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Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World

Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World

by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
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"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?"

With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas:

* Content and assessment: How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture.

* Program structures: How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff.

* Technology: How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology.

* Media literacy: The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media.

* Globalization: What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective.

* Sustainability: How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities.

* Habits of mind: The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life.

The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416609407
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 01/19/2010
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 95,275
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Chapter 1: A New Essential Curriculum for a New Time by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Chapter 2: Upgrading the Curriculum: 21st Century Assessment Types and Skills by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Chapter 3: Upgrading Content: Provocation, Invigoration, and Replacement by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Chapter 4: New School Versions: Reinventing and Reuniting School Program Structures by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Chapter 5: Five Socio-Technology Trends That Change Everything in Learning and Teaching by Stephen Wilmarth

Chapter 6: A Classroom as Wide as the World by Vivien Stewart

Chapter 7: Making Learning Irresistible: Extending the Journey of Mabry Middle School by Tim Tyson

Chapter 8: Media Literacy: 21st Century Literacy Skills by Frank W. Baker

Chapter 9: Digital Portfolios and Curriculum Maps: Linking Teacher and Student Work by David Niguidula

Chapter 10: Educating for a Sustainable Future by Jaimie P. Cloud

Chapter 11: Power Down or Power Up? by Alan November

Chapter 12: Creating Learning Connections with Today's Tech-Savvy Student by Bill Sheskey

Chapter 13: It Takes Some Getting Used To: Rethinking Curriculum for the 21st Century by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick

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Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
patsemple on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was summer reading at the independent 3-12 school where I work. Loved it, loved the ideas in it, thought it was an excellent choice for a forward-thinking faculty to choose as required reading.
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Informative. I recommend this book for teachers who want to revitalize curriculum to meet the needs of our 21st Century learners.