Established/Integration of 21st
As we reviewed the information provided by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, it became apparent that we needed to revise Policy 2520.14 Technology Standards and Objectives. The WVDE staff and teachers who completed these revisions studied the ISTE Standards and documents developed by enGuage. WVDE staff met with representatives of the Metiri Group to develop a deeper understanding of the skills required in the 21st century workplace. We contacted others across the country involved in work relevant to the 21st century workplace. We contacted others across the country involved in work relevant to the 21st century “soft skills.” Our study led to the development of Policy 2520.14 Learning Skills and Technology Tools Standards which contains three standards, Information and Communications Skills; Thinking and Reasoning Skills; and Personal and Workplace Skills. The learning skills and technology tools objectives for each programmatic level (K-2, 3-4, 5-8 and 9-12) are found under each standard.
All instructional designs on the Teach21 website are standards-focused and based on content, learning skills and technology tool objectives for the identified grade level. The 21st century student performance is a result of the triangulation of content, learning skills and technology tools standards and objectives.
WVDE staff has reviewed all projects on techSTEPS for alignment to the content, learning skills and technology tools objectives cited in each project at each grade level. Students who master all projects at each grade level will demonstrate mastery of technology integration skills at the end of Grade 8.
· Metiri Group
· Tech Steps Analysis
· WVVS Federal Research Study