Last Thursday, #BYOTchat began a series of discussions based on how BYOT effects the “4C’s” – the four essential learning skills as idenified by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These 4 C’s are: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration.
Teaching and fostering creativity is not exclusive to the fine arts classrooms. Creativity is an essential skill every student (and teacher) needs.
A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future. Yet it’s not just about sustaining our nation’s economic growth. All around us are matters of national and international importance that are crying out for creative solutions, from saving the Gulf of Mexico to bringing peace to Afghanistan to delivering health care. Such solutions emerge from a healthy marketplace of ideas, sustained by a populace constantly contributing original ideas and receptive to the ideas of others. “The Creativity Crisis” by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
This week, #BYOTchat will focus on how BYOT can foster creativity. Please join us!
9 pm. (ET)