This table talk will focus on how LEAs/Charters are emphasizing the 4 Cs of 21st Century Teaching and Learning and what they need in terms of providing teachers and administrators with the tools they need.

Questions for Consideration


What professional development have you provided for teachers/administrators to support their understanding and implementation of the 4 Cs of 21st Century Teaching and Learning?

What do you, your administrators, or your teachers need to support them as they work toward addressing the 4 Cs of 21st Century Teaching and Learning?

Have you developed resources to support teachers with the 4 Cs that are noteworthy?



Resources for Consideration


21st Century Classroom Part I: This DPI presentation developed and delivered in the Fall of 2012 provides a framework for 21st century learning with an emphasis of the 21st century skills of critical thinking and creativity. Participants engage in collaborative experiences to learn more about these two Cs. Participants also explore web 2.0 tools to support critical thinking and creativity in the classroom.

21st Century Classroom Part II: This DPI presentation also developed and delivered in the Fall of 2012 builds on the Part I training by exploring the 21st century skills of collaboration and communication. Participants engage in collaborative experiences to learn more about these two Cs and explore web 2.0 tools to support collaboration and communication in the classroom.

Just a Click Away - Free Online Tools to Enhance Instruction: This do-it-yourself training is designed to provide educators, both teachers and administrators alike, the opportunity to explore free online tools that can support the 4 Cs in the classroom. This interactive session allows participants to explore tools directly aligned to the 4 Cs for the novice, intermediate, and advanced online tool user.

Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society: An Educator's Guide to the 4 Cs: This NEA publication addresses the challenge of building the 4 Cs into our K-12 classrooms through this comprehensive educator's guide.

P21 Skills Maps: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed these skills maps in all content areas to provide specific examples of how to incorporate 21st century skills into the classroom. Just scroll down to the 21st Century Skills maps section of this page.

Connecting with our 21st Century Learners: This NC Education Online Module provides in-depth information about connecting with students through an exploration of the P21 framework and the 4 Cs.

Teaching Channel Videos: Many of the Teaching Channel videos provide examples of the 4 Cs in action. Search for videos by grade level, content area, and topic. Use multiple filters to obtain the best search results.



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“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, the NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."