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The 21st Century Skills presentation provides an overview of the Framework for 21st Century Learning. Through hands-on activities, participants will identify 21st century skills in a classroom setting and participate in brainstorming ideas for inclusion of 21st century skills across all disciplines.

Agenda:

Time


Activity


Learning Target(s)

10 minutes

Welcome
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In this part of the session I can:
  • Access the website where today's materials are housed
  • Meet the presenter(s)
  • Access the virtual parking lot
20 minutes

Activating Prior Knowledge

In this part of the session I can:
  • Assess my progress with 21st Century Skills
  • Collaborate with others around the vision of 21st Century learning
40 minutes

Framework for 21st Century Skills Overview

In this part of the session I can:
  • Identify different attributes of the 21st Century Framework
  • Explore P21 Skills Maps resources
10 minutes

Making Connections
Reflection & Survey

In this part of the session I can:
  • Reflect on what I learned today
  • Complete the Plus/Delta survey
“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."

Activity: Self-Assessment/Human Likert Scale

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Take a moment to assess your self, and your school based on the questions listed below.


  1. On a scale of 0-5, with 0 being the lowest end, where do you think you belong on the continuum of having a highly-functioning 21st century classroom? What evidence can you provide? Base your response on what you currently know about 21st century classrooms.



  2. On a scale of 0-5, with 0 being the lowest end, where do you think your school belongs on the continuum of having a highly-functioning 21st century school culture? What evidence can you provide? Base your response of what you currently know about 21st century school culture.



Activity: Speed Dating Discussion

Starting at your table, discuss the "table question" for one minute. When time is called, rotate to the next table



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Framework for 21st Century Skills

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Our new North Carolina Standard Course of Study is built upon the new standards that demand a new approach to teaching and learning. This summer, educators across North Carolina attended Summer Institutes where they built upon last year's topic of the "what" of the new standards. The focus this year was the "how" of implementation.

As we discuss 21st Century skills in depth, a definition of each of the themes is included in the Framework Definitions document. You will need an understanding of the themes for our next activity.

Life and Career Skills

  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

Learning and Innovation Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration

Information, Media, and Technology Skills

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  • Media Literacy
  • ICT (Information, Communications
    and Technology) Literacy

Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

  • All Core Subjects
  • Global Awareness
  • Financial, Economic, Business and
    Entrepreneurial Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Health Literacy




Activity: Designing 21st Century Classroom Experiences

Each group will be given a scenario. In your group, discuss and decide which attributes of the 21st Century Framework fit the scenario you have been assigned. You may access the sample lesson plans by viewing the presentation below OR clicking the links below the presentation. Be prepared to support your selections with evidence from the definitions and examples. Feel free to extend the lesson to accommodate other themes.





Activity PDF Files (If you cannot view the presentation above.)

If technology does not allow you to access the presentation and edit it, you may access the scenarios by clicking the link for your group below. After reading the scenario, you may take notes on which 21st century themes are present in the lesson example.
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Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7

Resource: P21 21st Century Skills Maps

Reflection

  • What are your responsibilities as an educator to meet the needs of the 21st century learner?
  • What commitment will you make to move up the continuum of having a 21st century classroom, school, or district?
  • Which standard does this commitment address?

Click here to access the NCEES Teacher Evaluation Manual as a PDF.
Click here to access the NCEES Teacher Evaluation Manual as a Flipbook

Evaluation

It is important that you take time to evaluation today's session. Please take time to complete the evaluation listed in the agenda.