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  • 1. Challenging the Whole Child Presented by: Deanna E. Mayers
  • 2. Today's Goals
    • Today's Situation
    • Why Whole Child Education?
    • New Courses and how they challenge
    • Designing a challenge activity project
    • GRAPS
    • Concept Mapping
    06/09/09
  • 3. Why Whole Child education?
    • Whole Child Resources at:
      • http://www.wholechildeducation.org
      • http://www.blendedschools.net/mayers
    • View the Video from ASCD
  • 4. What does this REALLY mean?
    • “ Each graduate should be challenged by a well-balanced curriculum and be prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.”
    • http://www.wholechildeducation.org
  • 5. Today's Situation
    • What are employers saying:
    • The basics are important but aren't enough
    • 92% say deficiency in critical thinking and problem solving
      • Employers think this will increase in importance
    • World language is another need
    • 70% rate deficiency for professionalism and work ethic
    • http://www.conference-board.org/publications/describe.cfm?id=1363
  • 6. Top Five Ways Business See HS Students as Deficient
    • Leadership
    • Self Directed Learning
    • Written Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Problem solving
    • http://www.conference-board.org/publications/describe.cfm?id=1363
    • blendedschools.net has focused on these areas to challenge students in our new curriculum initiatives
  • 7. Challenge a student to think Critically
    • Accessing information efficiently and effectively, evaluating information critically and competently and using information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand
    • Understanding by Design
      • Backward design
      • GRASPS
      • Essential Questions
    • Example:
      • Course Framework
      • Civics and Government
  • 8. Challenge student to write
    • Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing
    • Assuming shared responsibility for collaborative work
    • Personal Journal
      • Demonstrate
      • Show example
      • English 12 A
    • Wiki
      • Demonstrate
      • Environmental Science
  • 9. Challenging a Student to Lead
    • Leveraging strengths of others to accomplish a common goal
    • Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams
    • Demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior
    • Acting responsibly with the interests of the larger community in
    • Discussion board
      • Student to student
      • Teacher to student
      • Sociology Unit 1/Lesson 4
    • Service Learning
  • 10. Challenge students to be knowledge workers
    • Self-directed Learners
    • Monitoring their own understanding and learning needs
    • Utilizing time efficiently and managing workload
    • Check for Understanding Activities
    • Study Mate Server
    06/09/09
  • 11. Challenge a student to solve problems
    • Framing, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions
    • Asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions
    • GRASPS
    • Discussion board rubrics and expectations
    06/09/09
  • 12. What is a GRASPS ?
    • G oal
    • Your task is
    • The goal is to
    • The problem or challenge is
    • The obstacles to overcome are
    • R ole
    • You are
    • You have been asked to
    • Your job is
    • A udience
    • Your clients are
    • The target audience is
    • You need to convince
    • S ituation
    • The context you find yourself in is
    • The challenge involves dealing with
    • P roduct, Performance, and Purpose
    • You will create a _____ in order to
    • ______
    • You need to develop _______ so that _________
    • S tandards and Criteria for Success
    • Your performance needs to
    • Your work will be judged by
    • Your product meet the following standards
    06/09/09

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