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The Thinking Classroom Transforming Educational Experiences through 21 st Century Skills. Stephanie Hartman, PhD Social Studies Content Specialist; Becky Russell, MLIS Library/21 st Century Skills Specialist Colorado Department of Education. Thinking Classroom Session Wiki

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The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

The Thinking ClassroomTransforming Educational Experiences through 21st Century Skills

Stephanie Hartman, PhD

Social Studies Content Specialist;

Becky Russell, MLIS

Library/21st Century Skills Specialist

Colorado Department of Education


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Thinking Classroom Session Wiki

http://cas21stcenturyskills.wikispaces.com/

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What does a Colorado 21st century “Thinking Classroom” look like?


21 st century skills

21st Century Skills

Critical Thinking

Invention

Self Direction

Information Literacy

Collaboration


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Colorado’s 21st Century Skills


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Imagine a classroom 50 years ago.

Does it look any different today?


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

What Should it Look Like?


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

  • Curriculum

    • Concept and skills based instead of focused on facts

    • “Three-dimensional” – know (factually); understand (conceptually); and be able to do (skillfully)*

  • Instruction

    • Student focused

    • Teacher facilitated through multiple instructional strategies

  • Assessment

    • Performance focused – application and transfer of knowledge

      * Source: Erickson, H.L. (2007). Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.


Curriculum design

Curriculum Design

  • 21st century curriculum includes ALL elements of the CAS ~

  • Discipline Concept Maps; Vertical Progressions; Elementary Concept Connections


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Prepared Graduate Competency ~ PGC

Concepts & skills indicating progress to PGC mastery

Promote critical thinking

Indicators of

student mastery

Relevant societal context

Characteristics of Discipline


A vision of 21 st century teachers

A Vision of 21st Century Teachers


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Post your thoughts and ideas for ways to support teachers in transforming students' learning experiences.

GOOGLE Docs post #1


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Feels...

  • Innovative

  • Creative

  • Collaborative


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Another Feeling? Discomfort


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Sounds like…

  • Classroom environment ~ lots of student voices, student collaboration, students active in their learning

  • Role of the teacher ~ planning with colleagues ~ planning for student inquiry, working side-by-side with students

  • Assessments ~ assessment focused on the process and the product


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Assessment of the Process:

Performance-Based Assessment


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

How Do We Get There From Here?

Professional Development

  • Teacher collaboration and partnerships

  • Professional Learning Networks (PLN’s)

  • District/school time structures to support teacher collaboration

  • Curriculum developed based on CAS

    • Focus on INTEGRATED concepts and skills

  • Instructional practices

  • Assessments

    • Re-think what is being assessed and how


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

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What tools or resources do you need to help your teachers transform their classrooms to “thinking classrooms?”


The thinking classroom transforming educational experiences through 21 st century skills

Professional Development Opportunities


Questions

Questions?


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