Partnership for 21 st Century Skills (P21) 21 st Century Citizenship February 28, 2013

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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)</p> <p>21st Century CitizenshipFebruary 28, 20131Presenters2MISSION STATEMENT</p> <p>Serve as a catalyst to position 21st Century Skills at the center of U.S. K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. </p> <p>P21 is a membership organization that began in 2002 and which brings together organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors to advocate on behalf of improving education for all children. The Mission of P21 is to - READ SLIDE </p> <p>This year P21 is celebrating its 10th anniversary and success in raising awareness of 21st century skills and their importance. I congratulate their success and efforts and hope the work continues to reflect the needs of our society. 3</p> <p>P21 Members</p> <p>Apple Inc.</p> <p>P21 is a membership organization that began in 2002 and which brings together organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors to advocate on behalf of improving education for all children. (Feel free to insert an anecdote about how long you have been a member.)4ArizonaCaliforniaIllinoisIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMassachusettsNevada New Jersey North CarolinaOhioSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaVermontWest VirginiaWisconsin</p> <p>Current State PartnersP21 State Leadership Initiative</p> <p>5P21 also works with our 18 leadership states to build the 21st Century Readiness Framework into their state standards and educational frameworks. </p> <p>Framework for 21st Century Learning</p> <p>6The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of content knowledge, specific skills, expertise and literacies) CLICKWith innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.The graphic represents both 21st century skillsstudent outcomes(as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and 21st century skillssupport systems(as represented by the pools at the bottom). An overview of the Framework elements follows. </p> <p>21st Century Skills FrameworkCore Subjects 3RsReading (English/Language Arts)MathematicsScienceSocial StudiesEconomicsGovernment HistoryGeographyCivicsWorld LanguagesArts &amp; Music</p> <p>21st Century ThemesGlobal AwarenessFinancial, Economic, Business &amp; Entrepreneurship LiteracyCivic LiteracyHealth LiteracyEnvironmental Literacy</p> <p>7The first element of the framework are the 21st Century Themes - Global Awareness - Financial, Economic, Business &amp; Entrepreneurship Literacy - Civic Literacy - Health Literacy. These are ways to integrate the core subjects into a 21st Century context connecting the core subjects to the world around us and giving students opportunities to see the connections between subjects and apply what they know if meaningful ways. CLICKNext are Information, Media &amp; Technology skills. These are not just the operational skills, but rather the understanding necessary to be able to find, organize interpret and create media and information using digital tools CLICK The red portion is for the Life and Career skills these are areas like flexibility and adaptability, leadership and responsibility, initiative and self-direction that students will need to be successful and productive students, citizens, parents, community members as well as employees. We believe that schools are important places for students to learn to be a part of and support their communities. </p> <p>Learning and Innovation Skills - The 4Cs Critical Thinking and Problem SolvingCommunicationCollaborationCreativity and Innovation</p> <p>Information, Media &amp; Technology SkillsInformation, Media and ICT Literacy</p> <p>Life &amp; Career SkillsFlexibility and AdaptabilityInitiative and Self-DirectionSocial &amp; Cross-Cultural SkillsProductivity and AccountabilityLeadership and Responsibility</p> <p>P21 Framework for 21st Century LearningAnd finally the Learning and Innovation skills that we call the 4Cs - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication Collaboration - Creativity and Innovation</p> <p>Just as the 3Rs serve as an umbrella for all core subjects, so the 4Cs serve as a stand-in for all 21st Century Skills</p> <p>821st Century ChildrenBecome effective citizens, workers and leaders. </p> <p>Learn what they need to join 21st century communities and workplaces</p> <p>Thrive in learning environments aligned with the real world </p> <p> 2008, Peter H. Reynolds. Created for Verizon/Thinkfinity. Used with permission.P21 is a mission driven organization and all of the members have come together to improve education for all students because we believe that </p> <p>Every child in the U.S. needs 21st century knowledge &amp; skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders.There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environmentsGeneral Statement on P21P21 - Framework not a Program A process of rethinking and transforming to a 21st century world of learning!Great Tools for assisting states and districts flexible and open4cs most critical of what Critical Thinking &amp; Problem Solving Communication Collaboration Creativity &amp; Innovation</p> <p>9College AND CareerCollegeCareerCitizenshipThe P21 Framework defines what students need to know and be able to do for 21st century readiness in</p> <p>21st CenturySkills10P21 InitiativesProjects21st Century Citizenship21st Century ExemplarsFederal Policy21st Century Readiness Act21st Century Skills CaucusState Partnerships18 State partners and growingReview slide1121st Century CitizenshipGuardian of Democracy Report Civic Mission of Schools </p> <p>Fault Lines in Our Democracy ETS</p> <p>Profound changes in technology and globalization have fundamentally altered our economic, civic and social lives. This is evident as the pace of change continues to accelerate at an unprecedented rate while inter-relationships between currencies, multi-national corporations, countries and cultures have fostered new levels of heightened international interdependence. These realities speak not only to changes of the makeup of our world, but also the very nature of what it means to be an effective citizen today versus several decades ago. P21 has spent much of the past decade focused on informing, educating and partnering with policymakers, educators and the general public around the impact these rends have had on our economy and what this means for the future of our democracy. Quick Review of what Civic Literacy MeansBriefly Students will have the knowledge and skills they need for participation in communities and government as productive citizens Locally Regional/National Global DigitalAt P21, we believe that the same skills that are essential for success in the 21st century workforce are also the skills that are essential for all citizens in order to thrive in a vibrant 21st century democracy. </p> <p>12Why Focus on Citizenship?What is Measured at Grades 4,8,12?</p> <p>Civic knowledge and GovernmentFoundations of American Political SystemConstitution Purposes, Values, and Principals of American DemocracyRelationship of U.S. to Other Nations and to World AffairsGlobal/Cultural Awareness Role of Citizens in American DemocracyDigital CitizenshipISIs Civic Literacy Test (Intercollegiate Studies Institute American Civic Literacy Program - measured knowledge of American Founding Principles, Political History International relations and market economy 78% failed - the average score was achieved by 49%</p> <p>13Why Focus on Citizenship?NAEP Results</p> <p>BasicProficientAdvancedGrade 477%22%2%Grade 872%22%1%Grade 1264%24% 4%Interesting fact is when teachers were asked how much time they spent on this they reported very littleSample 4th grade question:People in US elect their government officials by:public survey, television newscasts, telegrams, secret ballotSample 8th grade question:The powers of Congress are set forth in the:Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the US, Bill of RightsSample 12th grade question:Which of the following best describes the way in which the US Constitution assigns governmental power:It assigns it entirely to the states, It assigns it entirely to the national government, It divides it between the states and the national government, It divides it between the states and the federal courts </p> <p>14Civic Empowerment GapThe lack of civic knowledge provides ample concern for the future of our democracy, as it has an effect on civic participation and one of the most critical civic acts voting. </p> <p>The nations less-educated lower-income, and young adults have voluntarily disenfranchised themselves from the voting process.</p> <p>15What Can Be Done?Agree on WHAT the knowledge and skills should beDevelop policy that it be included in the content standardsProvide a FRAMEWORK and PROCESS for states, districts and skills to use to integrate it within the curriculum and instructionProvide exemplars of Best Practices for schools-districts to use as they develop their curriculumProvide flexibility in funding for use in inclusionReview and analyze the date to see if students are achieving in their knowledge and application each state review their data and analyze what your students really know and can applySo what are we doing about it P21 is developing a framework for 21st Century Citizenship which will define and make recommendations regarding policy on 21st century citizenship Working in collaboration with leading civic learning groups Working with P21 partners who have developed wonderful global learning and civics-oriented programs 16P21 Activities for CitizenshipThe Global Schools NetworkNorth Carolina