Education that works

Education That Works
West Fargo
Fargo Public Schools
Moorhead Public Schools
United Way
Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation

What does a 21st Century Skills Classroom Look Like?

There is growing confusion these days about education and what the classroom should look like.

Education that Works is about reflecting the real world in the classroom. We want students to have authentic experiences with solving real-world problems that they are going to experience if they are going to lead in the future.

Dr. Flowers, West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent.

Watch it in Action

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, business leader, or simply a member of our community that cares about the future of our local economy, you’ll want to watch our video to see how our local classrooms and superintendents are working together with nonprofit organizations and our business community to give our students the skills they need to succeed in school, and in life. Supporting our students and teachers impacts the future for all of us.

What are the 21st century skills? These are the 4 C's:

C

Communication

Communication

Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas & solutions.

C

Collaboration

Collaboration

Working together to reach a goal. Putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work.

C

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects & disciplines.

C

Creativity

Creativity

Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation & invention.

The superintendents of schools from Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo are working with United Way and the GFMEDC to enhance K-12 curriculum with project based learning that includes a stronger focus on measuring the "four Cs" – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

United Way

TODAY’S STUDENTS ARE TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE

 “As someone looking to recruit and hire successful employees, I support this initiative 100%. While it is important for a new employee to have math or engineering knowledge, they also need to know how to interact well.
Communication, collaboration, and project teamwork are necessary skill sets for a successful employee.”

Tina Amerman Human Resources Director Doosan-Bobcat Company

The 3 goals of the "Education that Works" collaboration include:

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Goals

People

Providing enhanced professional development for current educators.

Gears

Preparing tomorrow's educators differently.

Message Bubbles

Communicating 21st century skill developments with stakeholders and the business community.

What’s your role?

The teachers and leaders at our local school districts are working hard to meet the needs of our students and respond to the need for a skilled workforce. The partners of the Education that Works are asking YOU, our community to support them in our efforts. Parents, talk to your kids about how they are learning the 4 C’s in school and support them as their classrooms evolve. Communicate with their teachers and thank them for all they are doing to equip your kids with the skills they need to succeed in school and as they transition into the workforce. No matter what career they choose, our students can build a future full of opportunities. Supporting these changes in education helps teachers and students succeed—and helps all of us succeed succeed. This is important for each and every person and business in our community.

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