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Washington, D.C.– February 18, 2014 - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) welcomes to the organization’s strategic council and the diverse cadre of education leaders, business community, and state and federal policymakers supporting student readiness for college, career, and citizenship. Dr. Cliff Green, vice president of education and customer experience at, will represent the organization on P21’s strategic council and will be involved with P21 initiatives.

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6 Texas Educational IT Professionals Tackle K–12 Tech Challenges in Roundtable In February, CDW•G sat down with six K–12 IT professionals and educators from four Texas school districts to discuss the role technology plays in teaching. Participants included: Lee Sleeper, Director of Operations and Technology (Bullard ISD)Amanda Goode, Curriculum Integration Specialist (Bullard ISD)Katie Russell, Director of Technology (Barbers Hill ISD)Alicia Brooks, Instructional Technologist (Barbers Hill ISD)Luann Hughes, Director of Technology (Temple ISD)Wendy Jones, Director of Technology, Curriculum and Innovation (Leander ISD) The roundtable discussion, held during the TCEA 2016 conference on educational technology, in Austin, Texas, was moderated by Chad Stevens, chief education strategist for CDW•G.

Information Literacy Access and Evaluate Information Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)Evaluate information critically and competentlyUse and Manage InformationUse information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at handManage the flow of information from a wide variety of sourcesApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information Additional resources: 1. ALA | Information Literacy AASL provides leadership for the development of dynamic, student-centered school library media programs.

Teach 21 Instructional Materials Digital Stakeholders' Recommendations Welcome to the Teach 21 Web Site! This site was designed by teachers to assist colleagues in planning and delivering effective 21st century instruction in West Virginia Classrooms. It enables educators to quickly access 21st Century Content Standards, Learning Skills and Technology Tools for WV Schools, as well as other resources that exemplify rigorous and relevant instructional design and delivery. Information is easily accessible for teachers, administrators, parents and students.

How Teaching Spatial Skills Could Be Part of a School’s Strategic Plan Spatial skills don’t get a lot of attention in K-12 education, despite research pointing to the link between spatial reasoning and academic achievement, creativity and the arts. So when Linda Swarlis first happened upon the research for herself, she had a revelation. “This was a game changer for me,” said Swarlis, director of information services at Columbus School for Girls, a PreK-12 school in Ohio. “I had never heard of the impact of spatial ability on engineering and mathematics success.”

Media Literacy Analyze MediaUnderstand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposesExamine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviorsApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of mediaCreate Media ProductsUnderstand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventionsUnderstand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments Additional resources: 1. Cable in the Classroom's Media Literacy 101 | Media Literacy for Educators - Cable in the Classroom (CIC) Excellent list of resources for teaching media literacy

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom By Peter Pfau, FAIA One of the most exciting models of learning is “design thinking.” It combines hands on learning (tinkering) with independent problem solving methodologies. This concept is basically the same as the problem solving-based creative process taught in many design disciplines, like architecture, engineering, and game design. Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: