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21st Century Fluency Project

21st Century Fluency Project
An innovative resource designed to cultivate 21st Century Fluencies, while fostering engagement and adventure in the learning experience. This resource is the collaborative effort of a group of experienced educators and entrepreneurs who have united to share their experience and ideas, and create a project geared toward making learning relevant to life in our new digital age. Our purpose is to develop exceptional resources to assist in transforming learning to be relevant to life in the 21st Century. At the core of this project is our cloud-app Fluency21 Unit Planner, a global collaborative resource for 21st century learning. A place where like-minded educators can create, share, and collaborate to develop problem based learning modules that are engaging, challenging, relevant, and designed to cultivate the essential 21st Century Fluencies within the context of the required curriculum. In today's world, it's easy to see just how vital the internalization of these fluencies really is.

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