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21st Century Teaching & Learning

What Does it Mean to Teach in the 21st Century?
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21st Century
Teaching
&
Learning Created by Steve Smith
KDSO ELA ISS Take a few seconds to think about each of these questions. Are my students engaged? Why is engagement vital to student success? What Does It Mean To Teach In the
21st Century? Do we really know our students? If teachers can only provide: Content
Facts
Dates
Formulas
Research
Theories
Stories
Information Then our role in the
lives of students has become obsolete... Students can find information on
Anything
Anytime
Anywhere Whatever
Whenever
Wherever Whatever
Whenever
Wherever Teachers are no longer the
main source of knowledge We are the filter! But how do we teach students to handle the resources they find? G GLE Sure, they can use Has anyone shown them how to: Validate information
Synthesize Information
Leverage Information
Communicate Information
Collaborate with Information
Problem Solve with Information
USE the information According to the
Partnership for
21st Century Skills... www.p21.org With all of this information and the resources that are available,

our curriculum should not only be focused on

facts and content

But,

facts, content, and skills. What
Critical Thinking
skills are needed
to answer
these questions? Is there more than
one possible
conclusion? What information should I discard? What does my common sense, experience, and previous knowledge tell me about this information? If Abe Lincoln were alive today, what problem might he solve? Is this a reasonable answer? My Connecting Flight was
just cancelled, what now? Who should I vote for? Where can I get
reliable news? What is the
most efficient
tool for this project? Does my information
support my conclusion? How would
your students
answer these
questions? Have we taught them to
THINK CRITICALLY? Skilled, active, interpretation & evaluation of
observations, communications, information and argumentation. Creating? Think about what we ask students to do.
When was the last time you had them create? And what does Creation mean today? blogging
podcasting
animating
story telling
designing
videocasting
mixing what about all the other tech skills a
21st century learner needs? searching posting uploading 21st Century and Critical Thinking How will my students' thinking habits differ if I routinely ask for viable alternatives
to standard ways of solving problems? or use the 21st Century
tools that are available to us? Bloom's Taxonomy Linking Networking Mashing Twittering You still may only get this... attributing subscribing experimenting editing Where do these fit into
Bloom's Taxonomy? And what about Responsibility?
Reliability?
Integrity? Where are they learning this? Friends?
Strangers?
Themselves? Where do we expect them to learn about Copyright Pirating Plagiarism Confidentiality Slander Crowdsourcing Professionalism
and
Ethical Practices? So what does this mean for the classoom? Tools to discuss reliability and credibility Google
Delicious
Wikipedia
Blogs
Podcasts ? How could students
publish and evaluate
work using Wikis
Nings
Website Creators
Video
Audio
E-Portfolios ? How could students
collaborate using Chat
Google Docs
Twitter
Facebook
Google Notebook
Padlet ? How could struggling
students benefit from wordles
virtual manipulatives
audacity
video lessons
pictureclouds ? How do we manage
laptops
cellphones
iPods
iPads
at school? The same way you manage
Paper
Pencils
Textbooks
Post-its The tools provide temptation,
but are not the source of negative
behavior! Any lesson you create,
no matter what tools are used... Has to be RELEVANT CHALLENGING ENGAGING "But why does every lesson
have to entertain students
with these new toys?" Well...it doesn't!
Not every
lesson has to be done
with technology, however... These tools are no longer
about pure entertainment! Instead of:
What is the conflict of the story? Ask:
Using specific textual examples, how does the author introduce and begin to develop the conflict of a novel? So where does it all start? With You! See What's out there Find some sites
Try something new
Do some research Collaborate
Don't do it all alone.
Plan carefully and ask
what other colleagues
have found successful! Take a risk!
Change cannot occur
without action.
Try it and see what happens Take a few seconds to think about each of these questions. What Does It Mean To Teach In the 21st Century? Resources Free encyclopedia
that anyone can edit Dedicated to student video
and media sharing for classroom use A starting point for free e-portflios Fodey.com Turn a story into a
newspaper clipping wordle.net create umlimited
wordclouds Create
presentations Are my students regularly analyzing, problem solving,
evaluating, and creating? It means we need to RE think
tool
vise ZOOMING computing Media Ecologics? How do we "link" teaching and learning




with the 21st Century Skills? Let's start here... Global Awareness
Understand other nations and cultures
Unterstand and address global issues Is the author accurate in what he is claiming?
What textual evidence do you have?


