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What Are the "4 C's" and Why Do Students Need Them

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Much is made of the unimaginable world our current teens will face in the future. Fifty years ago, teachers indeed would not have predicted that everyone would walk around with the internet in their pocket. They likely would not have predicted the internet at all! It would be nearly impossible to predict what the world might be like in 50 years – or even 20 years when our current teens are at the height of their professional careers.

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Why Schools Need to Change

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In the early 1800s, the Industrial Revolution did more than just change the way we manufactured products. It changed the way the United States approached education. The thought was that school could prepare students for work in a factory. The emphasis was on teaching skills that were deemed necessary to become positive contributors to an industrialized world.

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Are Teens Learning What They Will Need in the Future World?

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In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone and along with that the idea of the application – or app. Before that moment, the career of app developer was nonexistent. Now, even elementary students study coding, and older students are using the latest coding software to create apps. Technology, with its promise of accelerated changes for the workplace, has created a challenge for education.

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What Skills Will Teens Need to Know for Their Tomorrow?

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How do we prepare our students for what’s next? This question is on the minds and in the discussions of educators who daily confront the challenge of preparing students for the future of work in a world still unknown. To be honest, no one knows precisely what proficiencies and abilities will be required across different jobs and work settings. However, we can focus on the skills that the most successful workers use today in the current wave of new jobs.

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