A 4 Cs Collection of Free Online Tools to Enhance Instruction: The Internet is rich with hidden treasures that can transform classroom instruction in the areas of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity if only educators had time to find them. Explore free tools to support inquiry-based instruction, conceptual understanding, cross-curricular connections, and collaboration at your convenience.
Contact the presenter: Lisa M. Amerson - Lisa.Amerson@dpi.nc.gov

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Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their students:
IVc: Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.
IVd: Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.
IVe: Teachers help students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
IVg: Teachers communicate effectively.
IVh: Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned.

Standard Vb: Teachers reflect on their practice: Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals.

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Standard Ib: Leading Change: The principal/assistant principal articulates a vision, and implementation strategies, for improvements and changes which result in improved achievement for all students.

Standard IIa: Focus on Learning and Teaching, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: The principal/assistant principal leads the discussion about standards for curriculum, instruction, and assessment on research and best practices in order to establish and achieve high expectations for students.

Standard Vc: Systematic Communication: The principal/assistant principal designs and utilizes various forms of formal and informal communication so that the focus of the school can be on improved student achievement.

Agenda for February 17, 2015 Technology Day - Access this page at bit.ly/yadkin15

Time
Activities
Learning Target
10 minutes................
Welcome, Standards, and Overview
Giving you the gift of time.
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In this part of the session, I can:
  • Access the website where today's materials are housed.
  • Meet the presenter.
5 minutes
The P21 Framework
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Understand how the 4Cs fit into the P21 framework of 21st century skills.
10 minutes
Communication and Collaboration
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Explore what communication and collaboration look like in the classroom.
25 minutes
Exploring Online Tools for Communication and Collaboration
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Learn how to use an online tool to support communication.
  • Learn how to use an online tool to support collaboration.
  • Explore and practice using tools of your choice from a list to support communication and collaboration.
10 minutes
Creativity and Critical Thinking
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Explore what communication and collaboration look like in the classroom.
25 minutes
Exploring Online Tools for Creativity and Critical Thinking
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Learn how to use an online tool to support creativity.
  • Learn how to use an online tool to support critical thinking.
  • Explore and practice using tools of your choice from a list to support creativity and critical thinking.
5 minutes
Reflection
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Reflect and provide feedback to the presenter.

“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."