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					                                                                                            21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                           DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH, 9TH GRADE

                 DEFINITION                                                                       DESCRIPTION                                                          FREQUENCY                                        ASSESSMENT

                                                                                      WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                           HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                   HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                     (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                             (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?     (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness                                                                                                                                                                                    Various means of assessment: among them is a "windows
                                                                  9th graders read House on Mango Street and other multi-cultural novels and poetry                         1x/year
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and mirrors" activity, in which we see the work as a window
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues
• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual
respect and open dialogue in personal, work
and community contexts


•Understanding other nations and cultures,
including the use of non-English languages

Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy
•Knowing how to make appropriate personal
economic choices
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy                                                        12 Angry Men, Antigone and Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail                          1x / year
                                                                                                                                                                                                    varies, but mostly it's a comparison between Antigone and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MLK
•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways
that enhance health




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                                                                                           21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                           DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH, 9TH GRADE

                DEFINITION                                                                       DESCRIPTION                                                           FREQUENCY                                        ASSESSMENT

                                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                            HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                   HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                    (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                              (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?     (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper diet,
nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress
reduction

•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION
SKILLS
Creativity and Innovation                                                                   Videos, skits, creative writing                                     every three weeks: ends of units              presentations by groups and individuals
•Create, interpret, or present something in a
new an original way
•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze
and evaluate their own ideas in order to
improve and maximize creative efforts

• Work creatively with others
• Implement Innovations
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

•Reason Effectively                                                                      Any work of Literature in 9th grade                                               every day                  writing assignments, quizzes, journals, discussions, etc.
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of
a whole interact with each other to produce
overall outcomes in complex systems

•Make judgments and decisions
•Solve problems
Communication and Collaboration
                                                                                            class discussions, speeches                                                nearly every day             informally for class discussions, more formally for speeches

•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
utilizing multiple media and technologies in
diverse environments

•Collaborate with others

                                                                  ninth graders do not do as much research as other levels: mostly small projects to
 INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                           2-3 x /year                              written / spoken presentations
                                                                            supplement larger units (Of Mice and Men, Shakespeare, etc)
Information Literacy




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                                                                                        21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                       DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH, 9TH GRADE

                DEFINITION                                                                    DESCRIPTION                                                      FREQUENCY                                          ASSESSMENT

                                                                                   WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                      HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                     HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                        (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?       (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately

Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose


•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations in
diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to
research, organize, evaluate and
communicate information

•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS                                          everyday activities, procedures and classroom management                  every day                                         participation grade
Flexibility and Adaptability
•Adapt to change
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction
•Manage goals and time
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
•Interact effectively with others
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity and Accountability
•Manage Projects
•Produce Results
Leadership and Responsibility




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                                                                                    21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                   DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH, 9TH GRADE

                 DEFINITION                                                               DESCRIPTION                                                FREQUENCY                                    ASSESSMENT

                                                                               WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                              (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                  (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Guide and Lead Others
•Be Responsible to Others

          SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the learning
experience and strengthen communities




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                                                                                     21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                        DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - APLAC

                 DEFINITION                                                                 DESCRIPTION                                                 FREQUENCY                                    ASSESSMENT

                                                                                WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                  HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                               (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                    (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness                                                                    Essayists, Awakenings, Literature                                        weekly                           reflection, observation, literature
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues
• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual
respect and open dialogue in personal, work
and community contexts


•Understanding other nations and cultures,
including the use of non-English languages

Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy                                                              Economists, Class in America                                          one time                                     symposium

•Knowing how to make appropriate personal
economic choices
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy                                                                Approaches and analysis of literature, argument                               monthly                                     presentation

•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways
that enhance health




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                                                                                   21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                      DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - APLAC

                DEFINITION                                                               DESCRIPTION                                                FREQUENCY                                    ASSESSMENT

                                                                              WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                             (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                  (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper diet,
nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress
reduction

