Mentored simulations to enhance student learning Jeff Stanzler University of Michigan School of Education
Interactive Communications & Simulations  <ul><li>Web-based writing projects, cultural explorations, and simulations  </li...
Place  Out  Of  Time
The Basics <ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Character Play </li></ul><ul><li>Trial </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom of history...
Who is involved: <ul><li>Students in grades 5-12 and their teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Students from UM-Flint and Ann Arbor...
The Mentors <ul><li>Parallel University Course </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive audience </li></ul><ul><li>Learning relationsh...
To do what? <ul><li>Do History </li></ul><ul><li>Think about our thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Use theatricality as teaching/...
Doing History <ul><li>All history is the history of thought and action -- not  “one damn thing after another,” but  people...
Original Research  PLUS  Theatricality <ul><li>King Henry VII has a bone to pick with Moses, then must fend off Dr. Martin...
Doing History  PLUS   Thinking About Our Thinking <ul><li>You are walking alone on a cold downtown street.  You notice a h...
Theatricality  PLUS  Engaged Audience
Cezanne’s Resume:  An Invitation
ImagineNation Matters <ul><li>History and culture through stories </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic characters </li></ul><ul><li>H...
State Government & Student Government
Cultural Contrasts
Making Healthy Choices
Underground Railroad
Thought Prompts
Student Responses
Characters come to life
More Information <ul><li>No Cost </li></ul><ul><li>12 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>January to April </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher ’...
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Web-based Simulations for Multi-Level Teaching and Learning

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Details about two free projects (Place out of Time & ImagineNation Matters) presented by the Interactive Communications & Simulations group at the Univ. of Michigan School of Education.

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  • Welcome…use chat to ask questions. Will show you different modes of communication &amp; Guest Passes to see more 4) Authentic work, not finding the answer.
  • Original Research 3) Spirit of Play 4) Listening, honoring
  • 1) Writing for/BEING
  • 1 Original Trip&gt;&gt;Idea&gt;&gt;Expand the Repetoire 2 Expanded Horizons 3 Employment, Youth Culture, Education... 4 Focus on Us, too... 5 Self-Reflection--Environmental, Schooling 6 Latitude in Extent of Participation 7 Support Efforts, Challenge Thinking
  • Midwestside Story
  • http://ics.soe.umich.edu/ http://umsimulations.wikispaces.com/ImagineNation+Matters
  • Web-based Simulations for Multi-Level Teaching and Learning

    1. 1. Mentored simulations to enhance student learning Jeff Stanzler University of Michigan School of Education
    2. 2. Interactive Communications & Simulations <ul><li>Web-based writing projects, cultural explorations, and simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing students together in challenging environments </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship & reciprocal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Creative space </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on two projects </li></ul>
    3. 3. Place Out Of Time
    4. 4. The Basics <ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Character Play </li></ul><ul><li>Trial </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom of history (scenario) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Who is involved: <ul><li>Students in grades 5-12 and their teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Students from UM-Flint and Ann Arbor and the University of Cincinnati, who take on a mentoring role while portraying characters </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Mentors <ul><li>Parallel University Course </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive audience </li></ul><ul><li>Learning relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Your teaching assistants </li></ul>
    7. 7. To do what? <ul><li>Do History </li></ul><ul><li>Think about our thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Use theatricality as teaching/learning tool </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged audience </li></ul>
    8. 8. Doing History <ul><li>All history is the history of thought and action -- not “one damn thing after another,” but people acting in response to problems and questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Performance  Original Research </li></ul>
    9. 9. Original Research PLUS Theatricality <ul><li>King Henry VII has a bone to pick with Moses, then must fend off Dr. Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><li>The “Iceberg” and </li></ul><ul><li>Henry’s pause </li></ul>
    10. 10. Doing History PLUS Thinking About Our Thinking <ul><li>You are walking alone on a cold downtown street. You notice a homeless man standing outside an abandoned building, wearing a thin, ripped overcoat. The man looks at you, sincerely, and says, &quot;Can you spare some change?” </li></ul><ul><li>As you decide how you’ll react, what’s going through your mind ?? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Theatricality PLUS Engaged Audience
    12. 12. Cezanne’s Resume: An Invitation
    13. 13. ImagineNation Matters <ul><li>History and culture through stories </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic characters </li></ul><ul><li>Honoring student work </li></ul><ul><li>20+ Modules </li></ul>
    14. 14. State Government & Student Government
    15. 15. Cultural Contrasts
    16. 16. Making Healthy Choices
    17. 17. Underground Railroad
    18. 18. Thought Prompts
    19. 19. Student Responses
    20. 20. Characters come to life
    21. 21. More Information <ul><li>No Cost </li></ul><ul><li>12 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>January to April </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher ’s guide & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Informational websites—see URLs in chat </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Stanzler: stanz@umich.edu </li></ul>

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