An Educator’s Guide to the 'Four Cs' http://www.nea.org/tools/52217.htm An Educator’s Guide to the 'Four Cs'
Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society:
An Educator’s Guide to the “Four Cs”
All educators want to help their students succeed in life. What was considered a good education 50 years ago, however, is no longer enough for success in college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.
Over the years it became clear that the framework was too long and complicated. To resolve this issue, we interviewed leaders of all kinds to determine which of the 21st century skills were the most important for K-12 education. There was near unanimity that four specific skills were the most important. They became known as the “Four Cs”:
- critical thinking,
- collaboration, and
The seven Cs of a character curriculum http://bit.ly/1zsCsbP The seven Cs of a character curriculum – confidence, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship Teaching and the wider education system should move towards a character-based curriculum that focuses on students thinking “creatively and collaboratively”, a new campaign is urging ...
The School Revolution : In England http://youtu.be/2LU7m9MsyV0 Education in England is changing and this film takes you through the changes in the types of school (free schools, academies), the curriculum and the way children are learning.
Why are we demanding more rigour and higher standards?
International curriculum options http://bit.ly/1fj6EG1 Education Explained: International curriculum options
In this article in the ‘Education Explained’ series, we take a look at the international curriculum options for the children of relocating families in the growing number of international schools across the globe.
The National Curriculum in England http://bit.ly/1bi2eQN The national curriculum in England - Framework document - July 2013
Subject to the approval of Parliament, it is the government’s intention that the final
version of this framework will be published in the autumn of 2013, and that the
elements that require statutory force will come into effect for the majority of year
groups from September 2014.
For pupils in year 2, year 6 and year 10, the new English, mathematics and science programmes of study will be introduced from
September 2015; and for pupils in year 11 the programmes of study for these subjects will be introduced from September 2016.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards [USA] http://www.corestandards.org/ Implementing the Common Core State Standards [USA]
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
Smart and Skilled : Australia (pdf) http://bit.ly/YafJYS Smart and Skilled is a reform of the
NSW Vocational Education and
Training system Australia.
It will give people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.
This will expand the skills of our
workforce to meet demand for jobs.
Smart and Skilled will be implemented
in 2014 with ...
The future shape of the UK National Curriculum 2012 UPDATE http://bit.ly/HxsWqQ The future shape of the UK National Curriculum 2012 UPDATE
Beyond the core subjects
Revision now in the consultancy phase ...
Final versions published Autumn 2013
First teaching from September 2014
USA National Education Technology Plan (NETP) http://bit.ly/igR2HF The USA National Education Technology Plan (NETP) is set to transform the traditional classroom settings into a space as exciting for students as the Internet.
The NETP lines up five goals state education officials, researchers, and practitioners believe to represent the changes needed ...
The International Middle Years Curriculum (imyc) http://bit.ly/timyc The International Middle Years Curriculum (imyc)
The IMYC is a curriculum that focuses foremost on student learning. It provides a rigorous, structured yet flexible teaching framework for 11 to 14 year olds to improve their learning and inspire and engage them throughout an often precarious learning and developmental period.
This is achieved through a range of themes to which subjects contribute interdependently providing a coherent and relevant learning experience. "The IMYC shows real understanding of the unique philosophy and approach to learning that students at this developmental level require,” says Alison Lipp, Curriculum Coordinator at the American International School of Rotterdam, one of the first schools to have taken on the IMYC.
UK National Curriculum Review (Jan 2011) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12227491 UK National Curriculum Review (Jan 2011)
Education Secretary Michael Gove has said he wants more "facts" in England's national curriculum, as he launches a review of what children are taught.
The Big Picture: UK Secondary Curriculum http://bit.ly/athJso The Big Picture: UK Secondary Curriculum
This is a brilliant one page planning tool ... and although it is UK-centric much has a larger generic use.
The Big Picture: UK Primary Curriculum http://bit.ly/d2eXmE The Big Picture: UK Primary Curriculum
This is a brilliant one page planning tool ... and although it is UK-centric much has a larger generic use
QCAs (UK) National Curriculum YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/QCAnatcurriculum QCA's National Curriculum YouTube channel
These case studies show how schools have interpreted the new secondary curriculum within the context of their own setting and to meet the needs of their learners.
The Children’s Plan (UK) Dec08 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/childrensplan/downloads/The_Childrens_Plan.pdf The Children’s Plan (UK) Dec08 ... Building brighter futures
Our aim is to make this the best place in the world for our children and young people to grow up. This is why we created the new Department for Children, Schools and Families six months ago, and why we announced that we would draw up this first ever Children’s Plan, to put the needs of families, children and young people at the centre of everything we do.
