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This is a comprehensive take-away resource from my workshops on Challenge Based Learning (a.k.a. Project Based Learning)

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Challenge Based Learning

  1. 1. Challenge Based Learning Jennifer Dorman [email_address]
  2. 2. WHY CBL?
  3. 3. Challenge Based Learning Provides A multiple entry point strategy and varied and multiple possible solutions A focus on universal challenges with local solutions An authentic connection with multiple disciplines An opportunity to develop 21st century skills The purposeful use of Web 2.0 tools for organizing, collaborating, and publishing Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time - A Research Report from The New Media Consortium
  4. 4. Challenge Based Learning Provides The opportunity for students to do something rather than just learn about something The documentation of the learning experience from challenge to solution 24/7 access to up-to-date technology tools and resources so students can do their work Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time - A Research Report from The New Media Consortium
  5. 5. Five Minds for the Future Gardner, Howard. (2007). Five minds for the future. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. Disciplined mastery of key subjects Creating beyond existing knowledge and syntheses to pose new questions Respectful seeking to understand differences Ethical striving toward good work and good citizenship Synthesizing arraying information to make sense to self and others
  6. 6. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Teaches 21st century skills discretely in the context of core subjects and 21st century interdisciplinary themes </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on providing opportunities for applying 21st century skills across content areas and for a competency-based approach to learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enables innovative learning methods that integrate the use of supportive technologies , inquiry- and problem-based approaches and higher order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages the integration of community resources beyond school walls </li></ul>
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  8. 8. ACOT2 has identified six design principles for the 21st century high school
  9. 10. The Shift Consuming Producing Authority Transparency Expert Facilitator Access to Information Access to People Passive Passionate Presentation Participation Formal Schooling Lifelong Learning
  10. 11. Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time - A Research Report from The New Media Consortium
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  16. 17. Challenge Based Learning Design
  17. 18. CBL Design – Big Idea <ul><li>a broad concept that can be explored in multiple ways, is engaging, and has importance to high school students and the larger society </li></ul><ul><li>Examples – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. CBL Design – Essential Question <ul><li>identify what is important to know about the big idea and refine and contextualize that idea </li></ul><ul><li>Examples – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is cultural identity and how does it define you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does my water consumption impact my world? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. CBL Design – Challenge <ul><li>a challenge is articulated that asks students to create a specific answer or solution that can result in concrete, meaningful action </li></ul><ul><li>Example – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create cross-cultural connections at your school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve your home, school, or community use of water. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. CBL Design – Guiding Questions <ul><li>generated by the students, these questions represent the knowledge students need to discover to successfully meet the challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Examples – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we use water? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much do we use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is water wasted? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can water be conserved? </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. CBL Design – Guiding Activities lessons, simulations, games, and other types of activities to help students answer the guiding questions and set the foundation for them to develop innovative, insightful, and realistic solutions Example – Calculate Your Individual Water Footprint
  22. 23. CBL Design – Guiding Resources focused set of resources can include podcasts, websites, videos, databases, experts, and so on that support the activities and assist students with developing a solution Example - WaterSense Quiz from the Environmental Protection Agency’
  23. 24. CBL Design – Solution(s) each solution should be thoughtful, concrete, actionable , clearly articulated, and presented in a publishable multimedia format
  24. 25. CBL Design – Assessment solution can be assessed for its connection to the challenge, accuracy of the content, clarity of communication, applicability for implementation, and efficacy of the idea the process that the individuals as well as teams went through in getting to a solution can also be assessed, capturing the development of 21st century skills
  25. 26. CBL Design – Publishing students are encouraged to publish their results online, soliciting feedback
  26. 27. CBL Exemplar – Energy Big Idea = Energy Essential Question = What is the impact of my fossil fuel consumption? Challenge = Reduce your family’s fossil fuel consumption.
  27. 28. CBL Exemplar – Energy Guiding Questions = What is a fossil fuel? Where does my family use fossil fuels? What is made from fossil fuels? How much gas does my family use in one week? What are the alternatives to fossil fuels?
