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FINAL PRESENTATION Susan Findlay TED 8700/Spring 2013


○ Library Media Aide Falls City Middle/High School ○ BS in Elementary Education ○ Will complete my MS in El Ed with Library Media in the fall of 2013 ○ Married to husband Jeff, with 3 children, Elle, Jack, and Hayden

Falls City Public Schools Mission Statement Falls City Public Schools Mission is to inspire our students to become innovative, resourceful, resilient, and responsible citizens. v/SEC/

21st Century Skills â—? â—?

The goal for this project was to introduce 21st Century skills to the classroom with lessons using Reading/Critical Thinking, Writing/Communication, and Technology/Creativity strategies. Each of these strategies are key components in attaining our school's mission of inspiring our students to be innovative, resourceful, resilient and responsible global citizens.

Research on 21st Century Skills Learning and Innovation Skills Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future

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6TH Grade Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Other Help Impaired Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Speech Articulation Has an 8 year old sister and lives with his Dad Loves Ninjago and Graphic Novels

21st Century Goals for Taylor I want him to:

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Create new and worthwhile ideas Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively Interpret information and draw conclusions Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with others

Lesson 1 - Reading/Critical Thinking Marven of the Great North Woods This lesson was an introduction to the book Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky His objective was to make inferences from the text using an understanding of word relationships and meanings to draw conclusions and solve problems. -Taylor went through the illustrations to predict outcomes -Used vocabulary flashcards from text -Listened to the story and followed along in the text using an iPad -Completed an assignment on problem solving

NE State Language Arts Standards LA 6.1.5.C - Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g. word phrase, sentence, paragraph clues and re-reading) and text features (e.g. glossary, headings, subheadings, indexes, tables, maps, charts) LA - Use examples and details to make inferences or logical pre

Lesson 2 Writing/Communication Personal Narrative Objective is that he will be able to use prior knowledge and discussions to generate and develop ideas to write a personal narrative -Re-Read the text Marven of the Great North Woods as an introduction to personal narratives -We discussed narrative writing as when a storyteller (narrator) describes an event or series of events which can either be fiction or non-fiction -We wrote out the characteristics of a personal narrative Character-what do they look like? sound like? Setting-where is it? what time? Plot-sequence of events in story Change-what did the characters learn? how did they change? -Using a planning sheet created his focus for own personal narrative

NE State Language Arts Standards LA 6.1.5.b - Relate new grade level vocabulary to prior knowledge and use in situations. LA 6.1.6.e - Summarize, analyze, synthesize informational text using main ideas and supporting details. LA 6.2.2.c - Write considering typical characteristics of the selected genre (e.g. biography, report, business memo, poem, essay, email, podcast)

Lesson 3 Technology/Creativity Comic Book Creator The objective of this lesson was for Taylor to use technology to express his personal narrative through visual storytelling in a fun and creative way. -Using his comic planning sheet Taylor mapped out his story -He learned how to format Comic Creator and chose his six frame comic strip -Using the images, captions and the speech and thought bubbles he created his comic template -Printed, colored and shared his story with his classmates

NE State Language Arts Standards LA 6.1.6.c - Summarize narrative text using understanding of characters, setting, sequence of events, plots, and theme. LA 6.1.6.p - Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically. LA 6.3.3.c - Interact and collaborate with others in learning situations by contributing questions, information, opinions, and ideas using a variety of media and formats.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to work one on one with Taylor. He is a fun and caring student who really thrived with the extra attention. Incorporating the 21st Century skills in these lessons helped me to become more aware of the strategies that I need to implement to make sure that my students are successful inside and out of the classroom. We are preparing our students for a future that will be challenging on a global scale, so we must insure that they have the skills that they need.

REFERENCES Lasky, L. (1997). Marven of the great north woods. (1st ed.). New York: Harcourt Framework for 21st century skills. (2011). [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.p21. org/overview/skills-framework Saine, P., Wertz, J., & Gehr, L. (2012). "They Read the Book, Now What?" Using Digital Literacy to Engage Today's Students with Books. New England Reading Association Journal, 48(1), 104-11. Rapp, D. (2011). Comic books' latest plot twist: Enhancing literacy instruction. Phi Delta Kappan, 93 (4), 64-67. Retrieved from EBSCO Host. Marzano, R. (2012). Writing to Learn. Educational Leadership, 69(5), 82-83.

Karbach, M. (Photographer). (2012). To be [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.

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