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Report: Professional Development:A 21st Century Skills Implementation Guide

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Reform: School improvement

Authors

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Published

2009

Publisher

Partnership for 21st century skills

Abstract

To succeed in college,career and life
inthe
21stcentury,studentsmustbesupportedinmasteringbothcontentandskills.
ThisImplementationGuidepresentsstateleaders,policymakersand/ordistrict
andschoolleaderswithassessmenttacticsandexamplestoassistinstatewide
21stcenturyskillsinitiatives.ThePartnershipfor21stCenturySkillshasissued
fivebrief,user-friendlyguides,oneforeachoftheP21supportsystems:
1.Standards
2.Assessment
3.ProfessionalDevelopment
4.Curriculum&Instruction
5.LearningEnvironments
Itisworthnotingthatthesesupportsystemsarenotmerelyends,butmeanstoagreatergoal—tohelpchildren
developthecognitive,academic,emotionalandphysicalcompetenciestheyneedtosucceedin21stcenturylife.
ThePartnershiprecognizesthattakinganaligned,comprehensiveapproachacrossallfivesupportsystemsisa
significantchallengeforalleducators.TheImplementationGuideshavebeendevelopedtohelpsupportthis
difficultwork.Whilenoteveryrecommendationandexamplewillapplytoeverystate,wehopetheresources
willhelpjumpstarteffortstoproducemorecapable,successful21stcenturystudentsandcitizens.

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