21st Century Skills:
in an e-World
eworld

Johnston Community School District
Ann Wiley, Instructional Technology Coordinator

To compliment the Iowa Core Curriculum, 21st Century Skills will be integrated into the content areas. The Skills fall into 4 categories:
1. civic literacy
2.
employability skills
3. financial literacy
4. health literacy
5. technology literacy

 

Technology Literacy

Each Iowa student will be empowered with the technological knowledge and skills to learn effective and live productively. [Iowa Core Curriculum - 21st Century Skills - Technology Literacy]


Elementary K-2 Level
1. Use technology to create projects, identify patterns, and make predictions.
2. Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
3. Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills using appropriate tools and resources to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions.
5. Understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology, and practice legal and ethical behavior.
6. Demonstrate a sound understanding of technolgy concepts, systems, and operations.

 

Elementary 3-5 Level
1. Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns and problems, make predictions, and propose solutions.
2. Use interactive technologies in a collaborative group to produce digital presentations or products in a curricular area.
3. Utilize digital tools and resources to investigate real-world issues, answer questions, or solve problems.
4. Use technological resources to develop and refine questions for investigation.
5. Understand and practive appropriate, legal and safe uses of technology for lifelong learning.
6. Understand technolgy hardware and software system operations and their application.

 

Middle School 6-8 Level
1. Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving
2. Collaborate with peers, experts and others using interactive technology
3. Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information.
4. Use critical thinking skills to conduct research, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate technological tools and resources.
5. Understand the legal and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals, cultures, and societies.
6. Understand the underlying structure and application of technology systems.

 

High School 9-12 Level
1. Demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes in using technology.
2. Using digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
3. Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills using appropriate tools and resources to pland and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions.
5. Understand cultural and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
6. Demonsrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.

 



General Online Resources

 


21st Century Skills in an e-World eworld
Ann Wiley