Can I validate the claims through another source? What Does It Mean To Teach In the 21st Century? Why is my friend mad at me? How do I know that the
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
is not real? Why are my parents mad at me? Why is my teacher mad at me? What if instead of asking : Then students search the web for
virtual manipulatives and concrete
examples.
Collaborate and share using
Diigo.com Media Ecology looks into the matter of how media of communication affect human perceptions, understanding, feeling, and value; and how our interaction with media facilitates or impedes our chance of survival Webcams Around the World Blogs Review or Comment on a novel My artistic representation
of May's suicide note
Kevin H. Period 3 What SYMBOLISM do you
see in Chapters 13 & 14? There are many different forms of
symbolism in ch 13 & 14. Some are
harder to see than others. ...the long mourning
period that August goes through...this is
symbolic because...
Posted by Jamie, Period 4 Bloggory Creative Writing
Students write a collaborative
story, adding to the previous post to keep
the story alive! The Curriculum Twenty First Century curriculum is interdisciplinary, project based
and research driven.

It is connected to the community and the world
through collaborative efforts. expanded to include
the greater community.

Students are more self directed, and work both independently and collaboratively.

The instruction is designed to challenge students and provide differentiation!

Skills and content are not taught as an end in themselves
Students learn the skills through research and application in their projects.

Textbooks are now a resource - not a primary-source! Knowledge is not memorization of facts and figures,

it is constructed through application
and connected to previous knowledge and personal experience. Assessment moves from memorization and regurgitation to application in a variety of contexts. Demonstrate and Record Mastery Using an electronic portfolio site, such as foliospaces.com, students create and maintain an
electronic portfolio to showcase their personal goals, projects, writing, multi-media presentations and achievements! Articulate Thoughts Clearly and Effectively Translate a selection from a
Shakespearean Play
Primary Source
Scientific Report
Math Word Problem
into a text message exchange.

Through an informative writing, students analyze the effect the mode of texting has on the tone and meaning of the dialogue.

Using a virtual sharing site such as Padlet, or classroom discussion, students share and respond to insights.

Students can discuss audience and purpose in relation to the media used. Travel the world along with your novel! We are digital immigrants... You might come up with something amazing! Traditional teaching and learning looks like this... Stand and Deliver Book Report
Read and Regurgitate Worksheets
Movie or Video Research Project
"Who knows the answer"?









Answer the questions at the end of the chapter for homework

Write a 5-paragraph essay 21st Century Teaching &Learning is...

Interdisciplinary
Creative and Innovative
Project Based
Student Centered These are the skills a 21st Century Learner needs... A large group of Presidents, College Deans and Counselors, CEO's, and Human Relations Managers were interviewed and according to them... Collaboration
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Presentation
Agility and Adabtibility
Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
Oral and Written Communication
Accessing and Analyzing information (data)
Curiosity and Imagination
Global Awareness
Leadership -The path does not matter anymore -
College Ready and Career Ready
are the SAME THING in the 21st Century! 21st Century Teaching and Learning is

Interdisciplinary
Innovative
Project Based
Collaborative Is this information realiable?
How do I know? 21st Century Teaching and Learning is
about Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Possibly a new job for
the 21st century and beyond? That's Why
Do they just memorize the review sheet and then answer the questions? These are just some of the skills you need
for college or career! In the 21st Century The 21st Century Classroom is In the 21st Century During the reading of "The Diary of Anne Frank" Take a virtual tour of her house! Similar to Twitter, but
with more control! Edmodo - Posts are 140 characters or less.
Students create a "living" story, each adding on to
the previous post, but in 140 characters or less! Wall Wisher Extension for Literature Circles? U-Stream Then had them post their answers to Padlet, a class blog, or the class Social Networking page!

