21st Century Learner Qualification Support Page
The 21st Century Learner Qualifications are designed to support the SMART Futures deployment by providing professional development pathways for technology integration across Broward County Public Schools. As we move to integrate the ISTE Educational Technology Standards, the program will prepare instructional personnel for their journey to 21st Century Teaching and Learning. For more information, call 754-321-5034.
21st Century Schools
Schools with high levels of teacher participation are eligible to receive the 21st Century School designation. Congratulations and welcome to our newest 21st Century Schools.
The program allows all instructional employees to gain 21st Century Qualifications at four levels: Learner, Educator, Collaborator and Innovator. In addition to the four Qualifications, 21st Century Teaching will award inservice credit at each level. Below is a brief description of the spectrum of technology integration at each level, and links to support teachers, facilitators, and administrators through this process
LEVEL 1: OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONS
Level 1: 21st Century Learner Qualification
The teacher begins to use technology tools to deliver curriculum content to students. The teacher has an understanding of the ISTE technology standards and an understanding of the practical application of ISTE standards. Students are using technology in conventional ways. The students have regulated access to the technology resource. There are two ways BCPS teachers can complete the Level 1 qualification:
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Guides for Teachers
Guides for Administrators
NOTE: Teachers not assigned to your school when assessments were assigned will not appear on your report. Please submit the name and P number of teacher who should be assigned to the assessments and added to your roster to email@example.com.
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Windows 8 Videos and Practice Test
To prepare for the Computer Literacy for Windows Assessment, log into Atomic Learning through BEEP. Then, view these videos or take a practice test:
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LEVELS 2, 3 AND 4 NOW AVAILABLE IN REDBIRD
Excited about technology integration and blended learning? Once you have completed Level 1, you are welcome to request a Redbird login from Inovative Learning to complete 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Levels 2, 3 and 4. Click to complete form on the right of this page: http://innovativelearning.browardschools.com/redbird/.
Level 2: 21st Century Educator Qualification
The teacher chooses which technology tools to use and when to use them. The students are developing a conceptual and procedural knowledge of the technology tools. The teacher does not need to guide students step by step through activities. Instead, the teacher acts as a facilitator toward learning, allowing for greater student engagement with technology tools. Technology tools are available on a regular basis. Redbird Course: I. Intro to Blended Learning
Level 3: 21st Century Collaborator Qualification
The teacher guides, informs and contextualizes student choices of technology tools and is flexible and open to student ideas. Lessons are structured so that student use of technology is self-directed. Students understand how to use many types of technology tools, are able to select tools for specific purposes (including planning, monitoring and evaluating learning), and use them regularly. Multiple technology tools are available. Redbird Course: II. Tech Integration
Level 4: 21st Century Innovator Qualification
The teacher serves as a guide, mentor and model in the use of technology. The teacher facilitates lessons in which students are engaged in higher order learning activities that may not have been possible without the use of technology tools. The teacher helps students locate appropriate resources to support student choices. Students have options on how and why to use different technology tools, and often extend the use of tools in unconventional ways. Students are focused on what they are able to do with the technology. The technology tools become an invisible part of the learning.
Redbird Course: III. Adv. Blended Learning