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Title: Transforming Schools in the 21st Century: What Do Leaders Do


1
Transforming Schools in the 21st Century What
Do Leaders Do?
  • KASA
  • Jim Bellanca
  • November 7, 2009

2
About James Bellanca…
  • Jim Bellanca has more than 40 years of experience
    as a classroom teacher, alternative school
    director, professional developer for educators,
    and intermediate service center consultant. He
    has published more than 30 books and articles,
    including bestsellers Professional Development
    for Change Blue Prints for Achievement in the
    Cooperative Classroom (with Robin Fogarty),
    Multiple Assessments for Multiple Intelligences,
    What is it About Me You Cant Teach? (with
    Eleanor Rodriguez), and The Graphic Organizer.
    Jim has written Enriched learning, Enriched
    projects (Solution Tree Press, 2010) 21st Century
    Skill for 21st Century Outcomes (Solution Tree
    Press, 2010) and Working Together, Talking
    Together in the 21st Century Classroom (Teacher
    College Press, 2010). He has started research for
    two new books Leadership in 21st Century Schools
    and Connecting Your Dots.
  • Bellanca founded the International Renewal
    Institute (iRi) in 1970. To complement iRis
    mission of providing world-class teacher training
    programs and materials, he then launched Skylight
    (later sold to Pearson Education), the first
    publishing company dedicated to providing
    educators with professional development materials
    that focus on innovative instructional
    strategies. In addition to leading iRi, Jim is
    Executive Director of the Illinois Consortium for
    21st Century Skills (www.myilc21.com)

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Transforming Schools in the 21st
Century What Do Leaders Do? This essential
question is posed to all school leaders. In this
interactive presentation, you will find
information, make sense of the information and
then decide how to communicate your new ideas to
others. You may use this presentation as a
self-study or you may use it to prepare for the
first steps in the challenge of helping parents,
community leaders and educators to understand how
21st Century education is different from previous
centuries, what changes will help each child
succeed in a lifetime of learning and living in a
new Century and why it is important for you as a
leader to guide the needed changes. The
presentation will enable you to consider the many
changes needed to enrich the learning in all
schools and to plan your first steps to lead the
transformation of your school. If you use the
presentation as your own awareness program, you
will find that it models many best practices
including use of technology tools and high yield
intructional strategies. As you read the
material, watch for the plaess that use these
tools. Bon Voyage!
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Todays Outcomes
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Todays Agenda
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Instructions
  • In the matrix, How has our world changed?,
    insert your ideas. What changes have occurred in
    your lifetime for each category?
  • When finished, do a summary to pinpoint those
    changes that have most effected you personally.
    Prepare a story to explain.
  • After you have finished the summary, find a
    partner and share your story.

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How Has Our World Changed?
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Discussion
  • Lets hear some of the stories.
  • What are the common elements in these stories?
  • What do they tell us about change in this new
    century?

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A Definition
  • An investigation is an inquiry into a topic. It
    may look into or examine an event, a place or an
    idea.
  • Who are some famous investigators you know? What
    can you say about their investigative skill?
  • What are the skills needed to make a valid
    investigation?

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The Investigation Begins (Think-Pair-Share)
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The Discussion
  • Share the ideas you discussed in your pair.
  • One question at a time.
  • Each person in turn.
  • What valid conclusions can we draw?

12
Three Phases of Thinking Learning
Feuerstein, R . et al. (19651979198119871991
2000 2006)
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Asking More Questions?
  • What are these phases?
  • Why is each important for 21st Century Learning?
  • How do these three differ from the 20th Century
    Paradigm?

14
Phase I Gathering Information
  • What Are Examples of 21st Century Learning
    Skills?

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Research on the Web.
  • Go to www.21st Centuryskills.org
  • Find the list of skills for each of the three
    areas on the arch.
  • Find the list of core content areas and key
    themes.
  • What other skills and content does your
    experience tell you will
  • be important for 21st Century Learners?
  • Prepare to discuss your reaction.

