students have the skills and work habits they will need to succeed in the 21st
Education Consult Ghana brings together technology, planning, professional development, and
educational expertise in its work with schools, districts, regional partners, and state education
agencies to prepare students for college, career, and 21st century citizenship.
What are 21st Century Skills?
Education Consult Ghana's approach to 21st
century skills is anchored in our belief and expertise in an expanded definition of literacy. The
literacy demands of the 21st century are higher than ever before in history. It is no longer enough
to read and write straight forward text and be considered literate. People need to be able to:
⇒Skillfully access, read, analyze, evaluate, integrate, and use text and graphic information in
multiple print and electronic formats;
⇒Synthesize and clearly communicate learning, using appropriate language and presentation to
achieve a specific purpose;
⇒Think critically, creatively, and systemically to solve current problem issues, identify future
opportunities and innovations, and flexibly adapt to change;
⇒Be continuous self-directed learners, fluent users of technology, and collaborative team
players who can perform effectively and produce results in multi-cultural contexts and in the
⇒Transfer skills, information, and processes to new formats, technologies and audiences.
These literacy habits and skills are the core of what it means to be prepared to meet the
career, college, and citizenship needs of the 21st century. These skills must be taught across all
Are your schools helping students develop these new basic skills?
At Education Consult Ghana, we help educators prepare students to meet the literacy and learning
challenges of the 21st century.
The literacy and learning demands of the 21st century require sophisticated reading, writing,and
research skills, critical and innovative thinking, problem solving, and collaboration in person and
online. Yet most school districts do not focus on ensuring that all students develop these habits
and skills. There is a growing gap between what most students currently experience in school and
what they should know how to do to be successful in high school, university and the work place. To
close that gap, will require schools to rethink and retool their instructional delivery and
technology infrastructure. Education Consult Ghana can help. Education Consult Ghana provides an
array of services to help educators prepare all students for 21st century literacy and
Literacy and Learning Reviews
Education Consult Ghana uses multiple data
collection strategies to review a district's current approach to literacy and learning. Educational
experts analyze what is in place and make specific recommendations to better prepare students for
the 21st century. Reviews include an assessment of classroom instruction, district and school
capacity, teacher knowledge and skills, and technology infrastructure supports.
State of the Art Action Planning
PCG educational experts work closely with district personnel, using Education Consult Ghana's
morden technology to support guided strategic planning, including the setting of measurable goals,
and putting progress monitoring in place.
The result: school level action plans are tightly aligned with district goals and districts and
schools can track progress toward full implementation of 21st century teaching and learning.
Education Consult Ghana works with districts and school leadership teams on implementation of
action plans, including how to launch an
effective district wide 21st century literacy and learning campaign, conduct progress monitoring,
bring teachers on board, make purchasing decisions, roll out the initiative in phases, and hold
teachers and students accountable.
Teacher Professional Development
Education Consult Ghana professional development services build teacher capacity and teacher
learning networks. Designs are customized to meet district and schools goals.
All Education Consult Ghana's 21st Century Literacy and Learning clients become part of a
professional learning network that offers resources, the latest research, dissemination of
promising practices, access to experts, and ongoing professional development opportunities.