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The 21st Century Educator
Transcript of The 21st Century Educator
San Diego Continuing Education
San Diego Community College District
Introducing educators to the challenges of teaching and learning in a
Welcome to the 21st Century...
Effects of Technology on Classrooms & Students
Change in student & teacher roles
Increased motivation & self-esteem
Accomplishment of more complex tasks
More collaboration with peers
Increased use of outside resources
Improved design skills/attention to audience
Increased collaboration among teachers within the school
Increased interaction with external collaborators & resources
Effects of Technology on Educators
Challenges & Strategies in Implementing Technology
1) Providing adequate technology access
2) Equalizing technology access
3) Involving a majority of teachers
4) Providing technical support
creating a core group of "early adoptors"
providing teachers with computers for personal use
rewarding teachers for designing good instructional uses of technology
goals for developing technology skills
Providing training in how to use new hardware and software
Providing demonstrations and advice on how to incorporate technology into instruction
Providing on-demand help when software problems or hardware failures arise
Performing low-level maintenance on the system
21st Century Learning
Educating students for success in a rapidly changing world.
Students and Technology
No industry or organization can remain competitive today without making comprehensive
use of technology as a matter of course in all of its operations. Schools are no different. Yet
technology—which has transformed business practices and fueled productivity growth since the
mid-1990s—is the critical “how” that is largely missing from education improvement efforts.
In fact, education is the least technology-intensive enterprise in a ranking of technology use
among 55 U.S. industry sectors, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Digital Economy 2003. U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration.
Education is Dead Last in Technology Use
What are 21st Century Skills?
1) Core Subjects & 21st Century Themes
Language Arts, Math, Science, Global Awareness & Financial Literacy
2) Learning & Innovation Skills
Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
3) Information, Media & Technology
4) Life & Career Skills
Initiative & Self-Direction
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Gardner, Howard. INTELLIGENCE REFRAMED: MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. New York: Basic Books, 1999.
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