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* 1. Read through this list of skills. Select the 10 skills that you think are the MOST essential for our students to gain in order to thrive in and transform the 21st century. Note the 5 that you would list as your Top 5 and an additional 5 Runner Up Choices. If you don't see something on the list that you think is essential, please add it at the bottom.

  Top 5 5 Runner Ups
-Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities.
-Demonstrate agility in thoughts and actions.
-Respond productively to feedback, praise, setbacks, and criticism.-Understand, negotiate, and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions.
Civic Literacy
-Participate effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes.-
Exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national, and global levels.
-Understand the local and global implications of civic decisions.
-Honor and leverage strengths to build collective commitment and action.
-Enrich the learning of both self and others.
-Seek, contribute, and respond to feedback to achieve collective outcomes.
-Elicit diverse perspectives and contributions.
-Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
-Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
-Use communication for a range of purposes and audiences.
-Believe in one’s ability to ultimately attain a defined goal.
-Persist to overcome adversity and obstacles to uncover alternate strategies to achieve goals.
-Reflect on successes and failures as a means to refine the path moving forward.
-Take initiative and act with purpose.
Conflict Resolution
-Engage in appropriate communication to resolve disagreements peacefully and productively.
-Recognize how personal decisions and actions have an impact beyond oneself.
-Demonstrate a diligent work ethic and attentiveness to detail.
-Work responsibly by being organized, thorough, and efficient.
Content Knowledge
-Develop and draw from a baseline understanding of knowledge in an academic discipline.
-Transfer knowledge in combination with new learning to deepen understanding and influence conclusions and solutions.
-Use content knowledge in real-world situations.
-Act with integrity and empathy while demonstrating personal accountability and make positive contributions to the world.
-Actively pursue opportunities that make a positive difference in the lives of others.
-Demonstrate vulnerability and learn from mistakes.
-Engage when the outcome or benefit is unknown or unclear.
-Demonstrate mental fortitude to pursue meaningful goals, despite daunting challenges.
-Demonstrate originality, imagination, and new ways of thinking about things.
-Transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, and relationships to create new or meaningful ideas, methods, or interpretations.
Critical Thinking
-Understand the “bigger picture” and propose solutions that are mindful of the impact they may have on other parts of a system.
-Consistently improve the quality of one’s own thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing.
-Applies disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.
Cultural Competence
-Understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.
-Awareness of one’s own world view.
-Developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences.
-Gain knowledge of different cultural practices and world views.
-Eagerly explore the world around them.
-Inquisitively seek answers and understanding.
-Are energized by new learning and insights, including those different from currently held ideas, beliefs, and values.
-Demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, concern, and respect to connect with others’ feelings, opinions, experiences, and culture.
-Imagine what others are thinking, feeling, or experiencing.
-Imagine the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of others.
-Think boldly and act courageously to actively seek change.
-Imagine new ways to solve problems and create value for others.
-Exercise initiative by organizing a venture to take advantage of an opportunity.
Environmentally Responsible
-Make responsible decisions that consider relationships to natural systems, communities, and future generations.
-Recognize society's impact on the natural world (e.g., population growth, population development, resource consumption rate, etc.).
-Take individual and collective action towards addressing environmental change.
Financial Literacy
-Know how to make appropriate personal economic choices.
-Understand the role of the economy in society.
Global Citizens
-Value and embrace diverse cultures and unique perspectives through mutual respect and open dialogue.
-Demonstrate personal, civic, social, local, and global responsibility through ethical and empathetic behaviors.
-Contribute and take action to make the world a better place
-Translate original and inventive thinking into viable solutions.
-Take risks and know how to develop, organize, and manage new initiatives and/or ventures.
-Adhere consistently to a set of core values that are evident in choices and behaviors.
-Earn others’ trust and respect through honest, principled behaviors.
-Are visionary and inspire positive action in others.
-Recognize, invest in, and leverage strengths to build collective ownership and action.
-Create the environment or the conditions that empower others to grow and succeed.
-Build relationships with others through trust and compassion.
Learner's Mindset
-Embrace curiosity to experience new ideas.
-Possess the desire to learn, unlearn, and relearn.
-Find and maximize opportunities to actively listen and elicit diverse perspectives from others.
-Develop positive attitudes and beliefs about learning.
Media Literacy
-Access, select, organize, curate, critically consume, and produce relevant information appropriately.
-Recognize perceptions, biases, and assumptions in all forms of media.
-Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical, legal, and humanistic issues surrounding the access and use of media.
-Interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.
-Cultivating productive relationships for business or employment.
-Exhibit steadfastness in achieving success despite difficulty, opposition, and/or failure.
-Embrace the idea that failure is a part of success and quickly pivot to keep moving forward.
Problem Solving
-Identify, evaluate, and prioritize solutions to difficult or complex situations.
-Implement and reflect critically on a solution.
Rational Optimism
-Recognize challenges, use enthusiasm and energy to influence others, and marshal resources to move forward.
-Exhibit mindsets which include hope and gratitude.
-Access, select, and use resources efficiently and wisely to achieve success.
-Transfer and adapt learnings from diverse experiences
-Act honestly and demonstrate care for the interests of the larger community and greater good.
-Honor commitments and own the outcomes, whether positive or negative.
-Proactively organize tasks and actions and thoughtfully make decisions, prioritizing short-term and long-term goals.
-Initiate and take action independently, leveraging resources to accomplish goals.
Technology Literacy
-Leverage appropriate tools to consume, create, communicate, and connect.
-Adapt to constantly evolving tools and appropriately integrate into daily life.

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