Presenters: Stephanie Smith Budhai, PhD. and Laura McLaughlin Taddei, EdD.
High Schools That Work Conference, July 14, 2017, Nashville, Tennessee

Session Abstract:

Creating a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on teaching and learning is critical to the development of 21st century learners. This session focuses on developing students’ Critical-Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity Skills through the intentional use, exploration, and engagement of technology and multimedia tools. When used purposefully, technology can be used to guide students toward critical-thinking, building interpersonal communication, effectively working with teams, and creating and innovating products. Participants will explore ways to prepare students for these 21st century skills while building their own toolkit and action plan for doing so.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Focus on developing students’ Critical-Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity Skills through the intentional use, exploration, and engagement of technology and multimedia tools.
  • Discuss when used purposefully, technology can be used to guide students toward critical-thinking, building interpersonal communication, effectively working with teams, and creating and innovating products.
  • Explore ways to prepare students for these 21st century skills while building their own toolkit and action plan for doing so.

HSTW Presentation 2017: http://tinyurl.com/HSTW-2017-presentation4Cs

HSTW Padlet 2017: (You can still add your ideas on this padlet page)
http://tinyurl.com/HSTW-2017-padlet

Free the Innovator Game:
https://sites.google.com/s/0B0FzoR4OgagFWXdmUmJVZ0NQOEk/edit

Action Plan 4CS: http://tinyurl.com/actionplan4cs

More Tools to Use:
Check out our wiki page that includes tools you can use when teaching the 4 Cs with technology - http://leveragingtechnologytointegratethe4cs.wikispaces.com/Tech+Tools+and+Integrating+the+4+Cs

Website for creating cipher codes:
http://stevenhansen.info/cipher/
Free the Innovator game, feel free to use and adapt:

Free the Innovator Codes:

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The Innovators:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-wkzIpIrtBpxvVDBUJy3YAj10xvk3n3yG_EIqlEWsB4/edit?usp=sharing

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