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A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills as a Vision for K-12 Education: What should schools and districts do?

A New Vision for 21st Century Education

Ken Kay, President

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

FETC

Orlando, Florida

January 25, 2007

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A new vision for 21st century education

Overview

“This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good formation from bad, or speak a language other than English.”

How to Build a Student for the 21st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006


A new vision for 21st century education

Overview

  • Every student in your school or district must be:

    • A critical thinker

    • A problem solver

    • An innovator

    • An effective communicator

    • An effective collaborator

    • A self-directed learner

    • Information and media literate

    • Globally aware

    • Civically engaged

    • Financially and economically literate


A new vision for 21st century education

Overview

  • Why are 21st Century Skills so important?

  • What is the framework for 21st Century Skills?

  • What should school and districts

  • do?


A new vision for 21st century education

Why are 21st Century Skills so Important?

5 Reasons


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

1. U.S. students must compete in a new global economy.


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

2. The U.S. is falling behind.


A new vision for 21st century education

1st

1st

2nd

5th

3rd

10th

4th

15th

5th

6th

20th

7th

25th

8th

30th

Why 21st Century Skills?

Ranking of G8 countries: 10th grade math & problem solving

OECD

Ranking

Problem Solving

Reading

Science

Math

14th

15th

15th

18th

18th

24th

24th

2000

2003

2000

2003

2000

2003

2003

Source: PISA, 2000, 2003Courtesy of Cisco Systems


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

3. The nature of work is changing.


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

How many of your Parents & Grandparents had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes?


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

How many jobs will a young person have today between age 18-38?

…10.2 jobs

SOURCE: Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity, and Earnings Growth Among Younger Baby Boomers: Recent Results From a Longitudinal Survey Summary, US Dept. of Labor, 2004


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

20th Century

21st Century

1 – 2 Jobs

10 – 15 Jobs

Number of

Jobs:

Mastery of

One Field

Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

Job

Requirement:

Subject

Matter

Mastery

Integration of 21st

Century Skills into

Subject Matter

Mastery

Teaching

Model:

Subject

Matter

Mastery

Integration of 21st

Century Skills into

Subject Matter

Mastery

Assessment

Model:


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

4. The requirements of the 21st Century work force are changing.


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

Workforce Survey:

“Are They Really Ready to Work?

Released October 2, 2006, by The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management.


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

  • What skills are most important for job success when hiring a High School graduate?


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

  • Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

  • What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years?


A new vision for 21st century education

Why 21st Century Skills?

5. We need to prepare our students to be effective 21st Century citizens.


A new vision for 21st century education

What is the Framework for 21st Century Skills?


A new vision for 21st century education

Overview


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

20th Century Education Model


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

Core Subjects

- English

  • Reading or Language Arts

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Foreign Languages

  • Civics

  • Government

  • Economics

  • Arts

  • History

  • Geography


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

  • Thinking and Learning Skills

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills

  • Creativity & Innovation Skills

  • Communication & Information Skills

  • Collaboration Skills


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

  • ICT Literacy

  • Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills:

    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

    • Skills

    • Creativity & Innovation Skills

    • Communication & Information Skills

    • Collaboration Skills


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

  • Life Skills

    • Leadership

    • Ethics

    • Accountability

    • Adaptability

    • Personal Productivity

    • Personal Responsibility

    • People Skills

    • Self Direction (e.g. Lawrence Township)

    • Social Responsibility


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

21st Century Content

  • Global Awareness

  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy

  • Civic Literacy

  • Health & Wellness Awareness


A new vision for 21st century education

21st Century Skills Framework

These 21st Century Skills should become the new “design specs” for 21st Century education.


A new vision for 21st century education

What can schools and districts do?

8 Strategies


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

1. Develop a Consensus

Develop a consensus among the key stakeholders on the 21st Century skills needed by students in your school or district.


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

2. Take a Self-Assessment

Use the MILE Guide to determine where you are today.


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

3. Upgrade Professional Development

  • Create a teacher professional development strategy for

  • 21st Century skills.

  • Examples:

  • Lawrence Township (Indiana)

  • North Carolina

  • West Virginia


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

4. Imbed 21st Century Skills in core subjects

  • Use the ICT Literacy Maps for:

    • Math

    • Science

    • English

    • Geography

    • Social Studies (early 2007)


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

21st Century Model

Analytic Thinking

Geographic Content

Geography

Global Positioning Software


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

5. Upgrade Assessments

Use a full range of assessments, including high-stakes and classroom assessments, to measure

21st Century Skills.

  • Collegiate Learning Assessment

  • West Virginia

  • North Carolina

  • Student Portfolios

  • Senior Year Projects

Examples:


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

6. Focus on reforming high schools

  • Focus on the results

  • that matter in the

  • 21st Century.

  • Redefine rigor to

  • include 21st Century

  • skills.


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

7. Collaborate with Community-Based Groups

Collaborate with youth development and after-school programs on a “community strategy” to pursue

21st Century Skills.


A new vision for 21st century education

What can your school or district do?

8. Collaborate with the Business Community

Develop an agreement on skill outcomes and ask local businesses to provide career awareness and internships that offer opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.


A new vision for 21st century education

Conclusion

“There is remarkable consensus among educators and business and policy leaders on one key conclusion: we need to bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st century.”

TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006


A new vision for 21st century education

Conclusion

  • Every student in your school or district must be:

    • A critical thinker

    • A problem solver

    • An innovator

    • An effective communicator

    • An effective collaborator

    • A self-directed learner

    • Information and media literate

    • Globally aware

    • Civically engaged

    • Financially and economically literate


A new vision for 21st century education

Conclusion

These skills should become the “design specs” of a 21st Century education in your school or district.


A new vision for 21st century education

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

177 North Church Avenue, Suite 305

Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 623-2466

www.21stcenturyskills.org


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