How to Successfully complete a project while Creating, Communicating and Collaborating.
21st Century Learning Skills
Communicating allows students to articulate thoughts and ideas orally, written, &non-verbally. Students will also listen effectively to attitudes, intentions &knowledge.
Creating allows students to develop & communicate new ideas, be open to diverse perspectives & view failure as an opportunity to incorporate group input and feedback (NEA, 2018).
Collaborating demonstrates the students ability to work effectively & respectfully in a diverse team. They will be flexible and students will value individuals contributions.
References: An Educator’s Guide to the “Four Cs”. (n.d.). Retrieved August 26, 2018, from www.nea.org/assets/docs/A-Guide-to-Four-Cs.pdf California Department ofEducation (2013). California common core state standards: English language arts & literacy inhistory/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Sacramento, CA: CDE Press.
This lesson is based off of the California State Speaking and Listening Standard K-5 Grade 5 Standard #1, which states that the students will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (Such as one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly (California State Common Core, 2013).
The 21st Century Skills that will be used in this project will be communication, collaboration, and creativity.
The story of when Mr. Smith met his best friend, his dog named Sprinkles
Students will collaborate with senior citizens (Grandparents, friends, neighbors) in a storytelling workshop. The students may choose to do this project alone or to collaborate with a partner.
The students and senior citizens will be communicating and collaborating with one another in order for the student to interview and gather information for the story about their life that the senior citizen friend wants them to tell.
Students will take the notes they have gathered and collaborate and communicate with their partner in order to create the story they wish to share about their friend. The students will share the finalized story with their classroom peers. Students may type the story and read it aloud, record them selves telling the story or create a PowerPoint for the class.