Standards for the 21st Century Learner
THINK, CREATE, SHARE, GROW
The common beliefs are:
1. Reading is a window to the world.
2. Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
3. Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.
4. Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs.
5. Equitable access is a key component for education.
6. The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources & technologies have changed.
7. The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own.
8. Learning has a social context.
9. School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills.
Inquire, Think Critically & Gain Knowledge
Draw Conclusions, Make Informed Decisions, Apply Knowledge to New Situations, & Create New Knowledge
Share Knowledge & Participate Ethically & Productively as Members of Our Democratic Society
More About the Standards
- "Key abilities needed for understanding, learning, thinking and mastering subjects."
- Examples: Conducting inquiry based research, using technology & evaluating sources.
- Dispositions in Action
- "Ongoing beliefs and attitudes that guide thinking and intellectual behavior that can be measured through actions taken."
- Examples: Displaying persistence, adaptability, confidence, flexibility, and divergent and convergent thinking.
- "Common behaviors used by independent learners in researching, investigating, and problem solving."
- Examples: Respect alternative viewpoints and perspectives, follow ethical guidelines, and consider global perspectives.
- Self-Assessment Strategies
- Reflection on one's own learning to determine that the skills, dispositions, and responsibilities are effective."
- Example: Identify own interest, recognize own limits, seek help, analyze feedback and reflect.
Why 21st Century Standards?
Click here to view the American Association of School Librarians website and to read more information on the standards and 21st century learning!
Think Tank Library – Think Tank Classroom! Weaving Research, Rigor, & New Standards Together Creatively
Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 8:30am-4:30pm
AASL's 17th National Conference & Exhibition - Columbus, Ohio
Paige Jaeger, School Improvement Trainer
Mary Ratzer, Consultant
21st Century Learning requires students to be engaged, connected, challenged, and in-charge. This hands-on session will equip educators to turn learning upside down. Librarians and teachers can guide students down paths of discovery so they hardly know they are learning the "scope and sequence." This session will weave together Inquiry based learning, brain-based research, and the framework of the new standards (CCSS, Next Gen, C3 SS and more). Come with ideas, leave with a lesson.
Audience: Administrators; Classroom Teachers; Curriculum Specialists; Higher Education; Library Supervisors; School Librarians
Grade Levels: K-3; 4-6; Middle/Junior; High
Strand: Curriculum and Instruction
AASL Member: $189 | ALA Member: $239 | Non-member: $304