Curriculum 21 Podcast
By Curriculum 21
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Curriculum 21 is the outgrowth of the work of a dynamic group of educators worldwide attempting to help colleagues transform curriculum and school designs to match the needs of 21st century learners. The impetus originated from the Curriculum Mapping work developed by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. As we examined maps emerging across the United States and overseas it was evident that curriculum and instruction remains dated although both students and teachers recognize the need to become current and forward thinking in our planning.
||C21-16 Interview with Flat Classroom Co-Founders Vicki Davis & Julie Linds||Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay are co-founders of the Flat Classroom Project and have co-authored the book “Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time“, due to be released in February 2012.||12/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-15 Common Core in Social Studies||Mike Fisher interviews Bruce Leader, a Global Studies teacher at Starpoint High School in Lockport, NY. Bruce discusses how he is integrating literacy standards from the Common Core into his practice.||9/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-14- A Sneak Peek at Literacy at CMI 2011||Mike Fisher and Jeanne Tribuzzi give us a Sneak Peek at Literacy at CMI 2011.||7/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoC21-13- 1:1 iPad Initiative in China||Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Mike Fisher had the opportunity to visit Stephen Wilmarth and his 1:1 iPad initiative at the Number 1 Middle School attached to Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China.||4/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-12 Interview with Chinese High School Students||Mike Fisher and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano discuss the iPad initiative and American education with Stephen Wilmarth and five of his Chinese High School students from Wuhan, China.||4/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-11 Interview with Lara Zhang||Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Mike Fisher are in Wuhan, China. This podcast episode features an interview with Lara Zhang, a teacher for the International Experiential Program class at the Number 1 Middle School attached to the Central China University.||4/20/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-10 21st Century Students||Buffalo Teacher Leaders summarize the 21st Century College and Career Ready student.||4/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-09 Interview with Jeanne Tribuzzi on Common Core Literacy Standards||Mike Fisher and Jeanne Tribuzzi discuss the implications of content area literacy in the wake of the new Common Core Standards.||4/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-08 Interview with Angela Maiers||Mike Fisher interviews Angela Maiers at the ASCD conference in San Francisco about her new book "The Passion Driven Classroom".||3/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-07 Interview with Tom Welch||Heidi Hayes Jacobs interviews Tom Welch about his work with VLMs (Virtual Learning Magnets).||3/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoC21-06 Today's Meet||Mike Fisher explores the collaborative web 2.0 tool Today's Meet.||3/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-05 Interview with Philip Vinogradov||Philip Vinodradov is a science teacher at the William Tennett High School in Warminster, PA. Philip's extensive use of social networking tools and wikis has extended the walls of his classroom and created an authentic online learning community||2/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-04 Interview with Heidi Hayes Jacobs||Heidi Hayes Jacobs discusses with Bill Sheskey the global impact of the ASCD book Curriculum 21: An Essential Education for a Changing World.||2/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoC21-03 Skyping in the Classroom||Screencast of using the Video Conference tool Skype. Follow Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano along with tips for using Skype in the classroom.||2/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoC21-02 Curriculum21 In Action||Curriculum21 Practices in Action. Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, Mike Fisher and Bill Sheskey visit the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, Florida.||2/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||C21-01 Curriculum Mapping Institute 2010||Curriculum Mapping Institute. Mike Fischer & Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano talk about CMI2010 in Saratoga Springs, NY. A different kind & conference who successfully embedded social media & networking to model upgrades for 21st Century Learning.||2/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Interview with PV
I am a superintendent in Illinois Southwest Cook County. I attended a training session last week with my administrative team that focused on 21st century learning presented by world-renowned educational researcher Heidi Hayes Jacobs. At the presentation she revealed the curriculum21 site and the available resources. During her presentation she clearly demonstrated the need to teach kids in a manner that is relevant to the nature of how they learn. She acknowledged that kids clearly learn differently than their parents and in most cases their teachers. She suggested technology as one primary means of creating classroom and learning experiences that are collaborative (opposed to teacher directed), non-threatening in terms of proving each student an opportunity to contribute and participate without fear, and relevant to our students. She demonstrated how digital tools are necessary component to create 21st century classrooms and learning experiences that allow students to be more responsible for their learning in and out of school and made the clear distinction that technology occurs learning to occur 24/7. I visited the site and listened to the PV interview. I truly enjoyed learning about how he uses technology to enhance and engage students in their learning. Philip clearly explains how technology provides a vehicle to address the living dynamic continually growing and changing world we are preparing kids to live in, and achieve this in a manner that is more akin to students interests. With the mandate for all IL public school to adopt and implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we have an entry point to begin the transformation to a true 21st century approach which use a pedagogy that focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, written and oral communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation, with technology as a significant tool to accomplish this goal. This gives us an opportunity to create learning environments that begin to make school/learning more and more irresistible to our students. I appreciated hearing about how the transition that occurred in Phillips classroom and I am eager to facilitate the same transition in my school district.