While the bar used to be high school graduation, the bar for today's students is now college, career, and real-world success. Let’s take a look at why 21st century skills matter.
Higher-education and business leaders cite soft skills as being the most important driver of success in higher-level courses and in the workplace.
In today’s world, our schools are preparing students for jobs that might not yet exist. Career readiness means equipping students with a nuanced set of skills that can prepare them for the unknown.
Social media has changed human interaction and created new challenges in navigating social situations.
The age of the Internet has dramatically increased access to knowledge. Students need to learn how to process and analyze large amounts of information.
Content knowledge from core subjects can only go so far; students need to be taught how to apply facts and ideas towards complex problems.
We've reviewed the definition of 21st century skills and why they're important in a changing world. Now, let's review a few frameworks and how school districts are putting 21st century learning into practice.