The Partnership for 21st Century skills is co-sponsoring, along with other groups, a gathering this week at U.C. Berkeley. I will be attending as a representative from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). You can see the agenda here for the Feb. 2nd gathering.
For one part of the gathering, the attendees are dividing into discussion groups around these topics: Teacher Education, Assessment, and Professional Development (not sure how these were chosen). In the printable schedule it says that we are to:
“The goal of the session is to identify key actions that have been taken by schools, districts, businesses, policy makers, and other stakeholders to support 21st century literacies in the topic area being discussed. Conferees will prepare for discussion in two ways: (1) complete a pre-reading and (2) bring one specific example of an effective action that has resulted in support for 21st century literacies learning and/or in student learning of a 21st century literacy to use during discussion.
I’d like to ask you for your examples regarding: assessment. What is an assessment example in a school or school system that supports 21st century learning?
Tomorrow, I’ll ask about the next area. Thanks for your insights.