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21st Century Skills

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21st Century Skills

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  1. Art Education 21st Century Skills

  2. What are companies looking for? Take the next couple of minutes to write down what you think employers are looking for during their hiring process.

  3. What are companies looking for? • “Of all the things employers look for when hiring entry-level talent, it’s the so-called ‘soft skills’ that are valued most:  communication, teamwork, flexibility and positive attitude are by far the most sought-after skills.  Employers understand that everything else can be taught, so they look for the most promising raw material to work with.” • -  Jennifer Floren, Founder and CEO, Experience, Inc.

  4. 21st Century Skill Break Down • Critical Thinking • Problem Solving • Communication • Collaboration • Creativity • Innovation • Information Literacy • Media Literacy • Information • Technology Literacy • Flexibility & Adaptability • Initiative & Self-direction • SocialCross-cultural Skills • Productivity& Accountability • Leadership& Responsibility

  5. 21st Century Skills Arts Map by Partnership for 21st Century Skills

  6. Article: Got Engineers, America? Have Your Kids Study Lego Bricks in School! Cathy Webb is a technology teacher at Edmonds Heights K-12 school in Washington. STEM Education: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  7. Legos! • Kindergarten K-3 Junior FLL • FIRST Lego League 9 to 14-year-olds. • FIRST Tech Challenge is 13 to 18-year-olds. • Mathematical description such as one-by-eighths, two-by-fours, etc. • As they get older, they build in simple machines.

  8. Seven Minutes of Terror! “Team members share the challenges of Curiosity's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.”

  9. Home Shopping! Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Flexibility, Adaptability, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Innovation Skills

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