21st Century Skills Focused Target: By 2013, all kindergarten through grade 12 students will be provided a technology skills curriculum and each student will be tested in grades 2, 4, 8 and 10 with 80% of students at each school achieving mastery. By 2013, all kindergarten through grade 12 students will be provided a global life skills curriculum tied to the Illinois State Board of Education's social/emotional learning standards, imbedded in academic courses and locally tested in graded 4, 8 and 12 with 80% of students at each school achieving mastery. Monday, August 29, 2011
2011-2012Technology Curriculum Implementation Elementary Level • All Elementary Schools will be teaching the technology curriculum in grades K-5. • 3rd Year of Present Curriculum • 2nd Year on Revised Assessments Middle School Level • Curriculum delivered by computer teachers, LMC Directors and classroom teacher. • Assessment administered at the end of 7th grade or following the student’ssecond semester in a computer class.
2011-2012 Implementation High School Level • DefinedScope and Sequence • Embedded in Curricular Areas • Partnered with 21st Century Skills • FutureCurricular Writing Implementation
High School Computer Course UpdatesAligned to Technology Standards Summer Committee Work, 2011 7 Computer Courses 21 Teachers 345 Hours Institute Day Roll Out to High School Business Teachers
High School STEM Happenings • Summer, 2011 Three PLTW teachers participated in summer training for 10 days at Purdue or University of Illinois • Fall, 2011 Three high school site-based STEM coordinators will recruit students to the new iSTEM after-school club at each high school • School Year 2011-2012 192 high school students enrolled in Introduction to Engineering (PLTW)
Middle School STEM Happenings • Spring/Summer 2011 Regional Office – Claudia Geocaris • 13 Staff Members • 22 Middle School Students attended ROE - STEM Events • August 18, 2011 Institute Day • STEM overview for 150 Middle School Teachers • Presenter Claudia Geocaris, ROE STEM Consultant • October STEM Night at Hill Middle School • Presenters from Argonne, Fermilab, and Nalco • Kickoff to introduce STEM club • Model to be shared with other middle schools
Designing 21st Century Learning “Use backward-design principles to design curriculum that encourages inquiry-based learning & enables embedded, performance-based assessments.” “…it is crucial to design curricula & assessment systems that emphasize real world problems, (and) engage students in inquiry and exploration…” Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2011
Assessing 21st Century Skills • 6 Teachers • Summer Research • Rubric Based • Sample Models • Henrico 21 • Catalina Foothills