Developing 21st-Century Learning Skills at ISB
As the ISB Technology Integration Specialist, working with teachers to create authentic learning opportunities that leads to the development of core 21st-century skills is my goal. These skills include accountability, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, ethics, global awareness, along with problem-solving, productivity and self-direction, to name a few. Why are these skills such a necessity as students traverse through secondary school to university and eventually the workplace? Today's employers demand that individuals develop complex thinking and communication skills. The need for retention skills and content knowledge is outmatched by finding and analyzing information, making decisions and developing new ideas. Employees who have developed critical thinking, collaborative and problem-solving skills possess essential qualities needed in the 21st-century workplace. As a school, we are committed to developing learners that possess these increasingly critical qualities.