21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared?, Judy Salpeter

Learning for the 21st Century, a report from a new public-private coalition known as the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (www.21stcenturyskills.org), articulates a vision of how schools can best prepare students to succeed in the first decades of the 21st century. Central to the report’s recommendations is a call for schools to focus on six key elements of 21st century learning:

via 21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared?, Judy Salpeter.

About Dr. Bob- Blog Curator

Bob’s has focused his expertise in technology integration in the K-12 community and teacher education. This expertise touches many different aspects of technology and learning. Areas of particular interest include: Learning, Computational Thinking and STEM, Mobile Learning, 1:1 technology initiatives, problem and project- based learning. Bob's experiences have been enhanced through collaborations with Bonnie Bracey-Sutton who formerly worked as President Clinton’s 21 Century Educator and Raymond Rose who formerly was part of the Concord Consortium, a non profit research and development corporation and the lead institution in developing one of the first virtual high schools in the nation. Other important influences include work at Learning Sciences Research Institute as Senior Research Associate at the University of Illinois Chicago where he was involved with studies of best practices of teacher education and technology. Additional experiences include, working with John Bransford at Vanderbilt University’s Learning Technology Center as Project Coordinator for the school’s Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Grant (PT3). The grant, national in scope, was responsible for disseminating and helping to implement research on learning and technology into grant activities and the activities of grant partners. Bob now heads up the IRIS Connect project at the University of Mississippi and is part of the Mobile Learning Portal Project at the University of Texas - Austin. The Portal project involves Dr. Paul Resta, who holds the Ruth Knight Millikan Centennial Professorship in Instructional Technology and serves as Director of the Learning Technology Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Posted on February 20, 2010, in Learning. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I and my wife are both high school teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area and are concerned that P21 is not properly addressing the needs of our public schools. We both thought that the recent article in the AFT publication, American Educator,Spring 2010, hit the nail on the head when describing the problems with the philosophy of p21 and the design of p21 curriculum. In p21 classes there is an overemphasis on basic skills and an underemphasis on content. This can lead to some very silly and boring lessons. I’m curious to know if folks at p21 are taking to heart the concerns expressed in the AFT publication.


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