NCTIES2023 has ended
Schedule updates/changes are ongoing so be sure to refresh and check the app periodically.

WiFi SSID: NCTIES PW: nctie$23

Collaborative Notes Slide Deck

Link to CEU form. Complete as necessary and follow your district’s requirements.

Food Options:
  1. Concessions can be found on the Vendor Hall.
  2. Rye Kitchen (in the Marriott) is offering a Soup, Salad & Baked Potato Bar for $14
  3. Restaurants within walking distance.

Parking options can be found here.

Do you want to volunteer at NCTies23? Click here to help out!
Back To Schedule
Thursday, March 9 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Making a 4C Mindset: Access for all students

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Audience Participation Component:

The session will begin by quickly reviewing how we approach the concept of 4C making in our district and will address why it is important for curating future ready students. We will then transition to putting the concept of 4C learning into action. During this phase participants will learn about establishing protocols and routines while they "make the curriculum". Using various consumables and digital tools, participants will create an artifact that demonstrates understanding of a content standard aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Participants will then share out their artifacts with the larger group. Throughout the session we will reiterate the concept of tying the 4cs to actual standards to demonstrate learning.

Session Background:

Our presentation will target audiences who are interested in developing a 4C and maker culture within their classroom or learning space, but want to ensure that opportunities for collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity are meaningful, authentic,and align with current curriculum.. In order to be invested in the 4Cs, it is critical that teachers not think of it as “another thing to do” or merely filler activities. We want to show how 4C and maker learning opportunities provide learner agency and can seamlessly integrate into what is already being done within the learning environment.

When the NC State Board of Education voted to adopt the ISTE Standards for students, the news was exciting because 4C maker opportunities address all six of the standards. When NC made the move to adopt the standards, Carolyn Sykora, senior director of ISTE Standards programs stated, “North Carolina students will greatly benefit from the adoption of the ISTE Standards. Changes in the workforce require everyone to learn and hone new skills to stay current. These standards focus on learning to learn, a critical skill that will serve students today and throughout their lifetimes.” This supports the “why” behind our school system’s maker mindset.

Reflection and Planning:

During the session, participants will be given time and tools to think through and discuss their own situations and next steps with other participants. Our hope is for everyone to walk away energized and empowered to set practical goals and create action steps toward providing 4C and maker opportunities for all students.

Access will be given to our district maker website which includes inspiration and practical tools for building a maker culture for participants to refer to after the conference.

avatar for Tanya Churchill

Tanya Churchill

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System: Digital Learning and Libraries
Tanya has been an educator with Wake County Public Schools since 2000 as a 4th grade teacher, science specialist, Instructional Technology Facilitator and now a Digital Learning Coordinator. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, as well as a Flipgrid Certified Educator... Read More →
avatar for Erika Woodard

Erika Woodard

Digital Learning Coordinator Co-Team Lead, WCPSS
Empowering and connecting others brings me joy. Maker, Small Robots, Design, Computational Thinking and People are my passion. I am currently serving as a co-leader for the fabulous WCPSS Digital Learning Coordinators.

Thursday March 9, 2023 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott State Ballroom F