Communication

The 4C's in the Classroom

What is 21st century education?

What are the 4C's?

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Creativity & Innovation

The History and Importance of the 4C's

Introduction to the 4 Cs
  • The History of P21
  • Partnerships in Development
  • 3R's with the 4C's
  • Old skills to New skills

How do we define Communication?

Communicate Clearly



  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions
  • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade)
  • Use multiple media and technologies, and know how to assess impact and their effectiveness a priori
  • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multilingual and multicultural)




National Education Association. (2014). Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society, 14. NEA Education Policy and Practice Department. Accessed March, 4, 2014.

How do we integrate Communication into the Classroom?

Examples listed on 14-16 of the NEA Document.


Discuss with your PLC ways that you have incorporated this type of skill?

Discussion with the group?

Clarity BrightBytes Data for MHS

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