Teachers Perspective: -Adaptive -Understanding -Flexible -hands-on -Available -Reflective -Active Learning -Students desiring to Learn Students Perspective: -Understanding -Flexible (able to teach in a variety of ways) -Available -Activities that Matter -Hands-on -Working towards Goals -Knows expectations
*With advances in technology, old styles of teaching students does not necessarily work anymore. As a result, teachers are now challenged with finding new methods to motivate and give students more than just textbook knowledge . Signs of Learning: -Vision of Learning -Tasks -Assessment -Instructional Model -Learning Context -Grouping -Teacher Roles -Student Roles Signs of High Technology Performance: -Access -Operability -Organization -Engageability -Ease of Use -functionality
-students evaluated their own health “ you are what you eat” -involved a lot of internet activities (calorie calculator and spreadsheets) -incorporate different subjects into one lesson -started with individual study and finished as group
-Characteristics of Projects… -Allows students to think deeper and express their creativity -Answer questions -Hands-on Learning -Use of Technology -Projects encourage collaboration with peers -Samples give students a visual goal to aim for
-designed food logs -created a restaurant -made video commercials -made power points with facts and figures -food pyramid
The Teachers : -tells students the big idea, requirements, and how they will be evaluated -holds their interest -ongoing feedback -uses many resources The Students: -aware of goals and know why they are doing what they are doing -engaged in activities -able to explain and justify answers and opinions -desire to know more The Classroom: the activities all relate to big idea and goals, high expectations, all ideas and thoughts are respected, examples are given
-class discussion over healthy diets -made menus with healthy food items -students know what the goal is and how their choices will affect their lives -they are learning how to track and record their diets -teachers are using multiple ways to show students how to make healthy choices
Learning in Context---- when students learn they will naturally call upon previous knowledge and try to relate it to other things, this helps their understanding and to remember Learning is Active--- “ tell me, I forget…show me, I’ll remember…involve me, I’ll understand” -Chinese proverb Learning is Social--- students learn from hearing their peers perspectives, this allows students to see the topic from other angles Learning is Reflective--- if students have the opportunity to reflect upon what they have learned, they will remember more and know what to change the next time around
-People eat everyday, so it is easily relatable to everyday life -learning new healthy habits -able to reflect on what they have eaten and their eating patterns by their recordings -many group activities to compare diets and habits = good learning
Curriculum: expand the width and depth of curriculum, go beyond textbooks, individualized and adapted, enhance overall knowledge Instruction: shift from expert to facilitator, learning can take place anywhere Assessment: students can obtain frequent and accurate feedback, assessment can now be ongoing
-Created food logs on spreadsheets -Calorie calculators on the internet -Compared nutritional value on the internet -Calorie Burner calculator -homework was watch TV food commercials
Behaviorism : “a developmental theory that measures observable behaviors produced by a learner’s response to a stimuli” *behavior is shaped by positive or negative reinforcement ^ Social Learning Theory Constructivism : learning is an active and constructive process…learning takes place by reflecting on our experiences *impacts learning by giving students the opportunity for hands-on problem solving
Jean Piaget B.F. Skinner: “learning is not doing, it’s changing what we do” Lev Vytgotsky Jerome Bruner John Dewey : learning is active and involves reaching outside of the mind, it involves organic assimilation starting from within…learning is what you do!
*constructivism theory used in this curriculum* -Dewey’s Theory -Skinner’s Theory
Brain: -Left Hemisphere -Right Hemisphere **learning style theory that implies students learn better if education experience is geared towards their type of learning Psychological Types : ^Perceivers -Concrete -Abstract ^Processors -Active -Reflective Bloom’s Taxonomy : 3 types of learning 1. Cognitive 2. Affective 3. Psycho meter
Traits of Human Nature: -To be curious -To be active -To initiate thought and behavior -To make meaning from experience -To be effective at what we value Extrinsic Motivation vs. Intrinsic Motivation Ways to create Intrinsic Motivation…
-Different activities help both right and left brain students get involved -All the food for thought exercises promote cognitive learning -Intrinsic motivation is created because…
Teacher be the facilitator
Hands on activities that get students up and involved
Project Based Learning
Teach kids to work together
Listen to and accept others views
Give a driving question for the students to strive towards
Gives a non-traditional way of learning
Students become teachers and help each other
Set up groups with all different social backgrounds
Develop the students social skills and self-esteem
Promotes student learning and academic achievement.
Increases student retention.
Enhance student satisfaction.
Help students develop oral skills.
Promotes student self-esteem.
Help promote positive race relations.
Outcome based Education
Promotes high expectations and greater learning for all students.
Prepares Students for life and work in the 21 st century.
Fosters more authentic forms of assessment.
Encourages decision making regarding curriculum, teaching, methods, school structure, and management at each school or district level.
Probing rationale reasons
Questioning viewpoints and perspectives
Probe implications and consequences
Questions about the question
Engaged Learning Project Based Learning Technology Integration Collaborative Learning
NETS for Teachers
Facilitate & Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
Design & Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
Model Digital-Age Work & Learning
Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Responsibility
Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership
NETS for Students
Creativity & Innovation
Communication & Collaboration
Research & Information Fluency
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making
Technology Operations & Concepts
Indiana Academic Standards
Differentiated Instruction * Molding curriculum to best fit your classroom. *
How to Differentiate Instruction:
Know your students
Have a Repertoire of Teaching Strategies
Identify a variety of Instructional Activities
Identify Ways to Assess of Evaluate Student Progress
Understanding is….ability to think and act flexibly with what one knows Teachers Role: -Informs students of big idea -holds interest -variety of strategies -active learning -ongoing assessment Students Role: -Able to describe goals -Know the criteria -Demonstrate learning and understanding -Generate questions -Involved Teaching for Understanding: -Students take active roles -Application of knowledge -Making connections -Solve Problems -Transfer of knowledge
Goals: -Aware of Interests -Consider Standards -Acknowledge ability of students Plan Activities: -Plan things that will encourage students to think and discuss -Make it effective -Be sure students will actually gain from the activity Performance Recognition: -Use multiple assessment methods -How will students demonstrate their level of understanding for the material?
exhibits previously learned material by recall
demonstrating understanding of facts and ideas
ability to solve problems
examining and breaking information into parts
combining information together
presenting and forming opinions on the material at hand
A. Active Learning -activities rely on the material B. Constructive Learning -students build on what they already know C. Authentic Learning -students connect their learning's to the real world D. Cooperative Learning -students work with each other on the material E. Intentional/Reflective Learning -students generate their own questions about the topic
Government and Civics
Digital Age Literacy
-basic technology skills, visual information skills, global awareness
B. Inventive Thinking: -creativity, deeper thinking, and sound reasoning C. Quality, State-of-the-Art Results: -teams, collaboration, social and personal responsibility interactive communication D. Interactive Communication: -planning and using technology efficiently
The students did a variety of projects which allowed students to learn in various ways while being hands-on. They experimented with their own eating habits, which allowed them to relate the material to their own lives They were able to assess themselves and their peers, which helped them remember their healthy choices