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Phase II Making Sense
  • Roles Editor, Writer, Timer
  • Positive Encouragement and Shared Responsibility
  • Round Robin Share
  •  
  • Why did you select these skills as the most
    important? 
  • How would you make other educators and/or parents
    in your community aware of these skills and their
    importance for 21st Century Learning?

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Making Sense A Graphic Organizer.
  • After you think about your answers to the two
    questions above, work in your cooperative team.
  • Use the Newspaper organizer in your small group
    to make sense of the information you gathered
    about 21st Century skills.
  • Who will use them?
  • What skills are most important?
  • Where do they belong in the curriculum?
  • When will they be best addressed?
  • How will they be taught?
  • Why is all this so important?

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HOW?
WHO?
WHEN?
WHAT?
WHERE?
WHY?
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Instructions
  • Match with another team.
  • Compare responses
  • Add ideas
  • Each person write a one pp summary from the
    newspaper article.
  • Volunteers read.

20
Phase III Communicating
  • Making the Product for this Mini-project
  • What is your team going to say?
  • How will they say it?
  • What are some other product options to
    communicate new understandings?

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Sample Products
  • Group A Tweet. 140 characters to summarize the
    responses. (Students)
  • Group B We urge E-mail. Summary of the
    responses to the local board president
  • Group C A web page showing the key points.
  • Group D A digital storyboard with sequence of
    tasks.
  • Group E A Think Quest web site.
  • Group F A collage showing the skills in action.

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THREE IDEAS THAT I MIGHT TRY (A RANK ORDER)
  • 1.
  • 2.
  • 3.

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The Inquiry Continues
  • How Do We Enrich Learning and Thinking in the
    Collaborative Classroom for 21st Century
    Outcomes?
  •  
  • What did we do in this classroom that might
    answer this question ?
  • High-Yield Instructional Strategies? (McREL.)
  • Technology Tools for 21st Century Instruction
  • Project and Problem Based Learning Experiences.

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Instructions
  • Use the web that follows with your team.
  • Mark the four major arms with the titles
    technology policy, technology tools,
    instructional strategy, new models of
    instruction.
  • As you group reviews the material that follows,
    in the side arms mark those items that you have
    seen or heard in classrooms.
  • Star items that are in common use in your school
    (s).

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Questions about 21st Century Skills (
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Which Technology Tools Can Enrich Learning?
  • School Policies sensible safety and security.
  • Selected ISTE Standards integrated with selected
    Kentucky content and process standards.
  • Parent Communication of rationale, tools and
    policy.
  • Communication and Collaboration Tools
  • High speed wireless internet
  • One Net book per child.
  • Printers and Teacher Desktops
  • Student use of
  • E-mail
  • Spread sheets
  • Web 2.0-3.0
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Tweets
  • C-maps and graphic organizers
  • Google-docs
  • Mobile Phones
  • Digital Camera
  • Pods
  • VoIP and Camera
  • Moodle
  • Smart Board
  • E-Rubrics
  • E-portfolio

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High Yield Instructional Strategies.
  • 1. Identifying similarities and differences 2.
    Summarizing and note taking 3. Reinforcing effort
    and providing recognition 4. Homework and
    practice 5. Nonlinguistic representations 6.
    Cooperative learning 7. Setting objectives and
    providing feedback 8. Generating and testing
    hypotheses 9. Cues, questions, and advance
    organizers
  • Marzano, Pickering and Pollack, Classroom
    Strategies That Work, ASCD, 2001

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People Search
  • Find some one who can explain each term below. On
    a scale of 0-5, mark the degree to which that
    model of instruction is prevalent in your school.
  • Review your marking What conclusions can you
    draw about 21st Century models of instruction in
    your school.
  • Project Based Learning
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Group Investigations.

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Instruction
  • Return to your team.
  • Share what you learned in your team.
  • Identify those terms that are unfamiliar to any
    in the team.
  • Respond to questions about these terms.

