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Northern Leaders Advancing 21st Century Learning

A team of educators from Northern York County School District recently completed EdLeader21’s 4Cs Leadership Academy, an intensive, year-long program designed to deepen the capacity of district and school leaders to advance 21st century learning opportunities for all students—with a focus on helping students master competencies such as the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity). Throughout the year, teams engaged in collaborative project-based learning experiences to design and implement solutions to a specific 4Cs problem of practice in their school or district, while also exploring best practices in 21st century education leadership. The Leadership Academy program included three face-to-face events with other district leaders from across the country as well as virtual coaching sessions and training.

On April 10-11, the leadership team from Northern York County School District joined 13 other teams from school systems nationwide in Columbus, Ohio to present their work to a panel of national education experts. Participants also engaged in professional learning focused on equity and leading 21st century district transformation.


“Teams in the 4Cs Leadership Academy are tackling the most pressing challenge in education today—how can we effectively transform teaching and learning to prepare all students for success in college, career, life, and citizenship?” said Valerie Greenhill, President of EdLeader21. “The Academy helps strengthen leadership skills among educators leading this kind of change.”