On the Tenth Day of Digital Leadership… Support ‘Global Competency’ Skills!
10. Support ‘Global Competency’ Skills
With PISA introducing ‘global competency’ into their 2017+ international education tables, ways to support the teaching and learning of collaboration, computational thinking and empathy are in high demand. Digital can help:
‘‘We are putting a higher premium on creative skills.’’ Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD/PISA, Austria
‘What I discovered was…a big part of the problem was me. I wasn’t finding ways to connect my kids to the real world and that’s what we’ve been doing ever since. To be a high school student and to have the opportunity to learn how to collaborate and share among large audiences is incredible.’ Global Teacher Award Nominee, Joe Fatheree
‘Kids will enthusiastically respond to things they are actually interested and as the maker space teacher I can get them interested in things. If you want to figure out how to do that difficult thing you’re going to need to READ the instructions. Everything we are doing in that space essential hinges on the central literacy activities of reading and writing.’ Sam Patterson, Makerspace Coordinator, Echo Horizon School
Lesson: Ready your staff and students in new global competency skills development. Consider how project based learning may develop collaborative and problem-solving skills in your students. Help elevate your teachers away from coding and computing per se to computational thinking and how to apply this to real world issues.
Video below: Dr. Jess Wade on Cross Curricular Learning at 8:55
Check out the full podcasts:
Episode 31: Sam Patterson, Makerspace Coordinator, Echo Horizon School
Episode 55: Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD/PISA, Austria
Episode 14: Global Teacher Award Nominee, Joe Fatheree