21st Century Skills best practices forum this week

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a broad coalition of education, non-profit and business leaders, in conjunction with stakeholders from P21’s Leadership States, are gathering this Friday, July 15, in Stowe, Vt., at P21’s 5th annual Institute.21 best practices forum. The meeting provides a venue for states to share promising ideas, policies and innovations in the assessment of 21st century teaching and learning.

During the day-long forum, numerous deputy state education chiefs and notable education research scientists will also focus on the alignment between 21st century skills and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). P21 will launch its new Common Core Toolkit, designed to support state education leaders in implementing CCSS within P21’s comprehensive 21st century skills framework.

WHAT: P21’s 5th annual Institute.21 best practices forum and launch of Common Core Toolkit

WHO: Julie Walker, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and Chair, P21
Tim Magner, Executive Director, P21
Terry Holliday, Ph.D., Kentucky Commissioner of Education, and Chair, P21 State Advisory Committee
Armando Vilaseca, Education Commissioner, Vermont Department of Education
Stan Heffner, Ohio Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Rick Hoyle, Professor, Duke University
Dan Buckley, Director of Research and Development, Cambridge Education
Alexis Menten, Associate Director, Education, Asia Society
Dr. Erika Hall, Senior Research Scientist, Assessment & Information, Pearson
Margaret Millar, EdSteps Associate, Council of Chief State School Officers
Dr. Richard Roberts, Principal Research Scientist, Center for New Constructs, ETS
State education chiefs, deputies, and senior staff from P21’s Leadership States

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 2011
Breakfast available at 8:30 a.m. ET
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Institute.21
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Presentation of P21 21st Century Skills Common Core Toolkit

WHERE: Stowe Mountain Lodge
7412 Mountain Road