21st Century Skills and Standards 


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21st Century Skills are what students need to be successful in school, work and life. And they need much more than good technology skills; 21st Century Skills require learning core subjects while applying critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

DCPS follows the National Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S). The technology standards are divided into six broad categories, with Performance Indicators that provide specific outcomes to be measured.

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Student Standards & Performance Indicators Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Profiles for Technology Literate Students 21 Things for the 21st Century Educator
National Standards for Teachers Int'l Society for Technology in Education
National Standards for Administrators  

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