• Spotlight 

     

    Danielle Murray, Elementary Curriculum Supervisor

    Christopher Mazzino, Secondary Curriculum Supervisor

     

    Learning in the 21st Century...

                The term “21st century learning” refers to the knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are critically important to success in today’s world and can be applied to all academic subject areas.  They are particularly important to our information-based economy.  To hold a job in this economy, students need to think deeply about issues, solve problems, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technology, and deal with a flood of information.

    The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in this ever-changing information age.

    Learning Skills
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Creative Thinking  and Innovation
    • Collaboration and Communication
    Literacy Skills
    •       Information Literacy                                                                                                   
    •       Media Literacy
    •       Technology Literacy
    Life Skills

    •       Flexibility and Adaptability
    •       Initiative and Self-Direction
    •       Social Skills
    •       Productivity and Accountability
    •       Leadership and Responsibility

                 As educators in the 21st century, we are charged with educating your children to be successful in our complex, interconnected world.  This responsibility requires schools to prepare students for technological, cultural, economic, informational, and demographic changes.

     
    Education Through the Centuries

     18th Century

                19th Century

           21st Century

    Hands-On

    Teacher-Directed

    Student-Centered

    Oral/Written

    Written

    Digital

    Discovering Facts

     Facts Hard to Find

    Facts at Finger Tips

    Parents’ Primary Responsibility

    State’s Primary Responsibility

    Shared Responsibility