Preparing Students for the 21st Century: What Can the Madison Public Schools Do? A New Vision for 21st Century Education [Insert Presenter Name] [Insert Presenter Title & Company] [Insert Event Name] [Insert Date] 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
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)
Overview • Why are 21st Century Skills so important? • What is the framework for 21st Century Skills? • What can Madison Public Schools • do?
21st Century Skills Why are 21st Century Skills so Important? 6 Reasons
21st Century Skills 1. We need our students to become effective 21st Century Citizens.
21st Century Skills 2. The world is flat.
21st Century Skills 3. The U.S. is falling behind.
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
21st Century Skills 4. The magnitude of our competition is changing.
21st Century Skills China & India 300 Million Skilled Workers Japan 25 Million Skilled Workers 1985 2025
21st Century Skills 5. The nature of work is changing.
21st Century Skills How many of your Parents & Grandparents had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes?
21st Century Skills How many jobs will a young person have today between age 18-38? …10.2 jobs
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:
21st Century Skills 6. The demands of the workforce are changing.
21st Century Skills Framework 20th Century Education Model
21st Century Skills Framework Core Subjects - English • Reading or Language Arts • Mathematics • Science • Foreign Languages • Civics • Government • Economics • Arts • History • Geography
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
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
21st Century Skills Framework • Life Skills • Leadership • Ethics • Accountability • Adaptability • Personal Productivity • Personal Responsibility • People Skills • Self Direction • Social Responsibility
Is there a Framework? 21st Century Content • Global Awareness • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy • Civic Literacy • Health & Wellness Awareness
What can Madison Public schools do? 7 Things
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.
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
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)
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
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.
What can Madison Public Schools do? 4. Upgrade Assessments (continued) “If we want innovative learners, we need to assess metrics of innovative learning.”
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Conclusion These skills should become the “design specs” of a 21st Century education in your district.
Conclusion Working together, teachers, administrators and community leaders can make 21st century skills happen for every student in the Madison schools.
Conclusion Madison, Connecticut can become a shining national example of 21st century skills and 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