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21st Century Skills in Minnesota. TIES 2009 Education Technology Conference Leslie Yoder , Saint Paul Schools Julie Beddow-Schubert , Le Crescent-Hokah Schools Mike Booke , Capital Safety. Why are 21st Century Skills important?. New 21st Century Contexts. Global competition.

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21st Century Skills in Minnesota

TIES 2009 Education Technology Conference

Leslie Yoder, Saint Paul Schools

Julie Beddow-Schubert, Le Crescent-Hokah Schools

Mike Booke, Capital Safety

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Why are 21st Century

Skills important?

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New 21st Century Contexts

Global competition

Global cooperation

Information growth

More jobs and careers

Service economy

global competition
Global Competition

China and India

300

million

skilled

workers

Competition for skilled workers at lower wages is growing faster than ever.

Japan

25 million

skilled

workers

1985

2025

the gap
The Gap

1st

1st

2nd

5th

3rd

10th

4th

15th

5th

6th

20th

7th

25th

8th

30th

OECD

Ranking

Ranking of G8 countries: 10th-grade math and problem solving

Problem solving

Reading

Science

Math

14th

15th

15th

18th

18th

24th

24th

2000

2003

2000

2003

2000

2003

2003

Source: PISA, 2000, 2003 Courtesyof Cisco Systems

type of work is changing
Type of Work Is Changing

Tough Choices or Tough Times, New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce

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Important Skills Are Changing

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

Are They Really Ready to Work?, 2006

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What Are 21st Century Skills?

Four major components:

  • Core Subjects
  • Life and Career Skills
  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Information, Media and Technology Skills
21 st century themes
21st Century Themes
  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurship literacy
  • Civic literacy
  • Health literacy
core subjects
Core Subjects

Arts

Civics

Economics

English

Geography

Government

History

Mathematics

Reading or language arts

Science

World languages

life and career
Life and Career

Flexibility and adaptability

Initiative and self-direction

Social and cross-cultural skills

Productivity and accountability

Leadership and responsibility

learning and innovation
Critical thinking and problem solving

Creativity and innovation

Communication and collaboration

Learning and Innovation
information media and technology
Information, Media and Technology

Information literacy

Media literacy

Information, communication and technology literacy

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How do we incorporate

21st Century Skills into

education?

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The Problem is…

No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age.

~David Warlick

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Then and Now

Where’s the difference?

paradigms must change
Paradigms Must Change

20th century

21st century

Number of jobs

1-2 jobs

10-15 jobs

Job requirements

Mastery of

one field

Flexibility and

adaptability

Teaching model

Subject matter

mastery

Integration of 21st Century Skills

into subject matter mastery

Assessment model

Subject matter

mastery

Integration of 21st Century Skills

into subject matter mastery

Are They Really Ready to Work Report 2006

new skills
New Skills

New context

New skills required

Are They Really Ready to Work?, 2006

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What Are They (Not) Learning?

Are They Really Ready to Work?, 2006

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How Can I Help?

Become involved!

21st Century Skills Minnesota

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Who Are We?

  • An alliance of educational districts, institutions, professionals and companies
  • Working from a grass-roots level
  • Supporting each other
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Our Vision

All Minnesota students will have the 21st Century Skills they need to be successful in a global economy.

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Our Mission

To serve as a catalyst to position 21st Century Skills at the center of Minnesota education.

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Our Mission (continued)

  • Building collaborative partnerships among education (pre-K–16), business, community and government leaders
  • Engaging in an ongoing dialog that provides recommendations and advice about 21st century education
  • Creating and promoting state and local infrastructure that support 21st century education
www 21stmn org
www.21stmn.org
  • Information
    • Presentations and papers
    • Schedule of events / meetings
  • Resources
    • Best practices
    • Curriculum
    • Assessment
    • Links to other resources
opportunities for involvement
Opportunities for Involvement
  • Steering Committee
  • Scheduling presentations to teachers / administrators and school boards
  • Participating in meetings and events
  • Spreading the word!