21st Century Skills

A Principal’s Reflections: The Future of Work – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Future of Work The Future of Work The future of work should be on the top of everyone’s mind as it is smacking us right now in the face.  As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape.  We are seeing professions being redefined or outright eradicated.  Here is a fact.  Millions of jobs are and will…

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Daily Edventures | “I make young people aware that they are not learning for grades and for parents, but for themselves.“ – Barbara Halska, Poland – Education Article

Barbara HalskaTeacher, King John III Sobieski SchoolJastrzebie-Zdrój, Poland Keeping up with new technology can be challenging for any teacher, but when you work at a technical school, it’s a critical part of your job. For Barbara Halska, updating her technical knowledge is one of the key benefits of participating in the Microsoft Innovative Educator program. And she’s applying that knowledge in her classroom. “When educating young people in a technical school, I focus primarily on the practical use of knowledge…

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Daily Edventures | “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of Crete, Leonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece Athens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop critical thinking and creativity within a framework of responsibility, mutual respect, and co-operation. For Filippousis, the answers to these challenges are various pedagogical methods, using technology for the benefit of students, and aiming at…

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“In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

May 28, 2019 “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of CreteLeonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full Article

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“I make young people aware that they are not learning for grades and for parents, but for themselves.“ – Barbara Halska, Poland – Education Article

May 23, 2019 “I make young people aware that they are not learning for grades and for parents, but for themselves.“ – Barbara Halska, Poland Barbara HalskaTeacherKing John III Sobieski SchoolJastrzebie-Zdrój, Poland@barbarahalska Keeping up with new technology can be challenging for any teacher, but when you work at a technical school, it’s a critical part of your job. For Barbara Halska, updating her technical knowledge is one of the key benefits of participating… This is only a snippet of a…

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12 key components of today’s digital classroom – Education Article

Most teachers today view edtech as an essential part of an increasingly digital classroom, and a new report from Common Sense sheds light on the role these edtech tools play in teaching and learning. Today, edtech tools are ubiquitous, and the rise of personal devices and anytime, anywhere access have changed how we consume and create. The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom looks at how K-12 educators have adapted to these critical shifts in schools and society. From…

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“Because of their education [my students’] dreams can come true.” – Nika Klimová, Slovakia – Education Article

<!– “Because of their education [my students’] dreams can come true.” – Nika Klimová, Slovakia — April 30, 2019 “Because of their education [my students’] dreams can come true.” – Nika Klimová, Slovakia Nika KlimováComputer Science TeacherElementary School of Ján BakossBanská Bystrica, Slovakia For Nika Klimová, feedback is an important part of each of her lessons. So, she’s found new ways to ensure the feedback she receives from student… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget…

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STEAM UP Your Curriculum – Education Article

Defining STEAM and Developing the Philosophy STEAM in the district is not about adding additional lessons or activities to the already full curriculum. STEAM is about creating authentic problem solving experiences focused on an authentic audience that require research. Thus, they are not additional activities but a redesigned curriculum focused on problems that have been aligned to the PA Core Standards with a larger purpose for students to be able to productively and meaningfully become socially empowered. Along with the…

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The Relational Bank Account – Education Article

Sara Mangat is the manager of training and operations for the Center for Supportive Relationships, on-site in Upper Darby, PA. In addition to working with teachers in the classroom to develop positive relationships with their students through real-time relational coaching, she leads the relational coach training program in the Upper Darby School District. Sara received her MA in Communication from the University of Washington and BA in English from Vassar College. Her passion for the power of relationships in education began while teaching…

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“Skype in the Classroom opens the door to a whole new world of learning for my students so we can travel without passports and borders.” – Anna Zubkovskaya, Russia – Education Article

May 7, 2019 “Skype in the Classroom opens the door to a whole new world of learning for my students so we can travel without passports and borders.” – Anna Zubkovskaya, Russia Anna ZubkovskayaEnglish Teacher, Professional Development ExpertYaroslavl Town Planning CollegeRussia@annazubkovskaya English teacher Anna Zubkovskaya takes professional development very seriously – both for herself and for other teachers in her region. She quickly went from new Microsoft… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Deb Trevino…

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How To Choose A Meaningful Career – Education Article

  It’s something most of us consider as we complete our education and prepare for the job market: how do we choose a career that imbues our life with a sense of meaning and purpose? What does meaning look like to different people, and how difficult is it really to achieve? Is it becoming easier to find a meaningful career in a world where, thanks to technology, there are more job options now than ever before? In a recent interview…

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Here’s What Happened When Students Solved Social Media Problems With Design Thinking – Education Article

A few weeks ago, Aaron, a student in my high school elective class, mentioned he didn’t use social media very often. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at first. When I followed up, he told the class he found the ads distracting—and said he ended up buying things he didn’t need. “But how do you hang out with people?” asked another student, Holly, somewhat incredulously. “Well, I Snapchat,” Aaron clarified. “I just don’t use Instagram or Facebook.” From behind…

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Teaching faculty to think like innovators – Education Article

The rapid pace of technological change has forever transformed the face of the global workplace. In fact, its future is unimagined; 85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be created. As all brave explorers on any frontier know, survival in an uncertain world requires adaptability, resilience, and resourcefulness. Today’s educators must nurture these traits in students to prepare them to meet whatever challenges await and to succeed in a new order. Schools are thus charged with…

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10 Keys To Cognitive Flexibility – Education Article

How do we become more efficient at harnessing our experience, knowledge, and imagination to respond most effectively to the situation at hand? Originally coined by psychologists in the 1960s, cognitive flexibility has emerged from the literature and been rebranded as a popular concept in edpsych circles. It is traditionally defined in terms of how well an individual can adopt another perspective, change one’s thinking, or mentally adapt to one’s environment. Common strategies for enhancing cognitive flexibility resemble strategies for boosting…

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