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May 21, 2015

Making Sense of 21st Century Competencies

As the list of 21st century skills grows, we need new ways to connect them to each other and attach them to longstanding psychological constructs.

May 18, 2015

Jaime Casap Explains Why Global Competence Matters: It's Not Really a Small World

In education, we often talk about how it's critical it is to teach our students the "Four C's": communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. While I agree these are critical competencies our students should master, what we miss in this discussion is an emphasis on another very important C, global competency.

May 13, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.

April 24, 2015

Engineering Challenges Promote 21st-Century Skills and Engage Youth

Engaging in engineering activities offer a meaningful way for youth to develop 21st century skills. Included is a list of useful resources that you can implement in your program.

April 23, 2015

Teacher Develops Curriculum to Deepen Digital Understanding

Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.

April 16, 2015

Technology Ideas and Tools to Connect Students to the World

There are many digital tools and projects that can connect your students to the world in ways that promote a mindset of taking action and applied learning.

April 14, 2015

21st Century Skills: Case Studies From Asia

A look at efforts to foster 21st century skills in Asian school systems and some of the methods used to do so.

March 31, 2015

21 Trends & Their Implications for Leadership

What are 21 trends for education AND what are the implications for leaders?

March 22, 2015

What Role Do You Play in Social Media?

Social media is supposed to create a connection between people but lately more stories show how it leads to isolation. What's the lesson for our students...and ourselves?

March 19, 2015

World Economic Forum Identifies Ed-Tech Needs for 21st Century Skills

Digital resources that teach and measure "higher-order" competencies like critical thinking and problem solving, and character qualities like grit and adaptability, are in short supply.

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