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New Committee in Knoxville Aimed at Teaching Students New Skills

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

The Knoxville School Board appointed members to a new committee at their meeting this week, aimed at developing ways to teach students necessary skills to be successful in their future endeavors. The 21st Century Skills Committee is made up of 45 members representing Knoxville faculty, staff, administration, parents and community members. Superintendent Dr. Randy Flack says he thinks implementing this committee is a step in the right direction and an important and proactive approach for the district to address skills that are part of the Iowa Core Curriculum. Dr. Flack says he feels technology is one of the most important skills the committee needs to address as students are using the internet and other devices more and more all the time, it is important to be able to teach them the way they learn best. An initial meeting date will be set for mid to late November and the committee will then get the ball rolling. He says while 45 members is a large group they will be divided into subcommittees which will allow members to specialize in areas they are really interested in.