====The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies====
Twenty-first century readers and writers need to
  • Develop proficiency with the tools of technology

  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally

  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes

  • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information

  • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts

  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments

Students who participate in the International Energy Challenge will be learning within an environment that embraces all 6 core beliefs.