21st Century Skills: So what ARE they and why are they important?

All across the nation, schools are making a shift. When you and I were in school, the teacher stood in the front of the room and lectured as we feverishly tried to take notes hoping to catch everything our teachers had said. At the end of a unit (and a notebook full of notes), we took a test. Today, the classroom looks different. Our teachers are taking on more of a facilitator approach to give our students the skills they will need as they enter the workforce. These skills are called 21st Century Skills.

This booklet will give you a much more detailed perspective.

Parents Guide to 21st Century Learning by Edutopia