Teaching and Assessing Transferable Skills Across Curriculum

Communication, self-direction, problem-solving, collaboration, and informed thinking. Whether you call these transferable skills, cross-curricular standards, 21st century skills, or by any other title, they are critical for success in postsecondary education and careers. Many educators wonder how to break down transferable skills into their components; how to teach, assess, and give feedback on components; and how to integrate components with content knowledge and skills in authentic ways. This interactive workshop will give educators a chance to work with a variety of tools and resources designed to help meet these challenges, and participants will explore effective practices for teaching and assessing these skills across content areas.


Kate Gardoqui, senior associate | Great Schools Partnership

Becky Wilusz, senior associate | Great Schools Partnership

Linda Cloutier-Namdar, ELA teacher | Essex High School

Erica LeClair, literacy coach | Essex High School


Presentation Slides
Transferable Skills Website
Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners
Performance Task Packet
Planner for Teaching Collaboration
Planner for Teaching Communication
Planner for Teaching Informed Thinking
Planner for Teaching Problem Solving
Planner for Teaching Self-Direction