One to the World Graphical Overview

    (www.p21.org 21st Century Framework

    One to the World


    Alan November was an early user of the phrase, “One to the World.” In articulating the key elements of One to the World (OttW) LCPS, Superintendent Eric Williams was greatly influenced by the work of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) and Phil Schlechty. The key elements of OttW are:
    1. Authentic Problems & Tasks
    2. Significant Content & Important Competencies
    3. Product, Performance, Service, or Exhibition
    4. Connected to the World

    Why One to the World? Perspectives from LCPS Principals (Video)

    What does One to the World look like in the classroom? See an LCPS Example (Video) 

    Key Elements of OTTW:

    Significant Content and Important Competencies

     Authentic Tasks in the World

    Product, Performance, Service or Exhibition for the World

     Connected to the World

    How do teachers engage students in 21st Century Learning through Project Based Learning (PBL)?

    As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, schools and educators will provide PBL through rich content, and a variety of online tools, resources, and technology.  PBL fuses the 3Rs and 4Cs through a Relevant, Rigorous, and Responsive curriculum that engages students in solving complex problems and utilizes Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity (www.p21.org).

     PBL Lessons  Are:





    Engages Students

     in the

     The Five Keys to Rigorous PBL Series (Edutopia.org)
    Watch the PBL overview to discover why this is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire deeper knowledge. 
    • Establishing Real-World Connections in Projects (Part 1)
    • Building Rigorous Projects Based on Curriculum (Part 2)            
    • Structuring Collaboration for Student Success (Part 3)
    • Facilitating Learning in a Student-Driven Environment (Part 4)
    • Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Part 5)


    Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, and Creativity.


    Buck Institute for Education (BIE get a free account for downloads)


    Partnership for 21st Century Learning (www.p21.org) where they focus on PBL resources for teachers.
    Video Conferencing Opportunities see www.CILC.org and www.twice.cc.

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