21st Century Teachers

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. ~African Proverb

The following presentation will illustrate the importance of the edcuational community in instilling neccesary skills in our students that will allow them to become effective and productive members of our global society.

To be a successful 21st Century Teacher, we need to know what our 21st Century Students look like... So what is a "future-ready student?"

Future-Ready Students For the 21st Century

A future-ready student is the student of tomorrow! They are ready to accept the challenge of the unknown. As times change, they are readily able to evolve and adapt in order to succeed. These students crave innovation and desire the inclusion of technology in all facets of learning. Our students today will be the leaders of our future; it is our job to prepare them for that task.

Teacher Role for 21st Century Students

What is a 21st century teacher? Am I one? Are you? Chances are we both have some characteristics that have allowed us to adapt to this new approach to teaching. Successful educators in the 21st century possess certain abilities that have allowed them to maintain fidelity to their content standards while still keeping students interested and engaged...a 21st century teacher performs the following 5 tasks for his/her students and colleagues....To delve into these standards fully, please visit the link below...

Effective Teachers

  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
  • Model Digital Age Work and Learning
  • Promote and Model digital Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Obviously, teachers must evolve to keep up with our rapidly changing world and with the following materials and pd opportunities, we believe all teachers in our LEA can do so with your help!

What Can You Do As School Board Members?

Imagine what we could do for our students by working together...

Picture Resources from Animoto:

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Brunsell, D. E. (2009). Flattening classrooms through global collaboration. Pearson, Chapter 1, 1-17. Retrieved from http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780132610353/downloads/0132610353.pdf

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Roscorla , T. (2001, Febr 9). The impact of the ipad on k-12 schools. Center for Digital Education, Retrieved from http://www.centerdigitaled.com/classtech/Impact-iPad-K12-Schools.html?elq=24628383751440e3bd7213a6ab79014a

Designed by the Following 21st Century Teachers: Melissa Gibson, Hope McClure and Maggie Murphy