Students around the world need advanced skills to succeed in the globalized, knowledge-based world of today. 21st Century Learning Design, or 21CLD, professional development helps teachers redesign their existing lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st-century skills. Transforming education by focusing on 21st-century skills is one of Microsoft’s focus areas, and providing workshops for teachers on the 21CLD curriculum has been successful. However, in order to give many more teachers the opportunity to engage in this training, we have created this 21CLD series of online courses.
21 CLD online
The 21CLD curriculum - developed to enhance 21st-century skills in student learning - builds on the 21CLD research methodology, providing a collaborative, practice-based process that helps educators transform how they design enriching learning activities for their students. The 8 courses provide approximately 20 hours of online tutorials, video, readings, educator-discussion, and self-assessment. Educators have the opportunity to actively engage with classroom evidence of 21CLD in action in classrooms across the globe.
The 21CLD curriculum is based on rubrics, which have been developed and tested internationally for the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project. These rubrics help educators identify and understand the opportunities that learning activities give students to build 21st-century skills. A learning activity is any task that students do as part of their school-related work. It can be an exercise that students complete in one class period or an extended project that takes place both in and outside of school. The 21CLD rubrics incorporate a research-based methodology for coding learning activities to ensure you are embedding 21st-century skills in your teaching practices.
The 21CLD curriculum describes six rubrics of 21st-century learning, each of which represents an important skill for students to develop. These are:
-Real-world problem -solving and innovation
-Use of ICT for Learning
Microsoft Certified Educator Training Program
Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) Training is a professional development
program that bridges the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching.
Educators holding a Microsoft Certified Educator certification can prove they
have the skills needed to provide rich, customized learning experiences for
their students that incorporate critical 21st-century skills using Microsoft
tools. MCE certification validates that educators
have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students.
The training and exam is well aligned to
how to use technology in six different areas outlined by UNESCO ICT Competency
Framework for Teachers Version 3. These six areas include:
Curriculum and assessment
Organization and administration
The training shall be conducted online and teachers are requested to read the resources for MCE exams to be ready to sit for MCE exams which are scheduled after CADIE training. Please Click the Following Link to Read Resources for MCE Exams