21st Century Capacities

Student Growth and Development 21st Century Capacities Matrix

21st Century Capacities Resources

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Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Collaboration/ Communication

Self-Direction

Global Thinking

Problem Identification

Students will be able to clarify the problem and pose significant questions for investigation.

Innovation

Students will be able to take an existing solution or object in order to consider limitations and possible transformations.

Collective Intelligence

Students will be able to work respectfully and responsibly with others, exchanging and evaluating ideas to achieve a common objective.

Reflection

Students will be able to analyze their performance to evaluate progress toward learning goals in order to determine next step(s).

Engaging in Global Issues

Students will be able to analyze complex issues and their implications and/or consequences.

Analyzing

Students will be able to examine information/data/evidence to make inferences and identify possible underlying assumptions, patterns, and relationships.

Imagining

Students will be able to conceive of a novel approach to create a text, performance, solution, application, or inquiry.

Product Creation

Students will be able to effectively use a medium to communicate important information (findings, ideas, feelings, issues, etc.) for a given purpose.

Perseverance

Students will be able to identify problem(s) and use appropriate strategies to continue toward a desired goal.

Alternate

Perspectives

Students will be able to interpret or critique complementary and competing approaches, experiences, and worldviews.

Synthesizing

Students will be able to thoughtfully combine information/data/evidence, concepts, texts, and disciplines to draw conclusions, create solutions, and/or verify generalizations for a given purpose.

Design

Students will be able to engage in an appropriate process to refine their product.

Presentation

Students will be able to relay information and ideas to an authentic audience (other than the teacher) to promote collective understanding.

Decision Making

Students will be able to propose ethical, responsible decisions based on data/evidence and context.

Citizenship

Students will be able to identify and contribute to critical issues in society in an ethical and responsible manner.