Thanks Karen for this reminder. We were also contacted by our WI DPI consultants as of yesterday, so I had an opportunity to Tweet about it. This is my 140 character quoted Tweet as of this AM:
@whitehouse 21st Cent. ED means real-word collaborative learning exp. where students drive instruct. w/ critical & H.O.T.S.2 solve problems.
I'm so glad you posted this announcement in the community. I'd missed any previous information on this topic. What a HUGE challenge to post something worthwhile in 140 characters on Twitter. Here is my submission - I wish it included more details about how educational technology changes student thinking and learning.
@whitehouse 21st Cent. Ed. means engaged students are creatively communicating understanding & literacy digitally - led by skilled teachers
I look forward to hearing submissions from others on this topic!
Thanks for posting this!
Here's mine: @whitehouse 21st cent Ed = trained tchrs leading students as they find solut'ns to real probs while collabr’ing & using all approp tools
I also retweeted the Intel Engage tweet about this to my followers!
I have noticed in several of the trainings I have conducted recently, that teachers are not even aware of 21st century skills. I always mention them in every training and stress the importance of preparing our students for the 21st century. Thanks to courses like Intel, we have quick access to tools that are able to make this transition a little easier for teachers.
It is true that many teachers are unaware, even when they teach in locations where the skills are taught for professional development. I was shocked when I realized the status of teacher awareness. Fortunately, we do have this forum where we can continue to learn from each other so we can share these ideals with others. (whether they are accepted as openly as we would hope, or not)