A 21st Century Learning Plan for a Student-Centered, 21st Century School District
The old classroom model – teacher-centered, one-way, one-size-fits-all – makes no sense to young people who have grown up in a digital world. Instruction must enable students to take ownership of their own learning, use technology to enhance learning, and ensure that student are active participants and ENGAGED in personalized educational experiences.
The vision for district transformation will result in: 1) a set of district-wide Common Core aligned learning outcomes that prepare students to be active and successful participants in the 21st Century; 2) assessment tools that align vertically from elementary through high school to measure mastery of those learning outcomes; and 3) technology-rich classrooms that engage students in relevant, rigorous inquiries.
By 2015, all NVUSD students will:
- Graduate career and college ready through rigorous, relevant, inquiry based learning experiences and assessments aligned to Common Core standards.
- Demonstrate and show evidence of progress in Common Core content standards andthe “4Cs” (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity)
- Bring – or be provided with - personal mobile devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, handhelds) as academic tools to participate in technology-infused learning experiences.