With continual technological explosions the world that our students will enter after high school is changing on a daily basis.  In order to compete in today’s world students need to know how to function on a global scale.  The classrooms of today are preparing the students for yesterday.  Teachers and administrators need to provide students with skills for jobs that do not even exist yet.  Current classrooms reflect the 20th Century.  Students need 21st Century Skills.  Teachers need to know what 21st Century Skills are and how to incorporate and develop creativity collaboration critical thinking and communication skills in students.  In this three- credit online course participants will explore 21st Century Skills describe the unique characteristics of a 21st Century learner and design lessons that develop this skill set. 

Project-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning

     In order to keep pace with the changing world, teachers need to infuse 21st century skills into their classrooms.  The students of today need to be prepared to enter a world that requires them to be able to think critically, create, communicate and collaborate to solve meaningful problems.  Problem-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning are two instructional strategies, when used can accomplish these goals.  In this three credit on-line course, through a series of lessons, videos and various other activities, participants will learn the basic pedagogy, benefits and framework of Project-Based Learning and Challenged-Based Learning.