NMRHS 21st Century Skills

SKILL 1: WELLNESS & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (WELLNESS)

Students who are able to maintain their wellness are able to find and sustain balance between all areas of their life: academics, personal relationships, and physical health. Students who demonstrate emotional intelligence learn to read and respond to emotions effectively and cope with changing circumstances to build meaningful and purposeful lives.

SKILL 2: ACCESSING & INTERPRETING INFORMATION (ACCESS)

Students who can access and interpret information are able to adequately and effectively use their 5 senses via reading, listening, watching, and observing, to absorb information and data from the world. Students who can access information can use technology to retrieve it from a variety of sources as well as employ traditional means to gather and organize it. Once accessed, students can determine the meaning of the information gathered and draw conclusions based on it.

SKILL 3: PROCESSING INFORMATION & MEDIA LITERACY (PROCESS)

Students can use processing skills to effectively interpret and summarize text and numerical data in order to draw connections and conclusions. Additionally, media literate students can determine whether or not information is valid and reliable as well as identify the motive behind a message.

SKILL 4: COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY (COMMUNICATE)

Students who communicate effectively are able to explain and record their ideas clearly and coherently to others using a broad range of media including: writing, graphics, charts/tables, images, and speaking.

SKILL 5: REASON ABSTRACTLY & EMPLOY INVENTIVE THINKING (REASON)

Students who can reason can generate new ways of viewing something outside the boundaries of standard conventions. They can think creatively and flexibly allowing them to compare & contrast, identify trends and patterns, determine cause and effect as well as understand the interconnectedness of systems. 

SKILL 6: EXPLORE & SOLVE PROBLEMS CREATIVELY (EXPLORE)

Students who are able to explore and creatively solve problems are able to use information from many different sources (pictures, numbers, text, and other data) to gain a clear understanding of a problem and determine its root causes. Upon clarifying the problem, students can then develop and test a solution that has not been previously tried. Additionally, students can evaluate and alter their solutions until the problem is solved.

SKILL 7: STRATEGIC RISK TAKING (RISK)

Students who know how to strategically take risks are able to take action or initiative after careful consideration of the potential outcomes of each of their choices in a particular situation.

SKILL 8: COLLABORATE & INFLUENCE OTHERS (COLLABORATE)

Students who work collaboratively and cooperatively make an impact on the lives of others by considering the goals of the group. Students design and implement creative ways to communicate effectively and actively engage a group in a respectful way. Students who know how to influence others can apply interpersonal skills in order to motivate, mediate, and facilitate using a variety of persuasive means including digital technology.

SKILL 9: MANAGE SELF & RESOURCES (MANAGE)

Students are able to utilize their self-determination and courage to navigate and manage their lives with increasing independence. This includes the ability to ethically and responsibly manage their behavior, finances, time, materials, and personal living space.

SKILL 10: LOCAL & GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP (CITIZENSHIP)

Students who are good citizens demonstrate a thorough understanding of their rights and responsibilities as a resident of both the United States and a member of a global society. By being well versed in civic literacy, students recognize their obligations, make decisions which reflect that understanding, and act on them in an ethical way. Students make relevant and meaningful connections between their local society and the global one.

 

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