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Title: A New Vision for 21st Century Education


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The Case for 21st Century Skills
A New Vision for 21st Century Education
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Date PLEASE NOTE This is only a template
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slides based on your audience EDUCATION COMMUNITY
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Why 21st Century Skills?
Why are 21st century skills so critical?
6 Reasons
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Why 21st Century Skills?
This is a story 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
because they cant think their way through
abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish
good information from bad, or speak a language
other than English. How to Build a Student for
the 21st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
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21st Century Skills
  • We need our students to become effective 21st
    century citizens.

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21st Century Skills
2. Our students must compete in a new global
economy.
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21st Century Skills
3. The U.S. is falling behind.
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21st Century Skills
4. The nature of work is changing.
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5. The demands of the 21st century workforce are
different.
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21st Century Skills
Workforce Readiness 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.
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21st Century Skills
  • What skills are most important for job success
    when hiring a high school graduate?

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21st Century Skills
  • Of the high school students that you have
    recently hired, what were their deficiencies?

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21st Century Skills
  • What skills and content areas will be growing in
    importance in the next five years?

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21st Century Skills Framework
20th Century Education Model
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21st Century Skills Framework
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21st Century Skills Framework
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21st Century Skills Framework
  • Core Subjects 21st Century Themes
  • Economics - Global Awareness
  • English - Financial, Economic, Business
  • Government Entrepreneurship Literacy
  • Arts - Civic Literacy
  • History - Health Literacy
  • Geography
  • Reading or Language
  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Languages
  • Civics

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21st Century Skills Framework
  • Learning Innovation Skills
  • Critical Thinking Problem Solving
  • Creativity Innovation
  • Communication Collaboration
  • (These skills are critical in a flat world)

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21st Century Skills Framework
  • Information, Media Technology Skills
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT (Information, Communications
  • Technology) Literacy

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21st Century Skills Framework
  • Life Career Skills
  • Flexibility Adaptability
  • Initiative Self-Direction
  • Social Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity Accountability
  • Leadership Responsibility

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21st Century Skills Framework
Whats new about 21st Century Skills?
New Understanding of Coverage
New Areas of Emphasis
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Why is the assessment of 21st century skills so
important?
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Why is professional development so important?
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Conclusion
There is remarkable consensus among educators
and business and policy leaders on one key
conclusion we need to bring what we teach and
how we teach into the 21st century. TIME
Magazine, December 18, 2006
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Conclusion
  • Every student in this nation must be
  • A critical thinker
  • A problem solver
  • An innovator

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Conclusion
  • Every student in this nation must be
  • An effective communicator
  • An effective collaborator
  • A self-directed learner

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Conclusion
  • Every student in this nation must be
  • 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.
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What can you do? 5 Steps
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What Can You Do?
1. Commit your board to 21st century outcomes for
your students.
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What Can You Do?
2. Build a consensus in your community around the
21st century skills your students must possess
(include business, community groups, parents,
policymakers, etc.)
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What Can You Do?
3. Assess where you are today…use the MILE
Guide http//www.21stcenturyskills.org (Home
?Tools ? Mileguide ?)
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What Can You Do?
  • 4. Focus on the critical building blocks
  • Standards
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Professional Development

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What Can You Do?
5. Align your building blocks and your key
initiatives
  • High School Reform
  • After School Programs
  • Other programs (early childhood, etc.)
  • Learning Environments Strategy

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Who is the Partnership?
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Conclusion
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 177
North Church Avenue, Suite 305 Tucson, AZ
85701 (520) 623-2466 www.21stcenturyskills.org
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Route 21
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Route 21
  • Interactive Framework Present resources related
    to the P21 framework in a graphical, interactive
    format.
  • Community Tools Interactive social networking
    and document sharing tools (user generated
    content, ranking, tagging, wikis, blogs etc.).
  • Resource Library relevant reports, articles,
    research.

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Route 21
This is the first 21st century skills online
community! Please participate! www.21stcenturyskil
ls.org/route21
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