CTE 21st Century Skills

  • Think Creatively

    1.A.1     Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming)
    1.A.2     Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts)
    1.A.3     Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts

    Work Creatively with Others

    1.B.1      Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively
    1.B.2      Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work
    1.B.3      Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas
    1.B.4      View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes

    Implement Innovations
    1.C.1      Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur

    Reason Effectively
    2.A.1     Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation Use Systems Thinking
    2.B.1       Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems

    Make Judgments and Decisions
    2.C.1      Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
    2.C.2      Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
    2.C.3      Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
    2.C.4      Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
    2.C.5      Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes

    Solve Problems
    2.D.1     Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
    2.D.2     Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions

    Communicate Clearly
    3.A.1     Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
    3.A.2     Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
    3.A.3     Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
    3.A.4     Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact
    3.A.5     Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)

    Collaborate with Others
    3.B.1      Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
    3.B.2      Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
    3.B.3      Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member

    Access and Evaluate Information
    4.A.1      Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)
    4.A.2      Evaluate information critically and competently

    Use and Manage Information
    4.B.1       Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand
    4.B.2       Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources
    4.B.3       Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information

    Analyze Media
    5.A.1 Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes
    5.A.2 Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors
    5.A.3 Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media

    Create Media Prodcuts
    5.B.1 Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventions
    5.B.2 Understand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environmentsbehaviors

    Apply Technology Effectively
    6.A.1      Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information
    6.A.2      Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy
    6.A.3      Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies

    Adapt to Change
    7.A.1     Adapt to varied roles, jobs responsibilities, schedules and contexts
    7.A.2     Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities

    Be Flexible
    7.B.1       Incorporate feedback effectively
    7.B.2       Deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism
    7.B.3       Understand, negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions, particularly in multi-cultural environments

    Manage Goals and Time
    8.A.1     Set goals with tangible and intangible success criteria
    8.A.2     Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals
    8.A.3     Utilize time and manage workload efficiently

    Work Independently
    8.B.1      Monitor, define, prioritize and complete tasks without direct oversight

    Be Self-Directed Learners
    8.C.1 Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise
    8.C.2 Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level
    8.C.3 Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process
    8.C.4 Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress

    Interact Effectively with Others
    9.A.1     Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak
    9.A.2     Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner

    Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
    9.B.1      Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
    9.B.2      Respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values
    9.B.3      Leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work

    Manage Projects
    10.A.1     Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures
    10.A.2  Prioritize, plan and manage work to achieve the intended result

    Produce Results
    10.B.1   Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:
    10.B.1.a        Work positively and ethically
    10.B.1.b        Manage time and projects effectively
    10.B.1.c        Multi-task
    10.B.1.d       Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual
    10.B.1.e        Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
    10.B.1.f         Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams
    10.B.1.g        Respect and appreciate team diversity
    10.B.1.h       Be accountable for results

    Guide and Lead Others
    11.A.1     Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal
    11.A.2  Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal
    11.A.3     Inspire others to reach their very best via example and selflessness
    11.A.4     Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power

    Be Responsible to Others
    11.B.1      Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind

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