21st Century Skills In Education Presented By UzmaFarooqui DA Public School (O & A Levels)
Welcome to 21st Century Schools • * Note: These workshops are being continually redesigned and updated to keep up with new technologies such as tools, social media developments, current research and developments in education and our always evolving creative ideas for curriculum! • Food and Culture • - a global, collaborative classrooms project! All content standards - all grade levels! • Let your students learn with the world, not just about the world!
What is 21st Century Education? • One can’t believe impossible things.” • “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s
Introduction – Education in the 21st Century • we believe that authentic education addresses the “whole child”, the “whole person”, and does not limit our professional development and curriculum design to workplace readiness. • 21st century skills learned through our curriculum, which is interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based, and more, include and are learned within a project-based curriculum by utilizing the seven survival skills • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence • Agility and Adaptability • Initiative • Effective Oral and Written Communication • Accessing and Analyzing Information • Curiosity and Imagination One of our goals is to help students become Kids and truly global citizens.
“School”, “Teacher”, “Learner” and “Curriculum” for the 21st Century • How should education be structured to meet the needs of students in this 21st century world? • How do we now define “School”, “Teacher” “Learner” and "Curriculum"?
First – we must maintain student interest by helping them see how what they are learning prepares them for life in the real world. • Second – we must instill curiosity, which is fundamental to life long learning. • Third – we must be flexible in how we teach. • Fourth – we must excite learners to become even more resourceful so that they will continue to learn outside the formal school day.”
Time to Think • So what will schools look like, exactly? • What will the curriculum look like? • How will this 21st century curriculum be organized? • How will it impact the way we design and build schools? • How we assess students? • How we purchase resources? • How we acquire and utilize the new technologies? • What does all this mean for us in an era of standardized testing and accountability?
Media literacy skills • Are honed as students address real-world issues, from the environment to poverty. • Students use the technological and multimedia tools now available to them to design and produce web sites, television shows, radio shows, public service announcements, mini-documentaries, how-to DVDs, oral histories, and even films.
Greening the Curriculum and the Classroom - "Green Education" • Our planet and its citizen residents are facing a growing number of issues related to the environment. Education is the key. From environmental awareness to producing scientists, politicians, international relations experts, media producers, and others, our schools will assist students in finding the answers to our environmental problems. • Students will be motivated as they achieve higher levels of learning in all content areas from science and math to cultural studies and nutrition and other areas when they are involved in projects and many more global classroom projects focused on the environment. From renewable fuels, to designing “green” buildings (including “green” schools), gardening, nutrition, environmental law, and more, we can teach “green”.