If you haven't seen it already, check out the AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Learner (PDF).
This concise, accessible document is structured around some common beliefs, and four key learning areas with expanded standards statements for each around skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities, and self-assessment strategies.
- Reading is a window to the world
- Inquiry provides a framework for learning
- Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught
- Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs
- Equitable access is a key component for education
- The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed
- The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own
- Learning has a social context
- School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills
Learners use skills, resources, & tools to:
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.