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Reaching and Preparing 21st Century Learners


The

Big Questions

What should the classroom look like?

What should teachers be doing?

What should students be doing?


LEARNING TARGETS

  • I can describe what I should see in a 21st century skills classroom.

  • I can identify the attributes of a 21st century teacher.

  • I can determine the skills students need to be 21st century learners.

The Power Of Unity


Let’s Meet the Croods


The Characters

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The Characters

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The Characters

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The Characters

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Which Croods character describes you?

Go to the corner of the room that represents your chosen character. Discuss the reason for your choice. with others.


Stay Tuned...

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We will revisit the Croods at the end of our presentation.


What is your vision of a 21st century classroom, teacher, and student?

What aspects of this vision are a reality for you?

How can this vision become more of a reality?

Record your thoughts.


A Vision of a 21st Century Teacher


21st Century Learning and Support Systems


What Does It Look Like?


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards:

3d. Teachers make instruction relevant to students.

4c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.

4d. Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.

Creativity and Innovation

Using ____________, brainstorm additional teacher and student examples of creativity and innovation in Davidson County Schools.

NC Education- Connecting 21st Century Learners


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards:

3d. Teachers make instruction relevant to students.

4c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.

4d. Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.

Creativity and Innovation

Using ____________, brainstorm additional teacher and student examples of creativity and innovation in Davidson County Schools.

NC Education- Connecting 21st Century Learners


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards:

3d. Teachers make instruction relevant to students.

4c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.

4d. Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.

Creativity and Innovation

Using ____________, brainstorm additional teacher and student examples of creativity and innovation in Davidson County Schools.

NC Education- Connecting 21st Century Learners


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards:

4e. Teachers help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Contextual Learning)


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Contextual Learning)

NC Professional Teaching Standards:

4e. Teachers help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Contextual Learning)

NC Professional Teaching Standards:

4e. Teachers help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards

4f. Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership qualities.

4g. Teachers communicate effectively.

Communication and Collaboration


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards

4f. Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership qualities.

4g. Teachers communicate effectively.

Communication and Collaboration


Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones

NC Professional Teaching Standards

4f. Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership qualities.

4g. Teachers communicate effectively.

Communication and Collaboration


Let’s Revisit....

http://21stcenturyskillsbook.com/

Using your checklist as a guide, take notes about what components of the learning and innovation skillsyou observe in this classroom.

Discuss those components with your table after viewing the clip.


Our Turn

Using the brainstorming link, work with your table to identify examples in your school that address any of the Learning and Innovation milestones.

http://tinyurl.com/m4yzgbo

Use your checklist as a guide!

**You may need to sign in to your Davidson County Schools Gmail account before the link is accessible.


Our Results

The responses you shared have been entered into a K-12 document that is shared with every school in our district.

Here is the link to our results:

http://tinyurl.com/kz3m8dc

**You may need to sign in to your Davidson County Schools Gmail account before the link is accessible.


Technology and the Common Core


Web 2.0 Tools

http://bit.ly/padagogy


Theory to Practice

What is your next step?

Time for Our Communication and Collaboration


LEARNING TARGETS

  • I can describe what I should see in a 21st century skills classroom.

  • I can identify the attributes of a 21st century teacher.

  • I can determine the skills students need to be 21st century learners.

Choose one that you are most uncomfortable with and record your thoughts.

The Power Of Unity


Overall SMART Goal:

.

By 2015, 100% of teachers at _______ will deliver ___lessons that represent 21st Century Learning and Innovation skills such as Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, and Communication/Collaboration.

By 2015, all students will be assessed on 21st Century Learning and Innovation skills through the use of rubrics created from the DCS milestone documents through the use of walkthroughs and lesson plans.

SMART Goals


Target SMART Goal:

.

By 2014, ____% of teachers at _______ will deliver ___lessons that represent 21st Century Learning and Innovation skills such as Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, and Communication/Collaboration.

By 2014, all students will be introduced to rubrics based on the DCS milestone documents to measure 21st Century Learning and Innovation skills as evidenced through walkthroughs and lesson plans.

SMART Goals


In Other Words

Our students should be producers of 21st century skills, not just consumers of them.

The Bottom Line

Teachers will be able to integrate the 4Cs (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking) in daily lessons.

Students will be creative, be collaborative, think critically, and communicate daily so that their work products show evidence of independent use of 21st century skills.


Sample Action Steps

  • •August 14, 2013- All K-12 Administrators receive training regarding the Learning and Innovation Milestones

  • •August 20, 2013- All certified teachers receive professional development including an overview of the Learning and Innovation Milestones

  • •Utilize video clips on the CD in the book, 21st Century Skills

  • •Monthly staff development sessions spotlighting 21st century classrooms within the school

  • •Monthly walkthroughs to assess classroom environment, lesson plans

  • •Bi-weekly administrator involvement in school-based PLC meetings

  • •Develop rubrics for specified areas

  • Student assessment of rubrics


Sample Evidence

  • Lesson Plans

  • Walkthrough Data

  • PLC Minutes

  • Classroom Environment Observations

  • Performance Tasks/Assessment Samples

  • Professional Development Logs

  • Student Work

  • School Improvement Plan


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