•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION
                                                                                          Everything we do!                                               daily                      informal, exams, presentations: all as above
SKILLS
Creativity and Innovation
•Create, interpret, or present something in a
new an original way
•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze
and evaluate their own ideas in order to
improve and maximize creative efforts

• Work creatively with others
• Implement Innovations
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

•Reason Effectively
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of
a whole interact with each other to produce
overall outcomes in complex systems

•Make judgments and decisions
•Solve problems
Communication and Collaboration

•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
utilizing multiple media and technologies in
diverse environments

•Collaborate with others

 INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY                                                   argumentations and presentations                                       weekly                            presentations and informal work

Information Literacy




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                                                                                             21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                            DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - APLAC

                DEFINITION                                                                     DESCRIPTION                                                  FREQUENCY                                         ASSESSMENT

                                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                  HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                    HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                    (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately

Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose


•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations in
diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to
research, organize, evaluate and
communicate information

•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS                                          writings and presentations                                                 daily                                         papers, presentations, discussions, observations
Flexibility and Adaptability
•Adapt to change
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction
•Manage goals and time
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
•Interact effectively with others
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity and Accountability
•Manage Projects
•Produce Results
Leadership and Responsibility




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                                                                                    21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                       DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - APLAC

                 DEFINITION                                                               DESCRIPTION                                                FREQUENCY                                    ASSESSMENT

                                                                               WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                              (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                  (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Guide and Lead Others
•Be Responsible to Others

          SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the learning
experience and strengthen communities




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                                                                                            21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                      DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - PUBLIC SPEAKING

                 DEFINITION                                                                        DESCRIPTION                                                                       FREQUENCY                                                      ASSESSMENT

                                                                                       WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                       HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                   HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                      (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                         (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?                     (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness                                                               topics of speeches reflect a variety of cultural differences.                                              weekly                                informal assessment, formal presentations, listener feedback
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues                                                                            Listeners show respect

• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual
respect and open dialogue in personal, work
and community contexts


•Understanding other nations and cultures,
including the use of non-English languages

Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy
•Knowing how to make appropriate personal
economic choices
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy                                                       Great American Speeches provides historical context for ethos, pathos, logos of
                                                                                                                                                                                two weeks in the semester                                      double-entry draft responses
                                                                                                political speeches
•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways                                     performance anxiety and stagefright units of discussion                         taught at one point in the semester but references frequently          students self-assess to monitor improvement
that enhance health




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                                                                                             21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                      DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - PUBLIC SPEAKING

                DEFINITION                                                                         DESCRIPTION                                                           FREQUENCY                                     ASSESSMENT

                                                                                        WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                           HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                       (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                             (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper diet,
nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress
reduction

•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION                                            every unit or speech emphasizes creative approaches to effectively communicate
                                                                                                                                                                                                      formal assessment by instructor, informal feedback by
                                                                  and assert purpose. Students must effectively organize each speech and must use                    every unit of study: daily
SKILLS                                                                                                                                                                                                                     students
                                                                                  quality research to develop and prove their arguments
Creativity and Innovation
•Create, interpret, or present something in a
new an original way                                                          students must also use technology to enhance their presentations

•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze
and evaluate their own ideas in order to                            students must engage in active listening throughout each unit and give thoughful
improve and maximize creative efforts                                                        feedback to each speaker.

