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Teaching Screenagers

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2011. (web publication)

Effectively teaching the digital generation, or screenagers, seems to involve two basics: embracing the tools that kids are immersed in and using these tools to engage students in core curriculum topics. Educational Leadership magazine shares numerous articles on connecting with digital learners.

Ready for Tomorrow: Helping All Students Achieve Secondary and Postsecondary Success

A Guide for Governors. National Governors Association, 2003. (PDF, 43 pgs.)

This guide offers advice to states on how to improve schools from kindergarten through college to prepare students to become productive citizens.

Measuring Skills for the 21st Century

Education Sector, 2008. (PDF, 18 pgs.)

Standing in the way of incorporating 21st-century skills into teaching and learning are widespread concerns about measurement. New assessments illustrate that the skills that really matter for the 21st century—the ability to think creatively and to evaluate and analyze information—can be measured accurately and in a common and comparable way.

Internet and Wireless Safety

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2010. (web commentary)

The rapid development of Internet technologies and the increasing use of social networking Web sites and cell phones have created both opportunities and challenges for secondary school leaders. These findings reveal a new social and academic environment with enormous potential for innovation in teaching and learning; unfortunately, they also represent a safety minefield for students and the adults who care for them. To address this topic, school leaders need guidelines that are rooted in a balanced approach that recognizes the beneficial aspects of technology as well as its potential dangers.

Framework for 21st Century Learning

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2007. (web report)

The Framework for 21st Century Learning, a plan to help students and educators achieve 21st-century learning goals, addresses key concerns by developing a clear vision for student outcomes in the new global economy and defines how school systems can best support them.

21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide

Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008. (PDF, 20 pgs.)

This guide summarizes the challenges and opportunities that, if left unaddressed, will curtail our competitiveness and diminish our standing in the world. We can thrive in this century only with informed leadership and concerted action that prepares Americans to compete.

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