Along with the three “R’s” (Reading, Writing & Arithmetic), educators are now realizing that other skills are needed for students to survive as we move forward within the 21st century. This new group of skills consists of the following:
- Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learning
- Ways of working. Communication and collaboration
- Tools for working. Information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacy
- Skills for living in the world. Citizenship, life and career, and personal and social responsibility
The following video shows and describes in detail what 21st century skills forward thinking/innovative schools are teaching to prepare the next generation of learners for success in the world in which they will live. Plymouth Elementary is committed to being such a school.