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Stephanie Smith Budhai & Laura McLaughlin Taddei
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Of the 21st century skills vital for success in education and the workplace, "the 4Cs"—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity—have been highlighted as crucial competencies.
This book shows how teachers can more purposefully integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the practice and mastery of each of the 4Cs along with other learning objectives. It's packed with practical and engaging strategies that will transform the way students experience learning.
Whether you want to try something new in your own classroom or discuss ideas as part of a professional learning community, you'll find lots to explore in Teaching the 4Cs with Technology: How do I use 21st century tools to teach 21st century skills?
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STEPHANIE SMITH BUDHAI, PhD, is an assistant professor and director of graduate education at Neumann University, holding a PhD in Learning Technologies and certification as a K–12 Instructional Technology Specialist from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She recently developed a state approved program to prepare K–12 teachers to design, deliver, and assess learning in online modalities. She has published articles surrounding the use of technology in education, and her research and practical experience has surrounded online and blended learning, assistive technology in the K–12 classroom, and pre-service teacher development. Stephanie has experience as an itinerant special education teacher, supplemental education teacher, and behavior specialist.
LAURA MCLAUGHLIN TADDEI, EdD, is a leader in higher education with a mix of administrative and teaching responsibilities and is currently an assistant professor of Education at Neumann University. She is a professional development speaker in both higher education and preK–12 settings. Her education career began teaching in the early childhood classroom, preK–4, and then transitioned into providing interactive professional development geared toward teacher and institutional needs. Laura’s research interests are in the area of teacher and faculty development, instructional coaching, culturally responsive teaching, building community within classrooms and institutions, and educational technology.
21st century learning | creativity | collaboration | communication | critical thinking
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