21 CLD Workshop (SWVR) Warrnambool

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Warrnambool College

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Warrnambool, VIC 3280


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21CLD – 21st Century Learning Design Program

Students around the world need advanced skills to succeed in the globalized, knowledge based world of today.

21st Century Learning Design, or 21CLD, professional development helps teachers redesign their existing lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st century skills. It can be linked to curriculum standards. The program is based on rubrics developed and tested internationally for the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project.

This program focuses on developing six key areas of 21st century learning, each of which represents an important skill for students to develop:

  • collaboration
  • knowledge construction
  • self-regulation
  • real-world problem-solving and innovation
  • the use of ICT for learning
  • skilled communication

What is involved in this program?

  • Teachers review the 21CLD rubrics that define each 21st century skill (e.g. 'problem solving');
  • Then they analyze and code an existing learning activity (lesson) according to one rubric (for example, does a science project on cell structure score a 2 or a 4 on the "problem solving" rubric?);
  • Then they refine the lesson to have a higher score on the problem solving rubric – providing students with more in-depth opportunities to develop this skill.
  • They follow this same process across many different rubrics, lessons and student work products.
  • Teachers who go through this process say it gives them a clear and practical way to integrate 21st century skills in their own teaching. 21st Century Learning Design requires that educators be active and engaged knowledge-builders, adopting and using the very skills they are seeking to instill in their students: collaboration, knowledge-building, self-regulation and assessment (or learning to learn) and use of technology for learning. Through the program, teachers become learners of their own teaching practices by studying the impact of their learning design on students.

What are the benefits of 21CLD?

  • Helps to develop a shared understanding of important 21st century skills, and how learning activities can provide opportunities to build them
  • It uses detailed definitions and rubrics as an analytic tool to discuss and advance learning activity designs
  • It explores the link between learning activity design and the work that students do
  • Helps teachers to develop a set of concrete actions for application of these tools in the classroom

What’s involved?

The 21CLD Program involves one day of face to face training.

The 21CLD program is facilitated and subsidised by Digital Learning Branch and as such there is no cost to schools. Schools will need to provide their own CRT coverage for participants.

The intake is strictly limited to 40 participants.

When: 5th August 2015.
8.45am for a 9.00am start and 3:00pm finish.
Where: Warrnambool College, Warrnambool

Requirements: Please bring along a computer to access the resources provided on a USB.

Have questions about 21CLD? Contact DET, Digital Learning Branch