21st Century Skills / Leadership

21st Century Skills Monitoring Log

Name: _______________________________ Period: ________

NS Not at Standard; limited level of demonstration of skills
S At Standard; has demonstrated skills necessary to meet the standard with no additional training necessary



Think Creatively Activities/Projects:

1.A.1Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming)

1.A.2Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts)

1.A.3Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts

Work Creatively with Others Activities/Projects:

1.B.1Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively

1.B.2Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work

1.B.3Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas

1.B.4View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes

Implement Innovations Activities/Projects:

1.C.1Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur

Reason Effectively

2.A.1Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation

Use Systems Thinking Activities/Projects:

2.B.1Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems

Make Judgments and Decisions Activities/Projects:

2.C.1Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs

2.C.2Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view

2.C.3Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments

2.C.4Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis

2.C.5Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes

Solve Problems Activities/Projects:

2.D.1Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways

2.D.2Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions

Communicate Clearly Activities/Projects:

3.A.1Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts

3.A.2 Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions

3.A.3Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)

3.A.4Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact

3.A.5Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)

Collaborate with Others Activities/Projects:

3.B.1Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams

3.B.2Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal

3.B.3Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member

Access and Evaluate Information Activities/Projects:

4.A.1Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)

4.A.2Evaluate information critically and competently

Use and Manage Information Activities/Projects:

4.B.1Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand

4.B.2Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources

4.B.3Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information

Analyze Media Activities/Projects:

5.A.1 Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes

5.A.2 Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors

5.A.3 Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media

Create Media Products Activities/Projects:

5.B.1 Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventions

5.B.2 Understand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments behaviors

Apply Technology Effectively Activities/Projects:

6.A.1Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information

6.A.2Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy

6.A.3Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies

Adapt to Change Activities/Projects:

7.A.1Adapt to varied roles, jobs responsibilities, schedules and contexts

7.A.2Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities

Be Flexible Activities/Projects:

7.B.1Incorporate feedback effectively

7.B.2Deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism

7.B.3Understand, negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions, particularly in multi-cultural environments

Manage Goals and Time Activities/Projects:

8.A.1Set goals with tangible and intangible success criteria

8.A.2Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals

8.A.3Utilize time and manage workload efficiently

Works Independently Activities/Projects:

8.B.1Monitor, define, prioritize and complete tasks without direct oversight

Be Self-Directed Learners Activities/Projects:

8.C.1Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand ones own learning and opportunities to gain expertise

8.C.2Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level

8.C.3 Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process

8.C.4 Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress

Interact Effectively with Others Activities/Projects:

9.A.1Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak

9.A.2Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner

Work Effectively in Diverse Teams Activities/Projects:

9.B.1Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds

9.B.2Respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values

9.B.3Leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work

Manage Projects Activities/Projects:

10.A.1Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures

10.A.2Prioritize, plan and manage work to achieve the intended result

Produce Results Activities/Projects:

10.B.1 Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:

  • work positively and ethically
  • manage time and projects effectively
  • multi-task
  • participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual
  • present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
  • collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams
  • respect and appreciate team diversity
  • be accountable for results

Guide and Lead Others Activities/Projects:

11.A.1Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal

11.A.2Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal

11.A.3Inspire others to reach their very best via example and selflessness

11.A.4Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power

Be Responsible to Others Activities/Projects:

11.B.1Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind