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Content Area: 21st-Century Life and Careers
9.1 21st-Century Life & Career Skills
Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.1 21st-Century Life & Career Skills All students will demonstrate the creative, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to function successfully as both global citizens and workers in diverse ethnic and organizational cultures.
Strand A. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
4
The ability to recognize a problem and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve the problem is a lifelong skill that develops over time.
9.1.4.A.1 Recognize a problem and brainstorm ways to solve the problem individually or collaboratively.                                                                                                              
9.1.4.A.2 Evaluate available resources that can assist in solving problems.                                                                                                              
9.1.4.A.3 Determine when the use of technology is appropriate to solve problems.                                                                                                              
9.1.4.A.4 Use data accessed on the Web to inform solutions to problems and the decision-making process.                                                                                                              
9.1.4.A.5 Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in classroom and family settings.                                                                                                              
8
The ability to recognize a problem and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve the problem is a lifelong skill that develops over time.
9.1.8.A.1 Develop strategies to reinforce positive attitudes and productive behaviors that impact critical thinking and problem-solving skills.                                                                                                              
9.1.8.A.2 Implement problem-solving strategies to solve a problem in school or the community.                                                                                                              
9.1.8.A.3 Summarize strategies used by various organizations and agencies to solve problems that impact communities, and compare them with strategies used by similar organizations in another state or country.                                                                                                              
9.1.8.A.4 Design and implement a project management plan using one or more problem-solving strategies.                                                                                                              
12
The ability to recognize a problem and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve the problem is a lifelong skill that develops over time.
9.1.12.A.1 Apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies during structured learning experiences.                                                                                                              
9.1.12.A.2 Participate in online strategy and planning sessions for course-based, school-based, or outside projects.                                                                                                              
Critical thinking and problem solving in the 21st century are enhanced by the ability to work in cross-cultural teams in face-to-face and virtual environments.
9.1.12.A.3 Assess how a variety of problem-solving strategies are being used to address solutions to global problems by participating in online discussions with peers from other countries.                                                                                                              
9.1.12.A.4 Justify problem-solving strategies used in the development of a particular innovative product or practice in the United States and in another country.