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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) 





By Stephanie Lesperance
Reviewed 3 years ago
Steve Noak is great and makes taking professional learning advancement courses enjoyable. Not many people I'd like to take a whole day's class with on a Saturday, but Steve is one of them.

By Andrew Havenga
Reviewed 3 years ago
It was very well run and the instructor was knowledgeable and engaging.

By Maureen Harker
Reviewed 3 years ago
I do enjoy the pod cast format...it really works, and is a great way to learn together.

By David Behm
Reviewed 3 years ago
I enjoyed the course! A very well designed class.

By Zachary Eccles
Reviewed 3 years ago
Thanks! Everything was awesome

By Jeffrey Batey
Reviewed 3 years ago
Steve really is a great instructor. I hope to be able to take some more classes with him. I have learned more from his classes than most grad classes that I have taken elsewhere.

By Lisa Lawrence
Reviewed 1 year ago
Mr. McGowan is an instructor who provides useful feedback. He also grades assignments quickly.

By Eboni Haywood
Reviewed 2 months ago
I wish she could continue teaching courses forever! Mary Wolf is truly dedicated to education and teachers.

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