Sd71 Professional Learning Communities exploring 21st Century Learning, Inquiry, Project-based Learning & Competencies
How can Design Challenges stimulate student involvement over mixed grades? (Miracle Beach Elem)
How can we make project-based learning work for a group of diverse learners? (Cumberland Community School 2016)
What makes a quality project-based inquiry that engages students in active learning. How can we design meaningful inquiry and integrate effective teaching practices that generate deeper levels of engagement among students? (Brooklyn 2016 PLC project)
How can we use the core competencies when we are teaching poetry? (Valley View Elem)
Inquiry Learning/Genius Hour
Tools and Resources for Incorporating Competencies and Inquiry into your curriculum
Literacy is NOT enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age. In this 13 minute video, Lee Crockett speaks about the core competencies (or “fluencies”) that students must learn in order to thrive in the 21st century. While he is promoting his book in this video, the suggestions and examples he uses in explanation of Fluencies are helpful to those trying to make the shift from “traditional pedagogy” to creating cultures of learning.
21st Century Fluencies. This is one model of 21st Century competencies, with descriptions created by Global Digital Citizen Foundation’s team. It captures the new literacies quite effectively and offers succinct snapshots for each fluency via short videos and other tools.