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21st Century Skills Work Group (2013-2014)

Work Group Summary

Work Group Objectives

  • Identify opportunities, challenges, and best/promising practices.
  • Develop implementation recommendations.
  • Explore and outline resources and tools.
  • Align skills, abilities, and knowledge that are valued by business, industry, and higher education.
  • Outline systematic pathways for students to explore and develop these skills.
  • Identify stakeholder connections and messages.
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools and resources, best/promising practices, and relevant discussions


Work Group Members

  • Jennifer Alexander, 27J School District
  • Angela Baber, CLF
  • Sandi Brandl, Lewis-Palmer
  • Bill Carwin, Pritchett RE-3
  • Jerry Casebolt, Pritchett RE-3
  • Melissa Colsman, CDE
  • Liza Eaton, The Odyssey School, Denver Public Schools
  • Annie Evans, Jefferson County School District
  • Molly Gibney, Adams 12 School District
  • Philip Goerner, St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Cyndi Gueswell, Expeditionary Learning Schools
  • Anna Huffman, CDE
  • Terri Inloes, Academy District 20 
  • Pam Lewis, Falcon D49 School District
  • Laronda Lawson, Littleton Public Schools
  • Samantha Long, Colorado Education Initiative
  • Jon Mann, Expeditionary Learning Schools

  • Kim Medina, Johnson & Wales University
  • Lydia Nava-Cordova, Roosevelt High School
  • Mary Perez, Weld RE-5 School District
  • Deirdre Pilch, Boulder Valley School District
  • Julia Pirnack, College In Colorado
  • Andrea Reeve, Colorado State University
  • Becky Russell, CDE, Facilitator
  • Kelly Sain, Boulder Valley School District
  • Kyle Schumacher, Telluride Schools
  • Brian Sevier, CDE
  • Molly Stevens, Manitou Springs Schools
  • Philip Trejo, Pritchett RE-3
  • Kay Uhles, Front Range Community College
  • Tamara White, Department of Higher Education
  • Nancy White, Academy District 20, Facilitator
  • Erin Young, Summit County Schools

Work Group Timeline

  • 1st Meeting: December 11th, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, Daniels Fund, Denver
  • 4 meetings were held December 2013 through April 2014
  • Draft Deliverables: Summer 2014

Meeting Materials



For More Information

Please send questions or requests for more information to: Robin Russel