|a21st century skills|brethinking how students learn|c[James Bellanca, Ron Brandt, editors].
|aTwenty-first century skills
|aBloomington, IN|bSolution Tree Press|cc2010.
|axxxi, 375 p.|bill.|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aForeword: 21st century skills: why they matter, what they are, and how we get there -- Five minds for the future -- New policies for 21st century demands: Linda Darling-Hammond, interviewed -- Comparing frameworks for 21st century skills -- The role of professional learning communities in advancing 21st century skills -- The Singapore vision: teach less, learn more -- Designing new learning environments to support 21st century skills -- An implementation framework to support 21st century skills -- Problem-based learning: the foundation for 21st century skills -- Cooperative learning and conflict resolution: essential 21st century skills -- Preparing students for mastery of 21st century skills -- Innovation through technology -- Technology rich, information poor -- Navigating social networks as learning tools -- A framework for assessing 21st century skills -- Afterword: leadership, change, and beyond the 21st century skills agenda.
James Bellanca is the founder and CEO of International Renewal Institute, Inc. His extensive experience as classroom teacher, alternative school director, professional developer, and intermediate service center consultant has given him a wide scope of kowledge to share with educators in his workshops, trainings, and presentations. Jim Bellanca has worked with educational leaders in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan, and also with school districts to design programs that promote critical thinking and collaboration to increase academic performance among all children, including high risk populations.