November 24, 2020

Tools for Learning


Scenarios on Learning In and For the 21st Century

Developing an effective framework for 21st century learning is facilitated by distinguishing between Learning In and learning For the 21st century. What’s the significance of this distinction? How can practitioners tell whether they’re engaged in learning In or learning For? How can the two be combined and strengthened? By using C21L’s thumbnail scenarios for grades K-8, educators can deepen their understanding of 21st century learning and strengthen their efforts to implement essential practices.



Assessment of Learning For the 21st Century

Assess the progress your school or district is making toward learning For the 21st century. The assessment rubric devised by C21L, combined with collegial observations and dialogue, enables educators to determine how fully they are moving toward implementation of learning that prepares both kids and adults for the challenges and opportunities of this era. The rubric provides brief characterizations in four areas of practice (targets, assessments, experiences, environments). Using this assessment, educators can obtain valuable information for professional learning and planning.



Classroom Observation Form and Building Walkthrough Form

Use C21L’s Classroom Observation and Building Walkthrough forms to collect data on practices and environments. Then examine that data using C21L’s Assessment of Learning For the 21st Century.