Sonoma County Office of Education

21st Century Learning


Say the words 21st century teaching and learning and most minds immediately race to computers, iPads, social media, and other technology tools. While information and communication technologies are key elements, 21st century learning involves much more than bringing new technology into schools.

Upcoming Professional Development

Title Date Time
21st Century Teaching & Learning Summer Institute 06/06/2017 Time-See schedule posted above
ieSonoma 2017 06/12/2017 8:30am-12:30pm
reMAKE Education Summit 2017 08/02/2017 Schedule is under construction-check back soon for more details!

Two Videos on 21st Century Learning Initiatives
View our latest videos! The first highlights the annual ieSonoma event and the second was produced for the 2015 CISC Leadership Symposium.



Maker Certificate Program at SSU | Working with maker educators from throughout the Bay Area and with support from Maker Media, Inc., Sonoma State University and the Sonoma County Office of Education have collaborated to create the Maker Certificate Program, the first such program of its kind.Learn more...

North Bay Maker Educator Meetups
Maker Educator Meetups (MEMs) are an opportunity to meet with like minded educators and learn from one another. The goals of the monthly meetups (alternating between Sonoma and Marin counties) are support, networking, and equity — bringing design and making to all youth.

Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators | IDEO’s Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators, co-authored by ieSonoma 2014 panelist Annette Diefenthaler, can be accessed online.

Re-Designing Learning Spaces for 21st Century Learning | On April 17, 2015 SCOE and Quattrochi Kwok Architects discussed 21st century learning spaces with Sonoma County teachers and administrators. These presentation slides are from that session.

Student in Make Class

Maker Education (:30) | May 2015
This 30-second public service announcement describes how schools are shaping the next generation of innovators and inventors through Maker Education programs.


Design Thinking

Design Thinking | Oct 2014
This SCOE Bulletin highlights design thinking as a way to find solutions to the issues facing education today. It is an innovative approach to problem solving that both students & adults can use.


Dan Blake

21st Century Learning Featured (4:32) | April 2014
Dan Blake, SCOE director of innovation and partnerships, discusses 21st century learning in this Comcast Newsmakers interview.


Comstock Students

21st Century Teaching and Learning (:30) | Sept 2013
This is a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) on SCOE’s initiative to support 21st century teaching and learning.