In this edWebinar, innovative educators, learners, and authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outlined eight keys in their book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys To Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Each is a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.
Education is the wild west of the 21st century and we could not choose a more exciting time to be in education. In this presentation, Dr. L. Robert Furman, Elementary Principal and Author of The Future Ready Challenge, discussed various ways to look at changes in your classroom or school and the necessary skills needed in the Age of the Digital Revolution.
When you decide to redesign the learning spaces in your school or district, the path from idea to action requires a number of steps. In this webinar, Andrew Taylor, the Director of Technology and CIO with Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk, New York, is joined by two of his technology coordinators. Together, they share their research, iterations, and essential questions that have helped to guide the design of the new spaces in their schools, and purchase technology equipment. Their collaborative approach has helped them create the momentum and buy-in that has supported their initiatives.
For students to confidently face the real-world problems they will inherit, they need skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, communication, service orientation, and more. However, teachers are not always trained on how to help their students develop these crucial skills. In this webinar, Armand explained how he connects his students’ passions to the curriculum while giving equal attention to developing these 21st-century skills.
Learn powerful ways to use art to improve students’ understanding of the world. Participants will learn how the 4 C’s of global understanding—Connections, Commonalities and Comparisons, Citizenship and Communication, and Cultural insights—are key to global understanding.
The Big6 is the most widely known and used information skills program in the world because it works! The Big6 is essential, practical, and easy to implement—from day one. And, with a completely new book, The Big6 Curriculum, focusing on the needs of 21st-century students, schools, and library programs, the Big6 continues to be fully relevant and cutting-edge. In this webinar, Mike Eisenberg and Colet Bartow helped educators preK–20, especially teacher-librarians, to design and deliver curriculum and instruction to meet the ICT literacy needs of 21st-century students.
While children progress through the developmental stages of creative development at their own unique pace, this development occurs in sequential stages, so patterns can be observed. Educators can help parents and colleagues understand these insights and advocate for developmentally appropriate experiences, rich in creative exploration and inquiry. Explore the trends that have been eroding best practices and review how to advocate for child-centered teaching strategies.
Can going global be a successful school turnaround strategy and set schools on the path to 21st century learning? You bet! Find out how building a globally focused, student-centered engagement strategy combined with a global curriculum, a technology enabled environment and a robust professional learning community, can result in impactful student outcomes for schools eager for a turnaround strategy that engages the entire learning community.
If you are a district or school/team leader trying to implement 21st century learning, you probably wish there was a comprehensive guide to help you think through all the moving parts of building a 21st century learning community. This is what the Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments is for! Created by P21, Cable Impacts Foundation, and SETDA, the Roadmap provides an easy-to-follow tool from planning to transforming learning environments.
Collaboration is a 21st century skill. Students and faculty benefit when thinking about how to compromise, resolve conflict, and reach consensus. Project-based learning that includes collaborative art experiences, build these skills. Participants received a creative collaboration cultural assessment tool and see how “drawing the culture” can reveal insights and discussed the “culture continuum” and how to nurture a more collaborative, creative school culture.
This webinar presented by P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, focused on the release of their 4Cs Research Brief Series. The webinar summarizes the research findings in plain language that any educator can use to boost their practice. Educators will get fresh ideas and recommendations on how best to integrate the most essential 21st century learning skills for students.
Video games have moved from being thought of as a trivial pastime commonly associated with antisocial adolescents, to securing a central position in contemporary culture. Educators today are rethinking and reshaping their practice to align with the demands of a rapidly changing wired world. In this webinar, Canadian educator Paul Darvasi shared many practical classroom examples and discussed how video games, as an essential manifestation of contemporary culture, are naturally conducive to learning in the 21st century.
This webinar explored promising practices of using art-integration to build critical thinking skills. Learning outcomes: Explore the essence of critical thinking and why “When something is created…something bigger happens;” examine student artwork; generate essential questions that could deepen student understanding and help teachers extract insights for authentic assessment of student learning.
In this session, Kevin Baird used actual assessment items to develop understanding of what “ultimate rigor” looks like, determine the factors which make the items most challenging, and work back to lesson design to prepare students for success.
Art and design are even more important skills to develop than ever before, as we prepare students to communicate in all sorts of new media. Art-infused education helps students visually communicate thoughts and feelings. Participants explored how to become effective art advocates; craft concise art advocacy messages; build effective collaborations; gather compelling evidence on benefits of arts education; and communicate “why art in education matters.”
The Meadowbrook School’s Mike Scafati and Jonathan Schmid shared step-by-step advice for developing a school-wide curriculum for your students. Topics covered include: how to use Common Sense Education resources to start building your program; how to build age-appropriate lessons year-to-year; Deciding who will deliver the curriculum; how to find time to deliver the lessons; effective ways to communicate with and engage parents; and how your school can show leadership in digital citizenship. View the webinar for ideas and inspiration for building your own school’s digital citizenship program.
Art-infused education is a compelling way to help children learn. Research shows that using art across the curriculum increases student engagement. Art builds 21st century readiness and develops the 4C’s: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration skills. In this webinar, participants explored what creativity means and how to use the Creative Cycle in common, everyday experiences.
With the right tools, you can say goodbye to mindless worksheets and hello to engaged students who can’t wait to get to class! In this webinar, Rachel Langenhorst, K–12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach, shared sites and tips for best practices in integration across grade levels. In this webinar, Rachel shared resources for student progress monitoring and alignment to the Common Core State Standards.
Citizenship, including digital citizenship, is not learned through osmosis. Millennials have formidable capacity for 21st century learning – communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. They excel in these areas when empowered to learn in an educational environment founded on respect and trust.
In the edWeb.net Emerging Tech community’s webinar this month, presenter, Michelle Luhtala, educated participants on the benefits of using Google Applications in the classroom. Schools across the country pledge to teach 21st century skills, but building a culture of collaborators can prove difficult. Luckily, Google Apps for education provides tools to transform an insular learning community into a collaborative one.