Not so long ago, the "Three Rs" were all students needed to find success both in the workplace and in life. But living in a digitally-connected world, requires a fourth: Readiness. Today's students must expect to face serious competition in a global marketplace. "Readiness" in the 21st century is about helping students be able to take what they know and apply it to new situations and problems. Preparing students to succeed in this competitive environment is the challenge before us. Working together to bridge the gap between what businesses need, and how schools prepare students to meet and exceed those needs and become productive leaders is what 21st century learning and thinking is all about.
The Pearson 21 Web site is here to help foster thinking about 21st century learning and thinking; to help you follow this evolving movement, and learn how you might be able to apply it in your school; to provide real examples of real schools getting real results. It’s here to provide unlimited access to the leaders and researchers of 21st century learning. It’s here to offer you solutions for your classroom that allow you to integrate 21st century skills into your everyday lessons. And it’s here for the one biggest reason of all: because tomorrow’s thinkers are sitting in your classroom today.