21st CENTURY SKILLS COURSE

The 21st Century Skills Course is designed to deepen and expand participants’ knowledge of 21st century skills and how to incorporate these skills into their classroom practices.The course provides opportunities for active, hands-on learning and practice that draws on participants’ own classroom experiences and creates opportunities for them to apply 21st century skills in those classrooms after the course.

DAY 1: Understanding 21st Century Learning

 

Session 1 - 21st Century Learning Opportunities

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

explain 21st century learning and the 5Cs.

connect 21st century skills and the 5Cs to their own classroom practices.

use 21st century collaboration skills.

analyse growth opportunities as a 21st century educator.

 

Session 2 - Design 21st Century Learning Environments

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

 

  • analyse learning activities for evidence of effective collaboration.
  • form effective collaborative teams.
  • configure a classroom to support 21st century learning and improved student outcomes.
  • develop and apply best practices for effective 21st century collaboration.

 

Session 3 - Design 21st Century Curriculum

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

 

  • analyse curriculum components
  • align 21st century skills to required curriculum.
  • construct learning activities for an aligned curriculum.
  • integrate curriculum content and 21st century skills into classroom practices.

DAY 2: 21st Century Activities and Communities

 

Session 1: 21st Century Learning Activities

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

  • develop teaching plans that incorporate 21st century skills.
  • design a real-world, authentic context for their learning activities.
  • integrate skilled communication and clear student expectations into their teaching plans and classroom practices.
  • use project-based learning to support 21st century learning.

 

Session 2: Moving Beyond Your Classroom

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

  • analyse learning activities that support cross-cultural competency in and beyond the classroom.
  • expand their classroom learning communities to incorporate real-world problem-solving opportunities and build students’ cross-cultural competencies.
  • expand the classroom learning community in support of 21st century learning.

 

Session 3: Improve Communication in the Learning Community

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

  • design learning activities that support 21st century communication beyond the classroom.
  • bridge cultural gaps between their students and community learning partners.
  • incorporate 21st century communication into activities with community learning partners.

DAY 3: 21st Century Assessment and Learning Culture

 

Session 1: Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

  • analyse formative and summative assessment methods and purposes.
  • use rubrics as 21st century communication tools.
  • incorporate student-teacher-student communication into their classroom teaching.
  • select assessment communication methods that support 21st century learning.

 

Session 2: Develop Assessments for the 21st Century Classroom

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

  • plan opportunities for formative and summative assessment communication.
  • generate a rubric that supports teacher-student-teacher communication.
  • include partners from the expanded learning community in assessment practices.
  • build interdisciplinary elements into rubrics and learning activities.

 

Session 3: Build 21st Century Learning Culture for Students and Teachers

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Participants will be able to:

  • propose, prioritize, and develop classroom changes that support 21st century learning culture.
  • apply principles of self-regulation to their professional learning.
  • incorporate opportunities for self-regulation into their teaching plans and classroom practices.
  • build and use professional development networks and resources to support 21st century teaching and learning.

 

Session: 3A(Online) 21st Century Rubrics

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Particiapants will be able to:

  • Implement 21st century curriculum and collect students’ reactions.
  • Find, organize, and critique evidence of 21st century student learning in their classrooms.
  • Collaborate online to exchange and evaluate each other’s ideas.