FIT 21 st Century Learning - An IT/Business Strategy. Business/IT Symposium NBCCMoncton, 2010. Students of the 21 st Century.
Business/IT Symposium NBCCMoncton, 2010
“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
Turn Off All Technology Now!
21st Century learners
Business and society demand a new mix of skills
“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
Source: New Brunswick Discussion Paper 21st Century Learning Nov 2009
WHAT WILL THIS RESULT IN?
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: A PROGRAM FOR SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS
ICTC WILL PROVIDE
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
FIT Certificate (Basic)
FIT Certificate (Experience)
FIT Certificate (Industry)
FIT Certificate (Industry Experience)
FIT Plus Certificate
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ICTC recommends that the IT teacher
using the FIT program have (or be working on) the CompTIA A+ certification.
INDUSTRY AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
ICTC will work with jurisdictions to establish an Industry Partnership Committee
Demonstrate Positive Attitudes & Behaviors
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Think & Solve Problems
Work with Others
Participate in Projects & Tasks
* Employers want a balance.
What Employers Want
Employability Skills Development
Conference Board of Canada, 2000+
Information and Communications Technology Council