Teaching 21st Century Skills with Emerging Learning Technologies

National Association of Elementary School Principals
Best Practices for Better Schools Conference
July 6 to 8, 2016


National Harbor MD
Thursday, July 07, 2016: 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Presenter: Laura McLaughlin Taddei, EdD. taddeil@neumann.edu Twitter: @drlaurataddei

This handout can be found on Google Drive here: //http://tinyurl.com/NAESP-handout-Taddei//

Session presentation:

Session Abstract:
This presentation provides participants with resources and best practices in leveraging technology to help students master the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. The presenter will provide tools and templates that guide moving technology integration from a basic substitution level to redefining the entire learning experience.

Session Outcomes:

  • Share ideas and suggestions for implementing the 4 Cs with technology using the SAMR framework
  • Access virtual templates to assist in the use of technology to redefine learning and help students develop 21st century skills – communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity
  • Create an action plan to purposely integrate technology and the 4 Cs

Icebreaker with technology- let’s try it – Please visit the following url and add a comment or a picture or a quote to share with our group that goes along with our topic for this session:

Hashtags we will use to post pictures to social media –

Join our wiki:
Please feel free to join our wiki and access resources we will be using during this session:

Google Docs Activity:
• Collaboration Group –http://tinyurl.com/NAESP-collaboration
• Critical Thinking Group –http://tinyurl.com/NAESP-criticalthinking
• Communication Group –http://tinyurl.com/NAESP-communication
• Creativity Group –http://tinyurl.com/NAESP-creativity

More Tools to Use:
Check out our wiki page that includes tools you can use when teaching the 4 Cs with technology 

Share your story:
Before you leave today, please take a few minutes to complete our short online survey sharing your story with us –http://goo.gl/forms/BCsCbnQBY6

Exit Ticket:
This will serve as your exit ticket today –http://tinyurl.com/NAESP-exitticket. Please go to this link and add a reflection, thought, or question related to our presentation. Thank you for attending!