Best Practices Open to the website: http://linoit.com/users/ josteen/canvases/Briarwood Workshop On each sticky note, add an activity that worked really well in your classroom with a group or partners or something you would like to do.
Best Practices Look at the sticky notes. What categories do we have? Did these give you any new ideas for your classes?
Best Practices Definition Characteristics Critical thinking Compare and Contrast Inquiry Inductive Reasoning Examples Non-examples Socratic Method Frayer model from www.masterteachermindset.com
Best Practices Authentic tasks: a task we ask students to perform is considered authentic when 1) students are asked to construct their own responses rather than select from ones presented and 2) the task replicates challenges faced in the real world. from Authentic assessment toolbox
Best Practices Engaged learning is challenging, authentic and/or complex Engaged Assessment - Authentic task, project, or investigation, and then observing, interviewing, and examining their presentations and artifacts to assess what they actually know and can do. from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/engaged.htm
Each group will ﬁll Definition Characteristicsin the chart with one of the best practices below.1. Critical thinking2. Engaged learning3. Authentic assessment Examples Non-examples
BEST PRACTICEToday’s Standards for Teaching andLearning in America’s SchoolsThird EditionSteven Zemelman, Harvey Daniels, and Arthur HydeHEINEMANN MORE active learning, with all the attendant noise and movement of students doing, talking, and collaborating MORE experiential, inductive, hands-on learning MORE diverse roles for teachers, including coaching, demonstrating, and modeling MORE emphasis on higher-order thinking; learning a ﬁeld’s key concepts and principles
Best Practices MORE deep study of a smaller number of topics, so that students internalize the ﬁeld’s way of inquiry MORE reading of real texts: whole books, primary sources, and nonﬁction materials MORE responsibility transferred to students for their work: goal setting, record keeping, monitoring, sharing, exhibiting, and evaluating
Best Practices MORE choice for students (e.g., choosing their own books, writing topics, team partners, and research projects) MORE enacting and modeling of the principles of democracy in school MORE attention to affective needs and varying cognitive styles of individual students MORE cooperative, collaborative activity; developing the classroom as an interdependent community
Online ResourcesGoogle and MoreGoogle DocsWikisand so much more. . .
Online ResourcesWhat kind of online resources would you like to use?What online resource have you found lately that you thinkyou can use?In your group, answer these questions and be ready topresent one resource to all of us - anyway you want. Online Resources - Google Docs
US History Documentary iMovie Documentary In groups of 2 (classes with an odd totalnumber of students may have one group of 3),using iMovie, create a 5-7 minute documentaryconcerning one of these people. Here are theavailable options. Some are better than others interms of the relevant information available, soresearch before you pick. Figures will beassigned on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis ineach class.
US History Documentary iMovie Logistical Requirements1. The iMovie should be clearly narrated by oneor more of the members of the group in the styleof a historical documentary, not a drama,interview, etc.2. It should include numerous relevant pictures,occasional text (for quotes or to introducepeople or events), and background music. I candirect you to appropriate music from the time
US History Documentary Impact of iMovie Documentary• Students develop research, writing, and creative skills in a collaborative environment• Engagement with the social studies in a History Channel/YouTube era• Encourages storytelling, reporting, role playing, etc
Science ExamplesDissections are great for block days because it givesyou enough time to really go through pre and post lab.Paper airplane construction. We talk about symmetryand aerodynamics and then build and test them.Building 3D cell models
Science ExamplesPolymer lab where students test 5 different polymers. Someare store bought (silly putty, ﬂarp) and others we make inclass. Metric olympics : activities that teach metric measuresSpeed and velocity lab with matchbox cars. Studentscalculate the speed and then make minor changes to the car toimprove speed time. Students get in groups and we have onelarge track that goes across the entire room and we race oneby one.