21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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PREPARING FUTURE READY STUDENTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The guiding vision of the North Carolina State Board of Education is that every public school student will graduate ready for post-secondary education and work, and prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen. To that end, the North Carolina State Board of Education adopted policy to bring the infusion of 21st century skills to scale across the state. The following information captures the 21st century mandates that our students will acquire on their path to graduation.

Framework for 21st Century Learning
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21ST CENTURY SKILLS
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION RESOURCES FOR CONSIDERATION

What professional development have you provided for teachers/administrators to support their understanding and implementation of the 4 Cs of 21st Century Teaching and Learning?

What do you, your administrators, or your teachers need to support them as they work toward addressing the 4 Cs of 21st Century Teaching and Learning?

Have you developed resources to support teachers with the 4 Cs that are noteworthy?

 

21st Century Classroom Part I: This DPI presentation provides a framework for 21st century learning with an emphasis of the 21st century skills of critical thinking and creativity. Participants engage in collaborative experiences to learn more about these two Cs. Participants also explore web 2.0 tools to support critical thinking and creativity in the classroom.

21st Century Classroom Part II: This DPI presentation builds on the Part I training by exploring the 21st century skills of collaboration and communication. Participants engage in collaborative experiences to learn more about these two Cs and explore web 2.0 tools to support collaboration and communication in the classroom.

Just a Click Away - Free Online Tools to Enhance Instruction: This do-it-yourself training is designed to provide educators, both teachers and administrators alike, the opportunity to explore free online tools that can support the 4 Cs in the classroom. This interactive session allows participants to explore tools directly aligned to the 4 Cs for the novice, intermediate, and advanced online tool user.

Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society: An Educator's Guide to the 4 Cs (pdf, 315kb): This NEA publication addresses the challenge of building the 4 Cs into our K-12 classrooms through this comprehensive educator's guide.

P21 Resources for EducatorsThe Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed these skills maps in all content areas to provide specific examples of how to incorporate 21st century skills into the classroom. Just scroll down to the 21st Century Skills maps section of this page.