The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has launched the P21 Professional Development Affiliate program. a new program that will establish a network of experts who are specialists in helping states and districts design and implement 21st century skills via targeted professional development programs.
Nearly 30 people from 11 organizations were the inaugural participants in the program, including the Arizona K-12 Center, Atomic Learning, the Center for Education Innovation and Regional Economic Development, EdVantia, EdVenture Group, Learning Point Associates, Metiri Group, National Education Association, Pearson, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, and Virtual High School.
As affiliates in the P21 Professional Development Affiliate program, participants now form a specialized cadre armed with the resources required to align their already robust professional development programs with the Partnership's Framework for 21st Learning - which makes clear the skills, knowledge and expertise students must master to succeed in work and life. Program participants are also able to assist others looking to align the Framework into existing models. The design of the program allows for differentiation within states to ensure 21st century skills fit seamlessly into existing state standards and policies.
The affiliate program is designed for national, state, and regional organizations that provide training and professional development programs to school administrators and instructional leaders. Upon completion of the program, participants become part of a national community committed to infusing 21st century skills into K-12 instructional practices and sharing their work with colleagues.
For more information on the P21 Professional Development Affiliate program or the services offered by the P21 affiliates, visit www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=502&Itemid=187.
Source: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, www.21stcenturyskills.org