Supporting Diversity Through 21st-Century Teaching and Learning
This assignment re-introduces you to the framework of
21st Century Skills that you will consider each week as you work to
redesign prior coursework for your ePortfolio. Note that a similar
format is followed for each of the assignments in this course. You will
upload this assignment to the course for evaluation and to your ePortfolio (Pathbrite).
Specifically, after reviewing the Framework for 21st century learning,
you will redesign or modify a prior assignment from one of your courses
in the MAED program that represents your mastery of the MAED program
learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3. An assignment you may want to redesign
could be in the form of a lesson plan or teaching unit you previously
created for a course. Your redesign of the assignment must show a
representation of 21st-century learning through incorporation of student
outcomes and support systems, which are defined as follows:
- Student Outcomes: Learning and
Innovations Skills (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and
creativity), Core Subjects 3Rs and 21st Century Themes, Information,
Media, and Technology Skills, Life and Career Skills.
- Support Systems: Standards and assessments, curriculum and instruction, professional development, learning environments.
When selecting an assignment to redesign, think about how the assignment
should consider the diverse strengths, differences, cultures, and
communities of students while offering a safe, collaborative, engaging,
and inclusive learning environment.
If you do not have previous work to use for this assignment, please contact your instructor for guidelines on how to proceed. As needed, refer to the MAED program learning outcomes (PLOs) list. Create your assignment to meet the content and written communication expectations noted below.
The Redesign expectations explain what you are required to do with the
prior coursework you choose to redesign. The Summary expectations are
for the separate written portion of this assignment.
- Redesign – Outcomes (2 Points): Redesign of the
lesson plan or teaching unit includes at least one component of the
following 21st Century Student Outcomes: Core Subjects and 21st Century
Themes, Learning and Innovation Skills, Information, Media, and
Technology Skills, and Life and Career Skills.
- Redesign – Support Systems (1 Point): Redesign of
the lesson plan or teaching unit includes at least one component of the
following 21st Century Support Systems: 21st Century Standards,
Assessment for 21st Century Skills, 21st Century Curriculum and
Instruction, and 21st Century Learning Environments.
- Summary – Introduction/Conclusion (1 Point): A
one paragraph introduction to the summary that concisely presents the
scope and organization of the summary writing, as well as a one
paragraph conclusion that recaps your summary’s key points.
- Summary –
Modification (1 Point): For each revision, summarize in a paragraph how
you revised the activity to address the components of 21st Century
Student Outcomes and 21st Century Support systems. Explicitly state how
your redesign assignment provides evidence of mastery of PLO’s 1, 2, and
– Reflection (1 Point): In one page, reflect on your experience with
the redesign in terms of challenges you encountered and how you overcame
those challenges, including any difficulties experienced in revising to
address the components of 21st Century Student Outcomes and 21st
Century Support systems.
Written Communication Expectations
- Page Requirement (.5 points): Two to four pages, not including title and references pages.
- APA Formatting (.5 points): Use APA formatting consistently throughout the assignment.
- Syntax and Mechanics (.5 points): Display
meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics such
as spelling and grammar.
- Source Requirement (.5 points): Reference three
scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook. All sources on the
references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body of