This task requires you
to make connections between 21st-century support systems, specifically 21st
Century Professional Development components. There are several approaches you could take with
this assignment. However, it is recommended the instructional plan that you
decide to redesign needs to include at least one of the components found on
the 21st Century Professional Development link and listed here:
a. Highlights ways teachers can seize opportunities for
integrating 21st century skills, tools, and teaching strategies into their
classroom practice — and help them identify what activities they can
b. Balances direct instruction with project-oriented
c. Illustrates how a deeper understanding of subject
matter can actually enhance problem-solving, critical thinking, and other
21st century skills.
d. Enables 21st century professional learning communities
for teachers that model the kinds of classroom learning that best promotes
21st century skills for students.
e. Cultivates teachers’ ability to identify students’
particular learning styles, intelligences, strengths, and weaknesses.
f. Helps teachers develop their abilities to use various
strategies (such as formative assessments) to reach diverse students and
create environments that support differentiated teaching and learning.
g. Supports the continuous evaluation of students’ 21st
century skills development.
h. Encourages knowledge sharing among communities of
practitioners, using face-to-face, virtual, and blended communications.
i. Uses a scalable and sustainable model of professional
For example, you may redesign
an instructional plan with assessment plans embedded throughout, or a full
assessment plan including a summative assessment that demonstrates either point’s
f or g, both focusing on student assessment. On the other hand, you might
select a previous assignment that focused on professional collaboration and/or
PLCs and modify it to support points d, h, or i. As need refer to the MAED
program learning outcomes (PLCs) list (attached below) as needed.
Create assignment to
meet the content and written communication expectation below:
· 21st Century Professional Development
– instructional plan with assessment plans embedded throughout, or a full
assessment plan with a summative assessment that includes integration of 21st
Century Skills, teaching strategies, project-oriented teaching methods,
problem-solving, and critical thinking
· Summary – Introduction/Conclusion – 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 – One paragraph, summarize
the changes you made to your activity to meet the redesign expectations for
this assignment. Explicitly state how your redesign assignment provides
evidence of mastery of PLC’s 5 and 7 (attached below)
· Page Requirements – 2 to 4 pages not including
the title and reference pages
· APA formatting
· 4 scholarly sources