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Preparing Students for the 21st Century: What Can the Madison Public Schools Do?

A New Vision for 21st Century Education

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PLEASE NOTE: This is only a template presentation; you may add examples and additional slides based on your audience EDUCATION COMMUNITY AUDIENCE

Ken Kay, President

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Madison Public Schools

Madison, Connecticut

August 28, 2006

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Overview

Key Message

Working together, teachers, administrators and community leaders can bring 21st Century Skills to each and every student in America.

(e.g. New Tech High)

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Overview

  • Why are 21st Century Skills so important?
  • What is the framework for 21st Century Skills?
  • What can Madison Public Schools
  • do?
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21st Century Skills

Why are 21st Century Skills so Important?

6 Reasons

slide5

21st Century Skills

1. We need our students to

become effective 21st Century Citizens.

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21st Century Skills

2. The world is flat.

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21st Century Skills

3. The U.S. is falling behind.

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1st

1st

2nd

5th

3rd

10th

4th

15th

5th

6th

20th

7th

25th

8th

30th

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

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21st Century Skills

4. The magnitude of our competition is changing.

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21st Century Skills

China & India

300

Million

Skilled

Workers

Japan

25 Million

Skilled

Workers

1985

2025

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21st Century Skills

5. The nature of work is changing.

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21st Century Skills

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

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21st Century Skills

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

…10.2 jobs

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21st Century Skills

20th Century

21st Century

1 – 2 Jobs

10 – 15 Jobs

Number of

Jobs:

Mastery of

One Field

Cross-cutting

Skills

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:

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21st Century Skills

6. The demands of the workforce are changing.

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21st Century Skills Framework

20th Century Education Model

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21st Century Skills Framework

Core Subjects

- English

  • Reading or Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Civics
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Arts
  • History
  • Geography
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21st Century Skills Framework

  • Thinking and Learning Skills
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
  • Creativity & Innovation Skills
  • Communication & Information Skills
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Contextual Learning
  • Information and Media Literacy
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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
    • Contextual Learning
    • Information and Media Literacy
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21st Century Skills Framework

  • Life Skills
    • Leadership
    • Ethics
    • Accountability
    • Adaptability
    • Personal Productivity
    • Personal Responsibility
    • People Skills
    • Self Direction
    • Social Responsibility
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Is there a Framework?

21st Century Content

  • Global Awareness
  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Health & Wellness Awareness
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What can Madison Public

schools do?

7 Things

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

1. Develop a Consensus

Develop a consensus among the key stakeholders on the 21st century skills needed by Madison Public School students.

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

2. Upgrade Professional Development

  • Create a teacher professional development strategy for
  • 21st century skills.
  • Examples:
  • Lawrence Township (Indiana)
  • North Carolina
  • West Virginia
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What can Madison Public Schools do?

3. Imbed 21st Century Skills in core subjects

  • Use the ICT Literacy Maps for:
    • Math
    • Science
    • English
    • Geography
    • Social Studies (late 2006)
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What can Madison Public Schools do?

3. Imbed 21st Century Skills in core subjects (continued)

21st Century Model

Geographic Content

Analytic Thinking

Geography

Global Positioning Software

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

4. Upgrade Assessments

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

21st century skills.

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

4. Upgrade Assessments (continued)

“If we want innovative learners, we need to assess metrics of innovative learning.”

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

4. Upgrade Assessments (continued)

Assessment of 21st Century Skills:

The Current Landscape

June 2005

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

www.21stcenturyskills.org

(e.g. Council for Aid to Education)

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

4. Upgrade Assessments (continued)

Use senior-year projects and student portfolios as methods of teaching and assessing 21st century skills.

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

5. Focus on reforming high schools

  • Focus on the results
  • that matter in the
  • 21st century.
  • Redefine rigor to
  • include 21st century
  • skills.
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What can Madison Public Schools do?

6. Collaborate with the Business Community

Provide career awareness and internships that offer opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

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What can Madison Public Schools do?

7. Collaborate with Community-Based Groups

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

21st Century Skills.

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Conclusion

  • Every student in the Madison Public Schools 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
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Conclusion

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

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Conclusion

Working together, teachers, administrators and community leaders can make 21st century skills happen for every student in the Madison schools.

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Conclusion

Madison, Connecticut can become a shining national example of 21st century skills and 21st century education.

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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