• Community Education has aligned with Shakopee's Academic Design Team and their "Six C's" initiative for curriculum development and direction. To help parents understand how our classes fit into this plan, the following chart provides an explanation and visual representation of the Six C's. Youth offerings will be coded in catalogs to indicate which skills are learned and reinforced in each class. 
      
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    CRITICAL THINKING
    Reason effectively, use systematic thinking and make judgments and decisions to solve problems in both conventional and innovative ways.
       
     hands COLLABORATION
    Work together to share, advocate and compromise on issues critical to a team's success using intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in both digital and traditional settings. 
       
     boxes COMMUNICATION
    Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
       
     star CREATIVITY
    Explore imagination (curiosity), refine and improve original ideas, view failure as an opportunity to learn (persistence).
       
     world CULTURAL COMPETENCY
    Learn from and work collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions, lifestyles in personal, work and community context.
       
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    CHARACTER
    The inward values that determine outward actions: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship and resilience.