What is 21st Century Learning?

How does Pardes Jewish Day School define 21st Century Learning?

A rigorous curriculum emphasizing the development of self-directed learners who are proficient researchers, collaborators, communicators, creators, and global citizens. The work of “school” is authentic, relevant, and subsequently engaging. Complex communication tools and networks enable learning to extend beyond the walls of the classroom and across time and place.

Students who are 21st Century learners:

  • Have a broad, deep understanding of the world
  • Make interdisciplinary connections
  • Think critically and creatively
  • Communicate and collaborate with others
  • Create, evaluate, and utilize information
  • Are career-ready and prepared for life

What does it mean to be a Future Ready School?

At Pardes, we often speak about being a Future Ready School. Schools with this vision provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in today’s world. The landscape of 21st Century Learning encompasses unifying themes such as challenging academics, project- based learning, classrooms that extend beyond the walls of the school, digital technologies and a global perspective that infuse the program.

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