21st Century Skills
The global economy calls for new skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
National Initiative: Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills
The Institute's Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills initiative underscores the critical role our nation’s museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.
Partnership: STEM Video Game Challenge
IMLS is a National Community Sponsor of the National STEM Video Game Challenge. The Challenge, now in its third year, was inspired by President Obama’s "Educate to Innovate" Campaign, promoting science, technology, engineering and math education.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen 21st century skills (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
21st century skills content on the IMLS Web site:
June 18, 2014 10:46 AM
As part of the first White House Maker Faire, IMLS announces support for making across the nation’s community centers of learning.
June 11, 2014 09:57 AM
Visit IMLS at Booth #1534 to meet with IMLS staff and learn more about our funded projects
May 22, 2014 02:07 PM
Participate in the discussion on STEM learning in libraries through Twitter using the hashtag #imlsfocus.
May 15, 2014 11:19 AM
The Museums for All initiative aims to make the high-quality learning experiences of children’s museums more accessible to low-income families.
May 8, 2014 01:51 PM
With IMLS support, the museum and its partners will develop a suite of maker tools and resources for libraries and museums.