ANNY 2015 Conference

Rethinking Assessment From Product to Process, from Self-assessment to E-portfolios, from Information literacy skills to global competencies

Presentation Slides

“Rethinking Assessment From Product to Process, from Self-assessment to E-portfolios, from Information literacy skills to global competencies”
at Assessment Network of New York, Mercy College

Melda Yildiz, Eastern International College

Kimberly McDonald, Eastern International College

Victoria Swanson, Eastern International College

Julius Wangiwang, Eastern International College

Jing Yang, Eastern International College

Mustafa A. Mustafa, Eastern International College
This session is based on our participatory action research project. Deans, librarians, faculty and assessment coordinator collaborated on rethinking the assessment for our institution from process to product; explored innovative strategies, transdisciplinary approaches and methods and redesigned our courses and program assessment rubrics and competency checklists integrating global competencies and media and information literacy skills.

Fostering Global Literacies and 21st Century Skills Among Undergraduates

Through Participatory Action Research



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Participants will be able to:

• Develop skills in designing transdisciplinary project based learning activities within the context of global education,

• Explore the key concepts, core questions and national standards (ISTE/NET standards, and P21) as related to global

competencies and 21st century skills among undergraduates,

• Argue the challenges and advantages of integrating global competencies and 21st century skills into the curriculum,

• Discuss lesson ideas, assessment tools, and curriculum guides that incorporate 21st Century Skills and global competencies

across programs and subjects,

* Explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for designing classroom practice that leads transformative, inclusive,

culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy.

Statement of Intended Audience:

This session will benefit P-16 educators, librarians, in-service and pre-service teachers, students, parents, assessment coordinators and administrators who seek alternative strategies and tools in teaching and learning 21st Century Skills ( and develop curriculum focusing on global education.

This problem solving session is designed to address issues of diversity, technology in the context of global education. The

format of the session will be based on project based learning activities with an interactive gallery walk approach showcasing

the resources, selected multimedia projects, and group discussion and exercises. The format of the session will be an interactive

gallery walk presentation showcasing the study and resources, selected multimedia projects, and group discussion and exercises.

The research paper and results of the study will be provided. The presentation slides, online resources as well as the results of

the participatory action study will be provided will be shared on our website for the future collaboration among the conference participants.

Background and Evidence of Effectiveness of Work:

Borrowing and extending the work of critical theorists, particularly, Henry Giroux and Paulo Freire, this session explores the role of global literacy skills in higher education while integrating multiple literacies as a means for further developing participants’ global competencies and 21st century skills; highlights Universal Design of Learning (UDL) curriculum projects in global education context; and showcases best practices that are transdisciplinary, inclusive and transformative. The role of global education will be discussed in transforming higher education curriculum by aligning local, national, and international standards and frameworks such as 1) The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) is an international association of teacher educators dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology. 2) The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), supports the use of information technology to aid in learning, teaching of K-12 students and teachers. 3) The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) promotes excellence in learning, teaching, and leading and delivers innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of all students. 4) Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) plays an active role in guiding policy and projects on 21st century readiness for every student. 5) Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) and the Asia Society Partnership for the Global Learning defined the term global competence matrix to help teachers and students understand and apply global competence within any discipline or across disciplines. 6) The National Center on Universal Design for Learning at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) outlines strategies and opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the innovative uses of technology.

Plan for Participant Engagement:

5- 10 min. After the brief introduction to project based

activities and background Information on Global Education/ 21st Century Skills, all participants will be invited to explore a

Gallery Walk. Gallery Walk is based on Museum approach to teaching.

15-20 min. Experiential Stations: Gallery Walk is a collection of

artifacts (i.e. maps, pictures, posters, audio and video clips) designed to showcase the importance and exemplary usage of

multilingual learning modules, digital stories across content areas. At each station participants will have the opportunity to explore transdisciplinary and innovative projects. Participants will be invited to join learning centers explore and react on a selected project based activity.

15-25 min. Project Based Learning Exercises. The participants will form a group, write their reactions on each activity and

discuss the significance and possibilities for incorporating them across content areas.

10-15 min. Sharing Session. Participants will share their discussions and present their projects.

Brief Description:

Situated within the context of higher education, this session aims to advance scientific knowledge of how transdisciplinary projects based activities as a means to promote global literacy skills in undergraduate programs. It will engage participants in activities to explore the 21st century skills and global competencies needed for 21st century curriculum. The focus is to integrate multiple literacies as a means of further developing students’ global competencies and 21st century skills while designing innovative transdisciplinary curriculum projects with limited resources and equipment in global education context. Our goal is to: a) introduce the role of multiple literacies (e.g. information, technology, geography, media literacy) in developing global competencies and 21st century skills among our undergraduates; b) showcase UDL model lessons across content areas (e.g. math, geography, cultural studies, physical education); and c) demonstrate creative strategies and possibilities for engaging participants in project based global literacy activities integrating new technologies.