I was rather impressed with the Framework for the 21st-Century learning; this framework outlines the six essential skills our students will need to be successful in the future. These skills are as follows:
•Core subjects (English, mathematics, science, etc.)
•21st-century content (finance, health, global awareness, etc.)
•Learning and thinking skills (communication, collaboration, etc.)
•Information and communication technology
•Life skills (ethics, leadership, self direction, etc)
P21 actually gave me a deeper understanding of the 21st-Century skills, and also ideas on how these skills can be implemented in the classroom.
As of this writing there are currently fifteen P21 partner states, which can be found at Route 21 (www.p21.org/route21) . I was not impressed with this information, why are more states not involved in this movement? The benefits associated with being members of P21 are tremendous, such as professional development, resources, assistance needed to implement the 21st-century skills, and well rounded students not only equip in the 3Rs but also the 4Cs.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills http://www.p21.org/home
Welcome to Route 21 http://route21.p21.org/