Welcome to the 21st Century Teaching and Learning web page. The purpose of the site is to supply you with information on Freeport School District's pedagogical approaches to 21st Century Teaching and Learning. The webpage contains links to district documents such as the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Matrix and a variety of other educational articles/videos related to 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
FSD145 is proud to announce a newer version of our 21st Century Teaching and Learning Matrix. This version is referred to as the SubMatrix. The SubMatrix contains components C and D from the original matrix, but we believe the SubMatrix is a valuable resource with a laser focus on 21st Century Teaching and Learning. Please click on the following link to access the SubMatrix: SubMatrix
21st Century Teaching and Learning Spotlight
- Elementary School Teachers
- Danielle Buttel and Andra Taylor - 3rd Grade at Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School
- Chris Parkinson - Elementary Music at Empire and Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School
- High School Teacher
- Jaci Ogden at Freeport High School
Our goal is to embed 21st Century Teaching and Learning strategies across all subject areas by implementing the following four pedagogical approaches:
- The 4 C's (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity)
- Inquiry-Based Learning
- Short Focused Research
- Project-Based Learning
On November 10th, Freeport teachers created visual representations on how the four pedagogical approaches fit together. Please select the links below to view their representations.
Please click on the links below for detailed information on the four pedagogical approaches.
Implementing 21st Century Teaching and Learning strategies into our classrooms allowed our teachers to create Student-Centered Learning environments. Please click on the edutopia link for additional information and resources regarding Student-Centered Learning and 21st Century Teaching and Learning. http://www.edutopia.org/student-centered-learning
If you have any questions about 21st Century Teaching and Learning, please contact Chris Walocha at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (815)801-0113.