Partnership for 21st Century Skills The Partnership website is an excellent place to learn what 21st century skills are, why they are important and who is supporting their development. Perhaps the most valuable section for teachers and administrators is the section on Framework Resources. Here
21st Century Skills This site, from the Metiri Group and NCREL, provides both a look at and activities for these four major categories of 21st Century Skills: Digital Age Literacies, Inventive Thinking, Effective Communication, and High Productivity. Each skill is further sub-divided and many
My staff and I have talked about the need to incorporate 21st century skills into the curriculum. However, many teachers question why should we do this when our students still lack basic academic skills. What's the answer? Your staff is not alone in their concerns. It may be helpful for you to visit the
Because every district’s, school’s and employee's 21st century skills knowledge differs, it is crucial that you understand the state of your participants' 21st century skills before they start to develop new skills. In order to customize your PD program on
We've spent a lot of time talking about the importance of teaching 21st Century skills, but there are still a few nay-sayers on staff who want to see a specific correlation between what we say we need to teach and what employers are looking for. I've used some U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, but I need more
We're always banging the drum around here that one of the biggest obstacles to providing students a truly modern education is that most educators are themselves ignorant to 21st-century skills. This is another new program working to solve the problem. Click through for the full release.