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Orange GlenHigh School

Graduation for the Class of 2017 will be held at the OG Stadium on June 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

21st Century Skills: Education and Learning

 
Skills deemed essential during the 21st century have been researched and outlined in the link above. The key skills are divided into four categories.
 
 
1. Key Subjects (Rigor-Relevance-Relationships) and 21st Century Themes

Mastery of fundamental subjects and 21st century themes is essential for students in the 21st century. Disciplines include:

English, reading or language arts
World languages
Arts
Mathematics
Economics
Science
Geography
History
Government and Civics

In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move beyond a focus on basic competency to promoting understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into curriculum:

Global awareness
Financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy
Civic literacy
Health literacy
Environmental literacy
 
 
 
 
2. Learning and Innovation Skills

Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.

 
 
 
3. Life and Career Skills

Today we live in a technology and media-suffused environment with: 1) access to an abundance of information, 2) rapid changes in technology tools, and 3) the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. To be effective in the 21st century, citizens and workers must be able to create, evaluate, and effectively utilize information, media, and technology.

Flexibility & Adaptability
Initiative & Self Direction
Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity & Accountability
Leadership & Responsibility
 
 
 
4. Information, Media, and Technology Skills

Today's students need to develop thinking skills, content knowledge, and social and emotional competencies to navigate complex life and work environments. P21's essential Life and Career Skills include::