​21st Century Skills

Hartford High School Values a safe environment for learning, opportunities for academic enrichment, and continuous personal development. We believe that students learn best when their physical, emotional, and social needs are met; multiple instructional environments are needed to address a diverse population of learners; and individual growth results from high expectations and continuous self improvement.

We expect that the following 21st century learning expectations will be achieved:

  • Communicate effectively across all disciplines and circumstances
  • Utilize traditional and technological applications to solve problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to work toward a common goal

Core Subjects
• English
• Reading/Language Arts
• Mathematics
• Science
• Foreign Languages
• Civics
• Government
• Economics
• Arts
• History
• Geography
Life & Career Skills

• Leadership
• Professionalism
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
• Accountability
• Adaptability, Life Long Learner
• Personal productivity
• Personal responsibility
• Self-direction
Learning, Thinking & Innovation Skills

• Critical Thinking & Problem Solving skills

• Written and Oral Communication skills

• Creativity and Innovation skills

• Teamwork and Collaboration skills

4. Information & Media
Technology Skill
Information &
Communication Technology


“ICT literacy is the interest, attitude and ability of individuals to appropriately use digital technology and communication tools to
access, manage, integrateand evaluate information, construct new knowledge, and communicate with others in order to participate effectively in society. “

As defined by The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) http://www.pisa.oecd.org
Access - Knowing about and knowing how to collect and/or retrieve information.
Manage - Organizing information into existing classification schemes.
Integrate - Interpreting, summarizing, comparing and contrasting information using similar or different
forms of representation.

Evaluate- Reflecting to make judgments about the quality, relevance, usefulness, or efficiency of

Construct - Generating new information and knowledge by adapting, applying, designing, inventing,
representing or authoring information.
Conveying information and knowledge to various individuals and/or groups.
Friedman, T. (2005, April 3). It's a flat world, after all. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
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Complied from the work of Dr. David Thornburg and The Partnership for 21st Century Skills during Master's Coursework at Walden University