21st Century Skills

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Interesting Article

Posted by David Brewer Dec 2, 2012

Are 21st Century skills changing?  How do we prepare our students to innovate through passion?


Interesting article from the Educational Leadership website:

"To work, the 21st century skills movement will require keen attention to curriculum, teacher quality, and assessment."

Press Release from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills:

"The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) - the leading national organization advocating for 21st century readiness for every student is proud to support the release of National Research Council’s (NRC) new report – Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century. P21 commends the National Research Council (NRC) and the sponsors of the report, as the most comprehensive research-based articulation of the case for 21st Century skills. The caliber and breadth of the research community brought together on this effort speaks to not only its importance in the future of our education system, but to the impact these findings will have across the K-12 education spectrum."

To view this report, follow this link: Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills</title><META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Content Publisher…


Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare Offer Service Learning Grants for Service-Learning Projects to Combat Childhood Obesity: Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare are inviting schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to "step into service" by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants.


Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning projects that aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running, or hiking. Project proposals must include an activity element where young people can count their steps, as well as a service component that provides direct service, enables advocacy on behalf of a cause, or features youth philanthropy.


Service-learning projects are projects that engage young people in performing meaningful service to the community as they gain new knowledge about the issue they are addressing (childhood obesity), and acquire important college, career, and workforce readiness skills in the process.


Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?"  Follow this link to locate ideas for educators and youth service professionals: U.S. Department of Labor -- ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy - National Disability Employment Awareness Mon…

We had a great conference in Rochester this week.  I'm thrilled to see all of these discussions, and have received many positive comments from attendees.  So where do we go from here?  How do we best sustain and grow these discussions around the development of 21st Century Skills that lead to successful student transitions from high school to adult life?


Please post any pictures you have of this event.  Dave

I'm excited to be a part of the Thinkfinity 21st Century Skills Group!  I'm hoping this becomes a lively environment for sharing ideas on how we can prepare all youth for life after high school, given our evolving economy and workplace.  To get us started, I'd like to share a video that was created by Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute titled, What Works?


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