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Title: Reaching and Preparing 21st Century Learners


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Reaching and Preparing 21st Century Learners
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The Big Questions
What should the classroom look like? What should
teachers be doing? What should students be doing?
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LEARNING TARGETS
  • I can describe what I should see in a 21st
    century skills classroom.
  • I can identify the attributes of a 21st century
    teacher.
  • I can determine the skills students need to be
    21st century learners.

The Power Of Unity
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Lets Meet the Croods
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The Characters
www.thecroodsmovie.com
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The Characters
www.thecroodsmovie.com
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The Characters
www.thecroodsmovie.com
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The Characters
www.thecroodsmovie.com
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Which Croods character describes you? Go to the
corner of the room that represents your chosen
character. Discuss the reason for your choice.
with others.
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Stay Tuned...
www.thecroodsmovie.com
We will revisit the Croods at the end of our
presentation.
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A Vision of a 21st Century Teacher
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21st Century Learning and Support Systems
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What Does It Look Like?
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 3d. Teachers
make instruction relevant to students. 4c.
Teachers use a variety of instructional
methods. 4d. Teachers integrate and utilize
technology in their instruction.
Creativity and Innovation
Milestones
Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work. Developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others. Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
Using ____________, brainstorm additional teacher
and student examples of creativity and innovation
in Davidson County Schools.
NC Education- Connecting 21st Century Learners
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 3d. Teachers
make instruction relevant to students. 4c.
Teachers use a variety of instructional
methods. 4d. Teachers integrate and utilize
technology in their instruction.
Creativity and Innovation
Milestones Teacher Examples
Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work. Developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others. Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives. Teachers prepare diverse lesson plans for students with detailed instructions using digital technology. Teachers create an atmosphere where students become responsible for their own learning. Teachers use digital tools to gather and evaluate data to access student achievement.
Using ____________, brainstorm additional teacher
and student examples of creativity and innovation
in Davidson County Schools.
NC Education- Connecting 21st Century Learners
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 3d. Teachers
make instruction relevant to students. 4c.
Teachers use a variety of instructional
methods. 4d. Teachers integrate and utilize
technology in their instruction.
Creativity and Innovation
Milestones Student Examples
Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work. Developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others. Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives. Students use a variety of sources for their projects (blogs, podcasts, SKYPE). Students participate in class by using alternative forms of interactive technology. Student work demonstrates evidence of choice and originality, instead of designated forms.
Using ____________, brainstorm additional teacher
and student examples of creativity and innovation
in Davidson County Schools.
NC Education- Connecting 21st Century Learners
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 4e. Teachers
help students develop critical thinking and
problem solving skills.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Contextual
Learning)
Milestones
Exercising sound reasoning in understanding. Making complex choices. Understanding the interconnections among systems. Framing, analyzing, and solving problems. Having the ability to take advantage of education in a variety of contexts both inside and outside the classroom understanding that knowledge is acquired within context.
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Contextual
Learning)
NC Professional Teaching Standards 4e. Teachers
help students develop critical thinking and
problem solving skills.
Milestones Teacher Examples
Exercising sound reasoning in understanding. Making complex choices. Understanding the interconnections among systems. Framing, analyzing, and solving problems. Having the ability to take advantage of education in a variety of contexts both inside and outside the classroom understanding that knowledge is acquired within context. Teachers provide evidence of student engagement in higher level thinking skills. Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources.
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Contextual
Learning)
NC Professional Teaching Standards 4e. Teachers
help students develop critical thinking and
problem solving skills.
Milestones Student Examples
Exercising sound reasoning in understanding. Making complex choices. Understanding the interconnections among systems. Framing, analyzing, and solving problems. Having the ability to take advantage of education in a variety of contexts both inside and outside the classroom understanding that knowledge is acquired within context. Students engage in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources Students take virtual field trips and never leave the classroom
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 4f. Teachers
help students work in teams and develop
leadership qualities. 4g. Teachers communicate
effectively.
Communication and Collaboration
Milestones
Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams. Being willing to be able to make necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal.
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 4f. Teachers
help students work in teams and develop
leadership qualities. 4g. Teachers communicate
effectively.
Communication and Collaboration
Milestones Teacher Examples
Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams. Being willing to be able to make necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal. Teachers provide students and parents with a weekly update on class assignments and/or activities via digital tools. Teachers share lessons with teacher colleagues from around the globe. Teachers select and use the appropriate digital tools to communicate with an intended audience.
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Learning and Innovation Skills Milestones
NC Professional Teaching Standards 4f. Teachers
help students work in teams and develop
leadership qualities. 4g. Teachers communicate
effectively.
Communication and Collaboration
Milestones Student Examples
Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams. Being willing to be able to make necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal. Students reflect using collaborative tools to clarify their learning. Students work on collaborative projects with students outside of their school.
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Lets Revisit....
http//21stcenturyskillsbook.com/
Using your checklist as a guide, take notes about
what components of the learning and innovation
skills you observe in this classroom. Discuss
those components with your table after viewing
the clip.
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Using the brainstorming link, work with your
table to identify examples in your school that
address any of the Learning and Innovation
milestones. http//tinyurl.com/m4yzgbo Use your
checklist as a guide!
You may need to sign in to your Davidson County
Schools Gmail account before the link is
accessible.
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The responses you shared have been entered into a
K-12 document that is shared with every school in
our district. Here is the link to our results
http//tinyurl.com/kz3m8dc
You may need to sign in to your Davidson County
Schools Gmail account before the link is
accessible.
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Technology and the Common Core
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http//bit.ly/padagogy
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What is your next step?
Time for Our Communication and Collaboration
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LEARNING TARGETS
  • I can describe what I should see in a 21st
    century skills classroom.
  • I can identify the attributes of a 21st century
    teacher.
  • I can determine the skills students need to be
    21st century learners.