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An Assessment Getting Ready
  • Work with a partner or a school team.
  • Talk through each of the categories in this
    assessment.
  • Identify unfamiliar terms. If they are
    unfamiliar, rank them low.
  • Rank each category using the header terms.

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  • The 21st century requires new thinking, new
    skills, new content, new strategies, new media,
    and more.
  • http//www.iriinc.us/21st-century-enriched-school-
    what-is-it.html

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Instructions
  • Review the ratings from your team.
  • Write a summary that identifies (a) the positives
    of your schools readiness for the 21st Century
    (b) the areas that need attention (c) starter
    steps for you to take as a leader.

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My Starting Point
  • What is my first step for creating a 21st Century
    Enriched School/District?
  • My Essential Question How can I best help my
    faculty/parents/peers to understand the concept
    of 21st Century skills?
  •  
  • What will the they understand and/or be able to
    do as a result?
  • How will I know I have succeeded?
  •  
  •  
  • What high yield strategies will I use to enrich
    what I do?
  •  
  •  
  • What technology will I use to enrich the
    activity?
  •  
  •   

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Looking Back at the Process.
  • Return to the slide that shows the essential
    question and the outcomes for this session. Make
    a summary of the key understandings you now have
    relevant to your study. To what degree do you
    understand the concept of 21st Century skills?
  • To what degree have you prepared a mini-project
    that will enable you to explain this topic to
    others?
  • To what degree did you experience the three
    phases of learning as you did research and ended
    with a mini project to try?
  • To what degree did you experience the use of high
    yield instructional strategies and technology use
    as you worked through this mini project?
  • Make a list of the key points that you learned
    from reading and doing in this session.
  • Complete the final slide, the summative
    reflection.

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My Summative Reflection on the Day
  •  What I understand about the integrating 21st
    Century Skills to transform schools is….
  •  
  •  With the ideas I gathered today, I can….
  •  To make others aware of 21st Century Skills, I
    intend…

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Contact and Information
  • James (Jim) Bellanca
  • CEO, International Renewal Insitute, Inc.
  • 310 Keystone Court Glencoe, Illinois, 60022
  • Toll Free 877. 474. 4900
  • Phone 847. 835. 4206
  • Email jab_at_iriinc.us
  • Webwww.iriinc.us

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Resources to Advance Your Understanding
and Actions on 21st Century Skills
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ONLINE www.21stCenturypartnership.org www.myilc2
1.com www.solution-tree.org PRINT Bellanca,
James. 21st Century Skills. A Leading Edge
Publication. Solution Tree Press. April,
2005 Bellanca, James. Enriched Learning
Projects, Solution Tree Press, February,
2010 Bellanca, James. Professional Development
For Change. Corwin Press, 2007. Bellanca, James,
200Action Learning Strategies and Projects.
Corwin Press, 2008.
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At iRi, We Think...
And so must our children higher, faster, and
deeper. The 21st century demands it.
  • iRis Passion… to enable all children to achieve
    higher, regardless of background --- from under
    to over-achievers, minority to majority
    populations, lower to higher income groups, and
    fluent to emerging English language speakers. Our
    21st Century citizenry.
  • iRis Mission…to arm educators with the tools and
    students with the cognitive-based programs which
    improve critical thinking and reasoning skills,
    literacy, and mathematics achievement. All
    programs are geared to prepare students for the
    academic, work, and life requirements of the
    demanding 21st century.
  • iRis Starting Place…Reuven Feuersteins
    world-renowned theory of Structural Cognitive
    Modifiability which proves that intelligence is
    not static or fixed, but instead can be enriched
    beyond measure.
  • iRi Results… robust, measurable, and enduring.
    Strengthened brain connections positively impact
    critical and creative thinking, problem solving,
    core academic mastery, peer relations,
    teacher-student interaction, and other skills
    necessary for the 21st century complex
    21st Century world.
    www.iriinc.us.
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