The 4C's of 21st Century Learning: Engaging Today's Medical Students

Des Moines, IA US
November 14, 2016

Open to DMU faculty only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.


Our learners are changing with each generation. Research suggests, educators should include the “4Cs of 21st Century Learning” into the classroom. The 4Cs are creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication, and they are necessary skills for students of this generation. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to compare generational trends, discuss ideas about the 4Cs, and discover ways to incorporate the 4Cs into essential questions and lectures.


  • Practice and discuss the 4C's of Instruction (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking).  
  • Utilize tools to support engaging, active learning strategies. 
  • Design a learning experience for a large group setting utilizing the 4C's of 21st Century learning. 


Allie Gardner, MAT, MEd
Educational Specialist, Des Moines University

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Ms. Gardner indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/14/2016 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/14/2016 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME


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