Teachers and leaders are talking about 21st Century Learning Skills and the importance of these skills to students' success. What are 21st Century Learning Skills? What do these skills mean for my child? My community?
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills provides a Framework for 21t Century Learning that explains the learning outcomes for students, as well as the components of the system that support 21st century teaching and learning.Student outcomes include
What does 21st Century teaching and learning look like?
Schools are incorporating 21st Century teaching and learning strategies in different degrees. In Arkansas, teachers are implementing Common Core State Standards and preparing students for Next Generation Assessments that align with the framework of 21st Century learning. The new teacher evaluation system, TESS (Teacher Excellence and Support System), will provide thoughtful support to teachers and leaders as they adapt their instructional systems to support 21st Century learning.
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Think and plan before you innovate to improve your fit! These four steps provide a recipe to improve your likelihood for success in innovating education in your school or classroom! Details for each step and reflection questions to jumpstart your thinking are provided below.read more
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