Sailing the 7 Cs of 21st -Century Learning: A New Visions Innovation Throwdown

2019 New Visions Throwdown

So on the evening of the 31st, I presented on 21st-Century Learning at the 2019 New Visions Innovation Throwdown along with other educators. I will attempt to link the actual recording if that’s possible, but here is what I covered. Below is additional information on related topics

  • 21st-Century Learning: The 7 Cs, 3 Rs, and 3 Ms of 21st-Century learning are laid out here in depth.
  • Why I Became a Teacher: A little bit about my background and the reason behind some of my educational choices.
  • What Makes a Good Teacher?: Check out the 20 keys to effective instruction.
  • Is Technology the Answer: With a renewed focus on EdTech, can it really solve education’s ills or is it part of the problem?
  • Implementing Educational Technology: Here are 16 keys to using tech to enhance learning and not for its own sake.
  • Intrinsic Motivation: What really motivates people/students? I dig into the shortcomings of school, Skittles, & B.F. Skinner.
  • Hands-On Learning: Solving tangible real-world problems through hands-on experimentation and iterative design are amongst the most powerful and effective ways to build meaning.
  • MakerSpaces: There are many ways to bring hands-on learning into your classroom that don’t have to cost much.
  • Robotics: Robotics are a great hands-on way to teach computer science and there are several ways to do it.
  • Shall We Play a Game?: This gives some of the background, research, and rationale behind effective games for learning (GBL).
  • GBL Profiles: This details my method for creating student learning profiles based on student personality and intrinsic motivations.
  • Differentiation: Differentiated instruction is often misunderstood and wrongly implemented. Here is some help with that.
  • An Effective Classroom: This covers 12 ways you can create a safe and effective space for student learning.
  • New Visions for Public Schools: Here’s a look at my past experiences with the efforts of New Visions.
Alternate pre-throwdown version

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