Hello EDU Friends! I hope you are surviving this crazy world that we are living in right now. Whether you are in distance learning, hybrid, or fully back in the classroom, I hope you and yours are safe, healthy, and happy.
Today, I will be sharing a simple, easy, and interactive presentation that can be given during professional development. The district in which I work is huge with the 4 C’s which, eventually, morphed into a personal passion through my Google Innovator project. I truly believe the 4 C’s in an excellent way to evaluate the depth of teacher lessons and improve these lessons for the future.
Recently, I delivered some PD to our new teachers breaking down the 4 C’s into a simple, short presentation. The 4 C’s can be a really deep and complex concept, so I tried to break it down to its simplest form, while also providing more depth for the future. In this presentation, you will find that it is broken into three parts:
- What are the 4 C’s?
- In this section, teachers are introduced to the lowest level and highest level of the 4 C’s, as well as provided rubrics for breaking down each C.
- How Can I Assess the 4 C’s in my Lessons?
- In this section, teachers are challenged to evaluate the current depth of 4 C’s in their own lessons and find next steps for improving their lessons.
- Resources for Lesson Design
- In the last section, teachers are provided links to lesson design ideas, websites, and resources.
Below, you will find a preview of the presentation, the view access, and a link to make your own copy:
I hope you find this presentation beneficial and feel free to drop any comments, ideas, or suggestions below!
3 thoughts on “4 C’s Interactive Presentation”
I loved reading your blog post and watching the interactive presentation you provided. It is so important for teachers to focus on the four C’s while lesson planning. Students need lessons that will inspire them and spark creativity! I will definitely keep this in mind when I begin student teaching! Thanks!!
Meagan, this is a fantastic resource. Thank you for sharing it.
This is a great resource! I think your Power Point slide on the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity) is really helpful for me as an educator to ensure that my learning engagements are leaning strongly towards the ‘student centered’ scale. During crucial periods of the year such as the weeks prior reporting, I often find myself with a long list of things that I need to accomplish with the students, and tend to sometimes deliver lessons which are more on the teacher-centered side of the scale.
On the critical thinking slide you listed that one of the elements that allow learning to be totally student centred is using technology as a primary tool for students to share their messages and enhance learning. I totally agree, as technology allows for various options with regards to student agency in expressing their ideas and developing creativity. I think that the resource that you have provided here is a great tool for my own self-reflection, which will prompt me to evaluate how deeply I am threading these concepts (the 4Cs) into my lessons, allowing me to make creative improvements! Thank you!