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Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Lydotta M. Taylor, Jill M. Fratto

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 9, 2011

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Teaching 21st Century Skills: Who Took My Chalk? Model for Transforming Your Classroom and School 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.

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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$22.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-256378-9