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

ISBN-10: 0132117592

ISBN-13: 9780132117593

Edition: 2013 (Revised)

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Description: 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 21st century. Educational Leaders Guide to 21st Century Skills inspires 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

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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 6/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Adopt Your Vision
Introduction
Perspectives on 21st Century Life
The Workforce
The Flat World
The Service Economy
Citizenship
Pace of Change
Design and Innovation
Information
Technology
Where to Start: The 4Cs
Critical Thinking
Communication
Collaboration
Creativity and Innovation
What to Add: Beyond the 4Cs
Self-Direction
Global Competence
Financial Literacy
Final Thoughts
References
Create a Community Consensus
Introduction
Use the 4Cs to Lead
Communicate the Importance of the 4Cs
Collaborate Around the 4Cs
Final Thoughts
References
Align Your System
Alignment: Bringing the Work to Scale
What Is 4Cs Alignment?
How to Get Started: Using the MILE Guide
What the MILE Guide Does Best
How to Use the MILE Guide
What Does the MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool Cover?
Final Thoughts
References
Build Professional Capacity
Introduction
The 4Cs as the Design Principles for Professional Development
The 4Cs as the Content Focus of Professional Development
The Resources for Professional Development
Final Thoughts
References
Focus Your Curriculum and Assessment
What Is 4Cs Curricula?
Understanding by Design (UbD) and 4Cs Curricula
4Cs Curricula Action Steps
Action Step: Use 4Cs Curricula Design as Professional Development
Action Step: Create Common 4Cs Performance Tasks
Action Step: Focus on Project Based Learning
Action Step: Collect and Share Student Work Examples
Action Step: Create 4Cs-Focused Curriculum Maps, Guides, and Units
Action Step: Use 4Cs Data and Analysis to Refine Curricula
Final Thoughts on Curricula
4Cs and Assessment
The Good News About Assessment
Assessment Action Steps
Action Step: Pursue Benchmarking Assessments
Action Step: Create 4Cs Rubrics for Educators
Action Step: Create 4Cs Rubrics for Students
Action Step: Highlight 4Cs in Grading and Reporting
Action Step: Implement Portfolio-Based Assessments
Action Step: Focus on Project Based Learning (PBL) Assessment Strategies
Action Step: Implement Capstone Projects
What's on the Horizon?
Final Thoughts
References
Support Your Teachers
Motivate Teachers
Focus on Student Work
Prioritize 4Cs Pedagogies
Strengthen the 4Cs Learning Environment
Action Step: Institute Learning Walks
Action Step: Create Instructional Coaching Positions
Action Step: Make Teacher Evaluations Meaningful
Action Step: Support Teachers with the Right Infrastructure
Final Thoughts
Reflection
Exercise
References
Improve and Innovate
Creating a "Step 7" Organization
Create a Culture That Supports Continuous Improvement
Focus Your Continuous Improvement on 4Cs Teaching and Learning
Expand Your 4Cs Continuous Improvement Strategy to Other Key Parts of Your Organization
Final Thoughts on Continuous Improvement
Conclusion
Reference
Appendices
P21 Framework Definitions
21st Century Skills Maps
Critical Thinking Resource Document
Communication Resource Document
Collaboration Resource Document
Creativity Resource Document
Community Groups Outreach Toolkit
Business Community Outreach Toolkit
School Board Memo-Stakeholder Outreach
Student Outreach Toolkit
21st Century Problem Solving Task (PST)
Upper Arlington City School District Capstone Project Rubric
High Tech High Project Tuning Protocol
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