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BWP Session 3 - The Project Spiral

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PBL Better with Practice Session 3 with Guests Zac Chase, Connie Weber and George Mayo.

PBL Better with Practice Session 3 with Guests Zac Chase, Connie Weber and George Mayo.

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  • He looks like a cross between Eric Stotz and Ewan McGregor and Kenneth Branagh.
  • Again, the conversation in the Classroom 2.0 group helped us focus on these themes.
  • Jane - What does it mean to you? "Spiraling" can mean: ...connecting one project to the next ...reflectively, continuously improving projects so they get improve each year ...including others in projects ...shaping a community of practice, building a school culture for pbl and as George learned from our buddy Chris Lehmann - ...spiraling beyond the school to make a difference in the world.
  • Suzie
  • Suzie
  • Small stitching projects, compounding, anchoring, connecting -
  • Jane Intro Zac Chase - Teaches 11 and 9th grade english - School is changing and growing so Teachers are too
  • Took it last year, it’s a work in progress, leads to capstone projects
  • Guiding principle, overarching idea that ties the throughlines together
  • Suzie introduces. Focus on projects has evolved, sent him on this spiral and he gathers others up.
  • Film festival
  • He’s built a network
  • Jane - revisiting. What to keep, how to use, guests speak, people ask.
  • Conversation. - Maybe we could describe the different aspects of spirals Jane - What does it mean to you? "Spiraling" can mean:...connecting one project to the next...reflectively, continuously improving projects so they get improve each year...including others in projects...shaping a community of practice, building a school culture for pbland as George learned from our buddy Chris Lehmann -...spiraling beyond the school to make a difference in the
  • We’d like to spiral out and grab more people up into our tornado.
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    • 1. Better with Practice: PBL Implementation Tips from the Field
      • March 11, 2010
      • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. PST
      • Share Ideas
      • Join us in the group PBL~ Better with Practice
      • in Classroom 2.0
      • www.classroom20.com/group/pblbetterwithpractice
    • 2. Better with Practice: PBL Implementation Tips from the Field A group-sourced webinar series about making the most of project-based learning. Three sessions, each repeated at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. PST February 18 How to Create a Culture of Inquiry March 4 Keeping Your Project on the Rails March 11 It’s Not Over When It’s Over: The Project Spiral
    • 3. Our Sponsor
      • Project Foundry
      • Project Foundry is a proven online project based learning management system built by practitioners who understand the value of the pedagogy and inherent need for a streamlined tool that engages students and ensures meaningful academic results.
      [insert gfx here] http://projectfoundry.org
    • 4. Let’s Warm Up: Discuss in the chat… How do your projects connect to the world?
    • 5. Better with Practice: PBL Implementation Tips from the Field Your Hosts Suzie Boss and Sponsor Jane Krauss
    • 6. PBL ~ Better with Practice Today’s Guests George Mayo Visual Literacy Teacher Bethesda, MD Connie Weber Emerson School Ann Arbor, MI Zac Chase Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia PA
    • 7. ~ Today ~ It’s Not Over When It’s Over: The Project Spiral
      • Act 1: Spirals
      • Act 2: Throughlines and Connections
      • Spotlight A: Zac Chase
      • Spotlight B: Connie Weber
      • Act 3: Traditions, Networks, Expectations Spotlight: George Mayo
      • Act 4: Project Artifacts
    • 8. Act 1: Spirals
    • 9. Act 1: Envisioning the Project Spiral
    • 10. Act 1: Food for Thought Jeff Wardlaw on successive improvement: I find it very valuable to get feedback from the students on what worked and what didn't, then incorporate those suggestions to help improve the project the next time around. Their suggestions have helped to refine projects over the years, as their perspectives often are quite different from my own, and help me to keep projects centered on student needs .
    • 11. Act 2: Throughlines
    • 12. Act 2 Discuss in the chat… What curricular connections can you make to the word… Power www.wallwisher.com/wall/PBLPOWER
    • 13. Act 2 Spotlight (A): Zac Chase I really like learning. Autodizactic http://autodizactic.com/blog/ Science Leadership Academy www.scienceleadership.org
    • 14. Act 2 Spotlight (A): Big Ideas, Big Value
    • 15. Act 2 Spotlight (B): Connie Weber Blog: Fireside http://firesidelearning.ning.com/
    • 16. Act 2 Spotlight: The Big Idea: Liberal Education
      • What does it mean to be a liberally educated person? … What do we mean by a liberal education, and why do we care so much about it?
      • From Only Connect by William Cronon
      • http://bit.ly/bHn5n0
    • 17. Act 2 Spotlight (B): Supporting Conditions What supports PBL success?
    • 18. Act 3 Spotlight: George Mayo A new project ~named Zola!
    • 19. Act 3 Spotlight: Focusing on PBL
    • 20. Act 3 Spotlight: Creating Project Traditions
      • http: //lclprod . wordpress .com/
      Watch Out! Short Films by Middle Schoolers
    • 21. Act 3 Spotlight: Where Projects Can Take You
    • 22. Act 4: Project Archives: What to Keep?
    • 23. Wrap Up and Reflect Where could your Project Spiral take you?
    • 24. Keep Momentum
      • How do we invite others under this welcoming tent?
      • Birds of a Feather session at ISTE 2010
      • ~~~~~~~~~
      • More live events? Suggest topics and guests!
      • Movie night? 2121 the Movie www.21foundation.com
      • ~~~~~~~~~
      • Add questions, comments in Classroom 2.0 group www.classroom20.com/group/pblbetterwithpractice
    • 25. Resources
      • Act 2 Links
      • From Zac Chase:
      • Autodizactic : http://autodizactic.com/blog/
      • Science Leadership Academy: www.scienceleadership.org
      • From Connie Weber:
      • http://firesidelearning.ning.com/
      • Act 3 Links
      • From George Mayo
      • Many Voices for Darfur /  http: //manyvoicesdarfur . blogspot .com/
      • The Longfellow Ten /  http://lf10.wordpress.com/
      • Watch Out! Short Films by Middle Schoolers /  http: //lclprod . wordpress .com/
      • Reinventing Project-Based Learning blog:
      • http: //reinventingpbl . blogspot .com
      • Project Foundry:
      • http: //projectfoundry .org
    • 26. See You in Classroom 2.0