The 4C’s in STEM: Creativity, Communication, Criticial Thinking, Collaboration

The 4C’s in STEM: Creativity, Communication, Criticial Thinking, Collaboration

Although STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, there is much more that contributes to developing successful students than just these core content skills.

By focusing on the skills that employers are seeking, students can build, through technology, these 21st century skills to become well-qualified job candidates when they enter the workforce.

In a recent studies, as reported by The Washington Post and Bloomberg/Businessweek and others, employers have been voicing their concerns that students are unprepared for the workforce and are applying for jobs without the skills that will make them successful employees.  So what do employers want? In short, they want excellent soft-skills (4 C’s) and STEM aptitude.

As a teacher, this is useful data.  Having the answer key for how to prepare our students for the future is a huge advantage.

Here’s the round-up of the apps and software in this series:

The 4 C’s in STEM: Creativity

The 4 C’s in STEM: Communication

The 4 C’s in STEM: Critical Thinking

The 4 C’s in STEM: Collaboration

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