Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk? Model for Engaging You and Your Students / Edition 1

Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk? Model for Engaging You and Your Students / Edition 1

by Lydotta M. Taylor, Jill M. Fratto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132563576

ISBN-13: 9780132563574

Pub. Date: 06/08/2011

Publisher: Pearson

Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students shows how to create 21st century learning environments and curriculum using the Who Took My Chalk?™ model for intentional change.

Offering workbook-style-pages and

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Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students shows how to create 21st century learning environments and curriculum using the Who Took My Chalk?™ model for intentional change.

Offering workbook-style-pages and easy-to-read chapters, this book defines 21st century skills, discusses why we need to teach today’s students differently, and shows how to apply 21st century concepts in an education setting. Following an eight-step model, readers learn about change management, the impact of school culture, and goal-setting for school improvement. Classroom and school assessment tools are included, as well as strategies for overcoming roadblocks and gaining parental support. Filled with sample curriculum and modification strategies, this book is a must-read for any educator wishing to create intentional change in their classroom or school.

Provides a thorough understanding of 21st century skills and how they can be applied in the education setting–defines 21st century skills, discusses why we need to teach today's students differently, and focuses on how to create 21st century learning environments for students.

Uses the Who Took My Chalk?™ model as a method for creating change–includesan eight step model that begins with change management and focuses first on school culture and attitudes and then works outward to setting and achieving goals for school improvement.

Aligns teaching with the way today's students think, act and learn–discusses each generation in terms of how they learn, with a focus on millennials and Gen I in today's classrooms.

· Provides assessment tools for classrooms and for schools–helps readers measure the culture, environment and attitude in personal and school settings so it is easier to create change.

Outlines how to set goals, predict roadblocks and engage external and parental support–includespractical suggestions for attaining goals, improving communication and gaining support throughout the change process.

Includes examples of 21st century teaching/learning and steps for modifying/recreating curriculum units so they align with these skills–shows readers proven curriculum models and creates a deeper understanding of what 21st century skills look like in the classroom.

Offers workbook-style-pages and easy-to-read chapters–includes a final chapter that includes a format for a group book study.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132563574
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The World Is Changing

The World is Changing

The Disconnect….. the Classroom and the Student’s Outside World

Changing Times Drive Changing Student Needs

A Snapshot of the Generations

Why We Must Teach Them Differently

Using this Information for Your Cause

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 2: 21st Century Skills and a Model for Change

Defining 21st Century Skills

The P21 Framework

A 21st Century Classroom Assessment Tool

The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 3: Recognize the Need or Desire to Change

Defining Change

Common School Scenarios that Call for Change

Positive Change Starts with a Positive Attitude

A Look at Our Fears

Making the Intention to Create Change

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 4: Assess Your School Culture and Environment

What is School Culture and Why is it so Important?

School Assessment

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 5: Set …and Achieve Goals

Address your Chalkboard of Impact

Visualize the End Result

Set Your Goals

Differentiate Long Term and Short Term Goals

Take Action

Achieve Your Goals

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 6. Communicate Clearly

Use Innovative Communication Skills to Coach and Facilitate

Determine How to Best Use Communication Skills

Utilize Multiple Media and Technologies

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 7: Predict Possible Roadblocks

Common Barriers to Change in Education

Response Styles to Change

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 8. Engage Support

Personal Accountability

External Support

Factoring Parents into the Change Process

Chapter Summary and Reflections

Chapter 9: Make It Real in Your Classrooms…Ideas for Student Engagement

Creating Relevance for Students

A Look at 21st Century Teaching and Learning in Practice

Get Your Creativity Flowing

Tie it all Together: Steps for Modifying and Recreating Curriculum Units

Continue Learning through Professional Development

Take Action — One Step at a Time

Celebrate Your Milestones and Successes

Chapter Summary and Reflections

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