Modeling 21st Century Collaboration and Problem-Solving for Educational Leaders
Abstract: In K-12 education, 21st century skills are emphasized as important components of teaching and learning. But how should practicing educators gain exposure and readiness to incorporate these skills? This paper describes two scenarios in which graduate candidates in Educational Leadership can experience challenging and invigorating online communities in their own graduate program. It is hoped that these educators will be able to subsequently replicate technology-facilitated experiences for K-12 students. In the first of these scenarios, online collaboration and problem-solving is integrated into an online principal certification program. The second scenario addresses initial plans to implement online collaboration and problem-solving as a Master’s program transitions to online.