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An Implementation Framework to Support 21st Century Skills by Jay McTighe and Elliott Seif

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Transcript of An Implementation Framework to Support 21st Century Skills by Jay McTighe and Elliott Seif

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
"...changes to educational missions and methods are necessary if schooling is to remain relevant and will adequately proepare our children to live and work in the 21st century."
Framework for 21st Century Learning
Outcome oriented
Specific focus on 21st century outcomes and teaching for understanding and tranfer
Regularly reviewed and used to guide educational prolicy and practice
Mission Statement
Explicit conception of learning based on latest research
Congnitive/construvist view of learning
Learning Principles
Focus on fewer topics and transferable big ideas and essential questions in academic areas
Greater emphasis on in-depth learning, thinking and understanding
Emphasis on infusing 21st century outcomes into the curriculum
Use of multiple resources including technology
Inclusion of more performance tasks involving the integration of big ideas of content areas with 21st century skills
Recurring cornerstone performance assessments anchor the curriculum around authentic transfer tasks
Use of ongoing assessments provide feedback to teachers and learners
Actions guided by a set of agreed-upon learning principles
Emphasis on active learning and the use of constructivis-based strategies
Emphasis of teaching and coaching on understanding and transfer
Long-term commitment to the impelementation of 21st century outcomes
Robust use of the backward design model for curriculum planning and school improvement
All major elements of the educational system (mission, learning principles, policies, procedures, resource allocation, curriculum and staff development practices and so on) aligned in support of 21st century outcomes
Support federal and state guidelines, financial incentives and content standards for implementation of 21st century outcome and teaching for understanding approach
Systemic Factors
Group 1: The mission....is to provide all students with the opportunity to think critically, communicate and collaborate effectively and demonstrate their knowledge in creative ways.

Group 2: Every student, every day will think critically, resolve wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with in their learning community.

Group 3: To use technology and best practices to engage and prepare learners for college and careers in the 21st century.

Group 4: The mission of Wicomico County Public Schools is to provide an educational framework that focuses on innovative skills which prepare students to thrive in today's global society.
Leadership & Technology
Mission Statement Suggestions
Mission Statement
The mission of the Wicomico County Public School System is to provide all students an educational foundation and a set of skills which will enable them to become responsible and productive citizens in our society.
Vision Statement
Our vision is to educate each student to his or her full potential.
High School Catalog of Courses

Activities for
21st Century Skills Framework
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