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Education for the 21 st Century. Presented By Jan Stanley, Assistant Director Office of Assessment and Accountability . Office of Assessment and Accountaility . Session Goals. Review the components of 20 th century learning Develop an understanding of the 21 st century learning skills

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session goals
Session Goals
  • Review the components of 20th century learning
  • Develop an understanding of the 21st century learning skills
  • Recognize assessment as a key component of instruction in the 21st century
  • Develop an understanding of available resources
slide5

Use this chart as a brainstorming tool to reflect upon the changes that have taken place during your lifetime.

slide11

Learners are the same as they have always been.

The same methods that worked for me when I was a student will work for my students now.

today s learners are different
Today’s Learners Are Different

They think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.

Marc Prensky, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants 2001

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Quiz Time…

What are the six elements

of the 21st century

learning skills?

key element 1
Key Element #1

Core Subjects

  • Emphasize the core subjects of reading, English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics, government, economics, arts, history, and geography
  • Expanding student understanding in core subjects beyond minimal mastery
key element 2
Key Element #2

21st Century Content

  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic and business awareness
  • Civic literacy
  • Health and wellness

awareness

key element 21
Key Element #2

21st Century Content should be delivered in a 21st Century Context

  • Relevant Context
    • vital, practical
    • emotional and social connections to skill and content
    • bringing the world into the classroom, taking students out into the world
    • creating opportunities for students to interact with each otherand adults in authenticlearning situations
key element 3
Key Element #3

ICT Literacy

  • Informational and communication technology
    • ability to use technology to support 21st century teaching and learning
    • ability to use technology to meet CSOs and state/national educational technology standards
key element 4
Key Element #4

Learning Skills

  • Information and Communication Skills
    • Information and media literacy
    • Visual literacy
    • Communication
key element 41
Key Element #4

Learning Skills

  • Thinking and Reasoning Skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Systems thinking
    • Problem solving
    • Creating and innovating
key element 5
Key Element #5

Life Skills

  • Interpersonal and Self-Directional Skills
    • Interpersonal and collaborative skills
    • Self-direction
    • Accountability and adaptability
    • Social responsibility
    • Ethical behavior
key element 6
Key Element #6

21st Century Assessments

Using high quality assessments that measure students’ performance for the elements of a 21st century education

quiz time how does a 20 th century classroom compare contrast with a 21 st century classroom
Quiz time…How does a 20th century classroom compare/contrast with a 21st century classroom?
contrasting 20 th and 21 st century educational practices
Contrasting 20th and 21st Century Educational Practices

20th Century Practice

21st Century Practice

Teacher’s role

Student’s role

Student results

Instructional focus

Lesson design

Instructional strategies

Instructional and technology tools

Assessment practices

  • Teacher’s role
  • Student’s role
  • Student results
  • Instructional focus
  • Lesson design
  • Instructional strategies
  • Instructional and technology tools
  • Assessment practices
concluding thoughts
Concluding Thoughts….

What conditions do we

control that can be altered to improve student achievement?

issues related to student achievement are derived from 4 areas
Issues related to student achievement are derived from 4 areas:
  • Curriculum – what we teach
  • Quality of instruction – how we teach
  • Effectiveness of schools – where we teach
  • Characteristics of students – who we teach
resources
Resources

What resources are available to assist districts and schools in educating students for the 21st century?

wvde websites
WVDE Websites
  • Learning Community Digital Resource http://wvde.state.wv.us/21stcenturydigitalresource/
  • Teach 21 http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/
  • Frameworks

http://wvde.state.wv.us/frameworks/

  • Teacher Blogs and Wikis http://blog.k12.wv.us/

http://brookhavenwordjar.pbwiki.com/Glossary

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Look around.

Things are different now.

We must adapt and change.

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Henry Ford said “If you think you can, or you think you can’t . . . you are right”.

WVDE challenges you to institute 21st century skills for education in our state, districts, and schools. 

We can make the difference for students!