Penn-Delco

School District

Spotlight 

 

Danielle Murray, Elementary Curriculum Supervisor

Christopher Mazzino, Secondary Curriculum Supervisor

 

Learning in the 21st Century...

            The term “21st century learning” refers to the knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are critically important to success in today’s world and can be applied to all academic subject areas.  They are particularly important to our information-based economy.  To hold a job in this economy, students need to think deeply about issues, solve problems, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technology, and deal with a flood of information.

The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in this ever-changing information age.

Learning Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking  and Innovation
  • Collaboration and Communication
Literacy Skills
  •       Information Literacy                                                                                                   
  •       Media Literacy
  •       Technology Literacy
Life Skills

  •       Flexibility and Adaptability
  •       Initiative and Self-Direction
  •       Social Skills
  •       Productivity and Accountability
  •       Leadership and Responsibility

             As educators in the 21st century, we are charged with educating your children to be successful in our complex, interconnected world.  This responsibility requires schools to prepare students for technological, cultural, economic, informational, and demographic changes.

 
Education Through the Centuries

 18th Century

            19th Century

       21st Century

Hands-On

Teacher-Directed

Student-Centered

Oral/Written

Written

Digital

Discovering Facts

 Facts Hard to Find

Facts at Finger Tips

Parents’ Primary Responsibility

State’s Primary Responsibility

Shared Responsibility

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