Preparing Students for the 21st Century: Weaving 21st Century Skills into K-12 Education A New Vision for 21st Century Education [Insert Presenter Name] [Insert Presenter Title & Company] [Insert Event Name] [Insert Date] PLEASE NOTE: This is only a template presentation; you may add examples and additional slides based on your audience EDUCATION COMMUNITY AUDIENCE Ken Kay, President Partnership for 21st Century Skills National Title I Conference Long Beach, California January 29, 2007
Overview Key Message We need to bring 21st Century Skills to every child in America. (e.g. New Tech High, Lawrence Township)
Overview • Why are 21st Century Skills so important? • What is the framework for 21st Century Skills? • How can we imbed 21st Century • Skills in core subjects? • What should educators do to • promote 21st Century Skills?
Overview “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 can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good formation from bad, or speak a language other than English.” How to Build a Student for the 21st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
Why 21st Century Skills? Every one of our students is now competing in the new global economy. (They are living in a flatworld!)
Why 21st Century Skills? 2. The U.S. is falling behind.
1st 1st 2nd 5th 3rd 10th 4th 15th 5th 6th 20th 7th 25th 8th 30th Why 21st Century Skills? Ranking of G8 countries: 10th grade math & problem solving OECD Ranking Problem Solving Reading Science Math 14th 15th 15th 18th 18th 24th 24th 2000 2003 2000 2003 2000 2003 2003 Source: PISA, 2000, 2003Courtesy of Cisco Systems
Why 21st Century Skills? 3. The nature of work is changing.
Why 21st Century Skills? Q. How many of you had Parents & Grandparents who had only one or two jobs in their lifetimes?
Why 21st Century Skills? Q. How many jobs will a young person have today between age 18-38? A. Elaine Chao says 10.2 jobs!
Why 21st Century Skills? 20th Century 21st Century 1 – 2 Jobs 10 – 15 Jobs Number of Jobs: Mastery of One Field Critical Thinking Across Disciplines Job Requirement: Subject Matter Mastery Integration of 21st Century Skills into Subject Matter Mastery Teaching Model: Subject Matter Mastery Integration of 21st Century Skills into Subject Matter Mastery Assessment Model:
Why 21st Century Skills? 4. The demands of the 21st Century workforce are different.
Why 21st Century Skills? Workforce 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.
Why 21st Century Skills? • What skills are most important for job success when hiring a High School graduate?
Why 21st Century Skills? • Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?
Why 21st Century Skills? • What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years?
Why 21st Century Skills? 5. We need our students to become effective 21st Century citizens.
21st Century Skills Framework 20th Century Education Model
21st Century Skills Framework Core Subjects - English • Reading or Language Arts • Mathematics • Science • Foreign Languages • Civics • Government • Economics • Arts • History • Geography
21st Century Skills Framework • Thinking and Learning Skills • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills • Creativity & Innovation Skills • Communication & Information Skills • Collaboration Skills • (These are extremely important • in a “flat” world.)
21st Century Skills Framework • ICT Literacy • Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills: • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills • Creativity & Innovation Skills • Communication & Information Skills • Collaboration Skills
21st Century Skills Framework • Life Skills • Leadership • Ethics • Accountability • Adaptability • Personal Productivity • Personal Responsibility • People Skills • Self Direction • Social Responsibility
21st Century Skills Framework 21st Century Content • Global Awareness • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy • Civic Literacy • Health & Wellness Awareness
21st Century Skills Framework • Every child must be taught: • Core Subjects • Learning and Thinking Skills • ICT Literacy • Life Skills • 21st Century Content These are the new “design specs” for education in the 21st Century.
21st Century Skills in Core Subjects Q. Should we teach 21st Century Skills as a stand-alone subject? • No. • (Example—Pluto)
21st Century Skills Framework • Use the ICT Literacy Maps for: • Math • Science • English • Geography • Social Studies (early 2007)
21st Century Skills Framework 21st Century Model Analytic Thinking Geographic Content Geography Global Positioning Software
Q. What should educators do to promote 21st Century Skills? A. 6 Strategies
What Should Educators Do? 1. Focus on 21st Century outcomes for every child, especially those living in underserved communities.
What Should Educators Do? 2. Focus on Professional Development • Examples: • Lawrence Township • North Carolina • West Virginia
What Should Educators Do? 3. Focus on Assessment • Examples: • John Bransford • Collegiate Learning Assessment • Student Portfolios • Senior Projects Assessment of 21st Century Skills: The Current Landscape June 2005 Partnership for 21st Century Skills www.21stcenturyskills.org
What Should Educators Do? 4. Focus on High School Reform
What Should Educators Do? • Collaborate with • Community-Based Groups Collaborate with youth development and after-school programs on a “community strategy” to pursue 21st Century Skills.
What Should Educators Do? 6. Collaborate with the Business Community • Skill Outcomes Consensus • Career Awareness Programs • Internships
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
Conclusion • Every student in this country must be: • A critical thinker • A problem solver • An innovator • An effective communicator • An effective collaborator • A self-directed learner • Information and media literate • Globally aware • Civically engaged • Financially and economically literate
Conclusion These are the new “design specs” for education in the 21st Century.
Conclusion Let’s work together to bring 21st Century Skills to everychild in America.
Contact Us Let us know how we can help. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 177 North Church Avenue, Suite 305 Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 623-2466 www.21stcenturyskills.org