Introducing the Four C's

  1. Connection
  2. Communication
  3. Collaboration
  4. Creation

Essential Resources:

  • Partnership for 21C Skills - including the downloadable Framework for 21C Learning
  • ISTE NETs - for students, for teachers, administrators, coaches and more
  • 21st Century Learning - An approach by one international school
  • What is 21st Century Education?- Anne Shaw
    • "Twenty-first century curriculum has certain critical attributes. It is interdisciplinary, project-based, and research-driven. It is connected to the community – local, state, national and global. Sometimes students are collaborating with people around the world in various projects. The curriculum incorporates higher order thinking skills, multiple intelligences, technology and multimedia, the multiple literacies of the 21st century, and authentic assessments. Service learning is an important component."
  • 21st Century Fluencies - Ian Jukes (Unit planner app)
    • Solution fluency
    • Creativity fluency
    • Collaboration fluency
    • Media fluency
    • Information fluency
  • Seven Steps to Flatten Your Classroom - Chapters 3-9, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
    • Connection
    • Communication
    • Citizenship
    • Contribution and Collaboration
    • Choice
    • Creation
    • Celebration

Guiding questions:

  • What are 21C skills - why is it important to know?
  • Why do we use technology in the classroom? What are these, so called, emerging technologies?
  • What do we expect all learners to be fluent in? How do we achieve that?
  • How do we re-design curriculum to include 21C skills and fluencies?
  • How do we re-design schools and learning to include 21C skills and attitudes?