The Partnership for 21st Century Learning
While the value of these critical skills is timeless the ever-changing and highly competitive landscape of the 21st century requires far more of our students than ever before. We joyfully accept our responsibility to prepare our students to lead fulfilling lives in a world that will require them to be ready to address challenges, solve problems, and invent new approaches.
The Partnership for 21st Century Learning cites global awareness, environmental literacy, creativity and innovation, problem-solving and critical thinking, and the use of innovative digital tools as essential skills for the new generation of learners who will lead our world in the 21st century.
IDS launched the 4 Centers of Excellence Program in 2017 to promote faculty collaboration around one unifying theme for the duration of a single school year to promote the sharing of exciting new ideas, curricular integration, and lasting change. Each individual center is an integral part of a broad strategy to ensure that our graduates have the skills they need to become the leaders of the future.
Past Years Planning:
2017-18 The Year of Environmental Literacy,
2018-19 The Year of Global Citizenship and Cultural Studies
2019-20 The Year of Design Thinking, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
2020-21 The Year of Creative Arts (postponed to 2021-22)