Teaching & Measuring 21st Century Skills with Equity

Audiences: 3 - 5 Teachers , 6 - 8 Teachers , 9 - 12 Teachers , ES School Leaders , MS School Leaders , HS School Leaders , District Leaders
Levels: All Levels

Session Description

Teachers, schools, and districts are currently doing the challenging work of expanding their practices to more explicitly develop essential 21st century skills. Determining effective ways to teach these skills is hard. Measuring them is even harder. What are some of the best ways to teach and measure them? How can these practices be coherent, sustainable, and equitable?

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) works to create equity in education through innovation and sharing of its practices and learnings. Our current work includes developing new methods for teaching and measuring skills that align to the outcomes in our graduate profile.

Participants will learn about LPS’s approach to teaching and measuring 21st century skills through interactive experiences with a set of sample practices for collaboration, peer feedback, and gratitude. They will explore LPS’s successes and failures, including how making equity a cornerstone of designing practices can lead to positive outcomes while its absence can cause inadvertent harm. Collaborators will reflect on these experiences and learnings and consider how to apply them to their own role and context.

District Information

Leadership Public Schools is a network of three urban charter public high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area serving high needs communities. Our mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale.

Michael Fauteux

Mike Fauteux is the Innovator in Residence at Leadership Public Schools (LPS) and co-founder of GiveThx, an app that helps students develop the skill of gratitude through peer feedback and reflection. At LPS he supports personalized learning innovations and partnership development, directing pilots, implementation, and measurement of initiatives. His past innovation work includes co-creating ExitTicket, a real-time student response system, and Gooru’s Learning Navigator, a personalized learning companion. He previously served as the network’s Program Director of Mathematics after working as a Master Mathematics Teacher and Academic Dean at its Hayward site. Prior to joining LPS, he facilitated at Harvard’s Secondary School Redesign Institute, consulted for Boston Public Schools, and taught in Italy and China. Mr. Fauteux holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and a Master’s in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.


Additional Resources