Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core

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Discuss Dr. Conley’s Definition of College and Career Ready

Discuss Dr. Conley’s definition of college and career ready. What are the implications of thinking about readiness as sufficient knowledge and skills for students to pursue their aspirations? What are the drawbacks of this definition?

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, an amalgam of national organizations and school districts, has developed its own framework that lays out the range of knowledge and skills that students will need for success in the future.

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

A report undertaken by the National Research Council that describes deeper learning in terms of the ability of learners to transfer what they learn in one context to another unfamiliar context.

The Hewlett Foundation’s Definition of Deeper Learning

The Hewlett Foundation defines Deeper Learning through six competencies: master core academic content, think critically and solve complex problems, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, learn how to learn, and develop academic mindsets.

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