New Models of 21st Century Education

21st Century Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving are essential skills for the 21st century. To get there, we must ensure that students can demonstrate their abilities in a wide variety of ways, including ICTs.  Collaboration, creativity, and communication skills not only enable you to build those skills in yourselves, but also enhance your ability to make informed decisions and learn from and with each other.  In short, your 21st century skills will enhance those of your students.


Teachers have their fingers on the pulse of a country’s most valuable asset: our children.  Teacher leaders not only improve student achievement, but also the quality of life in their communities, region, and nation. The Institute promotes teacher leadership in classrooms and communities by enabling them with ICTs, fostering professional collaboration, enlisting their support in curriculum reform, and connecting educators with overall development objectives.


Educational change requires all stakeholders — government leaders, NGOs, community-based organizations, university consortia, mentors, teachers, parents, and students.  We take on projects devoted to curriculum reform, teacher development, and measurement so that national plans are connected to accessible, adoptable, measurable capacity-building efforts – from rural communities to the capitol city.  We ensure that educational transformation can flourish for generations.

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For information about academic programs, please contact Dr. Fred Mednick:  011 206-356-4731

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