Just as comprehensive academic standards can be deconstructed into teachable learning targets (and further into daily learning intentions), G21 Impacts can be broken down into specific, manageable components we call "Performance Areas". The expectations in these Performance Areas can added to existing performance tasks to increase the meaningfulness and enhance real-world connections as they provide authentic contexts for the expectations in the academic standards to reside. Further, descriptions of Performance Areas can be grafted (or spliced) onto s
Definitions of the Performance Areas for each G21 Impact are listed below:
G21 Performance Area Definitions
Curiosity and Imagination - The desire to learn or know about things and to form mental images and concepts.
Developing and Exploring Ideas - Generate original ideas and explore existing ideas.
Innovation - Conceive of, and develop original ideas of value and find new approaches to address needs.
Initiative - The readiness and ability to take action and realize novel ideas.
Interpretive - Explore various forms of communication in order to make meaning, gain perspective and engage aesthetically.
Expressive - Make one’s ideas, thoughts and emotions known to others through multiple modes.
Productive Group Interactions - Contribute to the effective functioning and positive well-being of a team
Effective Communications - Use verbal and non-verbal approaches to develop and support a high-performance team.
Inquiry - Actively investigate information, perspectives and phenomenon with a desire to learn and gain understanding.
Analysis and Interpretation - Apply critical faculties and strategies to understand and assess ideas, proposals and information.
Decision Making/Conclusions - Apply critical faculties and strategies to make choices, propose solutions and make arguments.
Goal Setting - Decide what one wants or needs to accomplish to grow and devise/execute a plan to achieve that result.
Self-Advocacy - Actively represent oneself and speaking for one’s needs, views or interests.
Resilience/Grit - Demonstrate perseverance and character in the face of challenges and obstacles.
Metacognition - Demonstrate awareness, understanding, analysis and control of one’s learning and cognitive processes.
Growth Mindset - Demonstrate positivity, ownership and control of one’s learning, success and growth.
Use of Feedback - Give, take and apply evaluative information and reactions to observable actions or products for the purpose of growth and improvement.
Global Awareness - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of perspectives and issues in an international context.
Citizenship - Demonstrate positive, proactive behaviors and interactions in support of the well-being of one’s various communities.
Adaptability - Adjust one’s thinking, interactions and actions readily to suit a variety of contexts and conditions.
Systems Thinking - Act upon the understanding of the interdependent nature of systems, both natural and constructed.
Physical/Nutrition/Sleep - Practice positive habits in order to increase or maintain one’s health and physical performance.
Social (Intra and Inter) - Demonstrate a positive and healthy sense of self as well as the ability to interact with others positively.
Financial - Demonstrate critical faculties and positive decision-making in financial matters.
Emotional - Demonstrate the habits, traits and dispositions of mentally healthy people.