We are setting ourselves ambitious new goals for 2020, and we will report back on the progress we are making on the Plan in a year’s time. With schools, children’s services, the voluntary sector and government all playing their part, we can ensure that every child has the best start in life, we
can back all parents as they bring up their children, we can unlock the talents of all our young people and we can ensure that no child or young person is left to fall behind.
COGs Connected Outcomes Groups (Australia) http://tinyurl.com/2cb7df COGs Connected Outcomes Groups (Australia) ... PowerPoint presentation
-Make connections between syllabus outcomes from across KLAs (SciTech, HSIE, CA, PDHPE).
-Highlight how literacy and numeracy links can be taught in context.
-Allow the curriculum to be taught more efficiently by taking an integrated curriculum approach.
-Simplify planning, programming and assessing.
-Maximise student learning.
Curriculum Framework : Alberta Canada http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca/k_12/curriculum/ Curriculum Framework : Alberta Canada
Alberta Education is responsible for determining what students are expected to learn from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The department works with its stakeholders to design curriculum and provide authorized resources that meet the needs of learners and educators. Alberta Education also decides the amount of instructional time spent on each subject area.
Curriculum and Program Resources by Subject | Information for Parents | Curriculum Development & Implementation | Handbooks for Parents |
INCA http://www.inca.org.uk/ INCA is the International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Internet Archive. It provides regularly updated descriptions of government policy on education in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland (forthcoming), Scotland (forthcoming), Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Wales, and makes particular reference to the curriculum and assessment frameworks in place. The site also features specific sections describing initial teacher training policy across the Archive countries.
Curriculum at Heathfield Primary & Nursery School (UK) http://tinyurl.com/3rrj4 Curriculum at Heathfield Primary & Nursery School (UK)
UK year strategy for children and learners http://www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/5yearstrategy/ The Department (UK DfES) has published its five year strategy for children and learners. It is an ambitious strategy for the next five years and beyond. It seeks not only to address our historic weaknesses, but also to improve every aspect of what we do.
It puts a clear focus on children, learners, parents and employers, not just in setting out what we want to offer, but in designing ways of doing it that promote personalisation and choice.
A Head Start for Australia: An Early Years Framework http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/publications/early_years.html A Head Start for Australia: An Early Years Framework
A Head Start for Australia: An Early Years Framework is a blue-print that sets out what we can do - individually and as a community - to give all Australian kids a great 'head start' in life.
National and international research identifies the areas in which we can take action that will have immediate and long term benefits for young children.
Learning Through the Arts http://www.ltta.ca/ Learning Through the Arts (LTTA) is an international educational initiative dedicated to changing the way the core curriculum is taught and learned in public schools.
Lesson plans, demonstration videos and inspiring messages from LTTA artists are now offered on-line through this site.
We combine the arts with all academic subjects, and our students learn the interconnectedness of all things.
We teach math through visual art, language through song, science through dance, and social studies through storytelling.
We combine learning with creative expression to develop the whole child.
The International Primary Curriculum http://www.internationalprimarycurriculum.com/ The International Primary Curriculum is the most exciting curriculum project with which we have ever been involved.
Like everything we have done, the IPC is oriented to the future. It helps children develop the knowledge, skills and understandings they will need in their future lives. But it is also built on an awareness of the present reality. It provides the support teachers need now. In doing so, it frees teachers to focus on what is really important in the classroom ?how children learn, rather than the endless preparation and planning of basic work.
The IPC has been in development since 1998. We are grateful for the involvement of many teachers, not least those in schools operated by Shell International. It was our involvement with Shell that gave this project such a kick-start. Shell continues to provide an annual grant towards the International Primary Curriculum? development although the IPC is now a fully independent organisation.
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President George W. Bush Jan2000 http://www.ed.gov/inits/nclb/index.html Only a few days into his term of office President George W. Bush produced a new education bill (policy) called 'No Child Left Behind' ... this links to that document. Foreward | Executive Summary | High Standards and Accountability | Putting Reading First | Improving Teacher Quality | Improving Math and Science Instruction | Limited English Proficient Students to English Fluency | Parental Options and Innovative Programs | Encouraging Safe Schools | Enhancing Education Through Technology | Providing Impact Aid | Freedom and Accountability |
Learning and Skills Act 2000 UK http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/20000021.htm The core of the Act is the establishment of a new non-departmental public body, the Learning and Skills Council for England (LSC) which will be responsible for post-16 learning, other than higher education. It will take over functions performed by the Further Education Funding Council for England (FEFCE) and the functions currently contracted by the Secretary of State to TECs.