Long Term Goal

To contribute to the embodiment and practice of
21
st 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