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LEARNING FOR THE 21 st CENTURY. A Report and MILE Guide for 21 st Century Skills. Introduction. Today. Introduction to the Partnership Why are 21 st century skills important? What are 21 st century skills? What is the MILE Guide for 21 st century skills?

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learning for the 21 st century
LEARNING FOR THE 21st CENTURY

A Report and MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills

introduction
Introduction

Today

Introduction to the Partnership

Why are 21st century skills important?

What are 21st century skills?

What is the MILE Guide for 21st century skills?

What Nine Steps can you take to build momentum?

founding members
founding members

introduction to the partnership

AOL

Apple

Cable in the Classroom

Cisco Systems

Dell

Microsoft

NEA

SAP

strategic partners
strategic partners

introduction to the partnership

key partners

US. Department of Education

Appalachian Technology in Education Consortium (ATEC)

ISTE

COSN

SETDA

Tech Corps

mission
mission

introduction to the partnership

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a public-private partnership organized to create an overall vision of how 21st century skills can be incorporated into K-12 education.

objectives
objectives

introduction to the partnership

Define a framework and create a common language for understanding and promoting 21st Century Skills

Demonstrate how 21st Century Skills integrate with and reinforce basic skills

Provide education leaders with tools, examples and strategies for action

Build consensus in the public and private sectors with public education campaign to promote 21st Century Skills

methodology
methodology

introduction to the partnership

Request for Information (RFI)

Research

Focus Groups

Outreach to Organizations

Outreach to Individuals with Expertise in 21st Century Skills

National Forum on 21st Century Skills

students
students

why are 21st century skills important?

Today’s education faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how students learn.

workforce
workforce

why are 21st century skills important?

“The average person will change jobs nine times by the time he or she is 32.”Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor

relationship to no child left behind
Relationship to no child left behind

why are 21st century skills important?

  • Emphasizes student achievement and requires assessments in core subjects.
  • Skills are to be integrated in core subjects
  • Requires that every student be technologically literate by 8th grade
  • States, schools and districts can incorporate a broad vision of 21st century skills into their NCLB framework
current national debate
Current national debate

what are 21st century skills?

six elements of 21 st century learning
six elements of 21st century learning

what are 21st century skills?

  • Emphasize core subjects
  • Emphasize learning skills
  • Use 21st century tools to develop learning skills
  • Teach and learn in a 21st century context
  • Teach and learn 21st century content
  • Use 21st century assessment that measure 21st century skills
partnership model
partnership model

what are 21st century skills?

emphasize ict literacy
Emphasize ICT LITERACY

The Partnership will focus on ICT Literacy for its Year 2 Report

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The MILE Guide

Who contributed?

How did we collect the information?

What did we do with the information?

Results? The MILE Guide

how to use the mile guide
how to use the mile guide :

what is the MILE guide?

Convene all stakeholders

Focus on each column/category

Find the corresponding level that represents your schools efforts

Compare your level to the 21st century vision

Use findings to develop plans for improvement

the mile guide can help you
The MILE guide can help you:

what is the MILE guide?

Set benchmarks and goals

Apply for grants

Determine funding priorities

Create assessment tools

learning and teaching
Learning and teaching

what is the MILE guide?

leading and managing
Leading and Managing

what is the MILE guide?

partnering
Partnering

what is the MILE guide?

key stakeholders in the public sector
key stakeholders in the public sector

what is the MILE guide?

Federal Policymakers

State Policymakers

Local Policymakers

key stakeholders in the private sector
key stakeholders in the private sector

what is the MILE guide?

Businesses

Families and Parents

key stakeholders in education
Key stakeholders in Education

what is the MILE guide?

K-12 Education Leaders

Higher Education

Schools of Education

Researchers

Youth-Serving Organizations

Content Providers

Professional Development Organizations

nine steps to build momentum
nine steps to build momentum

Embrace a powerful vision of public education that includes 21st century skills

Align leadership, management, and resources with educational goals

Assess where schools are now

Identify the 21st century skills to focus on

Develop a professional development plan for 21st century skills

nine steps to build momentum continued
nine steps to build momentum(continued…)

Make sure students have equitable access to a 21st century education

Begin developing assessments to measure student progress in 21st century skills

Collaborate with outside partners

Plan collectively and strategically for the future

partnership for 21 st century skills
Partnership for 21st Century Skills

www.21stcenturyskills.org

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