Using a variety of resources, including the state standards of several Partnership for 21st Century Skills states, our teachers identified the specific skills we hope to help our students develop through the Challenge 21 program.
Life and Character Skills
Communication and Collaboration Skills
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
Information, Media and Technology Skills
Creativity and Innovation Skills
Rubrics are used to provide students with feedback on their progress toward demonstrating these 21st century skills.
As students progress through the grades in our district they are engaged in increasing complex tasks requiring them to continue to develop in each of the Challenge 21 skill areas. Please click on the PDF links below to view the Challenge 21 standards and rubrics.
Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills will become more important in a fast-paced, competitive global economy. Today’s executives say they need a workforce fully equipped with skills beyond the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic (the three Rs) in order to grow their businesses. 2,115 managers, executives and customer companies were surveyed about the importance of the four Cs to their organization today and in the future. Read the results here.