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Posts with Tag: Authentic Learning Archives - Modern Pen

Twitter to the next level

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So, you are on Twitter. You’ve been following some famous people and maybe some other educators with whom you work. You’ve gingerly offered a couple of tweets up to the world. What do you do next to more deeply engage with this tool/product that others value so greatly–particularly for their own professional and personal growth […]

Twitter in School

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Twitter (twitter.com) is simply a communication tool for giving and receiving information. As one of the two major forces in popular social media on the Internet, Twitter has provided a forum for bringing the world together to discuss global events in real time on topics ranging from World Cup soccer matches to Steve Jobs’ resignation […]

Great Start, Great Year, Great Learning

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The 2014-2015 school year started with an emphasis on School District 21’s two PLC Areas of Focus: Inclusionary Practices and Authentic Learning. The day began with CCSD21 Superintendent Dr. Kate Hyland encouraging all staff members to continue to collaborate in focusing on our students, their needs, and preparing them for their futures despite the challenges […]

Google Classroom in Authentic Learning

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An Authentic Learning unit delivers the curriculum to students in a meaningful and engaging manner by challenging them to solve a real problem with a real product that serves a real audience. Authentic Learning units prepare students for the world of today and tomorrow by requiring collaboration, creativity, and communication. Additionally, successfully solving such problems […]



Each District 21 school is named after an American author, and learning and literacy is at the center of our Professional Learning Community. The Modern Pen provides a collaborative location in which District 21 teachers can come together to learn the skills that will enable their students to learn new skills and to understand concepts at an even different level than before.

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