These skills can be address through any number of ELO options, including Community-Based experiences and independent studies.
Communication – Use written and oral communication effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes.
- Demonstrate organized and purposeful communication.
- Use evidence and logic appropriately in communication.
- Integrate information gathered from active speaking and listening.
- Adjust communication based on the audience, context, and purpose.
- Use technology to further enhance and disseminate communication.
Self-Direction – Manage my academic and personal responsibilities.
- Identify, manage, and assess new opportunities related to personal and/or course learning goals.
- Integrate knowledge from a variety of sources to set goals and make informed decisions.
- Apply knowledge in familiar and new contexts.
- Demonstrate initiative and responsibility for learning.
- Analyze the accuracy, bias, and usefulness of information.
- Use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
Problem Solving – Apply a variety of strategies to solve problems.
- Observe and evaluate situations in order to define problems.
- Frame questions, make predictions, and design data collection and analysis strategies.
- Identify patterns, trends, and relationships that apply to solutions.
- Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs.
- Generate a variety of solutions, use evidence to build a case for best responses, critically evaluate the effectiveness of responses, and repeat the process to generate alternate solutions.
- Use a range of tools, including technology, to solve problems.
- Persevere in solving challenging problems and learn from failure.
Citizenship – Contribute to my communities, working to develop a multi-faceted understanding of myself and of others.
- Participate in and contribute to the school and local community.
- Take responsibility for personal decisions and actions.
- Respect diversity and differing points of view.
- Practice responsible digital citizenship.
Thinking – Consider information carefully and use reason to make decisions and apply knowledge.
- Apply knowledge from various disciplines and contexts to real life situations.
- Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from multiple sources to build on knowledge.
- Apply systems thinking to explain the interaction and influence of related parts on each other, and on outcomes.
- Use technology to support and enhance the critical thinking process.
Collaboration – Work effectively in diverse groups.
- Collaborate as needed to advance learning.
- Collaborate effectively and respectfully.