These competencies are referred to as success skills by BPS but are also commonly termed “4Cs,” 21st Century Skills,” or “College and Career Readiness Skills.
What are Success Skills?
BPS worked with community members and local school building communities to create our picture of a successful graduate. A graduate who is career, college, and community ready. Bismarck students are provided opportunities to enhance their critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills through their K-12 educational experiences.
What are the 4Cs?
The 4Cs listed are communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. All four of these items are essential inside the 21st Century classroom. Communication is about sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions. Collaboration is about working together to reach a goal and putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work. Critical thinking is looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines. Creativity is trying new approaches to get things done, innovation, and invention.