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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Plan C Paper

Degree Name

Information Media - Technology Integration: M.S.


Information Media


School of Education

First Advisor

Kristen Carlson

Second Advisor

Jane Gottfried

Third Advisor

Susan Haller

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

communication, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, Web 2.0, 21st century skills


This portfolio seeks to explore the four C’s of 21st-century learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Utilizing academic journals and online resources specifically centered on the four C’s, this paper seeks to provide learners with definitive examples of what the four C’s look like in K-12 education, as well as provide educators with specific examples of how these skills can be enhanced in K-12 classrooms today. This portfolio examines academic journals regarding 21st century skills, as well as provides training materials that can be used to develop a better understanding of the four C’s for K-12 educators. This portfolio also provides educators with specific websites and applications that can be utilized in the classroom to transform their own teaching practices.



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