Integrating 21st Century Skills into your Curriculum
How can educators assure that their students will be ready to productively live and work in the 21st Century Global Economy?
Warm Up for Module 4


Learners will analyze their curriculum and instructional practices in terms of 21st Century skills and practices.


Learners will:

  1. Analyze their curriculum looking for opportunities to integrate and embed 21st Century skills
  2. Analyze their instructional strategies looking for opportunities to use 21st Century instructional strategies
  3. Chart their standards in terms of 21st Century skills

Warm Up

Take a look at this 21st Century Framework chart taken from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills web site :


Framework for 21st Century Learning






























Jot down your own definition for each of the elements on this chart, and list some of the ways you are integrating these into your curriculum.  Save these definitions and integration strategies so you can compare them with what you learn during this module.

II.A. design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.
II.E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
III. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum
III.A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.
III.B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
III.D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
V. Productivity and Professional Practice
V.A. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
V.B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
V.D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.

Engauge 21st Century Skills
Digital-Age Literacy
Visual and Information Literacies
Inventive Thinking
Adaptability, Managing Complexity, and Self-Direction
Curiosity, Creativity, and Risk Taking
Higher-Order Thinking and Sound Reasoning
Effective Communication
Teaming, Collaboration, and Interpersonal Skills
Personal, Social, and Civic Responsibility
Interactive Communication
High Productivity
Prioritizing, Planning, and Managing for Results
Effective Use of Real-World Tools