A video explaining the importance of the changing face of 21st century education: "Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Above and Beyond Video
Created via collaboration by P21 (formerly Partnership for 21st Century Skills) and FableVision, Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity transform learning opportunities for all kids.
21st Century Skills Rubric
Collaboration, Communication, Content, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Confidence. A friend shared this rubric with me. I added pictures to make it more friendly to younger students. I build it with my class each year.
Students for a Creative Iowa is the completely volunteer, non-profit organization that runs the Destination Imagination® program in Iowa. They work to promote creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) abilities in Iowa students. This link leads to some Instant Challenges created by them!
Communication: Socratic Seminar Strategy
This video shows Common Core Demonstration Teacher Kristi Leader using the Socratic Seminar strategy in her second grade classroom.
Success in the New Economy (VIDEO)
"Citrus College supported the production of 'Success in the New Economy' to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities."
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
A funny, thought-provoking TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson about the future of learning and what students need now.