A New Vision for 21st Century Education Modified from Partnership for 21st Century Skills Pioneer Central School Staff Development Day February 15, 2008 Pat Hoffman Lori Walczyk
21st Century Learning Incorporating real life experiences and technology in order to better prepare my students for the 21st century….. Learning Goals: • Identify 21st century skills and those desired by employers • Identify what the CDOS standards involve • What can I incorporate into my next unit to integrate these skills?
Big Idea…… Knowledge isn’t a product; it’s a process….”
Essential Questions • On a scale of 1-10, where are we now with regard to 21st century skills? Where do we want to be? • What are the skills needed for students to be successful in the 21st century? • Do/How do our curriculum maps and/or teaching goals align with 21st Century demands? • What implications do the CDOS standards have on 21st Century learning and what can I do in my next unit to develop these skills?
Method of reflection • On any sheet of paper, create an appointment sheet: Appointment 1 ___, Appointment 2 ___, Appointment 3 ___ • As you enter, introduce yourselves to a person using the following guidelines: • Schedule meeting #1 with someone from a content area much different that your own • Schedule meeting #2 with someone from a similar content area • Schedule meeting #3 with someone you’ve never met
Establishing general knowledge……. Introducing Ken Kay...... Schools are designed for an industrial age that is no longer functional in our current global economy. Ken Kay Video
Overview “This is about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy …….” How to Build a Student for the 21st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
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 • Literacy and Critical thinking initiative- Mosaic of thought , Ellen Keene • Creativity & Innovation Skills • New Bloom’s taxonomy • Communication & Information Skills • Web 2.0, social networking • Collaboration Skills • Professional learning communities at all levels
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
21st Century Skills Framework • Life Skills • Leadership • Ethics • Accountability • Adaptability • Personal Productivity • Personal Responsibility • People Skills • Self Direction • Social Responsibility
21st Century Skills Framework 21st Century Content • Global Awareness • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy • Civic Literacy • Health & Wellness Awareness
According to Ken Kay, why are 21st century skills important?(appointment #1 partner)
Why are 21st Century Skills important? • Student experience has changed outside of school. • Global interdependence has made such skills imperative • The workplace has evolved….. And continues to • We need many more of our students to become effective 21st Century Citizens with lifelong learning skills.
In your seating groups…. Read, think, and reflect using template provided Discussion template.doc • How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century - TIME.htm • ASCD Becoming Citizens of the World.htm • Future Proofing Students- Preparing Students to Succeed in the Global Workforce.pdf • a_classroom_without_walls- soft skills.pdf • The Blogvangelist - technology.doc • p21up_MILE_Guide_Chart.pdf
Why 21st Century Skills? Workforce Survey: “Are They Really Ready to Work? Released October 2, 2006, by The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Why 21st Century Skills? • What skills are most important for job success when hiring a High School graduate?
Why 21st Century Skills? • Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?
Why 21st Century Skills? • What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years?
TOP 10 List Job Skills New York Employers Wanted…… 11 years ago!! • Integrity/Honesty • Participates as a team member • Personal appearance/hygiene • Listening • Social • Responsibility • Self-esteem • Writing • Speaking • Serves Customers/Clients 1996
TOP TENfrom the New York State Association of Employment and Training Professionals Survey • Can be trusted, ethical • Works cooperatively with others • Personal appearance and hygiene • Listening skills -receives, interprets & responds appropriately • Demonstrates understanding & adaptability in group settings • Displays effort and perseverance • Believes in own self-worth & maintains a positive attitude • Written skills - complete and accurate • Communication skills • Exhibits appropriate behavior in workplace
Look familiar? • What have we done with these recommendations?
Traits of a Successful Workersource: School to Work: A Student Handbook • Responsible • Confident • Sociable • Self-managing • Honest/Ethical Sound familiar?
