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  1. Skills for 21st Century Learners: The Road to Self-Directed Learning

  2. Why develop gifted education curriculum? • Consider skills needed by most gifted learners • To be able to develop a Credible, Consistent Gifted Curriculum • To ease Collaboration with various constituency groups • (general education teachers, parents, other gifted teachers… • Provide a Continuum of Services for the students • Facilitate Communication and training K-12

  3. Four Components of the Blue Valley Gifted Education Services • IEP Goals • Process Skills Development • Enrichment/Extension • Social-Emotional Skills Development

  4. Individual Group

  5. Why 21st Century Skills? • Our children’s futures include: • Continued outsourcing of jobs • Continued automation of jobs • Knowledge doubling exponentially and in increasingly shorter periods of time • Jobs/technologies of the future that have not yet been invented • Dwindling global resources • Thomas Friedman, “The World is Flat”

  6. What are the Four Most Critical Skills for Gifted Students? • Critical/Creative Thinking • Problem Solving • Research • Technology

  7. These can be called MEGA SKILLS • Critical/Creative Thinking • Problem Solving • Research • Technology

  8. Basic Skills define the Mega Skill For example….. Research skills can be subdivided into: • Task Initiation • Topic Selection • Topic Exploration • Focus Formulation • Information Collection • Presentation of Findings

  9. Mini Skills make up Basic Skills Information Collection (a basic skill) is made up of these mini skills: • Literature review • Research methodology • Data gathering/sampling • Statistical analysis of data

  10. Why this much detail? Must be able to delineate the skills you teach! If you don’t know where you are going….. You’ll probably end up somewhere else! To have a credible curriculum, it must be detailed and defensible!

  11. How will content be chosen to accompany skill development? • Student interest? • District-wide activity? (robotics) • Teacher passion area? (math) • Area being studied in a content area?

  12. Blank Scope & Sequence

  13. Research Scope & Sequence

  14. Research Scope & Sequence Continued

  15. Critical & Creative Thinking Scope & Sequence

  16. Critical & Creative Thinking Scope & Sequence Continued

  17. Problem SolvingScope & Sequence

  18. TechnologyScope & Sequence

  19. TechnologyScope & Sequence Continued

  20. Research Skills Rubric

  21. Critical Thinking Skills Rubric

  22. Critical Thinking Skills Worksheet

  23. What’s Next??? • Master Mastery for each child • Assess number of units for each level for each skill and encourage writing of units where needed • Evaluate and revise units

  24. Are we preparing students for their futures, or for our pasts? Willard Daggett

  25. Dr. Sheri Stewart DCT, Gifted Education (913) 239-4333 sstewart@bluevalleyk12.org Briana Duffy Gifted Education Teacher (913) 239-6628 bcduffy@bluevalleyk12.org