21st Century Skills
At Grove Christian School we recognize that we are living in a time of great innovation and even greater opportunity to impact the world for the Kingdom. It is difficult to even imagine what the world will be like in ten years; yet, this is the same world we are preparing our students to enter and the same world as Christians that they will engage in Kingdom-building. These times demand that we recognize the wholeness of the learner – spiritual, intellectual, social and physical. These times demand that we recognize the leadership potential and God-given abilities of each student at Grove Christian School.
We need to educate in a way that unleashes the creativity, critical thinking, collaboration,and communication capacity in each child. One focus that will never change at Grove Christian School is our Biblical worldview; we need Christ as much tomorrow as we did yesterday.
However, the way we educate is changing just as rapidly as the world around us. We are living in a time of great innovation, where it is difficult even to imagine what the world will be like ten years from now. Technology is changing rapidly and more than ever we have an abundance of information available to us at any time. However, technology is not the hallmark of 21st Century Learning with a Biblical Worldview. How we use the what we learn has come into greater focus the last number of years. It is not enough to meet and exceed state standards; we have to meet and exceed state standards with a Biblical worldview that gives us purpose for our learning and purpose for our lives. It is not enough to teach course content; we have to teach course content with a focus on developing skills that prepare every learner to meet the 21st Century world effectively as a Christ-centered individual.
At Grove Christian School, we desire that our students have real-world experiences that allow them to develop 21st Century Skills – and specifically, develop their leadership potential. Our students engage in active learning to obtain a deeper and more dynamic knowledge of the subjects they are studying. Most importantly, they are called upon to develop strengths that the world will ask of them – and already does.