http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/03/31/science/20080331_ANGIER_GRAPHIC.html#step1change blindness: the frequent inability of our visual system to detect alterations to something staring us straight in the face.
Start with a problemIdentify essential questions and skillsDifferentiateDifferent Roles- Collaboration
A day in the Life of a Function –Choose a day and describe it in terms of Math – Select 5 events during that day and using largely numbers, graphs, and images- describe your day- How How much money did it cost you to live for the day?How did your existence affect the planet’s health?What was the net calorie count in your day? How happy is your country?Define a function that provides a happy index for countries or cities?What values equate to happiness?What things are detrimental to happiness?What things are constant but what things are constantly changing? How does this impact Happiness?Anything else I need to describe it-STELLA-
is organized around an open-ended Driving Question or Challenge.<br />creates a need to know essential content and skills. <br /> requires inquiry to learn and/or create something new. <br /> requires critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication.<br />allows some degree of student voice and choice<br />incorporates feedback and revision. <br /> results in a publicly presented product or performance. <br />
go to the heart of a discipline or topic are challenging
can arise from real world dilemmas that students find interesting
are consistent with curricular standards and frameworks </li></li></ul><li>PBL Assessment<br />Assess Your Project <br />Use clear Rubrics<br />Set clear expectations (let kids contribute to this)<br />Provide lots of Feedback – Use Feedback Loops (Tech is GR8 for this!)<br />Use Peer Review<br />Use Self Reflection and Assessment<br />
The Projects<br />History Museum with Documentaries and What-If Exhibit (US History)<br />Graphic Novel History Text and a Warm-Up<br />HealthPedia<br />Sharing your Passion<br />Frederick Douglas Speaker Series<br />Non-Fiction Writing/Blogging 123<br />Global Action Project<br />Author Project and LitFest<br />Global Issues Symposium (AP Environmental Science/Capstone 11th Grade Science)<br />It’s My Brain, Do I know how to care for it? (9th Grade Tablet and Portfolio Intro)<br /> <br />A day in the Life of a Function or Describing Happiness <br />Integrated Units<br />