To contribute to the embodiment and practice of
21st century skills, preparing learners to realize their full potential in all aspects of life.
21st Century Skills: (Sun West Policy 18)
|Character||Be life-long learners; lead by being responsible and accountable, be self-directed, adaptable & resilient…be physically and mentally healthy|
|Culture and Ethical Citizenship||Appreciate cultural and societal diversity…|
|Creative, Innovative and Entrepreneurial||Apply creative thought processes to create something of value and create and apply new knowledge in innovative & entrepreneurial ways to create new products or solve complex problems|
|Critical Thinking||Demonstrate a deep understanding of and capacity to apply the elements and processes associated with critical thinking & problem solving…|
|Collaboration||Interact positively & respectfully with others in creating new ideas and developing products…collaborate across networks, using various information & communication technologies|
|Communication||Use technology to develop 21st century competencies, use social media to communicate & resolve challenges…|
|Computer and Digital Technologies||Use computers & digital resources to access information & create knowledge, solutions, products & services|
Personalization: Meeting the needs, skills and interests of individual students
Growth Mindset: teach students that intelligence can be developed and use the power of “not yet” to motivate students to learn.
Student Leadership: Develop a culture that values student opportunity to lead, learn, mentor and problem-solve independently.
Learner Profiles: use data to buid a profile of strengths and weaknesses of each student
Personalized Learning Paths: design instruction to match each students strengths and weaknesses
Personalized Learning Plans: design personalized learning plans for each student
Mastery Based Progression: Sudents progress based on mastery and not simply a scope
Flexible Learning Environments: Create a flexible environment with opportunities for online, individual, small group, and large group learning and collaboration.
Flexible Schedules: create a flexible schedule that allows for students to explore their personalized learning paths
Blended Learning: is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.
Blended Instructional Resources: adopt technology solutions that improve the effectiveness of a personalized blended learning environment