"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler
WHY 21st Century Learning?
Today’s students will graduate into a world where the demands of our professional, personal and public lives grow more complicated every year.
An innovation and creativity-driven economy: They will enter a job market that rewards creativity, flexible thinking, on-the-job learning and comfort with technology.
A more globally-connected world: Their classmates and coworkers may live in the same zip code or across the globe.
Information overflow: We get dizzying amounts of information every day. It can be hard to figure out what is reliable and how to use it.
An expanded civic life: citizens are active in physical communities, online and through social media, getting involved in local politics as well as global initiatives.
Instead of slowing down, these trends are gaining momentum. As a result, our students need to be more globally aware, better able to navigate the digital world and more engaged as 21st century citizens.