21st Century Skill of the Month

These 21stcentury skills are more important to students now than ever before. They not only provide a framework for successful learning in the classroom, but ensure students can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. And they are also tremendously important for our nation’s well being.  Complete and submit the monthly activity and earn 21st Century Skills Badges. 

October Skill of the Month: Critical Thinking

Critical thinking skills can and should be taught in the workplace so they become second nature. Critical thinking is important because it ensures you have the best answer to a problem, with maximum buy-in from all parties involved – an outcome which will ultimately save your business time, money and stress.

To receive the Critical Thinking badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Critical Thinking Activity: Click Here

5-8 Critical Thinking Activity: Click Here

9-12 Critical Thinking Activity: Click Here

 

November Skill of the Month: Digital Fluency

Digital fluency as the extent to which people “embrace and use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected and effective. Acquiring it helps to minimize the gender achievement gap and provide more equal opportunities for women in the workplace.

To receive the digital fluency badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Digital Fluency Skill Activity: Click Here

5-8 Digital Fluency Skill Activity: Click Here

9-12 Digital Fluency Skill Activity: Click Here

December Skill of the Month: Empathy

In the workplace, empathy can show a deep respect for co-workers and show that you care, as opposed to just going by rules and regulations. An empathic leadership style can make everyone feel like a team and increase productivity, morale and loyalty.

To receive the empathy badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Empathy Skill Badge: Click Here

5-8 Empathy Skill Badge: Click Here

9-12 Empathy Skill Badge: Click Here

January Skill of the Month: Initiative

Initiative is the ability to be resourceful and work without always being told what to do. It requires resilience and determination. People who show initiative demonstrate they can think for themselves and take action when necessary. It means using your head, and having the drive to achieve.

To receive the initiative badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Initiative Skill Activity: Click Here

5-8 Initiative Skill Activity: Click Here

9-12 Initiative Skill Activity: Click Here

February Skill of the Month: Problem Solving

Employers like to see good problem solving skills because it also helps to show them you have a range of other competencies such as logic, creativity, resilience, imagination, lateral thinking and determination. It is an essential skill for managers and all senior level roles.

To receive the problem solving badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Problem Solving Skill Activity: Click Here

5-8 Problem Solving Skill Activity: Click Here

9-12 Problem Solving Skill Activity: Click Here

March Skill of the Month: Resilience

Resilience is a key strategy that helps employees tackle stress, a competitive job market, workplace conflicts, and address challenges on the job. Improving resilience is important because employees identify work as the number one stressor in their lives.

To receive the resilience badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Resilience Skill Activity: Click Here

5-8 Resilience Skill Activity: Click Here

9-12 Resilience Skill Activity: Click Here

April Skill of the Month: Collaboration

Working in teams enables employees to share knowledge, work more efficiently and effectively. In addition, working together in teams promotes healthy employee relationships. Healthy employee relationships lead to better team performance and overall productivity.

To receive the collaboration badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Collaboration Activity: Click Here

5-8 Collaboration Activity: Click Here

9-12 Collaboration Activity: Click Here

September Skill of the Month: Communication

Workplace communication is very important to companies because it allows companies to be productive and operate effectively. Employees can experience an increase in morale, productivity and commitment if they are able to communicate up and down the communication chain in an organization.

To receive the communication badge, please complete and submit the activity below that correlates to your grade band.  The badge will be issued upon receipt of the below activity.  You can submit your activity by clicking the button at the top of the page and uploading your document.

K-4 Communication Skill Activity: Click Here

5-8 Communication Skill Activity: Click Here

9-12 Communication Skill Activity: Click Here