The Passion Project
What’s Your“Enthusiasm?”
What Do We Know About the    Learner with Autism? According the DSM-IV, individuals  with autism will have one or more of...
How Do We Fit The Individual     With Autism In?       Enter Kieran Egan   And the theory of Learning-in-Depth
Quick Review of Learning-in-  Depth (LiD)Students choose or areassigned topics from a list ofapproved topics (follow from...
Quick Review of Learning-in-  Depth (LiD)Portfolio supervisionhappens (likely once permonth is intermediate grades)Portf...
The Passion Project:  Our Adapted Version of  Learning-in-Depth (LiD)
Focus StudentMeet Jonny
Jonny’s Profile         Jonny has          Asperger’s         Jonny is in Grade 6         Jonny is gifted          (esp...
How It Looks:The Grade 6 Passion Project                      Academic      Communication     Skills         Skills       ...
How It Looks:   The Grade 6 Passion Project Time of            Activities               Project  Year                     ...
Jonny’s Harry Potter Study Reading                            Evolution                  Mechanicin depth of              ...
How It Connects to    the Learning Outcomes:  The Grade 6 Passion ProjectNEED ANY MORE CONVINCING? Science: manipulate and...
How it Differs From LiD: The Grade 6 Passion Project The students can change focus every year  (do not have to follow sam...
How It Works For Jonny:The Grade 6 Passion ProjectDirect Social Skills InstructionCanChoose Enthusiasm/Passion (matching...
Jonny’s Final Project     The Portfolio Parade
CitationsBC Ministry of Education. (2006). English Language Arts Grade 6: Integrated Resource Package. Victoria,    Britis...
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    1. 1. The Passion Project
    2. 2. What’s Your“Enthusiasm?”
    3. 3. What Do We Know About the Learner with Autism? According the DSM-IV, individuals with autism will have one or more of the following:  Delayed Language  Social Deficits  Repetitive Behaviours / Obsessions (Enthusiasms or Passions)
    4. 4. How Do We Fit The Individual With Autism In? Enter Kieran Egan And the theory of Learning-in-Depth
    5. 5. Quick Review of Learning-in- Depth (LiD)Students choose or areassigned topics from a list ofapproved topics (follow fromgrade 1-12)Students go through a topicceremonyPortfolios are kept with theaccumulation of knowledge(this knowledge could be inwritten, visual, artistic, vocal,digital or other forms)
    6. 6. Quick Review of Learning-in- Depth (LiD)Portfolio supervisionhappens (likely once permonth is intermediate grades)Portfolio Parade – atselected times during the yearto share knowledge withpeers, parents and the widercommunityStudents become experts intheir area of study
    7. 7. The Passion Project: Our Adapted Version of Learning-in-Depth (LiD)
    8. 8. Focus StudentMeet Jonny
    9. 9. Jonny’s Profile  Jonny has Asperger’s  Jonny is in Grade 6  Jonny is gifted (especially in Language Arts)  His enthusiasm/passion is Harry Potter
    10. 10. How It Looks:The Grade 6 Passion Project Academic Communication Skills Skills Social Skills PASSION PROJECT
    11. 11. How It Looks: The Grade 6 Passion Project Time of Activities Project Year MilestonesSeptember Focus Question Developed Focus Groups in Small Groups / Social Made by Teacher Skills TaughtOctober to Exploration of Topic / Research / Mentors Intro’d / Research ExperienceFebruary Skills Taught CompiledMarch to Passion Project Compiled / Project Communication Skills Taught May Developed June Passion Project Parade Project Shared With School
    12. 12. Jonny’s Harry Potter Study Reading Evolution Mechanicin depth of of Harry’s s of Flight text characterHistory of Evolution Friendship Magic of Flight Characteristics Cultures that of trees/wood Familybelieve/practic e magic (wand and dynamics broomstick) (adoption regulations)
    13. 13. How It Connects to the Learning Outcomes: The Grade 6 Passion ProjectNEED ANY MORE CONVINCING? Science: manipulate and control a number of variables in an experiment, demonstrate how various forces can affect the movement of objects, measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction
    14. 14. How it Differs From LiD: The Grade 6 Passion Project The students can change focus every year (do not have to follow same topic through to high school) It is built into the curriculum More teacher-directed More skills-based, including direct instruction, but allows for student ownership of learning Use of mentors and peers to facilitate learning
    15. 15. How It Works For Jonny:The Grade 6 Passion ProjectDirect Social Skills InstructionCanChoose Enthusiasm/Passion (matching his interests)Direct Communication / Language Skill Instruction
    16. 16. Jonny’s Final Project The Portfolio Parade
    17. 17. CitationsBC Ministry of Education. (2006). English Language Arts Grade 6: Integrated Resource Package. Victoria, British Columbia: Ministry of Education, Province of Education.BC Ministry of Education. (2007). Mathematics Grade 6: Integrated Resource Package. Victoria, British Columbia: Ministry of Education, Province of Education.BC Ministry of Education. (2005). Science Grade 6: Integrated Resource Package. Victoria, British Columbia: Ministry of Education, Province of Education.BC Ministry of Education. (2006). Social Student Grade 6: Integrated Resource Package. Victoria, British Columbia: Ministry of Education, Province of Education.BC Ministry of Education. (2006). Health and Career Education Grade 6: Integrated Resource Package. Victoria, British Columbia: Ministry of Education, Province of Education.Building the Portfolio. Retrieved from http//www.ierg.net/LID/2009/10/27/building-the-portfolio/ on November 3, 2010.Egan, K., & Madej, K. (2009). Learning in depth: Students as experts. Education Canada, 49, 18-23.LiD: learning in depth. Retrieved from http://www.ierg.net/ on November 3, 2010.Neihart, Maureen. (2000). Gifted children with Asperger’s Syndrome. Gifted Child Quarterly, 2000, 44 (4), 222-230.

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