Meeting the Educational Challenges for the 21st Century

Monday, June 20, 2011: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Plaza International F (Peabody Orlando)
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  1. Innovation in Classroom
In today’s digital world, students must adapt to emerging technologies and new social environments that change the way we communicate and work. Learning to collaborate effectively and connect digitally on a local and global scale is essential for everyone in a knowledge-based economy. Translating these “21st century skills” (creativity, innovation, problem solving, collaboration, and social responsibility) to the classroom will shape the economic and social development of countries, states, and communities for years to come. For years, groups like CCSSO’s EdSteps, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills, and others are finding ways to help local, regional, and national leaders approach this challenge and ensure students are prepared to succeed in this world. In this session, experts working with these skills will discuss how they are being taught and assessed, how this is changing the learning environment, and what comes next.
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