Session Purpose/Overview

Skills students will need for college and career readiness include global awareness and critical thinking - with and without technological tools. How widely are these embedded within instructional delivery and learning? This session will delve into strategies to improve the effectiveness of current practices within the whole learning environment.

Session Description

What would your classroom and your school look like if student and adult instruction were differentiated to meet the needs of every 21st century learner? In this session, you will engage in conversation and strategies to support the learning needs of both students and adults. Come prepared to explore how to move from the micro-environment of the individual classroom to the macro-environment of endless possibilities for intellectual curiosity and growth.

Session Objectives

Participants will:
  • recognize that both students and adults are 21st century learners and have unique instructional needs
  • evaluate current instructional practices for effectiveness in addressing individual needs of all learners
  • identify current areas of strength and challenges at the classroom, school, and district level
  • develop instructional strategies to improve the effectiveness of current practices for the whole learning environment

Learning Outcomes

  • Meet the presenters and other participants
  • Explore the various components of the P21 rainbow.
  • Reflect on your school or district implementation of 21st Century teaching and learning
  • Understand what type of learner you are
  • Explore ways to reach different types of learners
  • Evaluate current strategies for differentiation, global awareness, and critical thinking
  • Understand how Home Base will provide teachers with resources and collaboration for reaching all learners
  • Identify challenges to implementing P21 in practice and devise solutions
  • Complete a reflection that is linked to Facilitated Team Time
  • Provide feedback to help our team improve


Pre-work


  1. Participants will take the P21 MILE Guide Self Assessment Survey located at: http://mileguide.p21.org/.
  2. Record the results of the assessment and next steps for your district here: MILE Assessment Results
  3. You may also review the MILE guide for suggestions on next steps: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/MILE_Guide_091101.pdf



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Resources

Click here to access resources that were used in each section of this presentation. These resources relate to differentiation, critical thinking, assessment, globalization, and SMART goals.


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Agenda

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Topic/Activity
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Learning Outcomes
9:00-9:10

Welcome/Overview


9:10-9:15

Overview of P21 Framework and Differentiation

By the end of this section participants will:
  • Be familiar with the P21 Framework
  • Understand the definition of differentiation
9:15-9:45

Adult and Student Learners

By the end of this section participants will:
  • Understand characteristics of 21st Century learners
  • Explore research behind differentiation
9:45-11:00

Examining Current Practices and Resources
(Break embedded)

By the end of this section participants will:
  • Discuss differences between 20th and 21st century learning
  • Assess their learning style
  • Share strategies for differentiation, global awareness, and critical thinking
  • Access resources and strategies
11:00-11:30

Challenges with practice and solutions exchange

By the end of this section participants will:
  • Share challenges in transforming classrooms
  • Exchange ideas for overcoming challenges
11:30-11:50

Current vs. Ideal State

By the end of this section participants will:
  • Prioritize next steps
  • Brainstorm professional development evaluation
11:50-12:00

Feedback & Wrap-Up

By the end of this section participants will:
  • Reflect on the big ideas of this session
  • Provide meaningful feedback to the presenter



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“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."