State Board of Education and VIF (P21 Member)www.globalschoolsnetwork.orgCitizenship ProjectPartnersEducation Commission of the StatesLeague of Women VotersLearning First AllianceRock the VoteAmerican Bar AssociationNational Council for the Social Studies</p> <p>17Framework for 21st Century CitizenshipEngagementUnderstandingActionLocal CitizenshipGlobally Minded- CitizenshipDigital Citizenship RegionalNational CitizenshipWe believe that being a 21st Century Citizen involves three activities in four distinct dimensions. These three activities have been identified by research and efforts in previous reports on the topic:1) Understanding2) Engagement3) Action</p> <p>The four dimensions across which these activities can take place are:1) Local2) State/Regional/National 3) Global4) Digital 1821st Century Citizenship Project3 Activities Understanding Knowledge and skills all students need to guide their participation and action as citizens</p> <p>EngagementLevels of active participation</p> <p>ActionWays in which 21st century citizens can contribute to the growth and improvement of their community and government</p> <p>EngagementUnderstandingActionLocal CitizenshipGlobally Minded- CitizenshipDigital Citizenship RegionalNational CitizenshipUnderstanding refers to the knowledge and skills all students need to guide their participation and action as citizens. </p> <p>Engagement describes varying levels of individual participation. </p> <p>Action refers to ways in which 21st century citizens can contribute to the growth and improvement of their community and government. 1921st Century Citizenship Project4 DimensionsLocal Citizenship Place where individuals are likely to spend the bulk of their time (neighborhoods, school) State/National CitizenshipState of residence as well as their nation of originGlobally-minded Citizenship Recognition of the interconnected nature of our world and our global impactDigital Citizenship Clear understanding and appropriate use of technology tools </p> <p>EngagementUnderstandingActionLocal CitizenshipGlobally Minded- CitizenshipDigital Citizenship RegionalNational CitizenshipThe four dimensions are the areas in which these three activities take place. Each offers different opportunities for engagement and action. The local or community sphere is the place where understanding can often be greatest and action the most direct. Neighborhoods, school communities, cities, and towns are just a few examples of how we describe the local dimension.The state/regional/national sphere includes both an individuals state of residence as well as their nation of origin, residence, or citizenship in the legal sense. For many, this level of interaction is less frequent, although the impact of state and national laws and activities may be significant. The global dimension recognizes the impact that technology and the interdependent global economy have had on each of us. Technology allows us to communicate and collaborate with people across the world as easily as we can with people across town. The 21st century skill of global awareness is also essential to understanding cultural differences and unique opportunities that global interdependence brings with it.And finally, the digital dimension recognizes that increasingly we reside virtually in cyberspace and that being a 'netizen' or good digital citizen requires both clear understanding and appropriate use of technology. It also acknowledges that we can leverage the use of technology to participate in the other 3 dimensions and that being a good digital citizen is vital for meaningful citizenship in those other dimensions as well. </p> <p>20Connection Between P21 Framework and CitizenshipCharacteristics of 21st Century CitizenshipP21 Competencies 1. Understanding the functions, levels and processes of government Civic Literacy 2. Exercising the rights and responsibilities of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels3. Generating new ideas that help benefit (community, nation, globe)Creativity and Innovation 4. Knowing how to make difficult decisions and solve (local, national, global) problems in innovative waysCritical Thinking and Problem Solving5. Communicating with others purposefully locally, nationally and globally Communication 6. Engaging with others in a spirit of compromise to accomplish common goals CollaborationThe 21st Century requires active local, national, global, and digital citizenship. Elements of 21st Century Citizenship include review examples on this and the next slide. </p> <p>21Connection Between P21 Framework and CitizenshipCharacteristics of 21st Century CitizenshipP21 Competencies 7. Making thoughtful personal economic choices and understanding how they that may impact societyFinancial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy 8. Appreciating and learning from other cultures, languages and na...</p>