Literacy For The 21st Century

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Comparison of 20th vs. 21st century skills needed to be successful in education.

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  • 1. Literacy for the 21 stCentury A Brave New World By Viki Gardner

2. Literacy for the 21 stCentury

  • is not based on do you know it?

3. Literacy for the 21 stcentury

  • rather on can you find it, analyze it, adapt it, and synthesize it?

4. Literacy for the 21 stcentury

  • is not just about
  • reading,writing,and arithmetic

5. Literacy for the 21 stcentury

  • rather on analyzing the differences between viewpoint-clashing Web sites, blogging responsibly, and cash management online

Reading Writing Arithmetic 6. Literacy for the 21 stCentury

  • should be about:
  • resilience and strategies to cope with constant change, including dealing with failure and taking risks.
  • the ability to easily learn, unlearn and relearn.
  • how to deal with massive amounts of information and what to do with it.
  • creativity, global awareness, diversity, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital citizenship.

7. Literacy for the 21 stCentury is about the Digital Immigrant learning from the Digital Native www.teach42.com/2007/10/22/815/ 8. Literacy for the 21 stCentury

  • should permit more opportunities in the curriculum for play and imagination because we are preparing students for jobs that havent even been invented yet.

9. Literacy for the 21 stcentury

  • should include teacher preparation and professional development programs that integrate and model 21st Century skills in method and delivery, and guide teachers in utilizing new technology.
  • should bring teachers together to build communities so that they can get the support they need outside of the classroom.
  • should include teachers sharing best practices first with each other and then beyond their own schools through virtual learning communities.

10. Literacy for the 21 stcentury

  • doesn't mean our schools are failing

11. Literacy for the 21 stCentury

  • rather, the times are changing so rapidly that our schools can't keep up.

12. Literacy for the 21 stCentury

  • We must adapt and advance our education system or the world will leave us behind.

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