  28. 29. CBL Exemplar – Energy Guiding Activities = Learn About Fossil Fuels Students research and develop a clear definition of fossil fuels. How Much Fossil Fuel Do You Own? Students create a list of products that have fossil fuels in them. They do an inventory of all the items in their homes that contain fossil fuel and investigate alternatives to these items.
  29. 30. CBL Exemplar – Energy Guiding Resources = Energy Story: Fossil Fuels—Coal, Oil and Natural Gas The California Energy Commission provides an overview of fossil fuels. Energy Efficiency The Energy Information Administration provides information for students about energy consumption and efficiency.
  30. 31. For more exemplars, visit Apple’s Challenge Based Learning website and select the Challenges tab
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  40. 41. Siemens We Can Change the World <ul><li>Grades: K-5 Elementary Challenge (NEW) 6-8 Challenge (Year 2) </li></ul><ul><li>9-12 (Sept. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines: Elementary: January 31, 2010 Middle School: March 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes: Incredible prize packages for teachers, students, and classrooms, including U.S. savings bonds, cameras, DVDs and a chance to be on TV </li></ul><ul><li>How to Enter: Register online and access free resources, lesson plans, videos, interactives and more. </li></ul>Empower students to become &quot;green agents of change.&quot;
  41. 42. 3M Young Scientist Challenge <ul><li>Grades: 5-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes: $50,000 in U.S. savings bonds PLUS once-in-a-lifetime trips for all finalists. </li></ul><ul><li>How to Enter: Submit a 1-2 minute video on select topics related to the science of everyday life. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Competition Details Coming Soon! </li></ul>Are you teaching America’s next top scientist?
  42. 43. Fuel Our Future Now <ul><li>Custom K-12 STEM curriculum, videos, interactives, and virtual labs </li></ul><ul><li>Information about alternative energy and fuel economy, plus supporting links and helpful resources </li></ul><ul><li>NEW! DASH+ High School contest: Design the ultimate dashboard of the future </li></ul>
  44. 45. Technology Exposure Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds Kaiser Family Foundation – January 20, 2010
  45. 46. Implementing PBL Apple’s CBL website offers some excellent ideas for tools and resources that students can use for project management, research, collaboration, and publication.
  46. 47. Web 20.10 Internet Safety Media Literacy Web 2.0 Tools Tech Tips Sweepstakes
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  50. 52. Annotating with Diigo Highlight in multiple colors. 2 kinds of Sticky notes: tied to a highlight or freely positioned & resizable as a floating note. Great as a personal reminder, or interact directly on the web in threaded discussion. Privacy control: private, public, or shared with a group.
  51. 53. Sharing Diigo Annotations Use &quot;Annotated links&quot; to share your &quot;diigoed&quot; page with anyone! The recipient can see your annotated page without needing any software installed!
  52. 54. Sharing Diigo Annotations When adding sticky notes, you can make them private, public, or viewable only by members of a certain group. With group sticky notes, group members can interact and discuss important points right on the web page, preserving the original context. Group Forums also available for focused topic discussion in threaded format.
  53. 55. Students and teachers can engage in collaborative creation of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Students can use the forms feature in spreadsheets to gather data, conduct surveys, and share resources. Teachers can use the commenting feature to provide timely feedback to students.
  54. 56. Use wikis for student groups to house their research, embed group calendars, embed individual and group responsibilities charts and maps, use the discussion feature for asynchronous communication, and publish their solutions.
  55. 58. Voicethread
  56. 59. Voicethread You can upload images, audio, video, documents, and presentations to VoiceThread.
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  58. 61. Glogster
  59. 62. Go! Animate Layer characters, animate them, and tell them what to say with speech bubbles or upload your own audio narration.
  60. 63. Help bring the world into your classroom with Discovery Education’s digital curriculum resources.
  61. 65. Search for media using the keyword search, curriculum standards search, or advanced search. Preview media on the grid search results page.
  63. 72. Core Components of CBL Assessment How will the process be assessed? How will the solution be assessed?
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  70. 79. Blogs Webinars Instructional Resources Institutes Competitions And MUCH More!
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