Redefining Educator Development for 21st Century Learners
Ongoing Summit Work
Archieved 1st Summit
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Welcome to the growing community of New Hampshire educators, learners, policy makers
and others concerned about addressing together the challenges of 21st century learners,
skills and learning environments. You’ll find a rich array of resources here: ideas
you can use to spur thought-
Educators owning change…
Educators, school leaders, and those who provide pre-
We know that kids need to develop a new set of skills for citizenship and economic and educational opportunity in the 21st century. What does this mean for our curricula, pedagogy, and assessments?
At the same time, we know that state and federal policy makers are intensifying
pressures, already begun a decade ago under the No Child Left Behind Act, for educators
to be "accountable" and "effective". How do we ensure that the ways in which we evaluate
educators and school leaders is sensible -
Educators, teacher educators and policy makers alike struggle to articulate just what we mean when we use terms like "21st century" educational practice. What does that really mean, and what does it look like?
The convening organizations that came together to support the 1st Annual New Hampshire Summit believe that a sustained, intensive conversation is needed among New Hampshire's educators, educator developers, and policy makers, to define together, in practical terms, just what we in New Hampshire mean when we talk about 21st century pedagogy, assessment, skills, learning environments, and educator development. This conversation grows out of a national invitation summit on these challenges (see www.redefineteachered.org).
New Hampshire is the first state in the nation to undertake a statewide dialogue
Hosted by the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University.
Made possible through a generous gift from the Promethean Foundation.
With additional support from the NH Foundation for Teaching and Learning
and the New Hampshire affiliate of the National Education Association.
Convening Organizations for the 1st Annual Summit