Integrating 21st Century Skills into your Curriculum
How can educators assure that their students will be ready to productively live and work in the 21st Century Global Economy?
Warm Up for Module 2

Goal

Learners will determine the characteristics and learning needs of 21st Century learners.

Objectives

Learners will:

  1. Determine the skills students need in order to be productive citizens in an increasingly complex global society? 
  2. Redesign their classrooms and their instructional methods to better meet their students learning needs 
  3.  Appraise how to overcome the barriers they face as they restructure their classrooms and instructional approaches? 

Warm Up

 Listen to these leaners as they express what they want from school:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0e3SRvAvQM&feature=youtu.be

 

Think about the students in your classroom, and about our younger generation in general.  How might they answer the question asked in this video?

 

Create a list of ways they are different from young people in your generation.  What skills to they possess that perhaps you did not possess at a young age?  What are their expectations for school?  What are their lives like outside of school?  What are their expectations for their lives and careers? 

 

Review eview what you learned in Module 1 and create a list of skills you consider important for your students to learn and what the best strategies might be to help them learn these skils. 

 

At the end of this module compare your lists to what you learn in this module.  In what ways do they match what will learn in this module?  What new thoughts and ideas emerged? 


NETS-T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers)
II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences
II.A. design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.
II.B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.
II.E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
III. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum
III.B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
III.C. apply technology to develop students' higher order skills and creativity.
III.D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
V. Productivity and Professional Practice
V.B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
V.D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.

Engauge 21st Century Skills
Inventive Thinking
Adaptability, Managing Complexity, and Self-Direction
Curiosity, Creativity, and Risk Taking
Higher-Order Thinking and Sound Reasoning
Effective Communication
Personal, Social, and Civic Responsibility
Interactive Communication
High Productivity
Prioritizing, Planning, and Managing for Results
Effective Use of Real-World Tools