CFSD is committed to building knowledge and skills that prepare students for college and career pathways. In addition to mastering core academic content, CFSD has also been focused on building a set of proficiencies that we believe students must learn in order to apply and transfer their knowledge to problems or situations in the classroom and beyond their PreK-12 educational setting.
A rigorous review of pertinent research and a new strategic plan entitled, Envision21: Deep Learning, forms the basis for a fresh focus on cross-disciplinary skills/proficiencies needed of learners to be successful in a rapidly changing world. Previously named “21st century skills,” CFSD has reframed these skills as Deep Learning Proficiencies (DLPs). They are (1) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, (2) Creativity and Innovation, (3) Citizenship, (4) Collaboration, (5) Communication, and (6) Systems Thinking.
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