Choose one that you are most uncomfortable with
and record your thoughts.
The Power Of Unity
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Overall SMART Goal .
By 2015, 100 of teachers at _______ will deliver
___lessons that represent 21st Century Learning
and Innovation skills such as Creativity/Innovatio
n, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, and
Communication/Collaboration. By 2015, all
students will be assessed on 21st Century
Learning and Innovation skills through the use of
rubrics created from the DCS milestone documents
through the use of walkthroughs and lesson plans.
SMART Goals
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Target SMART Goal .
By 2014, ____ of teachers at _______ will
deliver ___lessons that represent 21st Century
Learning and Innovation skills such as
Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking/Problem
Solving, and Communication/Collaboration. By
2014, all students will be introduced to rubrics
based on the DCS milestone documents to measure
21st Century Learning and Innovation skills as
evidenced through walkthroughs and lesson plans.

SMART Goals
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Teachers will be able to integrate the 4Cs
(Creativity, Collaboration, Communication,
Critical Thinking) in daily lessons.
Students will be creative, be collaborative,
think critically, and communicate daily so that
their work products show evidence of independent
use of 21st century skills.
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Sample Action Steps
  • August 14, 2013- All K-12 Administrators
    receive training regarding the Learning and
    Innovation Milestones
  • August 20, 2013- All certified teachers receive
    professional development including an overview of
    the Learning and Innovation Milestones
  • Utilize video clips on the CD in the book, 21st
    Century Skills
  • Monthly staff development sessions spotlighting
    21st century classrooms within the school
  • Monthly walkthroughs to assess classroom
    environment, lesson plans
  • Bi-weekly administrator involvement in
    school-based PLC meetings
  • Develop rubrics for specified areas
  • Student assessment of rubrics

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Sample Evidence
  • Lesson Plans
  • Walkthrough Data
  • PLC Minutes
  • Classroom Environment Observations
  • Performance Tasks/Assessment Samples
  • Professional Development Logs
  • Student Work
  • School Improvement Plan
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