21st Century Skills and Standards--What are they?

Creativity & Innovation
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Communication & Collaboration

Information, Media and Technology Skills
Information Literacy

Media Literacy
ICT (Information, Communications & Technology) Literacy

Life and Career Skills
Flexibility & Adaptability
Initiative and Self Direction
Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity & Accountability
Leadership & Responsibility

Overall 21st Century Interdisciplinary Themes
Global Awareness
Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
Civic Literacy
Health Literacy

Core Subjects-
Mastery of core subjects and 21st century themes is essential for students in the 21st century. Core subjects include:
  • English, reading or language arts
  • World languages
  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Government and Civics

The 21st Century Skills (adopted by the State Board of Illinois in 2008)
21st Century Support Systems

American Association of School Librarians Learning Standards

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our demographic society.
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

International Society for Technology Education's National Educational Technology Standards
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

1. Visionary Leadership.
2. Digital Age Learning Culture
3. Excellence in Professional Practice
4. Systematic Improvement
5. Digital Citizenship

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