What exactly are these 21st century skills children need to develop in order to become informed global citizens?
This is a key question posed by parents and school leaders, especially in today’s world of shifting academic expectations, new educational standards and evolving technologies. As a mother of four children ages 7-13, I am often faced with complex decisions concerning their education, and at times it can feel like I am trying to forge a strategic path through a densely covered forest.
“The need for workers with STEAM skills is on the rise in today’s global economy as is the demand for strong communication and collaboration skills.” – Amy McCooe, Level Up Village Co-Founder
What I do know for sure is that my children will always need to understand the fundamental principles of STEAM and must know how to collaborate and communicate this knowledge with others. The need for workers with STEAM skills is on the rise in today’s global economy as is the demand for strong communication and collaboration skills.
In this regard, learning “how things work” and interacting with people from varied cultures will ensure a level of success as the world becomes more global. If I can expose my children at an early age to both STEAM education and global collaboration, then I am helping them develop these essential skills.