Learning Results in the 21st Century by dux15396

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									Learning Results in the 21st
         Century
              The vision for 2015:
                Maine as “The
                Learning State,”
                where all students
                and adults are
                prepared for
                success in the 21st
                century economy
   Education, Technology and the
    Future of Maine’s Economy
John Baldacci, Governor
Susan Gendron, Commissioner, Maine
Department of Education
Laura Fortman, Commissioner, Maine
Department of Labor
Jack Cashman, Commissioner, Maine
Department of Economic and Community
Development
Pre-K to College Educators, Legislators, Maine
Business, Maine Non-profits
             Outcomes
Consider the influence of changing
technology and global interdependencies of
Maine’s economic prospects
Build greater understanding of the skill set
that students and existing workers will
need for success in the 21st century
economy
Identify high-leverage action strategies to
achieve greater coordination across
education, workforce development and
policymaking
        Alan November
      Technology Futurist
“We should be educating students for
the unknown economy of the future”
“Create a culture of fearless learners”
“The internet should be a vehicle for
two way communication. Kids should
have a global connection with other
students and experts in academic
fields”
           Dr. Willard Daggett
   International Center for Leadership
              in Education

“Blue collar workers have a higher technical
reading requirement than white collar
workers”
“All schools are suffering from an
overcrowded curriculum. 30% of the
standards from each subject area should be
dropped.”
“Good is the enemy of great”
    46,000 high schools in the U.S. The top
    30 moved from good to great by:
Focused instruction around students’ interest,
  learning styles, and aptitudes – typically through
  small learning communities
An unrelenting commitment to excellence for all
  students, with emphasis on literacy across the
  curriculum
Solid and dedicated leadership
An extraordinary commitment to resources to 9th
  grade students
A rigorous and relevant 12th grade year
High-quality curriculum and instruction that focuses
  on rigor, relevance, relationships, and reflective
  thought
A focus on data to make daily instructional decisions
  for individual students
           Dr. Seymour Papert
  Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence at MIT
   The Learning Barn – Blue Hill Maine
“To prosper in a rapidly changing, global world
economy, a small state will need adaptable and
creative entrepreneurs and workers capable of
taking advantage of the latest technologies to
develop niche products and markets. They will
need to be powerful learners with powerful
knowledge.”
“There is a need to foster toughness of mind in our
students….Maine will need people who can
approach very hard problems with great
persistence in the face of repeated setbacks”
“Reality offers resistance to mental muscle when
you are trying to make something that actually
works….Technology becomes the standard for
students”
 Maine Learning Results Review
Review process will include all eight content areas,
content standards and performance indicators for
each, but not the Guiding Principles
Review has already begun for the Maine Learning
Results
Review process will take 2-3 years and will then
require action by the Maine Legislature prior to
implementation of any revisions, which will not
begin until 2006-2007 at the earliest.
Any changes to the standards will be phased in
over a period of years to ensure fairness to
students and to allow districts ample time to make
modifications to curriculum, instruction, and
assessment. First class may be the kindergarten
class of 2008.
   Focus for the review of the
    Maine Learning Results
Determine the knowledge
and skills necessary for
students to succeed in
2020 and beyond
What is a reasonable
number of standards and
performance indicators in
each content area that can
be covered in a meaningful
way?
Reintegrate the Guiding
Principles into the 8
content areas
Include a greater number of
stakeholders into the
discussion of content
standards
      Local Comprehensive
   Assessment System Update
The Curriculum and Assessment Task group
  is currently working on….
   A survey of staff members to determine
   curriculum issues that exist in each of the grade
   spans.
   The development of a district wide review
   process for common assessments
   The reconvening of the district curriculum
   committees
   A review of The Survey of Enacted Curriculum
     Local Comprehensive
  Assessment System Update
The Assessment Calibration task group
 is currently working on….
   Understanding the document
   “Considering Consistency”
   A procedure/protocol for the common
   scoring of assessments
   District certification and reporting of
   assessments
   A feedback forum for teachers on
   common assessments
      Local Comprehensive
   Assessment System update
The Data Management and Communication
  task group is currently working on…..
   A standards progress report that meets all of the
   technical requirements for state reporting
   A communication plan for standards reporting
   to include conferences, mailings, newsletters,
   and local media
   Staff development for reporting and interpreting
   of reports

								
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