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  • September 25, 2014

    Washington, D.C.– September 25, 2014 -  The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), the leading national organization advocating for 21st century readiness for all students, is pleased to announce its executive leadership slate for the 2014-2015 academic year. Stephan Turnipseed, President Emeritus and Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO Education, was reelected as the chair of the strategic council and executive board.

  • September 10, 2014

    Washington, D.C.– September 10, 2014 -  Today the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a national coalition made up of 28 member organizations and 19 state partners released a Framework for State Action on Global Education. The Framework offers states a comprehensive and actionable strategy to ensure students have the global competencies and international understanding that will prepare them for work and life in the 21st century.

  • July 22, 2014

    Washington, D.C.– July 22, 2014 -  P21, the national leader advocating for 21st century readiness for all students, applauds President Obama and congressional leaders in their bipartisan and near-unanimous support of workforce innovation and development. The new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, H.R. 803, was signed into law on July 22, 2014. 

Cyber Summit 2010

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The 2010 Cyber Summit is Complete, the Conversation Continues.

The 2010 Cyber Summit has come to a close, but you can still visit the site and participate in the ongoing conversation at We Are Teachers.


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The challenge of fusing the three Rs and the four Cs of education is more urgent than ever. From September 20-October 5, 2010, thousands gathered online for the P21 Cyber Summit on 21st Century Readiness to learn about, discuss and advance 21st century readiness in the United States.

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As part of the National Summit and Cyber Summit, P21 brought together thought leaders in 21st century education from across the country for a series live webinars, as well as a live meeting in Washington, D.C. We are happy to provide links to recordings and slides from those webinars and live sessions below.

Thank you to all who attended, as well as our sponsors, who helped make these events a success.


Video Recordings from the National Summit on 21st Century Readiness, October 5, 2010

Plenary: College and Career Readiness and the Four Cs
Moderator:  Jonathan Karl, Senior Congressional Correspondent – ABC News
Panel Members:

  • Ed Reilly – President and CEO - American Management Association
  • Peter McPherson – President - Association of Public Land-Grant Universities
  • Karen Pittman - Co-Founder - President and CEO - Forum for Youth Investment
  • Connie M. Yowell – Director of Education - MacArthur Foundation

Lunch Keynote
Introduction: Bob Regan, Director, Worldwide Primary and Secondary Education, Adobe Systems Inc., and P21 Secretary
Keynote Speaker: Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director - CCSSO

Plenary: ESEA Reauthorization and the Four Cs
Moderator:  Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director - CCSSO
Panel Members:

  • Dr. Steve Paine, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools
  • Matthew Hussey, Education Advisor, Office of Senator Olympia Snowe
  • Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education


Preparing Students for 21st Century Success
Barry O’Callaghan, Chairman and CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Worthy Learning: Students Are Worth The Learning That Is Worth Doing
Sarah Brown Wessling, National Teacher of the Year

Closing Remarks
Julie Walker, AASL Executive Director and P21 Chair




fullscreenAll of the webinars below are hosted on P21's Video21 site and, when selected, will open in a new tab or window.

For optimal viewing, select the "View Full Screen" button at the lower right corner of the video window.

Slides for each presentation can also be downloaded using the links below. 


21st Century Learning - Why, What, and How September 20, 2010

with 21st century learning expert, advisor, author, and former global director of the Oracle Education Foundation Bernie Trilling, co-author of 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times.

Run time 60 minutes. PLAY.>> 

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21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn September 21, 2010

with James Bellanca, consultant and co-editor of 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn (Solutions Tree Press, 2010), P21 President Ken Kay. author/consultant Bob Pearlman, and author/consultant Robin Fogarty.

Run time 60 minutes. PLAY.>>

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Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century School District September 22, 2010

with district consultant Bob Pearlman, Mary Jo Conery, Assistant Superintendent for 21st Century Learning for the Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD), Tucson, AZ, and teachers Mark Rubin-Toles, Wayne Thornes and Lindy Bowden.

Run time 60 minutes.  PLAY.>>

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21st Century Knowledge and Skills in Educator Preparation September 23, 2010

with Valerie Greenhill, P21 Director of Strategic Initiatives; Dee Hopkins, Dean, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University; and Olga M. Welch, Dean, School of Education, Duquesne University.

Run time 60 minutes. PLAY.>>

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Project-Based Learning In Action! September 23, 2010

with Dennis Kowalski, Ed.D. Director of the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center (moderator).

No recording available.

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Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths  September 24, 2010

with Dr. MaryFriend Shepard, Coordinator, Ph.D. in Education, Educational Technology, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, Walden University.

Run time 53 minutes. PLAY.>>

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Core Subjects and 21st Century Readiness September 27, 2010

with Ken Kay, P21 President; Michael Blakeslee, Sr. Deputy Executive Director, MENC; Charlie Fitzpatrick, K-12 Education Director, Esri; Marty Abbott, ACTFL; Zipporah Miller, Associate Executive Director for Professional Programs and Conferences, NSTA; and Kent Williamson, Executive Director, NCTE.

Run time 74 minutes. PLAY.>>

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Engaging 21st Century Skills in the Middle September 28, 2010

with Leslie Preddy, AASL 2010 National School Library Media Program of the Year winner and 2010 Indiana Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Run time 48 minutes. PLAY.>>

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21st Century Skills are Elementary September 28, 2010

with Carl Harvey, AASL President-elect and School Librarian, North Elementary School; Melissa Johnston, thirteen-year Georgia elementary school librarian, PhD candidate at Florida State University and research affiliate at the FSU PALM (Partnerships Advancing Library Media) Center; and Vince Barnes, Principal, North Elementary School.

Run time 45 minutes. PLAY.>>

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Models for 21st Century Education September 29, 2010

with Barbara Chow, Hewlett Foundation; Ken Kay, P21; Tim Presiado, New Tech Schools; Cheryl Carrier, Ford PAS; Andrew Rothstein, National Academy Foundation; Bob Lenz, Envision; Beth Brock, International Baccalaureate; Scott Hartl, Expeditionary Learning.

Run time 74 minutes. PLAY.>>

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Best Practices from P21 States October 1, 2010

with Helen Soule, P21 Director of State Partnerships, June Atkinson, State Superintendent, North Carolina; and Terry Holiday, Commissioner of Education, Kentucky.

Run time 56 minutes. PLAY.>>

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