Sunday, July 22, 2012

What is included in a 21st-century education? - courtesy of ASCD

Yes!! This reinforces everything the literacy and technology pilot discovered.  Enjoy!!
A 21st-century education requires the development of cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, according to a recent report that seeks to define what is meant by buzzwords such as "deeper learning" and "21st-century skills." Among those skills, researchers say, the most difficult to teach and to assess is the transfer of learning from one discipline to a new concept or idea. The report was released by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science in Washington. Education Week/Inside School Research blog (7/10)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Here is a great article based on the global perspective, involving the elements of inquiry we explored using technology. Enjoy!!

Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.  Well worth the read!
  • How to incorporate global perspectives into any curriculum
    Seattle social studies teacher Noah Zeichner describes how he revised two U.S. history units to allow his students more opportunities to develop global competencies. He points out that teachers of any subject can incorporate the four main elements of the global competence matrix into their curriculum through activities that engage the diverse perspectives in their own classrooms, schools and communities. Zeichner includes several resources teachers can use to implement those activities. Education Week Teacher/Teacher Leaders Network (7/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story