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  • Secondary School Teacher Workshop - May 7 Title:  Finding Opportunities for Higher Level Thinking in the Curriculum Description:  How can we create engaging lessons and exercises that require 21st century information skills while also addressing the acquisition of testable content knowledge? This workshop will provide practice in analyzing what you teach and finding authentic problem situations which give your learners something more to do than merely memorizing facts and procedures. To accomplish this, teachers need to rethink their role. They become not just presenters of information, but designers of challenging tasks that require the use of information. Three strategies for curricular analysis will be presented: finding authentic problem situations, creating problems where none existed by changing the situation, or inventing opportunities for improvement in a situation. To teach the concepts of predator-prey relationships, for example, one might focus on a situation in which the fishing of sharks is regulated and give learners the task of recommending changes in the regulations. To teach about the history of the Japanese occupation of China in World War II, one might give learners the task of designing a museum wing that explains that period. These strategies will be explained in the context of the WebQuest format and workshop participants will practice using the strategies on new content relevant to their own teaching.

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