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FIT 21 st Century Learning - An IT/Business Strategy. Business/IT Symposium NBCCMoncton, 2010. Students of the 21 st Century.

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Fit 21 st century learning an it business strategy

FIT 21st Century Learning - An IT/Business Strategy

Business/IT Symposium NBCCMoncton, 2010


Students of the 21 st century

Students of the 21st Century

“Today’s students…are used to the instantaneity of hypertext, downloaded music, phones in their pockets, a library on their laptops, beamed messages and instant messaging. They’ve been networked …...They have little patience for lectures, step-by-step logic and ‘tell-test’ instruction.” (Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Marc Prensky, 2001


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Turn Off All Technology Now!


Today s education systems are challenged to meet the demands of the 21st century

EDUCATION model

Existing

Education

21st Century learners

Business and society demand a new mix of skills

  • Live an online life

  • Demand a long tail of niche subjects

  • Are device independent

  • Expect technology in education

  • Strong basic skills

  • Advanced technical skills

  • 21st Century capabilities

  • Ethics and citizenship

Global pressures

  • Competitiveness agenda

  • Need for mass, quality education

  • Personalisation at scale

  • Lifelong learning and retraining

  • New knowledge of how learning happens

Today’s Education Systems Are Challenged to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century


21 st century learning principles

21st Century Learning Principles

“The integration of learning technologies at the center of teaching and learning requires substantial changes from the practice of the traditional classroom.”

-- Improving Student Performance Through Learning Technologies, A Policy Statement by the Council Of Chief State School Officers

  • Focus on needs/ preferences of the individual learner

  • Learning anywhere, anytime

  • Technology as driver and enabler

  • Continuous improvement

  • Working across whole or “natural system” beyond school walls

  • Focus on equity and outcomes


Students in the 21 st century will need

Students in the 21st Century will need:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Personal development and self awareness

  • Citizenship

    Source: New Brunswick Discussion Paper 21st Century Learning Nov 2009


The future school

The future school …

  • Personalized and learner centered

  • Intentional sequence of academic and occupational programs

  • Recognizes both education and employment credentials

  • Facilitates lifelong learning

  • Relevant to life and work

  • Involves all stakeholders

    • Students, parents, educators, industry, community


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WHAT WILL THIS RESULT IN?

  • Individuals who possess:

    • Career literacy (knowledge skills and attitudes to design preferred futures)

    • Career balance (meaningful balance between personal, social, economic and community factors)

    • Career gumption (self-efficacy)

  • Adaptable workforce


Education ictc approach to 21 st century learning fit program

Education/ICTC Approach to 21st Century Learning - FIT Program

Strategy to organize instruction and student experiences around career themes (Focus on an industry cluster of related occupations)

Incorporates existing school strategies (career academies, career pathways, small learning communities, Career Prep)

Connects to business and higher education

Anytime, Anywhere , Anyplace


Fit 21 st century learning an it business strategy

FIT: A PROGRAM FOR SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

  • Focus on:

    • Information Technology/Computer Studies

    • Business Education

    • Essential Skills

    • Cooperative Education


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ICTC WILL PROVIDE

  • Teacher Resource Guide

  • Student Passport and Portfolio documents

  • Five National Certificates

  • Teacher blog on DiscoverIT web site

  • Reduced fees for A+ Certification

  • Industry Support


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REQUIREMENTS FOR

FIT CERTIFICATES

FIT Certificate: Completion of FIT outcomes

FIT Certificate(Experience): Add 200 hours of Work Experience

FIT Certificate(Industry): Completion of FIT outcomes plus one industry certification

FIT Certificate(Industry and Experience): Add 200 hours of Work Experience

FIT Plus Certificate: FIT outcomes plus two or more industry certifications plus 200 hours of work experience


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New Brunswick:

FIT Certificate (Basic)

  • Successfully completes Educational Aims 1 to 7 excluding Learning Outcome 1.8 (200 hr work experience) but does not write any industry certification exams.

  • Tech Support 110,

  • Business Communications 110,

  • Business Organization & Management 110, and

  • Career Explorations 110 or Co-op Education 120 (1 credit)


Fit 21 st century learning an it business strategy

New Brunswick:

FIT Certificate (Experience)

  • Tech Support 110,

  • Business Communications 110,

  • Business Organization & Management 110,

  • Career Explorations 110 or Co-op Education 120 (1 credit), and

  • Co-op Education 120 (2 or 3 credits)


Fit 21 st century learning an it business strategy

New Brunswick:

FIT Certificate (Industry)

  • Tech Support 110,

  • Business Communications 110,

  • Business Organization & Management 110,

  • Career Explorations 110 or Co-op Education 120 (1 credit), and

  • Computer Science 110 & 120 (Java) or Information Technology 110 & 120 (MOS) or Computer Networking 120 (CCNA)


Fit 21 st century learning an it business strategy

  • Tech Support 110,

  • Business Communications 110,

  • Business Organization & Management 110,

  • Career Explorations 110 or Co-op Education 120 (1 credit),

  • Tech Support 110 or Computer Science 110 & 120 or Information Technology 110 & 120 or Computer Networking 120, and

  • Co-op Education 120 (2 or 3 credits)

New Brunswick:

FIT Certificate (Industry Experience)


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New Brunswick:

FIT Plus Certificate

  • Tech Support 110,

  • Business Communications 110,

  • Business Organization & Management 110,

  • Career Explorations 110 or Co-op Education 120 (1 credit),

  • Tech Support 110,

  • Computer Science 110 & 120 or Information Technology 110 & 120 or Computer Networking 120, and

  • Co-op Education 120 (2 or 3 credits)


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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ICTC recommends that the IT teacher

using the FIT program have (or be working on) the CompTIA A+ certification.


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INDUSTRY AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

ICTC will work with jurisdictions to establish an Industry Partnership Committee


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Demonstrate Positive Attitudes & Behaviors

Communicate

FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS

Manage Information

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Be Responsible

*

Think & Solve Problems

Work Safely

Be Adaptable

Use Numbers

Learn Continuously

TEAMWORK SKILLS

Work with Others

Participate in Projects & Tasks

* Employers want a balance.

What Employers Want

Employability Skills Development

Conference Board of Canada, 2000+


Partnerships

Partnerships

  • Between and within school districts

  • Between secondary and post secondary institutions

  • Between business, industry and the community


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  • The Future:

  • “Career as a Life Story”

  • “Our goal is to put the pen in the individual’s hand helping the individual to become the author of his or her own life story.”

    • Dr Kris Magnusson, Dean – Faculty of Education - SFU


Fit 21 st century learning an it business strategy

Information and Communications Technology Council

www.ictc-ctic.ca

E-mail: [email protected]


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