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HR: 1440h
AN: ED33D-01
TI: Creating a 21st Century Community through the Teacher Research Experience (Invited)
AU: Wilkening, E
EM: ewilkening@amphi.com
AF: Wilson K-8 School, Tucson, AZ, United States
AU: Beine, H J
EM: hbeine@ucdavis.edu
AF: Dep't of Land, Air & Water Resources, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
AB: In the spring of 2009, I participated in PolarTREC - Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating, a Teacher Research Experience (TRE) funded by the National Science Foundation and managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States. I assisted in hands-on research being performed by scientists with OASIS (Ocean, Atmosphere, Sea Ice and Snowpack) during their field campaign in Barrow, Alaska. Although I was in the field for only 3 weeks, it was merely a beginning to a transformation that took place not only in me, but also among all of those involved. The PolarTREC program embodies the principles fundamental to the 21st Century skill-set that we want our students to possess. The job market is changing for graduates, and education is striving to provide students with the skills necessary to thrive in the future. To ensure the success of students the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) has defined 21st Century Skills. They are incorporated into many educational standards (such as the Arizona Educational Technology Standards) and they are practiced by the teachers, researchers, students and the PolarTREC community. They are: <ul> <li>Creativity and Innovation <li>Communication and Collaboration <li>Research and Information Literacy <li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making <li>Digital Citizenship <li>Technology Operations and Concepts DE: [0825] EDUCATION / Teaching methods
DE: [0830] EDUCATION / Teacher training
DE: [0845] EDUCATION / Instructional tools
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2009 Fall Meeting