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The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education 7 Steps for Schools and Districts,9780132117593

The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education 7 Steps for Schools and Districts

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/5/2012
Publisher(s): Pearson
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In this all-new resource, educational leaders get a 7-Steps guide to moving their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21stcentury. T he Leader's Guide for 21st Century Educationinspires the leading teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity and focuses on presenting an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced.

Author Biography

Ken Kay is the Chief Executive Officer of EdLeader21, a professional learning community of education leaders committed to 21st Century Education. He co-founded the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), and served as its President for 8 years. Prior to these efforts, he served as executive director of the CEO Forum on Education and Technology. Valerie Greenhill is the Chief Learning Officer of EdLeader21. She leads the organization's efforts to integrate the 4Cs into K-12 assessment and curricula systems. From 2004-2010, she served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for P21, where she established and led work to integrate career and college readiness skills into K-12 education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. xiii
Adopt Your Visionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Perspectives on 21st Century Lifep. 2
The Workforcep. 3
The Flat Worldp. 5
The Service Economyp. 6
Citizenshipp. 7
Pace of Changep. 7
Design and Innovationp. 8
Informationp. 9
Technologyp. 10
Where to Start: The 4Csp. 11
Critical Thinkingp. 12
Communicationp. 13
Collaborationp. 14
Creativity and Innovationp. 15
What to Add: Beyond the 4Csp. 16
Self-Directionp. 16
Global Competencep. 17
Financial Literacyp. 18
Final Thoughtsp. 20
Referencesp. 24
Create a Community Consensusp. 25
Introductionp. 25
Use the 4Cs to Leadp. 26
Communicate the Importance of the 4Csp. 27
Collaborate Around the 4Csp. 36
Final Thoughtsp. 44
Referencesp. 44
Align Your Systemp. 45
Alignment: Bringing the Work to Scalep. 45
What Is 4Cs Alignment?p. 47
How to Get Started: Using the MILE Guidep. 53
What the MILE Guide Does Bestp. 53
How to Use the MILE Guidep. 54
What Does the MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool Cover?p. 55
Final Thoughtsp. 55
Referencesp. 56
Build Professional Capacityp. 57
Introductionp. 57
The 4Cs as the Design Principles for Professional Developmentp. 58
The 4Cs as the Content Focus of Professional Developmentp. 61
The Resources for Professional Developmentp. 63
Final Thoughtsp. 65
Referencesp. 67
Focus Your Curriculum and Assessmentp. 68
What Is 4Cs Curricula?p. 69
Understanding by Design (UbD) and 4Cs Curriculap. 71
4Cs Curricula Action Stepsp. 71
Action Step: Use 4Cs Curricula Design as Professional Developmentp. 72
Action Step: Create Common 4Cs Performance Tasksp. 72
Action Step: Focus on Project Based Learningp. 73
Action Step: Collect and Share Student Work Examplesp. 74
Action Step: Create 4Cs-Focused Curriculum Maps, Guides, and Unitsp. 74
Action Step: Use 4Cs Data and Analysis to Refine Curriculap. 76
Final Thoughts on Curriculap. 76
4Cs and Assessmentp. 77
The Good News About Assessmentp. 77
Assessment Action Stepsp. 78
Action Step: Pursue Benchmarking Assessmentsp. 78
Action Step: Create 4Cs Rubrics for Educatorsp. 79
Action Step: Create 4Cs Rubrics for Studentsp. 80
Action Step: Highlight 4Cs in Grading and Reportingp. 82
Action Step: Implement Portfolio-Based Assessmentsp. 82
Action Step: Focus on Project Based Learning (PBL) Assessment Strategiesp. 87
Action Step: Implement Capstone Projectsp. 88
What's on the Horizon?p. 90
Final Thoughtsp. 91
Referencesp. 92
Support Your Teachersp. 93
Motivate Teachersp. 93
Focus on Student Workp. 95
Prioritize 4Cs Pedagogiesp. 98
Strengthen the 4Cs Learning Environmentp. 100
Action Step: Institute Learning Walksp. 101
Action Step: Create Instructional Coaching Positionsp. 102
Action Step: Make Teacher Evaluations Meaningfulp. 103
Action Step: Support Teachers with the Right Infrastructurep. 103
Final Thoughtsp. 105
Reflectionp. 105
Exercisep. 106
Referencesp. 106
Improve and Innovatep. 108
Creating a "Step 7" Organizationp. 108
Create a Culture That Supports Continuous Improvementp. 110
Focus Your Continuous Improvement on 4Cs Teaching and Learningp. 113
Expand Your 4Cs Continuous Improvement Strategy to Other Key Parts of Your Organizationp. 114
Final Thoughts on Continuous Improvementp. 115
Conclusionp. 115
Referencep. 116
P21 Framework Definitionsp. 119
21st Century Skills Mapsp. 128
Critical Thinking Resource Documentp. 130
Communication Resource Documentp. 136
Collaboration Resource Documentp. 142
Creativity Resource Documentp. 148
Community Groups Outreach Toolkitp. 155
Business Community Outreach Toolkitp. 161
School Board Memo-Stakeholder Outreachp. 164
Student Outreach Toolkitp. 167
21st Century Problem Solving Task (PST)p. 174
Upper Arlington City School District Capstone Project Rubricp. 178
High Tech High Project Tuning Protocolp. 181
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