Importance of 21st Century Skills and the Impact on Ohio Schools

Ken Kay, president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, discusses Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's education plan and why 21st century skills must be incorporated into the classroom to ensure student success in the future economy

What are 21st Century Skills

Building 21st Century Skills - Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Ohio Joins the Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Download the full //P21 Framework Definitions Document//

Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

Listen to the Conversation on Education in Ohio

Media Archive of Governor Strickland (and others) discussing reform Ohio's education system for the 21st Century

Participate in the Conversation on Education in Ohio

The Academic Content Standards Revision Process

Read More about recent changes in ohio education

Recent legislation passed in House Bill 1 (HB1) guides the reform of education in Ohio.

View a summary of the bill: external image pdf.png HouseBill1.pdf

Impact of 21st Century Learning on Curriculum and Assessment:
The State Board and ODE have been charged with revising the academic content standards and assessment system. The bill requires the Board to adopt new content standards that incorporate 21st century skills by June 30, 2010 and new model curricula by March 31, 2011. The bill also calls for a switch from the Ohio Graduation Test as a requirement for graduation to a three-tiered system including end of course exams, a senior capstone project, and a "a nationally standardized assessment in science, math and English language arts." Additionally, HB 1 allows for the suspension of the writing (grades 4 and 7) and social studies (grades 5 and 8) portions of the Ohio Achievement Tests during the next two school years due to budgetary constraints. However, these subjects continue to be required for future assessments in these grades. The writing test is to be combined with reading to form an English/Language Arts assessment.

Other Resources:
The Ohio Core: external image pdf.png Ohio_Core.pdf
More on the Ohio Core
National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Administrators, Teachers and Students
Future of Learning from KnowledgeWorks How do the 21st Century Skills apply to Technology?NETS S 2007

nets s 1998.doc and

Ohio Technology Academic Content Standards

How do we use this to write Technology Curriculum?

NETS Profiles

ICT Literacy Maps

Route 21 and resources available

How does this apply to teachers?

NETS for Teachers

Shifts in Learning

no more 3R's - now it is 5C's: Content, Conversation, Connectivity, Collaboration, and Context


Technology Integration Matrix

What are others saying about 21st Century Learning?

Groups discussing 21st Century Learning:

Other Definitions of 21st Century Skills

Our Bookmarks on 21st Century Skills:

A summary from a cohort:

Summary of 21st Century Skills Definitions and Philosophy.pdf - Compiled by Dan Langen Mason City Schools

A collection of Videos:

Other Videos:

From the Partnership:

Did You Know:

Did You Know 4:

Rip Van Winkle awakens:

3 steps for 21st Century Learning:

21st Century Skills in the Middle School:

Skip to time index 00:43:28 on the video below for Gov. Strickland's comments on 21st Century Learning in Ohio