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Julia Janz, PhD. Teaching 21 st Century Skills. http://juliajanz.weebly.com jjanz@fortbendchristian.org. What is 21 st century education?. Education that addresses a rapidly changing world filled with new PROBLEMS as well as new POSSIBILITIES. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Teaching 21st Century Skills</p> <p>Teaching 21st Century SkillsJulia Janz, PhDhttp://juliajanz.weebly.com jjanz@fortbendchristian.orgWhat is 21st century education?Education that addresses a rapidly changing world filled with new PROBLEMS as well as new POSSIBILITIES</p> <p>21st Century jobsLarge American companies can make more money selling knowledge that then can by making and selling things.In a global knowledge economy human capital is the most important resource. Jobs are changing in 4 ways:Less hierarchy &amp; supervisionMore autonomy &amp; responsibilityMore collaborationLess predictability &amp; stabilityThe New American Workplace by James OToole &amp; Edward Lawler (2006)</p> <p>We look for employees who can learn how to learn. UPS CEO (2005) Students need the following skills:The ability to act independently &amp; solve problems on their own.Strong interpersonal written, oral, &amp; social skills to collaborate with colleaguesStrong global literacy to understand people around the world.The ability to acquire the information they need to do the jobThe ability to learn new skills as corporations change strategies to stay competitive.Educational Technology 1999The Seven CsCritical Thinking and DoingCreativityCollaborationCross-Cultural UnderstandingCommunicationComputingCareer and Learning Self-RelianceCommon core 2012Promoted by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices &amp; The Council of Chief State School OfficersGoal: Promote national standards in an effort to make all students college and career ready in math, reading, writing, speaking, and listeningPREPARE STUDENTS WITH A RICH CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND RELEVANT THINKING SKILLS</p> <p>The creation of the 20th Century Public School Classroom was basedon the business principles of the Industrial Revolution</p> <p>Todays kindergarten students will retire in 2074What will the world look like in 60 years?Our mission is to prepare our students for life in that worldThe 4 CsCritical ThinkingCollaborationCreative Problem SolvingCommunicationThe Partnership for 21st Century skills</p> <p>Focus on mastery of core subjects and promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century themes interdisciplinary themes into core subjectswww.iste.org</p> <p>Partnership for 21st century skills</p> <p>Adding skills to the core contentCreativity &amp; InnovationCritical Thinking &amp; Problem SolvingCommunication &amp; CollaborationInformation &amp; Media Literacy</p> <p>Life and career skillsFlexibility and AdaptabilityInitiative and Self-DirectionSocial and Cross-Cultural SkillsProductivity and AccountabilityLeadership and Responsibility21st century assessmentAuthentic assessments Assessments must measure all five results that matter: core subjects; 21st century content; learning skills; ICT literacy; and life skills. Assessments must use modern technologies to increase efficiency and timeliness. A balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing, along with effective classroom assessments. Standardized tests alone can measure only a few of the important skills and knowledge students should learn. 21st century assessment rubric</p> <p>21st century assessment rubric</p> <p>This rubric can be used to assess the level at which students demonstrate 21st century skills while completing an assignment.21st century curriculum and instructionTeaches 21st century skills discretely in the context of core subjectsFocuses on providing opportunities for applying 21st century skills across content areasIntegrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry- and problem-based approaches and higher order thinking skills</p> <p>Professional developmentHelp teachers identify what activities they can replace or de-emphasizeBalance direct instruction with inquiry/project-oriented teaching methodsBalance direct instruction with other student-centered strategiesCultivate teachers abilities to identify students learning styles, intelligences, strengths &amp; weaknessesAssessmentLearning environmentsSupport the teaching and learning of 21st century skill outcomesEnable students to learn in relevant, real world 21st century contexts</p>