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WebWise 2012 21st Century Skills Pre-Conference

On Wednesday, February 9th, at WebWise 2012, IMLS hosted a pre-conference session on Engaging 21st Century Learners. Video of the conference is available at http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/webwise/120229/default.cfm.


The world of learning is changing, in no small measure due to the challenges of the global knowledge society, where students need to be able to master such 21st century skills as critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, digital and media literacy, and collaboration, as well such cross disciplinary content areas as civic literacy, global awareness, and environmental literacy. The opportunities afforded by digital technologies to enable students of all ages to be "free agent" learners, addressing their interests anytime and anywhere, open up rich new possibilities for all learning venues, including museums and libraries.  In this half-day workshop, participants will explore the new common core educational standards and the current priorities of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and use recent case studies to focus specifically on ways that this new learning environment can affect institutions focusing on history.


Joseph Bishop, Ph.D.
Director of Strategic Initiative, Partnership for 21st Century Skills
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Kent Whitworth
Executive Director, Kentucky Historical Society
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Paula Gangopadhyay
Chief Learning Officer, The Henry Ford
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Steve Bromage
Assistant Director, Maine Historical Society
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Wendy Jones
Head of Museum Education and Public Program, Minnesota Historical Society
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Deborah Schwartz
President, Brooklyn Historical Society
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