21st Century Skills

Our students learn the skills they need to succeed in life.

ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Appropriate style for the genre and intended audience.
Thesis sentence.
Relevant clear support for thesis and position.
Clear organizational structure with clear transitions.
Control of sentence structure with appropriate use of language and word choice.
Control of grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization.

CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP

Be Kind

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

 

 

 

CREATIVITY

Use a wide variety of idea creation methods to arrive at solution.
Create new and constructive ideas.
Expand, refine and evaluate ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
Acted on creative ideas to make a tangible contribution to the field of study.

CRITICAL THINKING

Extrapolate and analyze information from data.
Research current and historical information related to the project.
Pose thought provoking relevant questions pertaining to the topic.

INFORMATIONAL LITERACY & ETHICS

Authentically analyze multiple sources of information.
Determine an authentic informational source of information.
Maintain technological ethics as follows:

Adhere to the school-wide acceptable use policy for technology.

Digital communications (such as journals and email) are used appropriately

Identify authentic information and resources.

Demonstrate understanding of copyright laws.

Meet grade appropriate technology standards.

Access information efficiently and effectively.

SOCIAL & CROSS CULTURAL COLLABORATION

Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
Respond with an open mind to different ideas and values.
Identify characteristics of effective and ineffective groups.
Identify and adhere to group protocols.
Recognize and attempt to resolve  conflicts.
Effectively communicate diverse perspectives on current and historical events.
Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member.
Reflect on social interactions within the group.