• Work creatively with others
• Implement Innovations
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

•Reason Effectively
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of
a whole interact with each other to produce
overall outcomes in complex systems

•Make judgments and decisions
•Solve problems
Communication and Collaboration

•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
utilizing multiple media and technologies in
diverse environments

•Collaborate with others

 INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Information Literacy                                                                     persuasive and informative speech units                                         2 units: 2 months                             formal assessment




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                                                                                          21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                   DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - PUBLIC SPEAKING

                DEFINITION                                                                      DESCRIPTION                                                                    FREQUENCY                                       ASSESSMENT

                                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                    HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                    HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                      (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately                                        Great American speech unit for ethos, pathos, and logos                                              2 weeks                           double- entry drafts and self-assessment
Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose                                                   powerpoint presentations                                                              1 month                                     formal assessment

•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
                                                                                             two units require research                                                       2 units: 2 months                                formal assessment
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations in
diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to
research, organize, evaluate and
communicate information

•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS
Flexibility and Adaptability
•Adapt to change                                                speeches must meet specific requirements. Students must adapt ideas to meet                                                                formal assessment of how well they are meeting the
                                                                them                                                                                    throughout the semester, for each speech given     requirements of each speech
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction
                                                                All units require students to organize time, meet deadlines, and work independently     throughout the semester                            formal assessment by instructor and self-assessments
•Manage goals and time
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
•Interact effectively with others
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity and Accountability
•Manage Projects




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                                                                                          21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                   DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - PUBLIC SPEAKING

                 DEFINITION                                                                     DESCRIPTION                                                            FREQUENCY                                       ASSESSMENT

                                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                         HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                    HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                    (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                           (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Produce Results
Leadership and Responsibility                                    student feedback                                                            with each unit of study                             informal assessment
•Guide and Lead Others
•Be Responsible to Others

          SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the learning
experience and strengthen communities




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                                                                                        21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                           DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - SKILLS

                 DEFINITION                                                                   DESCRIPTION                                                    FREQUENCY                                    ASSESSMENT

                                                                                   WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                    HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                      (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues                                                         House on Mango Street, Of Mice and Men, The Natural                          these 3-4 week units             informal discussions, written essay assignments

• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual
respect and open dialogue in personal, work
and community contexts


•Understanding other nations and cultures,
including the use of non-English languages

Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy
•Knowing how to make appropriate personal
economic choices
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy

•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways
that enhance health




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                                                                                             21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                                 DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - SKILLS

                DEFINITION                                                                          DESCRIPTION                                                                  FREQUENCY                                              ASSESSMENT

                                                                                        WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                  HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                           HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                       (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                    (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?             (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper diet,
nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress
reduction

•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION
SKILLS
Creativity and Innovation
•Create, interpret, or present something in a
new an original way                                                          various subject matter, having students draw pictures of content                                  once or more per unit                                   informal assessment

•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze
and evaluate their own ideas in order to                                       analyzing character decisions and evaluating those decisions                                    once or more per unit                 informal assessment, written assessments, essay questions
improve and maximize creative efforts

• Work creatively with others                                                                                                                                     once or more per unit, 3-4 weeks for speech unit             informal assessments, scored speech
• Implement Innovations                                                      public speaking elements in various units, including a speech unit
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

•Reason Effectively
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of
a whole interact with each other to produce
overall outcomes in complex systems

•Make judgments and decisions
•Solve problems
Communication and Collaboration

•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
utilizing multiple media and technologies in
diverse environments

•Collaborate with others

 INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Information Literacy




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                                                                                           21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                               DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - SKILLS

                DEFINITION                                                                        DESCRIPTION                                                                   FREQUENCY                                         ASSESSMENT

                                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                     HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                    HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                    (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                       (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately

Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose


•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations in
diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to
research, organize, evaluate and
communicate information

•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS
Flexibility and Adaptability
•Adapt to change
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction                                                                                                                                                                                informally, and formal assessments are products of many of
                                                                all of these are taught through classroom expectations and activities in all units             daily                                         these skills
•Manage goals and time
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
•Interact effectively with others
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity and Accountability
•Manage Projects
•Produce Results




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                                                                                    21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                       DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH - SKILLS

                 DEFINITION                                                               DESCRIPTION                                                 FREQUENCY                                    ASSESSMENT

                                                                               WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                 HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                              (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                   (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Leadership and Responsibility
•Guide and Lead Others
•Be Responsible to Others

          SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the learning
experience and strengthen communities




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