Overview 1. Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes 2. Learning and Innovation Skills Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and Innovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration 3. Information, Media and Technology SkillsInformation, Media and Technology Skills Information Literacy Media Literacy (Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Literacy 4. Life and Career Skills Life and Career Skills
+ 21 st Century Skills Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes Mastery of core subjects and 21st century themes is essential for students in the 21st century. Core subjects include: English, reading or language arts World languages; Arts; Mathematics; Economics; Science; Geography; History; Government and Civics
+ Interdisciplinary Themes In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move beyond a focus on basic competency in core subjects to promoting understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects: Global awareness Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy Civic literacy Health literacy Environmental literacy
+ What is curriculum? Curriculum represents what should be taught. It is an explicit (very specific ) and comprehensive (all inclusive) plan that is based on content and process standards.
+ What are standards? Standards are the skills and knowledge base expected of students for a particular subject area at a particular grade level.
+ What are essential learnings? Essential Learnings are the backbone of a guaranteed and viable (very successful) curriculum. Aligned with standards, these focus on skills, content, concepts students are expected to learn so that they will be prepared for the next year of education.
+ What is Depth of Knowledge? Depth of Knowledge is how much you learn in all content areas. Recall, Level 1: Requires recall of information, such as a fact, definition, term, or performance of a simple process or procedure. Skills & Concepts, Level 2: Requires students to make decisions on how to approach a question or problem. Strategic Thinking, Level 3: Requires students to explain, generalize or connect ideas. Extended Thinking, Level 4: Requires complex reasoning, planning, developing and thinking over an extended period of time, e.g., developing a hypothesis or performing complex analyses.
+ What are student outcomes? Outcome – what the student is expected to learn and demonstrate Skills, knowledge, attitude
+ Alignment of Curriculum Alignment means putting items in the right order to make them work most efficiently e.g. alignment of spine Therefore, alignment of curriculum means everything you learn one year is to prepare you for the following year.
+ Eagle County Schools (ECS) Standards and 8 th Grade Learning Essentials Standard 1: Oral Expression and Listening Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Standard 3: Writing and Composition Standard 4: Research and Reasoning
+ 8 th Grade Standard 1: Oral Expression and Listening Concepts and skills an eighth grade student will master Communication skills and interviewing techniques are required to gather information and to develop and deliver oral presentations A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or message
+ 8 th Grade Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Concepts and skills an eighth grade student will master: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand self-monitoring and self-assessment Quality comprehension and interpretation of informational and persuasive texts demand monitoring and self- assessment Syntax, grammar, and word choice influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts
+ 8 th Grade Standard 3: Writing and Composition Concepts and skills an eighth grade student will master: Stylistic devices and descriptive details in literary and narrative texts are organized for a variety of audiences and purposes and evaluated for quality Ideas and supporting details in informational and persuasive texts are organized for a variety of audiences and purposes and evaluated for quality Editing writing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity is an essential trait of a well-written document
+ 8 th Grade Standard 4: Research and Reasoning Concepts and skills an eighth grade student will master: Individual research projects begin with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures Common fallacies and errors occur in reasoning Analyze media quality reasoning within media relies on supporting evidence
+ Eagle County Schools (ECS) Standards and 6 th Grade Learning Essentials Standard 1: Oral Expression Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Standard 3: Writing and Composition Standard 4: Research and Reasoning
+ 6 th Grade Standard 1: Oral Expression Concepts and skills a sixth grade student will master: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all
+ 6 th Grade Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Concepts and skills a sixth grade student will master: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information Word meanings are determined by how they are designed and how they are used in context
+ 6 th Grade Standard 3: Writing and Composition Concepts and skills a sixth grade student will master: Writing literary genres for intended audiences and purposes requires ideas, organization, and voice Writing informational and persuasive genres for intended audiences and purposes require ideas, organization, and voice develop Specific editing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity gives writing its precision and legitimacy
+ 6 th Grade Standard 4: Research and Reasoning Concepts and skills a sixth grade student will master: Individual and group research projects require obtaining information on a topic from a variety of sources and organizing it for presentation Assumptions can be concealed, and require identification and evaluation Monitoring the thinking of self and others is a disciplined way to maintain awareness
+ Summary 21 st Century Skills Curriculum Standards Essential Learnings Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Outcome Alignment (Federal, State, Local)
+ Student Reflection Write down two lessons learned today and how this knowledge will help you to set learning goals. Mix/Pair/Share Discuss your lessons learned. Question each other as to how you will accomplish your goals.