This workshop is designed to expand awareness and understanding of the use of technology for teaching and student learning. Participants will explore technology resources that support authentic, student-centered learning utilizing higher-order thinking skills . Using a variety of free Web-based tools, participants will learn how to integrate project-based learning activities that support differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
Visual Ranking : Assign ranking to a list; and then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas
Seeing Reason : Investigate relationships in complex systems
Showing Evidence : Construct well-reasoned arguments that are supported by evidence, using a visual framework
Students retain… 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else 5% of what they’ve learned from a lecture 10% of what they’ve learned from reading 20% of what they’ve learned from audio-visual presentation 30% of what they learn from a demonstration 50% of what they learn when engaged in a discussion 75% of what they learn by doing Source: NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science
Based on our discussions so far with 21 st Century Skills, Essential Questions, Higher Order Thinking and Complex Thinking Strategies, take this example lesson plan (math/reading) and enrich it for use in your teacher’s classroom.