Applying the High Tech High Approach in the UK | Whole Education Annual Conference 2013


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Applying the High Tech High Approach in the UK | Whole Education Annual Conference 2013

  1. 1. Agenda • • • Deconstructing REAL Projects (10 mins.) Table Group Breakout Sessions (30 mins.) Closing the Loop (10 mins.)
  2. 2. REALearning Experience What are some words that come to mind when you think of a meaningful learning experience you’ve had?
  3. 3. Deconstructing REAL Projects
  4. 4. What does it mean to design a REAL Project? Rigorous Engaging Authentic Learning
  5. 5. Rigorous-students demonstrate depth of knowledge Rigorous - rigorous in design ● they are tuned by other teachers and refined ● they are tried out by the teacher first ● students are assessed for: ○ ○ ○ their content learning the quality of the process their skills development as well as the final product
  6. 6. Engaging Engaging Insisting that what students do in school has purpose, and will be exhibited to an audience Subject content is relevant, connected, and useful to the task in hand The essential question and the product drive student learning Enables the use of technologies, locations, expertise and practical methods to achieve • • • •
  7. 7. Authentic Authentic Projects, driving questions, and products must have validity in the real world, not just ‘for the sake of it’ in school Students take on the role of a professional in the real world • •
  8. 8. Learning-Students are making links between content and skills Learning ● Learning through REAL Projects, not Teaching through REAL Projects. ● Learning is driven primarily by the essential question and the creation of a product, ● REAL Projects are not about teachers making links between areas of teaching, but about students being allowed to make links between areas of learning.
  9. 9. The NAT Project Example Project link
  10. 10. What is the difference between doing a project and REAL Projects? A project is done at the end of a unit. It requires little to no knowledge from the unit to complete the project. Ex: Students study a civilization and make an artifact from that civilization at the end. In PBL, the project is introduced on the first day of a unit. All of the learning within the unit is essential to complete the final project. Ex: students create their own civilization after studying the key elements of a civilization and looking at examples through history
  11. 11. Table Groups Find a table, you will get to go to three tables total for 8 minutes at each table. 1. Shifting from projects to REAL ProjectsStephen 2. Coaching the REAL Projects Team- Sarah 3. _________- Goole 4. _________- Cara 5. _________- John
  12. 12. Closing the Loop Pair/Share and discuss these two questions: 1. What struck you about what you heard in today’s session? 2. What are your take-aways from the session?
  13. 13. Contact Information For more about REAL Projects: