All across the country, schools are undergoing a transformation in teaching and learning with the help of digital technology. As educators reimagine school in new and different ways, Digital Learning Day (February 17) provides an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try new digital tools, and celebrate education innovation. From virtual student debates to a digital project showcase, local Digital Learning Day events are as diverse and unique as the students that participate. Digital Learning Day has partnered with Participate Learning to offer freeclassroom activity ideas and resources.
Super skills, twenty-first century skills, best practices—whatever you want to call the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication), they are an integral part of the student experience in our classroom. Even so, sometimes a pathway to incorporate the 4C’s may seem evasive or like it takes too much time. Adding the following tools and ideas to an instructional toolbox can support a seamless incorporation of the 4C’s into our teaching and learning for all students.
Peace First is convening a global group of youth leaders between the ages of 13 and 25 to design a meaningful, youth-centered campaign in response to COVID-19. The organization is offering minigrants of up to $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.