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Tough choices or tough times the global achievement gap partnership for 21 st century skills

Tough Choices or Tough Times

The Global Achievement Gap

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Why the Buzz about 21st century education?


Ncee national center on education the economy
NCEE – National Center on Education & the Economy

  • Tough Choices or Tough Times – 2007

    • The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce.

      India, China, other developing countries producing large numbers of young people with top mathematics & analytical skills who are available for a fraction of what U.S. professionals charge

      Tough Choices or Tough Times


Why even our best schools don’t teach the new survival skills our children need – and what we can do about it

The Global Achievement GapTony Wagner


Tony wagner
Tony Wagner skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Faculty member of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators (joint program with Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Business School & Kennedy School of Government)

  • Senior Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (past 9 years)

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Why change
Why Change? skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman

  • Interview results from educators, students and business leaders

  • School visits over the last 20 years

    The Global Achievement Gap


Two achievement gaps
Two achievement gaps skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Gap between the quality of schooling that most middle-class kids get in America & the quality of schooling available for the poor and minority children

  • Global gap – between what even our best schools are teaching and what all student will need to succeed as learners, workers, and citizens.

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Partnership for 21 st c skills
Partnership for 21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Skills

  • Ken Kay – founder & President

  • www.21stcenturyskills.org

  • Partnership for 21st c skills


Portrait of a failing system
Portrait of a Failing System skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • For Every 100 9th Graders:

  • 68 Graduate on Time:

  • Of Those, 40 Enroll Directly in College:

  • Of Those, 27 are still Enrolled the Following Year:

  • Of Those, 18 Earn an Associates Degree within 3 Years or a B.A. within 6 Years.

    • 82 Don’t Make It! Tough Choices or Tough Times


High school graduation rate
High School Graduation Rate skills our children need – and what we can do about it


Facts
Facts skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • 40% of all students who enter college must take remedial courses.

  • 65% of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college. One reason for this is that state assessments measure 9th or 10th grade-level knowledge and skills.

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Facts1
Facts skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • 85% of current jobs & almost 90% fastest-growing jobs now require postsecondary education.

  • US ranks 10th among industrial nations in the rate of college completion by 25 – 44-year-olds.

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Organisation for economic co operation development oecd
Organisation skills our children need – and what we can do about it for Economic Co-operation & DevelopmentOECD

  • Founded in 1961 to promote economic growth & world trade

  • Sponsors Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) launched in 2000

  • Develops & administers standardized assessments of reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy to 4,500 to 10,000 15 year-olds in participating countries.

  • The Global Achievement Gap


PISA skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • 2003 developed a test of problem-solving skills with the 41 countries involved

    • Making decisions under constraints

    • Evaluating & designing systems for a particular situation

    • Trouble-shooting a malfunctioning device or system based on a set of symptoms

    • The Global Achievement Gap


Pisa results for us
PISA results for US skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Overall score =behind 28 other countries

  • ¼ of US students scored below level 1

  • Finland, Hong Kong, Japan & Korea = 30% scored level 3 in problem-solving

  • United States = 12% scored level 3 in problem-solving

  • US Dept. of Education by the National Center for Education Statistics


Achieve national governors association education organization
ACHIEVE skills our children need – and what we can do about itNational Governors Association education organization

  • 70% s’s do not comprehend complex reading materials

  • 66% s’s cannot think analytically

  • 65% s’s lack appropriate work & study habits

  • 62% s’s write poorly

  • 300 instructors who taught 1st year students in college.

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Teacher training programs
Teacher Training Programs skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • National Board Certified Teachers

    • Scored 7-15% higher than non-NBCT on end tests

    • In 48 comparison areas NBCT teachers surpassed non-NBCT teachers

    • Math NBCTs helped their students achieve larger testing gains in 9th & 10th grades than noncertified colleagues.

    • Exhibited deep learning outcomes more frequently than non-NBCT

    • The Global Achievement Gap


Motivating today s students me myspace and i parenting the new generation 2007 larry rosen
Motivating Today’s Students skills our children need – and what we can do about itMe, MySpace, and I: Parenting the New Generation (2007) Larry Rosen

  • 87% of teens are online

    • 60% of 12-year-olds

    • 82% of 13-year-olds

    • 94%of 16 & 17-year-olds

      Teens are online an average of 5 days per week, 2-3 hours a day.

      67% of teens & 40% of preteens own a cell phone

      87% of 8-17-year-olds play videogames

      75% of teens use IM

      80% of 12 – 17-year-olds use MySpace

      The Global Achievement Gap


10 year job trends
10-Year Job Trends skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Between 1995 & 2005:

    • 3 million manufacturing jobs lost

    • 17 million service-sector jobs created

      Fastest-growing jobs in the service sector include doctors, lawyers, engineers, & sales & marketing professionals.


Profile of successful workers
Profile of Successful Workers skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Top academic performance

  • Creative & innovative

  • Able to learn very quickly

    • Tough Choices or Tough Times


What qualities are employers looking for
What qualities are employers looking for? skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Someone who asks good questions

  • Someone who can engage in good discussion – who can look me in the eye and have a give and take

  • Team player

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Building a new system for the 21 st century
Building a New System for the 21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst Century

  • Assume we do job right the 1st time

  • More efficient use of resources

  • Invest in early childhood education

  • Recruit teachers from the top 1/3 of college

  • Create high performance schools, districts

    Tough Choices or Tough Times


Building a new system for the 21 st century1
Building a New System for the 21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst Century

  • Provide strong support to disadvantaged

    7. Rebuild standards, assessment & curriculum

    8. Provide free education for all to new standard

    9. Create New GI Bill-Lifelong learning support

    10. Create regional economic development authorities

    Tough Choices or Tough Times


Why even our best schools don’t teach the new survival skills our children need – and what we can do about it

The Global Achievement GapTony Wagner


The seven survival skills
The Seven Survival Skills skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

  • Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence

  • Agility & Adaptability

  • Initiative & Entrepreneurialism

  • Effective Oral & Written Communication

  • Accessing & Analyzing Information

  • Curiosity & Imagination

  • The Global Achievement Gap


Partnership for 21 st c skills1
Partnership for 21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Skills

  • Ken Kay – founder & President

  • www.21stcenturyskills.org

  • Partnership for 21st c skills


Framework for 21 st c learning
Framework for 21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Learning


21 st c student outcomes
21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Student Outcomes

  • Core Subjects & 21st c Themes

    • Global Awareness

    • Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurial Literacy

    • Civic Literacy

    • Health Literacy

    • Partnership for 21st c skills


21 st c student outcomes1
21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Student Outcomes

  • Learning & Innovation Skills

    • Creativity & Innovation

    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

    • Communication & Collaboration


21 st c student outcomes2
21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Student Outcomes

Information, Media & Technology Skills

  • Information Literacy

  • Media Literacy

  • ICT Literacy

    • Information, Communications & Technology

      Partnership for 21st c skills


21 st c student outcomes3
21 skills our children need – and what we can do about itst c Student Outcomes

  • Life & Career Skills

    • Flexibility & Adaptability

    • Initiative & Self-Direction

    • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills

    • Productivity & Accountability

    • Leadership & Responsibility

    • Partnership for 21st c skills


What can we do with this knowledge
What can we do with this knowledge? skills our children need – and what we can do about it

  • Professional Learning Communities – studying 21st century skill development

  • Book study – The Global Achievement Gap

  • Curriculum Development

  • Technical Skill development

  • All Stakeholders participating

  • MILE (Milestones for Improving Learning & Education) Guide Workshop – OCM BOCES

  • Share resources and PD offerings


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