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  • 1. Final Concept TEAM WIP Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2. MARKET K-8 Education Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 3. DIRECTION Traditional instructional methods in K-8 education are not preparing children to solve today’s and tomorrow’s complex problems. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 4. DIRECTION Because classroom learning is focused on short term retention as measured by standardized tests, students are not taught to collaborate and apply knowledge and skills to complex problems. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 5. DIRECTION As an instructional method, PBL addresses these needs and leads to sustained long-term transferable knowledge and skill development needed to solve complex problems. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 6. PBL VS. TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION PBL Traditional Sustains motivation • Promotes student interest in subject • Leads to short term knowledge • Leads to long term transferable knowledge • Engages students with real world problems • Teaches problem solving • Teaches collaboration • Improves verbal skills • Promotes confidence in learning • Sources: Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, Research in Science Education Journal & The Buck Institute for Education Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 7. SCHAEFFER ELEMENTARY • 365 students • high poverty school (93% poverty rate) • survival is at the forefront of existence for most • no focus on getting homework done • kids don’t relate what they learn to real life Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 8. SCHAEFFER ELEMENTARY “ They don’t even know how to count money or tell time.” Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 9. SCHAEFFER ELEMENTARY “ PSSA doesn’t tailor to student needs. It’s absolutely criminal. ” Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 10. CITIZEN SCHOOLS A non-profit offering PBL after-school program through partnerships with middle schools to extend the learning day for low-income students. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 11. CITIZEN SCHOOLS • reintroduces fun to learning • supports students with behavioral challenges and different learning styles • better follow-through on daytime lessons • adult role models contribute to academic achievement and personal growth • 17% higher graduation rate Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 12. GENERATIVE RESEARCH • 2 collage sessions • current + ideal school system; ideal online community • confirmed previously identified needs • provided guidance for final concept development • additional session scheduled for March 25 Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 13. NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED • Awareness • Credibility • Time Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 14. FINAL CONCEPT: RASING HANDS Raising Hands is an online community helping raise awareness of PBL, increase its credibility as an instruc- tional method and enable teachers to effectively design and share PBL projects. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 15. FINAL CONCEPT: RAISING HANDS Raising Hands connects professionals to PBL projects to bring real world experiences to the classroom. Finally, it allows students to showcase their work and learning. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 16. FINAL CONCEPT: RAISING HANDS Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 17. EXAMPLE SCENARIO Welcome to the Welcome to PBL community Rasing Hands! Check it out!  - She goes online to check a resource center often used by  - She links to site through online banner on the storehouse website low-income schools (like the one she teaches at) called  Storehouse for Teachers A teacher goes online to check Storehouse for Teachers, a resource center often used by low-income schools. She links to Raising Hands through an online banner. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 18. EXAMPLE SCENARIO Welcome to the PBL community She comes across PBL sponsored by... Search  Sign in teacher testimonials. PBL Projects What is PBL? About Us Julia’s Testimonial  She decides to find out (5th grade teacher) more about PBL. e comes across PBL teacher testimonials on the website and decides to find out more about PBL Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 19. EXAMPLE SCENARIO Welcome to the PBL community sponsored by... She learns about what Search  PBL is and how it works. Sign in PBL Projects What is PBL? About Us Why does PBL work? lorem - She learns about what PBL is and how it works Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 20. EXAMPLE SCENARIO Welcome to the PBL community sponsored by... She searches the PBL Search  project database. Sign in PBL Projects What is PBL? About Us Find by Topic Recent Projects Find by Subject Most Common Create Project Share Project - She searches the PBL database Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 21. EXAMPLE SCENARIO 2 1 3 6 4 5 She downloads PBL project - She inputs her class data and finds a short  project to do in her class to teach probability She inputs her class data and finds - She wants more engaging way to teach lessons a short project to do in her class to teach probability. She is happy she can teach in a more engaging way. Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 22. RAISING HANDS MEETS SERVICE • introduces and spreads PBL • gives credibility to methods by sharing research • saves time on project design and planning • helps connect learning to complex problems • helps sustain student interest in subject Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 23. RAISING HANDS MEETS SOCIAL • enables sharing of student work and PBL resources • connects teachers for collaboration and feedback • encourages student input into project design • nurtures community ties • helps connect students with role models Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 24. SERVICE PROVIDERS Service Provider Service Model Sustaining Model Motivation Microsoft + Paid Online • Start up money from Microsoft • Philanthropy Education Learning Initiative and • Good PR Buck Institute Subscription Buck Institute Partners • Better future • Revenue comes from yearly subscrip- workforce tions from schools • Makes economy • Advertising from publishers, school more competitive supplies and educational services University + • Start up money from educational • Sharing of info research grants and district money and research School District Board Free Membership • Revenue from advertising and • Good PR continuing support from the district • University involve- ment w/ community • Mission fulfilment Book Publisher Paid Online • Start up money from publisher • Promotional tool to and investors sell more books Subscription • Revenue from yearly subscriptions • Online presence • New service to generate revenue Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University
  • 25. SOURCES SITE VISITS INSTITUTIONS Schaeffer Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA Buck Institute for Education Citizen Schools, New York City, NY Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation The Cyert Center for Early Education, Pittsburgh, PA Partnership for 21st Century Skills PBL Co-Laboratory PEOPLE Design Ignites Change Tim Best, Matrix Learning SRI International Melissa, Spanish Teacher, Southern California H.S. North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Sharon Schneider, Special Ed Teacher, Schaeffer Elementary Cynthia Zurchin, Principal, Schaeffer Elementary JOURNALS & PUBLICATIONS Gail Sirota, Director of Engagement, Citizen Schools Research in Science Education Journal Judith Abrams, Program Director, Cyert Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning Renata Prochazkova, Director, Vacation with English Education Week Kevin, 3rd grade student PBL Starter Kit Karen, mother of 3rd grade student The Xplanation Nick, Music Teacher, Grandview Elementary Newsweek IMAGE CREDITS Team WIP Citizen Schools www.flickr.com stock.xchng Service Meets Social Graduate Design Studio II Spring 2010 Barbora Batokova Lauren Chapman Jeanette Leagh Marcus Perez Cervantes School of Design Carnegie Mellon University