21st-Century Learners: Reaching and Teaching the iGeneration

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) 

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

11/26/18 - 12/23/18 Online
Nov. 26 - Dec. 23, 2018
Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

07/30/18 - 08/03/18 Arlington Heights, IL
8:00 am- 5:00 pm
10/02/18 - 10/21/18 Libertyville, IL
Tuesday, Sunday
Tuesdays 4:30 pm-9:30 pm, Sundays 8:00 am- 6:00 pm