21CLD in Action

Dates:  1st – 2nd June 2014
Location: Brisbane Grammar
  Gregory Terrace, Brisbane QLD
Cost: $495.00 – includes all catering and workshop resources
Presenters:  Bruce Dixon, Travis Smith, Emily Olsen and Rowena Ulbrick
Contact:  Rowena Ulbrick – events@expandinglearninghorizons.com.au

There is a growing awareness of 21st Century learning especially since it has been reflected within the Australian National Curriculum with the introduction of the General Capabilities.  There is also a wide appreciation of its value, which is supported by an abundance of theory and research about contemporary pedagogy.  However, there are few teachers who know how to define these skills and more importantly, of how to design their lessons to enable students to develop key skills for work and life in the 21st Century. This course enables teachers and educational leaders to gain clear understanding of 21st Century skills and an explicit framework for improving what happens in the classroom. The outcomes of the 21CLD in Action are being able to;
·         Define key skills for work and life in the 21st Century
·         Explain what these skills ‘look like’ in the classroom
·         Be able to reflect, evaluate and improve on learning activities that you provide to students
·         Understand how 21CLD fits into the global, national and individual school context
·         Explore how the program has been successfully implemented within schools
·         Devise a clear strategic plan for implementing the course at classroom and leadership level

Join internationally renowned thought leader Bruce Dixon and National Education Officer for Microsoft Travis Smith in analyzing and debating the relevance and necessity for the 21CLD Program as well as strategy for implementing the course.
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Sunday 1 June Research, Pedagogy and the 21st Century Learning Design Program
8:30-9:00am Welcome & Introductions
Course administration & set up
Creating a compelling case for 21CLD
9:00-9:30am Collaboration with Purpose
9:30-10:30am Collaboration Dimension, Rubric and Analysis
10:30-11:00am Morning Tea
11:00-11:45am Knowledge Construction Dimension, Rubric & Analysis
11:45am-12:30pm Self- Regulation and Assessment Dimension & Analysis
12:30-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:15pm Independent Task
Choose a dimension to focus on and complete:
·      A summary of the overview and rubric
·      A learning activity to teach the dimension
·      An example of a lesson incorporating high 21st Century capability
2:15-3:00pm Collaborative Task
Teach members of your group using the resources you’ve created
3:00-3:30pm Aligning 21CLD with the Australian Curriculum
3:30-4:00pm Group Reflection & Plenary
Monday 2 June 21st Century Learning Design in Action
8:30-10:00am Keynotes
Bruce Dixon, Global and National Context
Travis Smith, Why 21CLD? 
10:00-10:30am  Case Study
St Laurence’s Story of 21CLD in Action
10:30-11:00am  Morning Tea 
11:00-11:30am  Curriculum Tools and Building the 21CLD Professional Learning Community 
·       Yammer
·       Windows 8 App
·       Accessing Best Practice Examples  
11:30am-12:15pm Teaching Reflection & Curriculum Re-design
12:15-12:30pm  Sharing Best Practice Examples 
12:30-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-3:00pm Streamed Implementation Workshops
·      Teachers focus on evaluating and re-designing curriculum to implement in the classroom 
·      Principals and Educational Leaders work to devise a strategic professional learning plan

   for their students

3:00-3:30pm  Aligning 21CLD with the AITSL Teacher Standards
3:30-4:00pm  Workshop Reflection, Plenary & Next Steps