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5th Annual ECU Gifted Conference

5th Annual ECU Gifted Conference
October 5, 2011
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Field of Dreams? Field of Dreams? Presentation Transcript

  • Field of DreamsShould You Build it?
    by
    Sonya Chouinard
    Mary Cipriani
  • Real World Connections
    Problem
    Should Charlotte, NC build a major league baseball stadium?
    Audience
    Citizens of Charlotte, NC through the Charlotte Observer
    Guest Speaker
    General Manager of the Kinston Indians
  • Real World Technology
    Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    Windows Movie Maker
    Smart Board
    GPS Units
    Skype
    Flip-cams and digital cameras
    Websites
    ReadThinkWrite.com
    Ikeepbookmarks.com
    You Tube
    Google Earth
  • Differentiation and Rigor
    Asking students to resist premature closure
    Open-ended
    Taking all sides into consideration (pros/cons)
    Consideration of negative consequences vs. the positive emotional connection to baseball
    Teaching and utilizing new technology
    Time constraints made rigorous lesson planning challenging.
  • Points to Ponder
    Changes made to baseball stadiums have been driven by the opportunity to generate more revenue.
    Any city can support a major league baseball stadium.
    Destroying the environment to build a baseball stadium is worth the financial gains.
    A PSA is a powerful tool to use to influence opinions.
  • Essential Questions
    How have sport stadiums changed and evolved?
    What are the financial and cultural impacts of having a baseball stadium in a community?
    In what ways is the environment impacted if a major league baseball stadium is built in Charlotte, NC?
    How do you use Windows Movie Maker to create a PSA for a target audience?