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Unit 1: Examining the CCSS for Reading Literature and Informational Text

1.1.5 21st Century Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking

Educators are entering into new challenges and opportunities to guide students in developing the skills needed for college and career in the 21st Century. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed a framework based on the key skills of Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Communication and Collaboration.

Students who are prepared to meet the demands of college and career in the 21st Century will be able to:

  • Think creatively
  • Work creatively with others
  • Implement Innovations
  • Reason effectively
  • Use systems thinking
  • Make judgments and decisions
  • Solve problems
  • Communicate clearly
  • Collaborate with others
Time to View

Watch the video “Teaching In The 21st Century” which offers an overview of the importance of the 21st Century Skills of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking.

Time to Reflect

Of the 21st Century skills and activities shown in the video, which will you be most likely to try in your classroom?



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