Professional Development : 21st Century Learning Design "21st century skills aren't just another thing to teach; they are essential skills that every learner should have as they leave our schools." Robyn Hrivnatz Teacher Lamar Consolidated ISD Katy, Texas - United States “The more you use the 21CLD rubrics as an educator, the more enriching your learning activities become.” Thomas Gaffey Teacher School of the Future Philadelphia, PA - United States Students around the world need advanced skills to succeed in the globalized, knowledge based world of today. 21st Century Learning Design, or 21CLD, professional development helps teachers redesign their existing lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st century skills.
Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s networking careers In 2010, a training center in Rome began building the next generation of IT professionals by combining employer funding and Cisco Networking Academy courses. ELIS ICT Academy is equipping Italy's young ICT professionals with the necessary skills to innovate in the digital workplaces of tomorrow. A growing shortage of tech talent In Europe, the gap between the number of ICT vacancies and the number of people qualified to fill them is expected to grow by 3 percent each year. This particularly true in Italy, where more than 3,000 technology jobs went unfilled in 2013, with an additional 4,000 vacancies anticipated by the end of 2015.
Skills beyond school Definition and Selection of Competencies website The importance of knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals and society is widely accepted among policymakers in OECD countries. At least at the discourse level, a well-educated, knowledgeable, highly qualified citizenry is seen as playing an eminent role in facing the challenges of the present and the future. To date, the major impetus in OECD countries for efforts in the area of key competencies has come from the business sector and from employers. From a purely economic viewpoint, competencies of individuals are seen as important because they contribute to: boosting productivity and market competitiveness;minimizing unemployment through developing an adaptive and qualified labor force; andcreating an environment for innovation in a world dominated by global competition.
European Commission - Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Digital technology is transforming almost every aspect of our public, private or work life. For every individual - the worker, the learner, and the citizen - the natural consequence of technological innovation is the quest for new types of skills. Yet skills development does not come about as fast as technological development, which is why we are faced with a paradoxical situation: although millions of Europeans are currently without a job companies have a hard time finding skilled digital technology experts. As a result, there could be up to 825,000 unfilled vacancies for ICT (Information and Communications technology) professionals by 2020. Moreover, there is a need for digital skills for nearly all jobs where digital technology complements existing tasks.
OECD Andreas Schleicher, OECD Education Directorate Anyone wondering why knowledge and skills are important to the future of our economies should consider two facts. First, jobs: employment rates are higher among people with more education than among those with less. This has continued to be the case during the crisis. Also, in those OECD countries where college education has expanded most over recent decades, learning differentials for college graduates have continued to rise compared with school leavers, for instance.
Rai Scuola - Generazione Digitale - Orientamento universitario Quale percorso intraprendere dopo il diploma? Il concetto di orientamento universitario come semplice aiuto nella scelta del post-diploma è superato. Con la didattica moderna è un percorso di vita che la scuola intraprende coinvolgendo studenti e famiglie in maniera collaborativa. Con Ivan Bacchi e gli ospiti di Generazione Digitale, vedremo qual è il rapporto tra orientamento e dispersione scolastica, come dovrebbe essere l'orientamento scolastico per rendere gli studenti capaci di rispondere alle sfide della società e qual è il piano d'azione nazionale del Miur. TwinSpaces - Home The main aim of this project is to explore pupils’ potential and discover their talents. Helping children to discover what they are good at promotes healthy self-esteem and is essential to their future success. The children need to try many things before they gravitate toward a set of skills that involve their own abilities, therefore we will create opportunities for kids to explore different objects, activities and people. After a short introductory phase we will announce a competition. Our pupils will form international teams with members from all the partners, and work cooperatively with a vested interest in each other’s learning as well as their own. The teams will play games, carry out tasks, share their discoveries and champion each other, celebrate each other’s successes, and learn to work together regardless of ethnic backgrounds.
MIUR - Schoolkit: Come organizzare un evento con le imprese: School-Challenge for real In un tweet: le aziende lanciano una sfida, gli studenti prototipano soluzione reali in laboratorio #schoolchallenge4real Introduzione A cura del MIUR Destinatari: Docenti, DS, DSGA, Personale ATA, Studenti, aziende e associazioni sul territorio Tipologia di scuola a cui è diretto: TwinSpaces - Pek, the Traveller Flea, is an eTwinning project (which is part of Comenius, the EU program for school learning). The final result is a comic made among several European schools, published in all their languages, in PDF, web and paper. In edition #3 take part teachers and students from:
Developing a Competency Framework - Learning Skills from MindTools.com Linking Company Objectives and Personal Performance © VeerBinkski Objectives should align across the oganization. You're probably familiar with the phrase ‘what gets measured gets done.' e-Portfolios: Tools for 21st century learning Today (September 9, 2008) sees 'Effective Practice with e-Portfolios', the newest guide in the Jisc Effective Practice series, being launched at ALT-C in Leeds. The publication explores good practice in the use of e-portfolios as a support for learning. It is being launched in conjunction with an e-portfolios infoKit which covers the main drivers, purposes, processes, perspectives and issues around e-portfolio use – created by Jisc infoNet."The infoKit and publication draw together the lessons that we have learnt through the many excellent initiatives in this area and highlight some emerging practice that can inspire us as we move forward in the coming years." These resources provide information about e-portfolios and why they are becoming the subject of increasing attention across all educational sectors.