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KIDS WILL BE KIDS….. But we live in another century…. Are we ready?

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This is a brief review of research done on trends and factors that will have an effect on instruction worldwide…affecting our schools’ curriculum, strategies, methodologies, and decision making.

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1. Technology has created a monster!

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These are the elementary school students of the 21 st century!

The 21st Century Students:

The 21 st Century Students Students who have spent their entire lives surrounded by computers, videogames, Mp3s Mp4s, videocams, Ipods, and other digital toys. They are simply different than us!

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2. Technology has created a diverse, globalized and media-saturated society.

3. There has been a change of thinking patterns!:

3. There has been a change of thinking patterns!

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Trained to multi-task Used to instant communication/network Very little patience for long lectures 21 st Century Students

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STUDENTS = “digital natives” EDUCATORS = “digital immigrants”.

We are digital immigrants:

We are digital immigrants We do not speak the same language! We can learn…but we’ll keep the accent. Signals of an immigrant accent: Printing documents in order to edit them. Printing our email. The famous “Did you get my email?” phone call.

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Curriculum – time based Curriculum – outcome based 20 th Century Schools 21 st Century Schools Lessons focus on the lower level of Bloom’s taxonomy (knowledge, comprehension, application) Lessons designed on upper levels of Bloom’s taxonomy (synthesis, analysis, evaluation) Textbook driven Research driven Learners work in isolation – classroom within 4 walls Learners work collaboratively with classmates and other students AROUND THE WORLD ; Learners are used to DISTANCE LEARNING.

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Teacher – provider of the information Teacher – coach, facilitator Curriculum by units Integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum Low expectations High expectations! Teachers ensure that all students succeed in learning. Diversity taken for granted Curriculum and instruction addresses student diversity Print is the primary vehicle of learning assessment Performances, projects and multiple forms of media are used for learning and assessment One size fits all Differentiated instruction! 20 th Century 21 st Century

21st Century Curriculum:

21 st Century Curriculum Interdisciplinary Integrated Project-based


SCHOOLS WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR METHODOLOGY THEIR CONTENT The instruction of ALL subject matters will have to engage students and will have to be FASTER , the very same manner they receive all information.


21 ST CENTURY SKILLS Technology skills – state-of-the art media literacy (access, evaluate, and manage information, Global awareness Collaboration skills – the ability to work in teams Critical Thinking skills – taking on complex problems and solve them efficiently Oral communication – presenting Written communication – writing Citizenship – take on civic an global issues, service learning Creativity, innovation ---thinking outside the box Research skills Work ethics

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This is not about teaching either academics or skills; this is about blending the two and teaching one using the other. and the vision of a "typical" classroom will need to be rethought.

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How do we eat this elephant? Bite by bite. But we better hurry up. Remember Will Roger’s quote! “Even if we are on the right track, we’ll get run over if we just sit there.”

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References Belasco, James A., Teaching the Elephant to Dance, 1991 Figueroa, Eva Environmental Scan – SIT 07-08 Grant, Jodi, Director of the After School Alliance; Fourteen Million Kids, Kellner, Douglas; New Media and New Literacies:  Reconstructing Education for the New Millennium Unsupervised McLeod, Scott, Dangerously Irrelevant Prenski, Mark, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Wesch, Michael, Ph. D. Digital Ethnography

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