21st Century Skills

Framework for 21st Century Learning
The Sheboygan Area School District is in the process of writing its new three-year technology plan. This new plan incorporates the Framework for the 21st Century Learning.

The framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.

The key elements of 21st century learning are represented in the graphic below. The graphic represents both 21st century skills student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and 21st century skills support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom). For more information on the 21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems visit the Partnership for 21st Century Skills website.

21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed the Milestones for Improving Learning and Education (MILE) Guide for 21st Century Skills pdf link to assist educators and administrators in measuring the progress of their schools in defining, teaching and assessing 21st century skills.

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