21st Century Skills

State Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses will exemplify the intentional synthesis of technical knowledge and skills, traditional academics, and 21st Century Skills. CTE programs are aligned with rigorous industry and academic standards. Integrating 21st Century Skills into all curricula positions CTE as a premier course of study for career and college readiness for all students, and places more students on the path to success.

Washington believes a comprehensive education culminates in readiness for college, careers and civic responsibility. We believe in students prepared to flourish in a dynamic, global economy.

Within CTE frameworks, the leadership alignment must show a unit specific project/activity that aligns, with the selected 21st Century Skills, that will be taught and assessed in the classroom.


Unit: Climate Change Solutions

Leadership Alignment: Students will interview two classmates about the impact of climate change seen in social media and will develop a podcast including the summary of the interviews.

  • 1.A.1: Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming)
  • 1.B.2: Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work
  • 3.A.2: Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions


Unit: Climate Change Solutions

Leadership Alignment: Students will solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways by interviewing two classmates and will communicate effectively in diverse environments by developing a podcast with the summary of the interviews.


For questions on how to develop leadership alignment within frameworks, please contact the appropriate Program Supervisor.