A Partnership between Education and National Prosperity / Security Goals by Dorothy H. Bray

Dorothy H. BrayAt the 2013 ASSESSMENT INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, I will have an opportunity to discuss that A New Partnership Between Education and National Strategic Goals evolves from a core shared National and Educational goal: to prepare students to be competitive successfully in the 21st Century Environment. Phoebe Helm and I will be presenting a Poster session scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2013 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. located on the second floor of the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on the topic:  A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND NATIONAL PROSPERITY/SECURITY GOALS: TOMORROW’S ASSESSMENT CHALLENGES. 

 
We will introduce to the Assessment Agenda that new voices providing conceptual frameworks for a new partnership are (1) A National Strategic Narrative, written by two prominent advisors to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Captain Wayne Porter of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Colonel Mark Mykleby, published in 2011 by the Woodrow Wilson Center at Princeton, University. (2) An important rising influence is the author Thomas Homer-Dixon who identifies a growing innovative theory referred to as The Ingenuity Gap (Thomas Homer-Dixon, Knopf 2000)
Both of these new voices are transforming our skills development focus providing a platform for the potential of new skills for the future. The National Strategic Narrative with its emphasis on “Intellectual Capital” stresses that positive competitive skills are a foundation for national success in global systems and economies.
 
Our emphasis is that NEW ASSESSMENT MODELS ARE ALL ABOUT ASSESSING NEW SKILLS WHICH ARE LINKED TO NATIONAL GOALS OF PROSPERITY AND SECURITY. We have developed 10 pilot projects for Conference participants to select a topic to be a participant in A New Conversation About Education And National Goals.  We encourage conference participants to join our agenda and BE WHERE HISTORY IS HAPPENING.  Several of these projects relate directly to the National Strategic Narrative
2013 Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN                                                                                                                               
BE WHERE HISTORY IS HAPPENING:  PARTICIPATING IN THE NEW CONVERSATION: CREATING A NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ASSESSMENT MODELS AND NATIONAL STRATEGIC GOALS OF PROSPERITY AND SECURITY.
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PILOT PROJECTS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.
RETURN THIS FORM TO DR. DOROTHY BRAY OR DR. PHOEBE HELM AT THE CONFERENCE
   10 PILOT PROJECTS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW CONVERSATION
                
                                     DEVELOPING NEW PARTNERSHIPS
     ___________1.  A National /International learner panel (to activate the learner voice and perspectives on new assessment activities.)
    ____ 2.  Working with A National Strategic Narrative. Assessment’s role: to define and demonstrate new results achieved in the development of Intellectual Capital.  http://nationalstrategicnarrative.org/connect/prosperity-2/
                                     Educatiohttp://nationalstrategicnarrative.org/connect/education/
                      FROM A BASIC SKILLS TIME TO A PRE-SUPER-SKILLS TIME
 
____________  3.  Assessing Ingenuity as a new “blended skill.”
 ____________ 4.  Benchmarking Pilot Projects of Ingenuity Skilling
____________  5.  Developing and Piloting A Skills Passport: New Tools of Assessment
___________    6.  Describing activity-based assessment strategies for the Super-Skill –Ingenuity, an emphasis on problem- solving activities.
__________      7.  Re-defining skills success: Redefine the value of Student Self-Appraisal in Assessment models. Identify idea generation strategies.

                                        COMMIT TO BEING AN INFLUENCER

  NEW EDUCATOR VOICES: HOW DO WE ALIGN ASSESSMENT GOALS WITH EVOLVING STRATEGIC GOALS?  WHAT ARE SOME QUESTIONS INSTRUCTORS WILL NEED TO ASK?
___________  8.   NEW MESSAGING.  Communicating the importance of the Relationship of Skills and Assessment To National Goals as Described in “A National Strategic Narrative.”
  __________  9.  Empowering the investment motif.  What new investments in innovation, creativity, models are possible through global consortia, collaborative models?
__________   10.   Addressing WHO WILL TEACH THESE NEW SKILLS AND HOW?
·(Bray Consulting, San Clemente, CA, www.dhbray.com)
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