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    • Challenging the Whole Child Presented by: Deanna E. Mayers
    • 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
    • Why Whole Child education?
      • Whole Child Resources at:
        • http://www.wholechildeducation.org
        • http://www.blendedschools.net/mayers
      • View the Video from ASCD
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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