The 21st Century Learning Environment means redesigning the curriculum; incorporating essential skills like cooperative learning, creative problem solving, and developing community responsibility. Designing methods for effectively integrating technology into the teaching and learning processes will deepen and enhance students’ learning. The Academic Content Standards currently used by schools will be revised and benchmarked to international standards. Students will be challenged to think entrepreneurially, problem solve, take risks, work together, and explore knowledge within the context of the world around them. Content will model the Framework for 21st Learning created by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills as presented below.
Core Subjects
  • English, reading or language arts
  • World languages
  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Government and civics
21st Century Themes
  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
  • Civic literacy
  • Health literacy
Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Creativity and innovation skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication and
  • collaboration skills
Information, Media and Technology Skills
  • Information literacy
  • Media literacy
  • ICT (information and communications technology)literacy
Life and Career Skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Initiative and self-direction
  • Social and cross-cultural skills
  • Productivity and accountability
  • Leadership and responsibility
The classroom and school building, in a student-centered 21st century learning environment, are transformed into nurturing, exciting and stimulating spaces. A student-centered learning environment is a space where diversity is celebrated and students feel safe to be themselves free of bullying and violence. Students are highly motivated to meet high expectations established by educators. The educators in student-centered 21st century learning environments work collaboratively to think, learn, grow and lead as professionals.