Twenty-first Century Skills
Inherent to the development of twenty-first century skills are high teacher expectations and community and parent involvement that fosters skills needed for future economies. A coherent curricula, powerful professional development opportunities, and engaging learning environments are essential to a twenty-first century education system.
Schools should perform regular assessment and data-driven teaching methodology; collect and disaggregate data on a regular basis.
— Twenty-first Century Skills Program
The following lists important goals of the Twenty-first Century Skills program in terms of meeting important education reform criteria and the manner in The Standards Company LLC proposes to meet these goals:
- Create a meaningful curriculum that enables students to generate, implement and evaluate solutions.
- Maintain an educational environment that challenges, promotes risk-taking and a love for lifelong learning.
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- Allows frequent opportunities for interactions about lesson concepts that encourage higher-level thinking skills.
- Groups students to support language and content objectives: cooperative groups, buddies, pairs, large and small groups.
- Documents wait time for responses.
- Assess teachers´ strategies on a regular basis.
- Promote student engagement to higher levels.
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