Thursday, November 15

Route 21 - 21st Century Skills Learning Station!

21st Century Framework

Route 21 was created by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has emerged as the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education. The organization brings together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to define a powerful vision for 21st century education to ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21st century... The goal of Route 21 is to provide an online interactive tool that demonstrates how 21st century skills can be supported through standards, professional development, assessments and curriculum and instruction ...more


  • 21st Century Skills - This area of the site answers the question: “What are 21st century skills?” For example, The Learning and innovation skills discussed are Creativity & Innovation, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, and Communication & Collaboration. Check out the rest of the 21st Century skills and please read the white paper (24 pages only!)!
  • 21st Century Support Systems - This area of the site answers the question: “What are 21st century support systems?” 21st century standards, assessments, curriculum, instruction, professional development and learning environments must be aligned to support 21st century outcomes for today’s students.
  • Resources for 21st Century Skills - Here you can browse the resources by support system, skill area or content area (466 resources and growing!). You can also choose to search the database using simple keyword search or a more advanced search.
  • P21 Snapshots - Examples and videos of 21st century skills in action in today’s classrooms (e.g. Edutopia).
  • P21 Editor's Picks - Noteworthy selections by the board and staff of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (e.g. Assessing Projects from Intel Education).

Okay, what are we doing to prepare our students for the 21st century? Or perhaps more important, what are we doing to prepare ourselves to ensure that we can facilitate/coach/guide/teach/empower/nurture students to develop the skills required to succeed (or survive) now and in the future? I am still puzzled how little I know! There more I learn, the less I realize I know! I suppose that is why I love education so much :)

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