Route 21 Paves the Way for 21st Century Skills


The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has launched a new resource focused on providing information and tools for educators for boosting 21st century learning in K-12. Designed as a "one-stop shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources, and tools," the site provides more than 450 individual resources and has attracted about 500 members since its launch last week.

Route 21 includes four broad categories of resources: 21st century skills; 21st century support systems; resources for 21st century skills; and 21st century partner states. These, in turn, provide everything from simple information on a topic area (for example, a description of a particular standard or assessment, for example) to white papers to streaming media. And the site provides links to outside resources for content, best practices, research, and other materials.

Route 21 is available freely to the public but requires registration to access the resources on the site.

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