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Gifted Education In the 21st Century

a new HOPE
Brian Housand, PhD! brianhousand.com

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GIFTED

EDUCATOR

RESEARCHER

21st Century Skills?

A NEW Creating HOPE Alliance

1977

A long time ago in a school far, ! far away...

Benjamin Bloom 1913 - 1999

E. Paul Torrance 1915 - 2003

Julian Stanley 1918 - 2005

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The Nation that dramatically and boldly led the world into the age of technology is failing to provide its own children with the intellectual tools needed for ! the 21st century.

Our children could be

STRAGGLERS
in a world of technology.

NOT ! LET THIS


HAPPEN

WE MUST!

AMERICA MUST NOT! BECOME AN INDUSTRIAL DINOSAUR

provide our children


for a

WE MUST NOT

a 1960s education
21st Century WORLD.

SepTEMBER 12

1983

www.p21.org
Learning and Innovation Skills

Creativity and Innovation! Critical Thinking and Problem Solving! Communication and Collaboration

Creativity & Innovation


1. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. ! 2. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression. ! 3. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. ! 4. Identify trends and forecast possibilities.

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If your students can the answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.

Intelligence in the age of the Internet, where you're as only smart as how quickly you can use your smart phone.

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Keep technology in the hands of students

Why Do We Ask Kids To UNPLUG At School?

DID

80%

Tear down the wall

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.

RE:Search

Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.
-- Ernest Hemingway!

NEW LITERACIES
newliteracies.uconn.edu/
IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers

RE:Connect

1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.( 2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths.( 3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you.( Free yourself to play your own game.( 4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.( 5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded.( 6. Do what you love and can do well.(

7. Learn the skills of interdependence.

Re:Create

Plugging Into Creative Outlets


Brian C. Housand ! Angela M. Housand!
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Gifted Education Communicator! Spring 2011! Vol. 42, No. 1

Pianos
!

NOT ! Stereos

(Resnick, 1996)

THE COMPUTER IS MY INSTRUMENT.

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Think GLOBAL ACT Local

Partners! Advocating For Gifted Education

THE PRINCIPALS

REPORT TO

OFFICE
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Googleable

http://www.nagc.org/toolkit.aspx

Summer 2013

The 21 Century is SO Yesterday


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THP
John Dewey

Teaching for High Potential


Quality Classroom Practice for High-Abillity Students

Brian C. Housand, Ph.D. East Carolina University www.brianhousand.com Brian Housand is an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University in the department of Elementary Education.

The world is moving at a tremendous rate. No one knows where. We must prepare our children, not for the world of the past, not for our world, but for their world, the world of the future.

he admonition that we should be preparing our students for the 21st century is everywhere. There are numerous books, blogs, and content resources promoting and espousing the virtues of 21st century learning. If one examines the titles and descriptions of presentations at any gifted or general education conference, reference to 21st century learning is prevalent. Most of us in gifted education have regularly advocated for teaching

trace their origins back at least 30 years. In 1983, the National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology published a report entitled, Educating Americans for the 21st Century: A Plan of Action for Improving Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education for All American Elementary and Secondary Students So that their Achievement is the Best in the World by 1995. This publication outlined many of the same initia-

ENGAGING
CURIOSITY

SERENDIPITY

ENGINEERING

DESIGN

UNDERSTANDING

CONSTRUCTING

SYNTHESIS

Creativity is just connecting things.


When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didnt really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. ! Thats because they were able to connect experiences theyve had and

SYNTHESIZE
- Steve Jobs, 1995

new things.!

TYPE I
GENERAL EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES !

TYPE II
METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING / HOW-TO ACTIVITIES !

TYPE III
INDEPENDENT OR SMALL GROUP INVESTIGATIONS PRODUCTS AND/OR PERFORMANCES

(Renzulli, 1977)

GT = GOOD TEACHING

GOOD TEACHING
It doesnt matter what you cover; it matters how much you develop THE CAPACITY TO

DISCOVER

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ALL YOU GOT IS THIS MOMENT

THE 21ST
CENTURY IS YESTERDAY
YOU CAN CARE ALL YOU WANT EVERYBODY DOES YEAH THATS OKAY

Gifted Education In the 21st Century

a new HOPE
Brian Housand, PhD! brianhousand.com

bit.ly/scgifted2013