Essential Learning Targets exist in 3 categories or domains. Essential Learning Targets exist for each of the 8 content areas required by Maine law as well as for the process skills identified in SPSD's strategic vision. These process skills are referred to as 21st Century Skills and include: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity & Innovation, Problem-solving, Initiative & Professionalism, and Global Awareness,
The third group of targets are the Habits of Work targets. Habits of Work are the skills
for all students to have and exhibit to maximize their learning.