The webinar provided a conversation about creating and running a school devoted to learning for the 21st century. Rick Freehling (Critical Thinking & Reasoning/Economics & Globalization Teacher and Department Chair for the 21st Century Program at Harrison High School) led the conversation.
Now in its fifth year, Harrison’s 21st Century Program focuses on critical thinking and construction of knowledge in a “global” classroom. Topics included:
assessment of skills and habits of mind;
re-thinking the “core” of a curriculum;
co-learning with students while facilitating their learning;
issues of creating a school-within-a-school and innovating in a model NCLB district;
Archived recording. (You’ll want to start 1 1/2 minutes into the recording.) Best viewing in HD mode.
Additionally: Here are two of the skills rubrics the Harrison program uses:
HHS21CP Debate Rubric
HHS21CP Oral Presentation Rubric 2012 (2)