21st Century Skills for Educational Leaders
"There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities."
-Partnership for 21st Century Skills
How can Educational Leaders create and steward a shared vision about the role of 21st Century Skills in school improvement? (TSSA I - Leadership & Vision).
What are the tools, educational strategies and resources that will help Educational Leaders build bridges to 21st Century Skills and Knowledge? (TSSA II - Teaching & Learning).
How can technology be used to improve staff productivity, collaboration, communication and student learning? (TSSA III - Personal Productivity and Professional Practice and TSSA II - Teaching & Learning).
How can Educational Leaders direct long and short-term planning and budgeting efforts to maximize access, equity and use of 21st Century tools in the classroom? (TSSA IV, V, VI - Evaluation, Funding Appropriate Learning Environments, Digital Equity) .
How Has the World Changed?
- Agriculture vs. Information Age
- Digital Immigrant/Digital Native
- Changing Face of Education
How Do We Bridge the Gap?
- Common Vision and Framework for 21st Century Learning
- 21st Century Skills & Knowledge
- 21st Century Assessments
- Professional Learning
- Tools & Infrastructure
- Reflection and Ongoing, Systemic Revision
Vision for 21st Century Learning
To educate every student with the content and skills necessary to succeed as effective, responsible global citizens and contributors in our 21st Century society.
A 21st Century learner is a global citizen who:
- Understands, respects and works well across country and cultural boundaries.
- Is a self-directed, motivated, life-long learner.
- Effectively, efficiently and responsibly searches, evaluates, synthesizes and communicates information.
- Demonstrates and models healthy, ethical and responsible life skills.