The year 2020 has taught us all that curriculum without the Four Cs is like a nice car, parked in a garage without petrol. These abilities combine content with life skills, which enhance you and your students professionally, personally, socially – in a fast-changing world
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking combine abilities and attitudes necessary for connection, innovation, adaptability and problem-solving. The Four Cs Live Course can empower educators who want to encourage and experience more effective collaboration, greater self-expression, deeper thinking and awareness, as well as more meaningful learning.
Divided into 5 lessons, the course will offer a closer look into each of the 4Cs with practical ways of incorporating them into lessons immediately. Participants will learn by doing, reflecting, sharing and creating, in a true 4Cs experience, which will enable you to use these skills with greater purpose and intentionality in your live and remote lessons.
Topic 1: Communication
Learn how to create engaging activities involving all forms of expression through verbal, non-verbal and artistic skills. We will also focus on how to communicate assertively in order to maintain healthy boundaries and harmony with your administration, colleagues, students and their families.
Topic 2: Collaboration
Gain greater a clearer understanding of group dynamics and how to recognize the greatest obstacles to collaboration. Design activities that generate a sense of belonging, fun and cooperation, which in turn foster deeper learning, curiosity, and interpersonal skills.
Topic 3: Creativity
Fun, exciting, stimulating, self-motivating, creativity is the key to igniting your students’ independent spark and motivation. We will see how to expand your curriculum through simple adaptations, allowing yourself and your learners to tap into creativity with greater ease.
Topic 4: Critical Thinking
We have access to information like never before, and now we need tools and competencies to learn how to discern what is useful, factual, and effective to our aims. Critical thinking is what generates concrete intellectual and analytical growth in us and our students. This module will allow you to experience better problem solving, planning, goal-setting, in order to model it and encourage it in your learners.
Topic 5: 4Cs Combo
Brainstorm, share and compare with other course participants, and plan the 4Cs in your own lesson-designs. With the instructor’s guidance, you will develop your own lesson or module using the 4Cs to use immediately, as well as experiencing the motivation and excitement it generates.