Planning Learning Experiences for the 21st Century

This week we explore the philosophical frameworks that guide our decision-making process in the classroom.   What are your beliefs about education, and how do these beliefs impact your approaches to lesson planning?   To effectively plan learning experiences for 21st century thinking requires us to explore our assumptions about teaching and learning, digital literacy, and technology ethics.

Employers are looking for candidates who can navigate, critically evaluate, and make sense of the wealth of information available through digital media. These are the skills that we as educators must be focusing on in our classrooms. Today’s students need to be able to think critically and effectively solve problems while using technology, going beyond simply searching for information. They also must evaluate the legitimacy of the information, put it in context, and then apply problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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