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21st Century Literacy

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doug sackett

on 17 December 2014

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Transcript of 21st Century Literacy

As society and technology change, so does literacy...the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.
National Council of Teachers of English
Mastery Learning
Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Understanding by Design
Collaborative Learning
student-centered classrooms
technology integration
project-based learning,
Multiple Intelligences
Authentic Assessment
The Three R's!
There is a strong call for the reshaping of education in America to meet the changing needs of today’s students.
So what has changed about today’s students?
Digital Natives
Digital Immigrants
“Digital Natives” think, learn and interact differently than those of us born before about 1990.
The type of knowledge and skills today's students need to compete (and cooperate) globally, are very different then the skills and knowledge needed pre-year 2000.
Today's students need more guidance from teachers in finding, analyzing, and interpreting information and less time spent listening to lectures and memorizing facts.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” futurist Alvin Toffler
Digital Literacy
Network Literacy
Media Literacy
Information Literacy
21st-Century Literacy Terms and Definitions
"Traditional" teaching methods were designed to train people for factory or clerical work.
21st Century Literacy
Is this just more Educational Jargon?
The Partnership for 19th Century Skills
Is Google making Us Stupid?
This "Change In Teaching" Is Not All New!
So what is New?
The Technology Available To Accomplish These Changes
The importance to students of learning process skills
Does Everyone Agree? Of Course Not, That Would Be Un-American!
In a 2008 UCLA PhD research study, led by Mechum Purnell, Brentwood teachers were asked if BWS is providing a cutting edge technology curriculum to prepare students for the demands of the 21st century:
9% agreed that they are
26% felt they do somewhat
47% do not believe that is happening.
Did You Know?
21st Century Literacy???
The Alliance For Childhood:
Upper School 1-1 iPad program: all students and teachers in the Upper school have iPads
An iPad cart for the lower school
Large Display systems available in (almost!) every classroom.
Model Teaching Wall
Increased on-site IT support: Ian

eBackpack and Google Apps for Education, icluding student email accounts
Tripling Bandwidth
Academic Technology support for all teachers
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