Teaching & Measuring 21st Century Skills with Equity
Teachers, schools, and districts are currently doing the challenging work of expanding their practices to more explicitly develop essential 21st century skills. Determining effective ways to teach these skills is hard. Measuring them is even harder. What are some of the best ways to teach and measure them? How can these practices be coherent, sustainable, and equitable?
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) works to create equity in education through innovation and sharing of its practices and learnings. Our current work includes developing new methods for teaching and measuring skills that align to the outcomes in our graduate profile.
Participants will learn about LPS’s approach to teaching and measuring 21st century skills through interactive experiences with a set of sample practices for collaboration, peer feedback, and gratitude. They will explore LPS’s successes and failures, including how making equity a cornerstone of designing practices can lead to positive outcomes while its absence can cause inadvertent harm. Collaborators will reflect on these experiences and learnings and consider how to apply them to their own role and context.
Leadership Public Schools is a network of three urban charter public high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area serving high needs communities. Our mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale.