Book Title: Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students
Author: Lydotta M. Taylor
Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students shows how to create 21st century learning environments and curriculum using the Who Took My Chalk?™ model for intentional change.
Offering workbook-style-pages and easy-to-read chapters, this book defines 21st century skills, discusses why we need to teach today’s students differently, and shows how to apply 21st century concepts in an education setting. Following an eight-step model, readers learn about change management, the impact of school culture, and goal-setting for school improvement. Classroom and school assessment tools are included, as well as strategies for overcoming roadblocks and gaining parental support. Filled with sample curriculum and modification strategies, this book is a must-read for any educator wishing to create intentional change in their classroom or school.
Provides a thorough understanding of 21st century skills and how they can be applied in the education setting–defines 21st century skills, discusses why we need to teach today's students differently, and focuses on how to create 21st century learning environments for students.
Uses the Who Took My Chalk?™ model as a method for creating change–includesan eight step model that begins with change management and focuses first on school culture and attitudes and then works outward to setting and achieving goals for school improvement.
Aligns teaching with the way today's students think, act and learn–discusses each generation in terms of how they learn, with a focus on millennials and Gen I in today's classrooms.
· Provides assessment tools for classrooms and for schools–helps readers measure the culture, environment and attitude in personal and school settings so it is easier to create change.
Outlines how to set goals, predict roadblocks and engage external and parental support–includespractical suggestions for attaining goals, improving communication and gaining support throughout the change process.
Includes examples of 21st century teaching/learning and steps for modifying/recreating curriculum units so they align with these skills–shows readers proven curriculum models and creates a deeper understanding of what 21st century skills look like in the classroom.
Offers workbook-style-pages and easy-to-read chapters–includes a final chapter that includes a format for a group book study.