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21st-Century Learners: Reaching and Teaching the iGeneration

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to explore the essential elements needed for the acquisition of knowledge and competencies to promote 21st century learning skills. Participants in this course will learn about the need for collaboration, communication, and critical and creative thinking. The effective use of technology and media literacy will be investigated. This course prepares K–16 educators by engaging them in thoughtful dialogue and activities that promote 21st century ideas and understanding of students’ diverse, digital, and global learning needs.  

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course: 
1. To understand the 21st century learning tenets  (NBPTS 1,2,5 & InTASC 1,2,9)
2. To analyze elements associated with collaboration, communication, and critical and creative thinking (NBPTS 2,3,4 & InTASC 5,7,8,10)
3. To enhance knowledge of effective instructional strategies including productive group work, participation, and digital learning (NBPTS 2,3,4 & InTASC 3,4,5,7,8)
4. To learn about information literacy, media literacy, and ICT (information, communication, technology) literacy (NBPTS 2,3 & InTASC 8)
5. To develop lessons that engage learners and promote higher level thinking skills (NBPTS 1,3 & InTASC 7,8) 

 

 

 


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By Lisa Lawrence
Reviewed 2 years ago
Mr. McGowan is an instructor who provides useful feedback. He also grades assignments quickly.


By Eboni Haywood
Reviewed 1 year ago
I wish she could continue teaching courses forever! Mary Wolf is truly dedicated to education and teachers.


By Chris Bourjaily
Reviewed 5 months ago
I found the whole process easy to follow and the instructor to be very responsive


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