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Catalina Foothills School District, Tucson, AZ

Updated: September, 2014

September, 2014: Envision 21, Deep Learning: Catalina Foothills School District Strategic Plan 2014-2020


The Hydrology Project: Making Learning Relevant, video by Pearson Foundation


Superintendents Message: Our Commitment to Learning in the 21st Century

About

Catalina Foothills School District(Tucson), AZ

  • Located in northside of Tucson, AZ, in foothills of Catalina Mountains. 4,800 Students, 8 Schools.
  • Mary Kamerzell, Ph.D., Superintendent; Mary Jo Conery, Assistant Superintendent for 21st Century Learning
  • Homepage: http://www.cfsd16.org/
  • Superintendent's Twitter: @CFSD16
  • Contact: Mary Jo Conery, mjc@cfsd.k12.az.us

Documents

Communications

Mission and Vision

21st Century Learning

 

Articles

Videos

  • Superintendent's Message
  • 21st Century Skills Videos Page. See the video by the Pearson Foundation on integrated learning, plus videos on each of the district's 21st Century Skill categories:

    Personal and Social Responsibility: Leadership, Self Direction, Teamwork, Productivity

    Digital-Age Literacy: Interactive Communication, Tools And Technology, Global Awareness, Cultural Competence

  • Learning & Thinking Skills: Scientific Inquiry, Systems Thinking, Critical and Creative Thinking, Data Analysis

  • These videos are also available on youtube at 21st Century Learning (12 videos) in the Catalina Foothills School District on youtube.
  • The Four C's: Making 21st Century Education Happen features educational leaders from Envision Schools (California), Catalina Foothills School District (Arizona) and Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Virginia). Each school profile focuses on a unique aspect of how 21st century skills can help prepare students for college or a career. This film highlights both the student perspective, as well as how educators are using the 4 C's to create a collaborative environment. A presentation of EdLeader21 and the Pearson Foundation. Published on April 16, 2012.
  • Assessing the Four C's: The Power of Rubrics is a companion film to The Four C's: Making 21st Century Education Happen and explores the special efforts three school districts (Envision Schools [California], Catalina Foothills School District [Arizona] and Virginia Beach City Public Schools [Virginia]) made to use rubrics to assess 21st century student outcomes. These rubrics help teachers specifically define each of the 4 C's and make them more transparent to students and parents. A presentation of EdLeader21 and the Pearson Foundation. Published on April 17, 2012.