Ever since I presented at a conference two years ago with a student, I have yet to do another presentation without one. The student perspective is the most valuable piece of our work. We want to hear from them, understand their thinking, and get inside their heads so that we can make learning exciting, applicable and authentic!
Earlier this week, along with the differentiation specialist (shout out to Mrs. Gruzynski) and a 5th grade student, I presented at the Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching Conference in Naperville. our session title was "Color outside the Lines with the 4Cs." In a world where the jobs our students will have do not yet exist, it's even more important to help foster skills such as the 4Cs for all students.
Here's the perspective our our young and wise 5th grade friend on each of the 4Cs. Pretty cool!
COMMUNICATION & CREATIVITY