SCANS SkillsUS Department of Labor and Education formedSecretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills The Five Competencies • Resources • Interpersonal • Information • Systems • Technology PURPOSE:to study kinds of competencies needed for today’s workplace • The 3 Foundation Skills • Basic Skills • Personal Skills • Thinking Qualities • Source: • What Work Requires of Schools: A SCANS Report for America 2000
Did you know………..? • 68% of Middle School students reported that they had little or no prior information that would help them select proper courses before entering high school. • Only 28% of high school students believe the content of their learning in high school is relevant to their future. • Only 39% of high school students believe their current studies will have an impact on a successful life. • 90% of this year’s kindergarten class will find themselves in jobs we know nothing about today.
FACT: By the year 2000 and beyond: • 60% of the jobs will require technical skills • 9 out of 10 jobs will require education beyond high school • Only 12 % of the jobs will require low skills • 70% of the skilled workforce is retiring in the next 10 years.
1997 • Problem Solving • Process Improvement • Safety Ownership • Team Meetings • Customer Surveys • Multiple Skills • Peer Review • Peer Hiring • Peer training • 1993 • Problem Solving • Process Improvement • Safety Ownership • Team Meetings • Customer Surveys • Multiple Skills • Peer Training • Peer Interviewing • 1989 • Problem Solving • Process Improvement • Safety Ownership • Team Meetings • customer Surveys Employer Expectations are Increasing • 1985 • Problem Solving • Process Improvement • Team Involvement • 1981 • Come to Work
Does Instruction Include Soft skills? • Active learning • Project-based/problem oriented curriculum • Collaboration • Critical thinking • Communication skills
Focus Group Results: Recent H.S. Grads Summary of What They Needed for College • Deb Dinoto from GCC and Marty Mazur from Pioneer Credit • Writing skills • Study skills and time management • Research skills • Study group experience • Responsibility, independence, self-discipline, time management, communication skills • Opportunity to explore and discuss various careers (not just in night programs or 1 time per year) • What would our graduates say?
Appointment #2 • Given this……. What are the implications for my instruction?
Here is 1 model……….. http://www.edutopia.org/east-technology-lab-video Project-based, problem based learning video (8 min.)
Reflective Questions • Is there room for this type of project-based learning in my curriculum? • (Appointment #3)
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES LEARNING STANDARDS (CDOS)
CDOS STANDARD 1Career Development Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions
CDOS STANDARD 2Integrated Learning Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings
CDOS STANDARD 3 aUniversal Foundation Skills Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace
FOUNDATIONSKILLS State Education Department VESID/OWPCE
CDOS STANDARD 3 bCareer Majors Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success inpostsecondary programs
Questions That Students Will Be Able to Answer knowledge application 1. 2. CAREER DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATED LEARNING self-knowledge: • “What am I learning?” • “Why am I learning it?” • “How can I use it?” • “Who am I?” career exploration: • “Where am I going?” career plan: • “How do I get there? 3a. UNIVERSAL FOUNDATION SKILLS (i.e., SCANS) • “What do I need to know?” • “What skills are important to me? skills
CDOS: A Teaching Strategy knowledge application Content Context Learning Environment • Experiential Activities • Work Simulations • Field Trips Career Development and/or Academic Concepts Foundation Skills Identified and Developed in the Application Process skills
Meeting the Standardsis NOT an issue of WHAT we teach studentsbut HOW we teach students. Monroe 1 BOCES and the Rochester Regional Transition Coordination Site
I developed a unit with activities that are successful in helping kids make the connections between literature/reading/writing and their “real ” lives. Besides bridging these two worlds, this unit prepares students for the Regents comprehensive examination in English and the workplace. Charlene B. Hahn, Cohoes High School, Cohoes, NY Closing the Gap--Teacher to Teacher, Instructional Units from High School English Teachers, Installment II
“My worry, academic-wise, is - Am I understanding this? Just because you can get an A in every class doesn’t mean that you’ve learned anything. If you don’t learn anything, that’s just a waste of time for you and the teacher.” - 10th grade boy The Ambitious Generation, Barbara Schneider and David Stevenson, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Just because learners use a skill doesn’t mean they recognize what skills they’re using! They need time set aside regularly to reflect about and label the skills they are using. Monroe 1 BOCES and the Rochester Regional Transition Coordination Site