21st CENTURY LEARNING

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THE PROJECT APPROACH

New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.org

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

A School Development Organization
New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.org

The New Tech High Network
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Oregon (3) Chicago Northern California (7) Denver

New York Indiana (3)

Los Angeles (3) Texas (3) New Orleans (2)

North Carolina (9)

Starting in 2001, the New Technology Foundation has now helped 42 schools adopt the New Tech High School model.
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Los Angeles New Tech High School Cluster

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Los Angeles School of Global Studies NTHS Student Empowerment Academy at Jefferson Jordan New Tech High School

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Started in 2006 400 Student - Small Schools
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Out of 100 9th Graders.highereducation.org/reports/pipeline/success. How Many« Graduate HS Immediately Enroll in College Are Still Enrolled Sophomore Year Graduate from College California Indiana Louisiana Texas U.org http://www.shtml .newtechfoundation.S. 70 68 59 64 68 43 41 33 35 40 25 31 23 22 27 19 21 13 13 18 New Technology Foundation Œ www.

org .A CHANGING ECONOMY To Earn A Living Wage.newtechfoundation. Our Students Will Need a Different Skill Set 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 1900 1950 2000 Source: Linda Darling-Hammond Low Skill Jobs Knowledge Work Jobs New Technology Foundation Πwww.

21st CENTURY SKILLS DEFINED New Technology Foundation Πwww.org .newtechfoundation.

newtechfoundation.21ST CENTURY SKILLS DEFINED LEARNING & INNOVATION ‡ Creativity & Innovation ‡ Critical Thinking & Problemsolving ‡ Communication & Collaboration INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY ‡ Information Literacy ‡ Media Literacy ‡ ICT Literacy ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ LIFE & CAREER Flexibility & Adaptability Initiative & Self-direction Social & Cross-cultural Skills Productivity & Accountability Leadership & Responsibility New Technology Foundation Œ www.org .

Questions Emerge«. relevant. student±centered learning environment that better prepares all students for the 21st Century? New Technology Foundation Œ www. How do we create a rigorous.newtechfoundation.org .

Questions Emerge«. How do we measure these skills? How do we capture the students growth in these skills over time? How do we engage students in the learning process to build these skills? New Technology Foundation Œ www.org .newtechfoundation.

newtechfoundation. New Technology Foundation Πwww.org .SESSION OBJECTIVES Address these questions through Project Based Learning (PBL) as an instructional strategy to address state content standards and 21st Century Skills Share school wide strategies for assessing and reporting 21st Century skill development to students and parents. Share other school wide initiatives which support PBL and 21st Century Learning.

respected and well known by others. STUDENT SUCCESS INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES Pedagogy. trusted. course offerings. SCHOOL PURPOSE School has a clear sense of purpose around student outcomes and can measure it¶s success against those outcomes. school calendars. daily schedules. methodology and assessment are consistent with the school¶s purpose & supported by the structure. School has strong ties to business and community.newtechfoundation. Parents feel welcome and listened to.HIERARCHY OF NEEDS FOR A 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL The hierarchy of needs for school change informs us that without addressing issues of culture. our attempts to improve instructional practice are very difficult to sustain. instructional methodologies and assessment practices are inline with purpose. SCHOOL CULTURE Students and staff feel safe. © New Technology Foundation 2006-2007 New Technology Foundation Œ www. purpose and structure. SCHOOL STRUCTURE Facilities.org . Students know how school and class work will help them be successful in meeting their own goals.

newtechfoundation.School Purpose 21st Century Skills as Learning Outcomes or Expected School Wide Learning Results (ESLRS) CRITICAL THINKING COLLABORATION ORAL COMMUNICATION WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LITERACY CITIZENSHIP AND ETHICS CAREER PREPARATION CORE SUBJECT MASTERY New Technology Foundation Πwww.org .

org .newtechfoundation.SCHOOL PURPOSE 21st Century Skills as Learning Outcomes or Expected School Wide Learning Results (ESLRS) CRITICAL THINKING COLLABORATION ORAL COMMUNICATION WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LITERACY CITIZENSHIP AND ETHICS CAREER PREPARATION CORE SUBJECT MASTERY New Technology Foundation Πwww.

Doing Projects The Project is the Curriculum Creating a ³Need to Know´ Teacher Acts as a Coach Focus on Skills as well as Content Standards New Technology Foundation Œ www.newtechfoundation.INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES PBL vs.org .

and readings. lectures.PBL vs. Usually a culminating event for a unit or semester. DOING PROJECTS Projects: Large activities completed after the students have been pushed through homework assignments.org . Writing Exercise Peer Edit Lecture Culminating Project Textbook Activity Lecture Textbook Activity Writing Exercise New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.

PBL vs. Lectures and readings are integrated into the problem as the students need the information. New Technology Foundation Œ www.org . DOING PROJECTS Projects: PBL: Students are pulled through the curriculum by a driving question or realistic problem that provides a ³need to know´ the material.newtechfoundation.

newtechfoundation. Doing Projects The Project is the Curriculum Creating a ³Need to Know´ Teacher Acts as a Coach Focus on Skills as well as Content Standards New Technology Foundation Œ www.org .INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES PBL vs.

QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor Applied Learning Active Exploration Adult Connections Assessment Practices Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Πwww.org .newtechfoundation.

QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity ‡ Real World Activities ‡ Several Possible Solutions Academic Rigor Applied Learning Active Exploration Adult Connections Assessment Practices Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Œ www.newtechfoundation.org .

org .QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor ‡ Driving Questions derived from content standards ‡ Incorporates 21st Century Skills Applied Learning Active Exploration Adult Connections Assessment Practices Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Œ www.newtechfoundation.

org .newtechfoundation.QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor Applied Learning ‡ Apply new knowledge to complex scenario ‡Requires the use of organization and self management skills Active Exploration Adult Connections Assessment Practices Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Œ www.

org .newtechfoundation.QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor Applied Learning Active Exploration ‡Requires active research from a variety of sources Adult Connections Assessment Practices Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Œ www.

org .newtechfoundation.QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor Applied Learning Active Exploration Adult Connections ‡ Students make connections with adults working in the field ‡Students present to a panel of experts and receive feedback Assessment Practices Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Œ www.

newtechfoundation.org .QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor Applied Learning Active Exploration Adult Connections Assessment Practices ‡ Balanced Assessment on a Variety of Skills Use of Technology New Technology Foundation Œ www.

QUALITITIES OF ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING PBL UNITS Project Idea Rubric Authenticity Academic Rigor Applied Learning Active Exploration Adult Connections Assessment Practices Use of Technology ‡ Students use a variety of digital tools and resources New Technology Foundation Œ www.newtechfoundation.org .

6 Integrate quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas. Standard 6: How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and region Zip Code USA English: 1.3 Write expository compositions New Technology Foundation Πwww..org . 2.Project Showcase Begin with the end in mind. State Content Standards: Geography: Standard 4: The physical and human characteristics of places.newtechfoundation.

newtechfoundation.org .Entry Document New Technology Foundation Πwww.

newtechfoundation.hy use an Entry Document ? ‡ ‡ ‡ Scenario Builder Outlines the problem or issue Defines the students¶ roles and tasks Sets forth the expectations for successful work in the project ‡ New Technology Foundation Œ www.org .

Beyond Letters« ‡ Videos ‡ Web pages ‡ Guest Speakers ‡ Newspaper Articles ‡ Job Announcements ‡ Casting Calls New Technology Foundation Œ www.org .newtechfoundation.

Project Showcase Zip Code USA New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.org .

org .ASSESSING STUDENT PERFORMANCE School Wide Learning Outcomes Content Literacy New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.

org .SCHOOL PURPOSE YOU GET WHAT YOU ASSESS Traditional assessment methods do not reinforce 21st Century skills nor do they give meaningful formative feedback to students. Technology can be used to support a system that encourages teachers to provide more authentic assessment of student performance. New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.

SKILLS BASED ASSESSMENT New Technology Foundation Πwww.org .newtechfoundation.

SKILLS BASED ASSESSMENT New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.org .

PBL IN ACTION Sacramento New Technology High School ± Segment 1 New Technology Foundation Œ www.org .newtechfoundation.

WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? PROJECT INFORMATION Each unit begins when students are presented with a complex. standards-based problem Students create a list of thing they ´need to knowµ which drives classroom activities New Technology Foundation Œ www.newtechfoundation.org .

org .WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? PROJECT INFORMATION GROUP PLANNING Groups establish rolls and norms then begin to assign tasks New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.

org .WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? PROJECT INFORMATION GROUP PLANNING RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION Students use computers.newtechfoundation. interviews. text books. and experiments to gather information related to their ´need to knowsµ New Technology Foundation Œ www.

org .WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? PROJECT INFORMATION GROUP PLANNING RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION FORMAL TEACHING Teachers continue to help student understand the subject with lectures. assignments. readings and other activities that are tied to the project New Technology Foundation Πwww.newtechfoundation.

org .newtechfoundation.WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? PROJECT INFORMATION DRAFT SOLUTIONS FORMAL TEACHING GROUP PLANNING RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION Students create and refine solutions to the problem as they continue to cycle through the stages until time runs out New Technology Foundation Πwww.

panels. etc. skits. teachers.WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? FINAL PRESENTATIONS PROJECT INFORMATION DRAFT SOLUTIONS FORMAL TEACHING GROUP PLANNING RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION Students present their ideas through debates.org . parents. presentations. and community members.newtechfoundation. New Technology Foundation Πwww. Their work is evaluated by peers.

org . on their performance.WHAT DOES PBL LOOK LIKE? REFLECTION FINAL PRESENTATIONS PROJECT INFORMATION A critical last step is to give students time to reflect on their learning. and provide the teacher with feedback on the project.newtechfoundation. DRAFT SOLUTIONS FORMAL TEACHING GROUP PLANNING RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION New Technology Foundation Πwww.

org .newtechfoundation.Keeping Students on Track« ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Benchmarks Peer Reviews Rough Drafts Outlines Proposals Summaries Storyboards Concept Maps Rubric Reviews New Technology Foundation Œ www.

New Technology Foundation Πwww. relevant instruction when designed to do so. We should look to change the traditional role of teacher and student in the classroom.newtechfoundation. they must become active learners who can collaborate. 3. PBL enables the teacher to act as a coach and have the students interact with experts in the field.SOME FINAL THOUGHTS A LENS FOR OUR WORK: 1.org . Technology is a powerful lever for change when combined with other factors and can support more rigorous. communicate and problem solve 2. If students are to be well prepared for their futures.

Where can you get PBL training? Los Angeles School of Global Studies PBL Training Institute ‡ ‡ ‡ Four day intensive training Led by NTF certified PBL trainers Participants develop a comprehensive PBL unit. with entry document.net New Technology Foundation Œ www.LASGS NTF Certified PBL Trainer kim.newtechfoundation.lausd.org . rubrics.dawson@lasgs. and scaffolding Opportunities for follow up teacher shadowing and coaching ‡ Summer and Fall Sessions available For More information contact: Kim Dawson. Math Teacher.

org .newtechfoundation.org New Technology Foundation Πwww.Tim Presiado New Technology Foundation www.newtechfoundation.org tpresiado@newtechfoundation.

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