Talladega County 21st Century Learners Project

Background on this Initiative
Two schools in the Talladega County School system have been involved in the Alabama Best Practices Center's 21st Century Learners project for several years. Winterboro School joined the ABPC's training in 2005-2006 and Fayetteville High School joined in 2006-2007. The teachers in these two schools experienced terrific professional growth and saw amazing results in their classrooms. In 2008, some of these teachers began sharing what they've learned with teachers throughout the school system with their own 21st Century Learners project. To learn even more about this project, visit our Masterpiece wiki.

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This year's initiative has three goals for each participant.One - Participants will integrate the use of an iPad 2 with classroominstruction with the goal of increasing student engagement and achievement.Two - Participants will use Moodle to share resources and learn more aboutusing digital devices within their instructional plan and submit reports of the third goal.Three - Participants will mentor other teachers in learning to use the iPad andMoodle to teach. Welcome to a wonderful year of professional growth and learning!

Moodle Professional Development Site

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Go to the Moodle page to access links, resources, and information. All mentor assignments and activities are posted on this Moodle course.
Secondary Agenda February 7th.docx
Preparation for Day #1 Training.docx

Picasa Album from 2009 - 2011 Showcases

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February 2nd Training Session - Winterboro High School
February 3rd Training Session - Lincoln High School - Bell ringer Activity- Wallwisher (Please post to this wall)
April 14th Showcase - Childersburg High School
2011 21st Century Training - Information regarding this year's training.
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flags.jpg21st Century Interactive Technology Showcase: Fueling Our Passion for Learning April 21, 2010 - Childersburg High Performing Arts & Sports Arena

2010 21st Century Showcase School Competition - Learn more about the exciting competition for this year's showcase!
2010 Showcase Information - Tips and information to help you plan for the April 2010 Showcase
2009 Showcase Information - Learn more about how teachers prepared for last year's showcase on this page.

RobertsRulesClipArt.jpg2010 Session Two Secondary 21st Century Meeting - January 28, 2010

Our second meeting will be from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Lincoln High School. We will cover two more 21st Century Skills from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Rainbow. Also, we will visit classrooms at Lincoln High.
January 28 Agenda - Click to see our agenda for session two.
Creativity and Innovation - A Learning and Innovation Skill
Collaboration - A Learning and Innovation Skill
My Web Wardrobe - Spending the afternoon on the web playground.

external image 77838_001.jpg2009-2010 Session One Secondary 21st Century Meeting - October 29, 2009

Our first meeting this year will be from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Winterboro High School. We will cover two of the 21st Century Skills on the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Rainbow. Also, we will have the opportunity to visit classrooms at Winterboro and see their one-to-one computer initiative and project based learning in action.
October 29 Agenda - Click to see our agenda for our first session
Communication - A Learning and Innovation Skill
Problem Solving - A Learning and Innovation Skill

Now our entire school system is focused on merging 21st Century Skills with our existing curriculum. We have created a protocol for this process and thrilled to have over 60 teachers lead this protocol training on August 4, 2009 for all of our teachers. These are exciting times in Talladega County!

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August 4, 2009 21st Century Protocol Meetings

Secondary Information......................... Elementary Information
Click to learn more about your meeting's agenda, location, and other helpful information.
- Meeting location information is here as well.

external image 48998E3BDDD24629B7459FDC5668AF05.jpgTeacher Sites - Check out the many wikis and blogs of the teachers in this initiative! They are divided into a Middle and High School section and an Elementary Section. Check back often, as these teachers work to really sharpen their skills and improve their class wikis and blogs!

Showcase Information
Our 21st Century Showcase was on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Childersburg High School Arena. Click on Showcase Information above to learn more about this exciting event.

Understanding 21st Century Skills


The Partnership for 21st Century Skills offers the following:
Mission Statement:
To bring 21st Century Skills to every child in America by serving as a catalyst for change in teaching, learning, and assessment and as an advocate among education policy makers through a unique partnership among education, business, and government leaders.
Every child in America needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers, and leaders in the 21st century.
There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.
To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environments by infusing 21st century skills.
This skills set includes:
  • Information and communication skills (information and media literacy skills; communication skills)
  • Thinking and problem-solving (critical thinking and systems thinking; problem identification, formulation and solution; creativity and intellectual curiosity)
  • Interpersonal and self-direction skills (interpersonal and collaborative skills; self-direction; accountability and adaptability; social responsibility)
  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic and business literacy, and developing entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
  • Civic literacy