Develops fundamental skills (6 Cs).
Transferable competencies to be applied in different contexts (communication, collaboration, character, citizenship, creativity, critical thinking).
Is grounded in real-world experience.
Connected to students’ realities so classroom activities are much more meaningful.
Needs teachers as activators.
Educators who present “provocations” in the classroom which help students to be fully engaged.
Fosters a Growth Mindset.
Abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, generating a love of learning and a resilience that are essential for great accomplishment.
Promotes student voice and choice.
Instructional approaches and techniques that take into consideration student interests, passions, and ambitions.
Uses authentic assessments.
Multiple forms of assessment that reflect student learning, achievement, motivation, and attitudes on instructionally relevant classroom activities.