Integrating 21st Century Skills into your Curriculum
How can educators assure that their students will be ready to productively live and work in the 21st Century Global Economy?
Warm Up for Module 5


Learners will plan a lesson, inquiry-based unit, or project-based learning project for their students.


Learners will:

  1. Edit a lesson, unit or project to make it a 21st skill based lesson, unit or project
  2. Decide whether a problem-based, inquiry-based, or project-based approach will the best method for their lesson, unit, or project
  3. Use established problem-based, inquiry-based or project based methods to construct their lesson, unit, or project.

Warm Up



In this module you will tie all you have learned so far together to draft a 21st Century lesson, unit or project that you will do with your students. Look over the chart you created in Module 4 and consider the feedback you got from your instructor.  Determine if the standards you will be soon teaching can be integrated into a longer inquiry-based unit or a full project, or if they better lend themselves to shorter problem-based lessons.  Begin gathering the resources you will need to plan your lesson, unit or project.


This course is not designed to teach problem-based, inquiry-based or project-based learning.  If you need more information on these please use the following resources:

III.A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.
III.B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
III.C. apply technology to develop students' higher order skills and creativity.
III.D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
V. Productivity and Professional Practice
V.A. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
V.B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
V.D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.

Engauge 21st Century Skills
Inventive Thinking
Adaptability, Managing Complexity, and Self-Direction
Higher-Order Thinking and Sound Reasoning
Effective Communication
Teaming, Collaboration, and Interpersonal Skills
High Productivity
Prioritizing, Planning, and Managing for Results
Ability to Produce Relevant, High-quality Products