It becomes public and collaborative as students are able to read and respond to each entry! "Real World Scenarios"

Middle School Science Driving Question:
How does technology affect the way we learn? Students investigate current trends in technology and the impact those trends have on education.

Students work collaboratively to create and prepare a multi-media presentation. Students use technology tools to create and present a lesson of their choice Do we really know our students and more importantly understand that... And what about
Critical Thinking? What 21st Century strategies have
you used or have seen used by your colleagues? Cybertaxonomy Project Students collect and / or photograph plants, insects, birds, etc. Scientists at the site review the photos and determine
Whether the specimen

is confirmed or previously undiscovered
confirms, contests, or adds to existing information Collaboration with Real Scientists They conduct their own research on the species they collected or photographed
then... ...upload the photos, GPS location and research information to the Cybertaxonomy site! The following is adapted from
"A Brave New World Wide Web"
By Dave Truss, Vancouver, B.C. Teacher 9 Days ago, I attended a seminar in Thailand
5 Days ago, I got tech support over Skype from California
2 Days ago, I attended a PD with a classroom of teachers in Utah It makes you pause and wonder...

Would students benefit from this kind of learning? And I never left the suburbs of Vancouver! Yes, They Will Don't believe it?
Let's have a competition! But there are some rules... I will use a laptop
you will use paper and pencil! I will access up-to-date information

- you have a textbook that is 5 years old. I will immediately know when I mispell a word


- you have to wait until it's graded I will learn how to care for
technology by using it

- You will read about it. I will see math problems in 3D

-you will do the odd problems I will create artwork and poetry
and share it with the world

- you will share yours with the class I will have 24/7 access

- you will have the entire class period I will have the most dynamic information

- yours will be photocopied I will communicate with leaders and experts
using email, Video-conferences, and Skype!

- you will wait for Friday's speaker I will collaborate with my peers from around the world

-you will collaborate with peers in your classroom I will take my learning as far as I want

-you must wait for the rest of the class From Mr. Truss's students:

"I learned more by sharing than by searching"

"You actually get to learn with each other
and help others learn."

"I really liked the use of blogs and forums for this project.
It really keeps everyone connected even outside of school." "I thought this was a great project because

it was always fun, and when you needed inspiration, it was easy to

just click on someone else's page, and see all the neat stuff that

they've done, and then it makes you want to make yours just as good." Learning is messy,

Sometimes the technology doesn't work
Sometimes students don't work
Sometimes nothing works
And sometimes things move very slowly... ...but change is good!

"enjoy discomfort, it means
great things are happening!" So, here is a challenge to you!

Do not go quietly into your school or classroom

See the opportunities, not the obstacles Network (with the world)

Collaborate, reflect, share,
inquire, lead, engage,

Be Brave! Do I ask my students to create something original that demonstrates their learning? OR They are digital natives! You asked:
Use any material or create a picture to demonstrate your understanding of fractions? Which is larger: 1/4 or 3/8? www.media-ecology.org What makes a book a classic? When is war justified? Student Assessment becomes Performance Based
Student's thinking becomes visable! 21st Century Tools Padlet Sample www.p21.org The GPS information gives current updates about species dispersion or habitat Students view
pictures of the
standard recycling
symbol and recognize
that it represents a
Möbius band. The
class discusses why
this one-sided figure
seems appropriate
for use as a recycling
symbol.

Then students look for recycling symbols in the community. By studying the symbols carefully, they may discover that sometimes the standard symbol appears, but sometimes a slightly different symbol is used. Students identify and ask significant questions about mathematics EXAMPLE: Each student creates a Möbius band
by starting with a long, thin strip of paper, giving
one end a half-twist, and taping the two ends
together. Students draw a line along the center of
their band and discover that the line ends where it
began, confirming that the band has only one side Productivity and Accountability
Students develop a digital or web based
process portfolio of personal work,
organized to show the application of creative
problem solving processes (fact finding, idea
finding, problem finding, solution finding, and
acceptance), media, and personal voice STUDENT OUTCOME:
Understand the interconnections
among systems Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
in a World Geography Course Collaboration in Social Studies Seek reasonable and ethical solutions to problems that arise when scientific advancement and social norms or values come into conflict. Working in teams of two to four,
students explore the impacts and effects of an
invention or technological innovation of the
19th century and create a podcast/vodcast that
analyzes and presents the pros and cons of the invention (e.g., impact of the cotton gin on Southern plantations and slavery). Think about the triangular shape of the traditional Bloom's Taxonomy!

Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes up and down the categories as they create new knowledge, this "Interlocking Cognitive" process makes more sense for the 21st Century! Kathy Schrock think
tool
vise RE Updated 08.01.12 What Are 21st Century Skills? Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, and Technology Use,
to name a few... Project Based Learning
Becomes the NORM! How can we as the student curriculum design committee research, create, and present a multi-media presentation on how to use technology to meet a ____ grade objective! Example: Student groups investigate the
interconnections between locations in the world
by investigating the commodity chain of one
product they frequently use.








A student might investigate the different parts that go into making a baseball, their favorite candy bar, a designer
purse, or even their sneakers. Students create a Google Map Tour of the world documenting
the locations of the different components of
their product and how those components come
together to form a commodity chain. They may also investigate what would happen to
a local culture, local or global economy, or their lifestyle
if there is a "break" in the chain. How has technology affected the modern family?
Positive or negative? Anonymous 21st Century Educator Do you know what each
of these things are? So What is 21st Century Education?

"It is bold - it breaks the mold. It is flexible, creative, challenging, and complex.

It addresses a rapidly changing world filled with fantastic new problems as well as exciting new possibilities." A dramatic departure from this Schools go from buildings to
"Nerve Centers"
connecting teachers, students and the community to the wealth of knowledge that exists in the world! Teachers go from the dispenser of information to
the orchestrator of learning!

They help students turn information into knowledge, and

knowledge into Learners go from working in isolation in a 4 walled room
to collaborating with classmates and others
from around the world...
The Global Classroom! LEARNERS! "Well, yes we could read your Blog...or you could just
TELL us about your school day." Sample Project: In alignment with their study of the Holocaust, students examine, research, and relate the roles of bystanders and participants to another historical past or present historical event. "Does History Repeat Itself?" Post 9-11 Internment, Japanese Internment during WWII, Civil War in Central America, Genocide in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur (Sudan), Arab/Israeli relations, Syria, Immigration Issues, Racial Profiling, or another related issue that interests them. Through a podcast, vodcast, or other mult-media mode, students present a commentary on the question: "Does History Repeat Itself?" Scott McLeod, 21st Century Educator It's more than Texting While Driving! And Remember,
The Real Question is... To something like this Imagine the year is 2021 and you're on the Board of Directors of the Nation Museum of Medical History. Your museum is planning a huge exhibit to honor the discovery of the world's first vaccine in 1796.







Your job is to develop an appropriate way to commemorate the discovery. However, you have to prepare the exhibit within the constraints of your budget. The museum is a not-for-profit organization and therefore you can not exceed your budget or the museum curator will have you fired.







In preparing your exhibit, keep in mind that most of your museum patrons won't know about the discovery of vaccines, and the scientists behind the breakthrough. So you'll have to be sure to convey all the essential information. Your exhibit needs to explain what disease was the subject of the first vaccination, who found the vaccine, the other disease that essentially served as the first vaccination. You should also explain how this discovery led to the erradication of other diseases (Science and Math) Outcome: Students can identify
the difference between scientific
theories (which can be improved
through new evidence and expanded
through exceptions to observed
patterns) and beliefs (which may or
may not be based on evidence Example: Students examine
satellite images of the Earth
and distinguish geologic structures
from signs of plant and animal
activity - including human created
patterns - then compare those
patterns to images of other planets
and their moons. This information
is used as the basis for discussion on
what evidence for life on other planets
might we be able to detect. youtube.com/watch?v=Ax5cNlutAys&safe=active
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