Numerous polls suggest that stakeholders increasingly believe U.S. schools should do more to prepare students to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving world by teaching so-called “21st-century skills,” such as globall iteracy, problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and creativity. To help schools implement such 21st-century teaching and learning practices, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills has launched a new online resource called Route 21, a one-stop shop for related tools and information. Route 21 showcases how 21st-century skills can be taught through changes in standards, assessments, professional development, curriculum and instruction, and learning environments. It harnesses Web 2.0 features...

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