Collaboration Beyond the Classroom
21st-century classrooms are filled with iStudents, who come to school with billions of teachers in the palms of their hands. The days of reaching for a worksheet are over. Digital resources, mobile devices and social media give teachers and learners a universe of information and the power to become expert independent learners. This remarkable ocean of resources comes with incredible responsibility. In order for students to effectively engage with so much information, as both teachers and learners, they must hone a new set of skills and concepts.
Meet today's students on their own turf, and join them in transforming classes into 21st century learning environments. Learn five important skills in one session that will pave the road to global learning in the digital age.
A nationally-recognized speaker and education writer, Mark Barnes is the author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, named a 2013 Best Professional Book by Teacher Librarian Magazine and Teaching the iStudent. He has a new book coming out in February about gaming, and will also be leading an event on December 17.