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Reading, math and science are the foundations ofstudent achievement. But to compete and win inthe global economy, today’s students andtomorrow’s leaders need another set of knowledgeand skills. These 21st century skills include thedevelopment of global awareness and the ability tocollaborate and communicate and analyze andaddress problems. And they need to rely on criticalthinking and problem solving to create innovativesolutions to the issues facing our world. Every childshould have the opportunity to acquire and masterthese skills and our schools play a vital role inmaking this happen.”-MICHAEL DELL, CEO, Dell, Inc.
Framework for 21st Century Learning Outcome• Creativity and Innovation• Critical Thinking andProblem Solving• Communication andCollaboration• Information Literacy• Media Literacy• ICT Literacy• Life and Career Skills
21st Century Learning: CurriculumA 21st century curriculum blends thinking andinnovation skills; information, media, and ICTliteracy; and life and career skills in context ofcore academic subjects and acrossinterdisciplinary themes, and employsmethods of 21st century instruction thatintegrate innovative and research-proventeaching strategies, modern learningtechnologies, and real world resources andcontexts.
Start the Conversation• With your children• With your neighbors• With your teachers• With your communityIs schoolrelevant?
Innovation distinguishes between aleader and a follower.-Steve Jobs
• Strauss, William & Howe, Neil. Generations: The History of Americas Future, 1584 to 2069. Perennial,1992 (Reprint). ISBN 0-688-11912-3 p. 324• Armour, Stephanie (2008-11-06). "Generation Y: Theyve arrived at work with a new attitude". USAToday. http://www.usatoday.com/money/workplace/2005-11-06-gen-y_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-27.• Alsop, Ron (October 13, 2008). The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Upthe Workplace. Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0470229545.• Alsop, Ron (2008-10-21). "The Trophy Kids Go to Work". The Wall Street Journal.http://sec.online.wsj.com/article/SB122455219391652725.html. Retrieved 2008-10-24.• http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.phpInteresting Articles:• USA Today: Tech-Savvy "iGeneration" Kids Multitask, Connect:http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-10-igeneration10_CV_N.htm• New York Times: The Children of Cyberspacehttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/weekinreview/10stone.html• CNN Opinion: Generation Text: FB Mehttp://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/02/08/rosen.texting.communication.teens/index.htmlQuestions or comments:email@example.com