1. Students will be responsible for their own learning.
a. Takes charge of their learning and are self-regulated.
b. Able to define learning goals and problems that are meaningful to them
c. Has the big picture of how specific activities relate to the learning goals.
d. Able to manage change.
e. Knows their own strengths and weaknesses and knows how to deal with them productively and constructively.
2. Students will understand that it is essential for human beings to work together.
a. Values others and works with them skillfully.
b. Understands that learning is social and must therefore have empathy and be fair-minded
c. Have the ability to identify the strengths of others.
d. Values differences and multiple points of view.
e. Able to communicate ideas clearly to others.
3. Standents will be involved in complex thinking and problem solving.
a. Knows how to learn and are constantly developing and refining their learning and problem-solving strategies.
b. Applies and transfers knowledge to solve real life problems creatively.
c. Makes connections at different levels.
d. Seeks alternative routes or strategies for attaining goals.
4. Students will recognize and produce quality performance and quality products.
a. Develops personal standards of excellence and evaluates how well they have achieved their goals.
b. Delivers quality presentations and produces quality products, based on established criteria.
c. Judges and critiques own work and that of others based on quality rubrics, pre-established standards, or a process of reflection.
d. Revises their work until it meets an agreed upon standard of quality.