A Global Collaborative Resource
for 21st-Century Learning
The cloud-app Fluency21 Unit Planner is a free resource created by the 21st Century Fluency Project to help you make the shift to a learning environment where students use higher-level thinking to create products as solutions to relevant real-world problems.
Aligned with the 21st Century Fluencies and the processes outlined in the book, Literacy is Not Enough, (Crockett, Lee et. al.; 2011), this tool will allow you to create units that develop the essential skills that students need in order to be prepared for the tests, and also to be prepared for life.
You’re not alone—this cloud-app was designed so that you can collaborate and share with like-minded educators around the world that are also committed to making a difference.
Standards are Standards
We understand that every teacher at every level is accountable for ensuring the curriculum standards are met. The very nature of the 21st-century learning environment is that it addresses multiple curricular objectives in multiple subject areas.
The Fluency21 Unit Planner cloud-app includes Common Core, as well as standards for Texas, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—and you can even add your own as well! You will be able to identify all the applicable standards for your unit. By grouping plans into a collection, you can plan for the year as our cloud-app will instantly determine which standards have not been addressed.
The unique collaborative features allow administrators, coaches, and teachers to comment on any aspect of a unit plan, fine tuning for the best possible learning outcomes. You can even send a shout-out to your PLN for input and assistance or to the global community of teachers collaborating through the cloud-app.
Here’s a Few Hundred to Get You Started!
Everyone needs some samples to really understand how to write these units, and there is an extensive collection of top-notch unit plans developed for you to use. Because the focus of the 21st Century Fluencies is on “headware” not hardware, each plan provides suggestions for high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech installations. With an active global community, new unit plans are being written and added every day!