Peter Abboud

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Master of Arts in Education (MA)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Happy Johnson, Jim O'Connor


Students are entering the work force after high school or college with a wealth of information, but are often unable to meet the demands of the work environment, making them poor competitors in our rapidly changing global economy. Students are lacking skills such as collaboration, technology literacy, and critical thinking, which would otherwise render them extremely capable. A school in Northern California with an emphasis on 21st century skills prides itself on utilizing project based learning as a teaching approach and assessing these 21st century skills. This project will look at one of the rubrics used to assess collaboration, one of the school's learning outcomes and a crucial 21st century skill, and revise that rubric to maximize its effectiveness so that it is especially useful to students in helping them develop this skill.