AASL Standards

for 21st Century Learners

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1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

With this first standard, we start at the beginning. We are to activate our prior knowledge and develop and refine a range of questions for our research. The ability to evaluate sources in any form of media as well as collaborate with others are skills to rely on. Persisting in our search for information and understanding we will use self monitoring techniques, interaction and feedback from teachers and peers, and always seek help when needed.


2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

As it should, this standard builds upon the first. At this level, we should be able to continue our research process by applying critical thinking, organizational and technology skills. We should not only be able to develop new understandings but be able to express them by using different media and visual literacy. We are flexible and adoptable while searching for the missing piece of the puzzle and consider diverse and global perspectives in our conclusions. By reflecting and recognizing new knowledge and understandings we are becoming complete investigators.


3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

As we have persevered with our research, we are now at the standard where we share our findings. As we demonstrate our leadership abilities we are able to present our findings in formal and informal settings collaborating with peers through our social and intellectual network of learners. We use technology and other medias respectfully and to help us organize and display our efforts, keeping in mind diverse perspectives and experiences.


4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

This standard looks to our future, encouraging us to be open to curiosity and new ideas, motivated by information, and creative in personal expression. We should continue to connect our ideas and interests with others through different medias and to seek personal and aesthetic growth. All the while practicing our safe and ethical behaviors we continue to self evaluate our areas of interests, personal limitations and how effectively our ideas are being expressed.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century

Stanford ECorner

Chinedu Echeruo - Creativity Unleashes Value for the World by Stanford ECorner

For those who are looking for the connection between the CCSS and the AASL:

AASL/Collaboration Meeting

Monday, June 15th, 12:15pm

200 South Finley Avenue


Come for a 'lunch and learn' to better connect general education classes with Media classes. Come with one idea (or more) for us to collaborate on for the benefit of the students.

Mrs. Emily Jones