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The Goddard School Of Downtown Pittsburgh, PA Named A 21st Century Learning Exemplar, A National Recognition Of Educational Excellence

November  07, 2017 / P21 has designated The Goddard School of Downtown Pittsburgh as a 21st Century Learning Exemplar School for 2017-2018. The Goddard School of Downtown Pittsburgh earned this award for its outstanding practices in equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and life.

In order to become part of the P21 Exemplar Program, schools and districts must demonstrate not just an adequate implementation of the Framework for 21st Century Learning, but also expertise in the elements of: Student Agency, Distributed Leadership, a Climate of Achievement, Engaged Community, and use of Evidence and Research.

"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as a P21 Exemplar School.  We have created a community that focuses on 21st century skills which helps prepare our children to be school ready, career ready and life ready.  Our passionate and dedicated teachers strive to instill these 21st century skills on a daily basis in a fun and hands on way! Using our inquiry based emergent curriculum, project based learning, STEAM integration, and the use of the 4C’s, our students are becoming critical thinkers ready for any new challenge or experience and are ready for future success!" explains Shanna Litchko, on-site owner.

David Ross, CEO at P21 stated, “P21’s Exemplar Program works to identify innovative education paradigms across the country. When policymakers say ‘show me what you mean,’ we turn to our P21 Exemplars for hard evidence.”  

As part of uplifting the best practices from The Goddard School of Downtown Pittsburgh, P21 will develop a case study and release it to the public for free download at p21.org/exemplars in the Spring of 2018.

P21 media contact:

Lizzette Arias, 202-750-1362

School/district media contact:

Shanna Litchko, 412-515-1997

School/district overview:

Shanna Litchko, 412-515-1997

P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world.  Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at www.p21.org and @P21Learning

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412-515-1997