May 20, 2022

21st Century Skills—Learning with Fluencies

“Fluency” can mean a variety of things in the education world. We’ve heard of reading, writing, and math fluencies, all of which demonstrate proficiency in those subject areas. In fact, well into the 21st Century, the topics of focus in education remain reading, writing, and math, sometimes known as the 3 “R’s.”

Those topics are necessary and foundational to anyone communicating in and navigating the world. I challenge you to think about this: do you move through the world where you compartmentalize math, reading, or writing in, well, life? Likely not.

We see and interact with the world using skills like the 3 “R’s,” along with problem-solving, working with others, and understanding how to discover and apply accurate information. Students will need to apply these skills for their future success. Like reading, writing, and math these skills are noted as fluencies – topics requiring proficiency for success.

Learners Edge is here to help! Pave the way for the success of future 21st Century learners through our brand-new course!

Course 5215: Future-Ready Fluencies for 21st Century Learners allows educators to understand and apply skill sets, or fluencies, in the following areas: Solution, Collaboration, Information, Communication, Creativity, and Global Citizenship. In this informational and practical course, plan to identify connections between fluencies and content, create fluency-based activities using problem-based learning, and design an authentic assessment to measure student success. We know you’ll find this course full of fresh ideas for progressive teaching using the fluencies to keep learning relevant, applicable, engaging, and future-focused. 

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Future-Ready Fluencies for 21st Century Learners

Course 5215 | 3-Credits | Gr. 3-12

We look to skills, or “fluencies,”- Solution, Collaboration, Information, Communication, Creativity, and Global Citizenship- to help students grow in proficiency as they see and interact with the world. To replace the traditional focus on the three “R’s,” this course is full of fresh ideas for progressive teaching using the Fluencies to keep learning relevant, applicable, engaging, and future-focused.

Learners Edge is passionately committed to providing you with continuing education coursework, materials, and tools that will help you succeed in your classroom and in your career.

Offering more than 120 online courses for teachers, you can earn the graduate credit you need for salary advancement and meet your professional development needs. Contact us today to get started!


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