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David Ross is a global education consultant and former CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21). Follow him on Twitter: @DavidPBLRoss

Platform Skills Tighten Focus on Effective Communication

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David shares his excitement around the development of platform skills in the education sector and outlines five key platform skills to enhance PBL frameworks and improve a students’ ability to effectively communicate for a purpose and to a target audience.

Bio-Politics and The Implications of Ideology on Learning

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David Ross discusses bio-politics, a field which illuminates the psychological differences between our two political parties and the implications of ideology on learning.

The Pursuit of Happiness is a Noble Goal for 21st Century Education

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Student happiness is at the core of each student’s holistic development. Parents, teachers, community and learners are all active members of creating the solution. Join David Ross as he unpacks the topic from multiple angles that highlight powerful resources to get you started.

New Skills Framework Shaped by Vast Data Set on Job Requirements

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The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy recently released a report with data analysis provided by Burning Glass Technologies. The data set is driven from keywords in more than 150 million unique U.S. job postings, dating back to 2007. Recognizing these skills as essential learning outcomes for the 21st century, it frames a path to success for students and graduates as they transition to the future of work.

Developing 21st Century Skills and Content Knowledge Through Dance

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David Ross explores how dance experiences assist children in cultivating the 21st-century skills of creative thinking, collaboration, communication, global awareness, and self-direction.

Place-Based Education Anchors Learning in the Community

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David Ross explains how in Place-Based Education the nature of a place determines the culture of the classroom to an extraordinary degree.

No-Collar Jobs Offer Schools Chance to Create Mashups of Academics and Vocations

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David Ross explains how no-collar and new collar opportunities do not require a four-year degree, rather vocational training, certifications and the right mix of in-demand skill sets.

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