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21st Century Skills

One of the most talked about—but least understood—societal challenges is the teaching and learning of 21st century skills. Researchers in SRI's Center for Technology in Learning have helped clients such as the U.S. Department of Education and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation define 21st century skills education more precisely. We develop programs for girls and other specific populations, create innovative assessments, and shape insightful evaluation designs.

The Center facilitates the translation of these important but often nebulous ideas into actionable ways for teachers to improve the 21st century teaching and learning opportunities their assignments offer students.


Evaluation of the Apple and ConnectED Initiative

SRI Education is conducting rigorous research about the Apple and ConnectED initiative, to understand how technology integration can support teaching and learning at high-poverty schools.

Evaluation of CoolThink@JC: A computational thinking initiative in Hong Kong primary schools

Around the world, teaching the problem-solving process known as computational thinking (CT) is increasingly recognized as a critical enabler for future success in a digital society. While CT initiatives often begin at secondary levels, some schools are beginning to address CT education at the...

Evaluation of Long Beach Skills for Success Program

SRI is the evaluation partner for a program that is advancing knowledge in developing non-cognitive skills in middle schools to increase student success.

STEM elementary school students

Developing a Model of STEM-Focused Elementary Schools (eSTEM)

SRI and George Mason University are conducting a multi-year exploratory study to develop a logic model of STEM-focused elementary (eSTEM) schools