Advocates for the integration of the four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation) into all academic core content areas including English-Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science, Science, Arts, and World Languages to prepare all students for college, career and civic engagement in the 21st century.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Preparation for College, Career and Citizenship Presented by Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D. Co-Chair, 21st Century Coalition for CaliforniaCalifornia Council for the Social Studies March 2, 2012
21st Century Skills Framework• 21st Century Themes – Global Awareness – Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurship Literacy – Civic Literacy – Health Literacy – Environmental Literacy• Information, Media & Technology Skills – Information Literacy – Media Literacy – ICT Literacy• Life & Career Skills – Flexibility & Adaptability – Initiative & Self-Direction – Social & Cross-Cultural Skills – Productivity & Accountability – Leadership & Responsibility
21st Century Skills Framework• Learning & Innovation Skills - The “4 C’s” – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Communication – Collaboration – Creativity and Innovation.• Just as the 3R’s serve as an umbrella for all core subjects, so the 4C’s serve for all other 21st Century skills
P21 State Leadership Initiative Current State Partners1. Arizona2. Illinois3. Iowa4. Kansas5. Kentucky6. Louisiana7. Maine8. Massachusetts9. Nevada10.New Jersey11.North Carolina12.South Carolina13.Ohio14.South Dakota15.West Virginia16.Wisconsin
The 21st Century Coalition for Californiawww.p21california.com
21st Century Coalition for California Los Amigos of Orange County
AB 250 Curriculum Support and Reform Act Chaptered Into Law - October 8, 2011(8b) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this act, to do all of thefollowing: (1) Develop a curriculum, instruction, and assessment system to implement the common core state standards that intentionally does both of the following: (A) Focuses on integrating 21st century skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, as a competency-based approach to learning in all core academic content areas, including English language arts, mathematics, history-social science, science, health education, visual and performing arts, and world languages. (B) Promotes higher order thinking skills and interdisciplinary approaches that integrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry, and problem-based learning to provide contexts for pupils to apply learning in relevant, real-world scenarios and that prepare pupils for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.
21st Century ThemesGlobal Awareness• Using 21st Century Skills to understand and address global issues• Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts• Understanding other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languagesFinancial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy• Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices• Understanding the role of the economy in society• Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career optionsCivic Literacy• Participating effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes• Exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels• Understanding the local and global implications of civic decisions
Conclusion Global Awareness – Financial Literacy – Civic Literacy – Environmental LiteracyThese 21st century competencies, clearly articulated by P21 and describedin the California History-Social Science Framework should not be viewedas merely links to the History-Social Science curriculum. They call forinnovative instructional practices that necessitate content mastery ofgeography, history, economics, and civics as part of a comprehensive K-12education.The P21 Framework aligned to the Common Core State Standards forEnglish-Language Arts and contextualized in the content areas will blendthe subject matter knowledge, higher order thinking skills, expertise andliteracies needed by students to be fully prepared for college, career andeffective citizenship in the 21st century.
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