NYSAFLT recognizes that there are many questions surrounding how LOTE aligns with the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards. With help from experts in the field, we are gathering information and research that will help you better understand where LOTE is heading.

Please note: There are still many questions for which there are limited or no answers. NYSAFLT will do its very best to pass on to you the facts as we know them.

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or clarification.

34 Key Ideas (for all subject areas)
Cognitive Engagement Constructivist Learning 21st Century Skills
This term refers to providing a cognitively challenging curriculum to students in the classroom. For more details and access to a brief research document on the topic, please click here The term refers to the idea that learners construct knowledge for themselves ---each learner individually (and socially) constructs meaning---as he or she learns. For more details, please click here This term refers to a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes(a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century. For more information and to view a graphical representation of the Framework for 21st Century Learning, click here




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